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  • API is first-class: discoverable, versioned, documented.
  • MessagePack structured communication enables extensions in any language.
  • Remote plugins run as co-processes, safely and asynchronously.
  • GUIs, IDEs, web browsers can --embed Neovim as an editor or script host.
  • Lua plugins are easy to create just like Vimscript plugins. Your config can live in init.lua!
  • AST-producing parsing engine enables faster, more accurate syntax highlighting, code navigation, refactoring, text objects, and motions.


  • Builtin LSP client for semantic code inspection and refactoring (go-to definition, "find references", format, …)
  • Strong defaults
  • Works the same everywhere: one build-type, one command
  • Modern terminal features such as cursor styling, focus events, bracketed paste
  • Builtin terminal emulator

Drop-in Vim

  • Fully compatible with Vim's editing model and Vimscript v1.
  • Start with :help nvim-from-vim if you already use Vim.



Neovim 0.10   2024.05
Vim Boss   2023.08



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

"Full-screen Neovim looks cool as hell!" —DHH

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




What is the project status?
The current stable release version is 0.10 (RSS). See the roadmap for progress and 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, but Vimscript is supported with the world's most advanced Vimscript engine.
Which plugins does Neovim support?
Vim 8.x plugins and much more.


Neovim UIs are "inverted plugins". Here are some popular ones:

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