I've been using Linux on desktops since sometime in the 1990s, and on android phones ever since about 2009. I have used vi (now vim, or "VI iMproved") since some time in the 1980s. This is the best "tiny screen" implementation of the 5 I've used on any Android device, and I love it. As this is a non-rooted phone , I may not need it as much here, but it's still useful for examining problems directly when an app starts misbehaving.. Definitely worth having AND useful.
I was skeptical at first, how well could via work on a mobile, but.... WOW! I'm amazed at how well this implementation is, it's entirely intuitive (as intuitive vim can be, that is, incredibly for those familiar, not at all for newbs), and just plain awesome. I've always desired a more powerful text editor on Android, & it doesn't get more powerful than vim (no offense to emac-ers)! Now if only I could getting some actually getting work done on this darn thing!
Nice touch port but ... Vim was designed to be used with terminals and emulators. It's nice to see an Android experience of it' but really I was just looking for a vim bin that was compatible with the android environment. Basically, this is cute but there are 1000s of better editors for Android devices. I was just looking for one to use in terminal sessions. Not an independent emulation of the experience. I have no idea what use this would be for other than to say "neato".
Used to be stable and better than I would expect on a touch screen, but since recently crashes when opening. I tried the APK's on your website, but for some reason these won't install. I have tried clearing data and cache, but that didn't help either.
some debilitating quirks Erratic keyboard behavior. Sometimes the keyboard goes straight to insert, othertimes it doesn't. It's hard to know because the *insert* notification is inconsistent. When it does start in insert mode and I escape out, it automatically moves the cursor back one character. Default tabbing and spacing on linebreak is nonsensical. Pasting from the external clipboard adds a double linebreak. The worst (dealbreaker)I have to constantly restart the app because I lose the ability to edit at random moments.
Stagnant Cannot change the home directory so its sticks. Cannot edit vimrc. CanNOT create a macro to help these maladies with a kludge, even. What can be gained from being hobbled like this? Can someone _please_ convince me I'm wrong about it? Does it require a rooted device.
- revert it back to Vim73
- removed unused permissions
- Fixed crashing on Android L devices.
- Only support API-16 and above
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