vim-awesome VS vim-easy-align

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Posts with mentions or reviews of vim-awesome. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-26.
  • Vim vs Vscode: Developer Productivity
    2 projects | | 26 Dec 2022
    Vim is infinitely customizable. While Vscode allows you to change the app’s color scheme, install plugins, and change a few app settings, Vim offers you complete control over the editor’s experience. You have thousands of plugins to choose from. You can completely remap any keybinding and create new shortcuts for tasks in your daily workflow. And giving you more power as a developer, you can completely reprogram or automate your Vim experience with the built-in Vimscript language or Lua for Neovim.
  • Let the IDE wars, uh, continue!
    15 projects | | 29 Oct 2022
    This is a pretty good website for browsing vim plugins:
    15 projects | | 29 Oct 2022
    VimAwesome is a website with a curated list of vim plugins. You can search by category or type for something that fits your needs. I highly recommend browsing the list just to see what there is.
  • '%' not working - should jump to matching '{}'
    3 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
    I recently moved to Mac/OSX from Linux and have struggled with my vim setup. I found some installations bundles that attempt to set everything up for me, so I used one of those, iirc it is this one: . However, I have some issues with it. While coding, I often want to jump around code blocks and I do so by taking advantage of the '{}' characters (curly braces) used for code blocks in the languages I use (javascript and C++). In vi, the '%' character can be used to jump between the matching curly brace. However, in my current setup, this does not work. How can I find how to make the '%' feature work again?
  • I have no idea what I need...
    4 projects | | 23 Sep 2022
    That is probably a couple of hours worth of work getting the plugins set up. Then you're in the wild west looking for things that are interesting. I suggest you stay as minimal as you can as long as you can, but there is plenty to find.
  • Neovim Customization
    4 projects | | 8 Jul 2022
    Find the desireable plug-ins from VIM Awesome this is one of the best places to find vim and neovim plugins. For this tutorial we will add couple of plug-ins to make our neovim look good and work like an ide.
  • Is there a websitre for rating or popularity ranking for vim plugins?
    2 projects | | 30 May 2022
    Unfortunately not maintained anymore, but it updates automatically so is still somewhat useful.
    2 projects | | 30 May 2022
  • Boss: "Write better comments."
    11 projects | | 29 Apr 2022
  • Can't get over this obstacle to join Vim Community
    3 projects | | 2 Apr 2022
    Are you aware of Makes it pretty easy to find plugins.


