sVim Alternatives

    sVim is described as 'Safari extension with shortcuts similar to Vim. The functionality of sVim will mostly follow the Chrome extension cVim' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to sVim for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Vimium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like sVim are cVim (Free, Open Source), Vim Vixen (Free, Open Source), Vimac (Free, Open Source) and Surfingkeys (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim . Vimium helps you navigate the web without touching the mouse.
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      • Google Chrome
      Vim bindings for Google Chrome. Why is this different than Vimium, ViChrome, or Vrome? These extensions do a wonderful job of adding Vim-like keybindings to Google Chrome, but they lack many of the features that the Firefox add-on Pentadactyl have.

      Discontinued

      As of April 23, 2020, the last update to GitHub was January 29, 2019, over a year ago. The most similar alternative is Surfingkeys (https://github.com/brookhong/Surfingkeys) or a fork of cVim, vb4c (https://github.com/dcchambers/vb4c).

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    1. Vim Vixen is a Firefox add-on which allows you to navigate with the keyboard on the browser. Firefox started to support WebExtensions API and will stop supporting add-ons using legacy APIs from version 57. For this reason, many legacy add-ons do not work on Firefox 57.
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    2. Stop using your clunky trackpad/mouse now. Vimac is a productivity application that revolutionizes the way you navigate macOS. Click on buttons with hints. Activate Hint-mode and type the hint-text to perform a click. Trackpad-smooth keyboard scrolling.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Chromium
      Overview Rich shortcuts to click links/switch tabs/scroll pages or capture full page, use Chrome like vim for productivity. A Chrome extension for Vim users, but EMACS users would also love it, as it is much extendable with javascript.
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      Vieb - Vim Inspired Electron Browser - Free, open source, fast and secure - Local first adblocking, auto-complete, AMP protection, custom redirects and more, all without web requests - Privacy with strict permission system, navigator overrides, firefox mode, custom WebRTC...
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Simple vimium/vimperator style navigation for Windows applications based on the UI Automation framework. In essence, it works the same as screen readers or accessibility programs but with the goal of making any Windows program faster to use.
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    3. Shortcat is a keyboard tool for Mac OS X that lets you "click" buttons and control your apps with a few keystrokes. Think of it as Spotlight for the user interface.
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      Replace Firefox's default control mechanism with one modelled on the one true editor, Vim. tridactyl - Implementing Vimperator/Pentadactyl as a WebExtension.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Vimperator is a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing. It has similar key bindings and you could call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in.

      Discontinued

      Didn't make it a WebExtension

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