Vim is an advanced plain text editor coded specially for Linux but it has editions for Microsoft Windows, MAC OS, OS/2, and others. The package for Microsoft Windows includes both a command prompt and Graphical User Interface (GUI) version of the program.
The program contains many useful features such as the ability to compare two text files, spell checking and many more . The built-in hex editor enables you to view and edit the hex strings of your files. Moreover, the program is enhanced with multilingual spellchecker and a tool to convert your document into HTML.
If you are a developer, you will enjoy the syntax recognition system and the ability to compile your code using tens of programing compilers such as php, perl, ruby, gcc,etc. Additionally, the editor offers the options to find and replace text, place text tags on your document, redo and undo, save and load sessions, run Vim scripts, and many other interesting features that you will discover.
The design of the program is basic and simple, yet it has useful features such as the ability to pop-up any menu to enhance usability. You will also like the many color schemes that you can choose from.