Posts with mentions or reviews of vim-easy-align. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-12.
  • In mini.align, is there a way to align by specific occurrence of a character?
    2 projects | | 12 Jan 2023
    As part of my journey to moving to Lua, I'm trying to move from vim-easy-align to mini.align.
  • Markdown format table
    5 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    Not exactly what you are asking for, but table formatting is usually enough with general purpose align plugins: - mini.align - junegunn/vim-easy-align - godlygeek/tabular
  • mini.align - align text interactively (like 'vim-easy-align', but in Lua and slightly different mechanics)
    3 projects | | 22 Sep 2022
    I am happy to announce the release of mini.align - module of mini.nvim for aligning text interactively (with or without live preview). This is mostly designed after junegunn/vim-easy-align, but is implemented in Lua and has slightly different alignment specification and user interaction lifecycle.
  • My Vim Configurations
    3 projects | | 26 Jul 2022
    call plug#begin() " The default plugin directory will be as follows: " - Vim (Linux/macOS): '~/.vim/plugged' " - Vim (Windows): '~/vimfiles/plugged' " - Neovim (Linux/macOS/Windows): stdpath('data') . '/plugged' " You can specify a custom plugin directory by passing it as the argument " - e.g. `call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')` " - Avoid using standard Vim directory names like 'plugin' " Make sure you use single quotes " Shorthand notation; fetches Plug 'junegunn/vim-easy-align' " Any valid git URL is allowed Plug '' " Multiple Plug commands can be written in a single line using | separators Plug 'SirVer/ultisnips' | Plug 'honza/vim-snippets' " On-demand loading Plug 'scrooloose/nerdtree', { 'on': 'NERDTreeToggle' } Plug 'tpope/vim-fireplace', { 'for': 'clojure' } " Using a non-default branch Plug 'rdnetto/YCM-Generator', { 'branch': 'stable' } " Using a tagged release; wildcard allowed (requires git 1.9.2 or above) Plug 'fatih/vim-go', { 'tag': '*' } " Plugin options Plug 'nsf/gocode', { 'tag': 'v.20150303', 'rtp': 'vim' } " Plugin outside ~/.vim/plugged with post-update hook Plug 'junegunn/fzf', { 'dir': '~/.fzf', 'do': './install --all' } " vim-airline " display the statusline at the bottom of the vim Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline' Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline-themes' " ale " check syntax on the contents of text buffers Plug 'dense-analysis/ale' " Initialize plugin system call plug#end() "================ " General settings "================ syntax on set cursorline set backspace=indent,eol,start " Show line numbers " set number " Show command in bottom bar " set showcmd " Visual autocomplete for command menu set wildmenu " Redraw only when necessary, speeds up macros set lazyredraw set hlsearch " system clipboard set clipboard=unnamed " remove all trailing whitepsace " au BufWritePre * :%s/\s\+$//e " The NERD Tree noremap 1 1gt noremap 2 2gt noremap 3 3gt noremap 4 4gt noremap 5 5gt noremap 6 6gt noremap 7 7gt noremap 8 8gt noremap 9 9gt noremap 0 :tablast au BufNewFile,BufRead * set expandtab au BufNewFile,BufRead * set shiftwidth=4 au BufNewFile,BufRead * set softtabstop=4 au BufNewFile,BufRead * set tabstop=4 "=========================== " Language specific settings "=========================== " Python au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py set expandtab au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py set shiftwidth=4 au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py set softtabstop=4 au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py set tabstop=4 " Markdown au BufNewFile,BufRead *.md set expandtab au BufNewFile,BufRead *.md set shiftwidth=4 au BufNewFile,BufRead *.md set softtabstop=4 au BufNewFile,BufRead *.md set tabstop=4
  • Whenever I'm looking for plugins these days [OC]
    29 projects | | 7 Jul 2022
  • what vimL plugins are you still using?
    26 projects | | 1 Jul 2022
    vim-easy-align - I haven't yet found a Lua-based equivalent with the same flexibility.
  • align.nvim - A minimal plugin to align your lines to a certain character, string, or Lua pattern
    3 projects | | 6 Jun 2022
    Also does this plugin support operator-pending mode like vim-easy-align does? For instance doing gaip, ("go align in paragraph; commas) in normal mode aligns all commas in the current paragraph.
  • What are your must-have vim/nvim extensions?
    53 projects | | 9 May 2022
    junegunn/vim-easy-align - Aligns text. Accepts text objects.
  • Just installed coc for nvim, trying to get setup for c++ and having 'UnhandledRejection' error
    2 projects | | 29 Mar 2022
    call plug#begin() " Make sure you use single quotes " Shorthand notation; fetches Plug 'junegunn/vim-easy-align' " Nerdtree directory Plug '' " CoC text completion Plug 'neoclide/coc.nvim', {'branch': 'release'} " Initialize plugin system call plug#end() " Set internal encoding of vim, not needed on neovim, since coc.nvim using some " unicode characters in the file autoload/float.vim set encoding=utf-8 " TextEdit might fail if hidden is not set. set hidden " Some servers have issues with backup files, see #649. set nobackup set nowritebackup " Give more space for displaying messages. set cmdheight=2 " Having longer updatetime (default is 4000 ms = 4 s) leads to noticeable " delays and poor user experience. set updatetime=300 " Don't pass messages to |ins-completion-menu|. set shortmess+=c " Always show the signcolumn, otherwise it would shift the text each time " diagnostics appear/become resolved. if has("nvim-0.5.0") || has("patch-8.1.1564") " Recently vim can merge signcolumn and number column into one set signcolumn=number else set signcolumn=yes endif " Use tab for trigger completion with characters ahead and navigate. " NOTE: Use command ':verbose imap ' to make sure tab is not mapped by " other plugin before putting this into your config. inoremap \ pumvisible() ? "\" : \ check_back_space() ? "\" : \ coc#refresh() inoremap pumvisible() ? "\" : "\" function! s:check_back_space() abort let col = col('.') - 1 return !col || getline('.')