vim, out of the box


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 truecolor and bracketed paste
  • Built-in terminal emulator

First-class embedding

GUIs (or TUIs—such as readline) can nvim --embed or communicate via TCP socket 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.

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Getting involved

Development happens in the GitHub repository. Discuss the project at, IRC (#neovim on or the mailing list.


What is the project status?
The current stable version is 0.1. See the wiki for install instructions, milestones for current development progress, and the roadmap for future 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.

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Supporting the project


Show off your choice in text editor with a set of Neovim stickers created by Unixstickers.

A portion of each purchase will go toward Bram Moolenaar's, the creator of Vim's, charity called ICCF Holland.

All the donations received will go towards the development of Neovim. Any amount donated is very much appreciated by the community.


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