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Powerful plugins

The msgpack API enables structured communication to and from any programming language. Remote plugins run as co-processes that communicate with Neovim safely and asynchronously.

Better out-of-the-box

  • Strong defaults
  • Modern terminal features such as cursor styling, focus events, bracketed paste
  • Built-in terminal emulator

First-class embedding

GUIs can nvim --embed or communicate via named pipe using the discoverable msgpack API.

Drop-in replacement for Vim

Neovim is an extension of Vim: feature-parity and backwards-compatibility are high priorities. If you already use Vim, see :help nvim-from-vim.


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"Neovim is exactly what it claims to be. It fixes every issue I have with Vim." —Geoff Greer

"OMG! @Neovim just works :)" —@mehowte

"A nice looking website, that’s one thing Neovim did right." —Bram Moolenaar


What is the project status?
0.2.2 is the current release. Milestones track progress; the roadmap outlines high-level plans.
Is Neovim trying to turn Vim into an IDE?
With 30% less source-code than Vim, the vision of Neovim is to enable new applications without compromising Vim's traditional roles.
Will Neovim deprecate Vimscript?
No. Lua is built-in and always available, but Vimscript will always be supported. Neovim has the most advanced Vimscript engine in the world, featuring an AST-producing parser.
Which plugins does Neovim support?
Most Vim plugins, and more. See related projects for plugins and applications that leverage the Neovim API.


Discuss the project at, IRC (#neovim on

Contribute code, report bugs and request features at GitHub.

Supporting the project


You can donate to the Neovim project on Bountysource.


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