[col - 1] =~# '\s' endfunction " Use to trigger completion. if has('nvim') inoremap coc#refresh() else inoremap coc#refresh() endif " Make auto-select the first completion item and notify coc.nvim to " format on enter, could be remapped by other vim plugin inoremap pumvisible() ? coc#_select_confirm() \: "\u\\=coc#on_enter()\" " Use `[g` and `]g` to navigate diagnostics " Use `:CocDiagnostics` to get all diagnostics of current buffer in location list. nmap [g (coc-diagnostic-prev) nmap ]g (coc-diagnostic-next) " GoTo code navigation. nmap gd (coc-definition) nmap gy (coc-type-definition) nmap gi (coc-implementation) nmap gr (coc-references) " Use K to show documentation in preview window. nnoremap K :call show_documentation() function! s:show_documentation() if (index(['vim','help'], &filetype) >= 0) execute 'h '.expand('') elseif (coc#rpc#ready()) call CocActionAsync('doHover') else execute '!' . &keywordprg . " " . expand('') endif endfunction " Highlight the symbol and its references when holding the cursor. " autocmd CursorHold * silent call CocActionAsync('highlight') " Symbol renaming. nmap rn (coc-rename) " Formatting selected code. xmap f (coc-format-selected) nmap f (coc-format-selected) augroup mygroup autocmd! " Setup formatexpr specified filetype(s). autocmd FileType typescript,json setl formatexpr=CocAction('formatSelected') " Update signature help on jump placeholder. autocmd User CocJumpPlaceholder call CocActionAsync('showSignatureHelp') augroup end " Applying codeAction to the selected region. " Example: `aap` for current paragraph xmap a (coc-codeaction-selected) nmap a (coc-codeaction-selected) " Remap keys for applying codeAction to the current buffer. nmap ac (coc-codeaction) " Apply AutoFix to problem on the current line. nmap qf (coc-fix-current) " Run the Code Lens action on the current line. nmap cl (coc-codelens-action) " Map function and class text objects " NOTE: Requires 'textDocument.documentSymbol' support from the language server. xmap if (coc-funcobj-i) omap if (coc-funcobj-i) xmap af (coc-funcobj-a) omap af (coc-funcobj-a) xmap ic (coc-classobj-i) omap ic (coc-classobj-i) xmap ac (coc-classobj-a) omap ac (coc-classobj-a) " Remap and for scroll float windows/popups. if has('nvim-0.4.0') || has('patch-8.2.0750') nnoremap coc#float#has_scroll() ? coc#float#scroll(1) : "\" nnoremap coc#float#has_scroll() ? coc#float#scroll(0) : "\" inoremap coc#float#has_scroll() ? "\=coc#float#scroll(1)\" : "\" inoremap coc#float#has_scroll() ? "\=coc#float#scroll(0)\" : "\" vnoremap coc#float#has_scroll() ? coc#float#scroll(1) : "\" vnoremap coc#float#has_scroll() ? coc#float#scroll(0) : "\" endif " Use CTRL-S for selections ranges. " Requires 'textDocument/selectionRange' support of language server. nmap (coc-range-select) xmap (coc-range-select) " Add `:Format` command to format current buffer. command! -nargs=0 Format :call CocActionAsync('format') " Add `:Fold` command to fold current buffer. command! -nargs=? Fold :call CocAction('fold', ) " Add `:OR` command for organize imports of the current buffer. command! -nargs=0 OR :call CocActionAsync('runCommand', 'editor.action.organizeImport') " Add (Neo)Vim's native statusline support. " NOTE: Please see `:h coc-status` for integrations with external plugins that " provide custom statusline: lightline.vim, vim-airline. set statusline^=%{coc#status()}%{get(b:,'coc_current_function','')} " Mappings for CoCList " Show all diagnostics. nnoremap a :CocList diagnostics " Manage extensions. nnoremap e :CocList extensions " Show commands. nnoremap c :CocList commands " Find symbol of current document. nnoremap o :CocList outline " Search workspace symbols. nnoremap s :CocList -I symbols " Do default action for next item. nnoremap j :CocNext " Do default action for previous item. nnoremap k :CocPrev " Resume latest coc list. nnoremap p :CocListResume
  • Using Vim for Everything!
    6 projects | | 6 Oct 2021
    I just saw a nice post in /u/medwatt about using vim for VHDL/Verilog and thought I'd contribute a little! * Syntax and error highlight: * Column align: * Remove annoying whitespaces: * Partial (fuzzy) filename search: * Outline all declarations inside a file: ⠀ * Treat indentations as vim-objects (useful for languages that don't use { }): There is also mouse support in vim for those who want it. Try typing :set mouse=a. Very useful for resizing windows. I also highly recommend you get good at using folds ( It makes it a LOT easier to navigate files. You can save your fold config per-file with :mkview and load it later with :loadview. If I come up with more hints - I'll mention them in the comments!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vim-awesome and vim-easy-align you can also consider the following projects:

bracey.vim - live edit html, css, and javascript in vim

goyo.vim - :tulip: Distraction-free writing in Vim

tagbar - Vim plugin that displays tags in a window, ordered by scope

LanguageClient-neovim - Language Server Protocol (LSP) support for vim and neovim.

vundle - Vundle, the plug-in manager for Vim

delimitMate - Vim plugin, provides insert mode auto-completion for quotes, parens, brackets, etc.

awesome-neovim - Collections of awesome neovim plugins.

vim-gutentags - A Vim plugin that manages your tag files

vimwiki - Personal Wiki for Vim

vim-plug - :hibiscus: Minimalist Vim Plugin Manager

awesome-vim-colorschemes - Collection of awesome color schemes for Neo/vim, merged for quick use.

vim-obsession - obsession.vim: continuously updated session files