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More 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, truecolor and 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 are already familiar with Vim, see :help nvim-from-vim to learn about the differences.

Main sponsors


"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


Newsletter #7 - Summer of Road   Published on: 2016-11-01
Newsletter #6 - Ship it!   Published on: 2015-12-09

More posts are in the Archive


Discuss the project at, IRC (#neovim on or the mailing list.

Contribute code, report bugs and request features at GitHub.


What is the project status?
The current stable version is 0.2.0 (now supports Windows!). See the milestones page for development progress and the roadmap for 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?
Which plugins does Neovim support?
Most Vim plugins, and more. See the related projects wiki page for plugins that take advantage of Neovim features such as job-control.


SVG and PNG versions of the Neovim logo are available in the following zip file. (1.1 MB)

The Neovim logo by Jason Long is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Supporting the project


You can donate to the Neovim project on Bountysource.


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