vim-vsnip VS friendly-snippets

Compare vim-vsnip vs friendly-snippets and see what are their differences.


Snippet plugin for vim/nvim that supports LSP/VSCode's snippet format. (by hrsh7th)


Set of preconfigured snippets for different languages. (by rafamadriz)
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vim-vsnip friendly-snippets
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767 1,086
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0.0 7.1
3 months ago 3 days ago
Vim Script Lua
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vim-vsnip. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-06.
  • UltiSnips to LuaSnip converter
    5 projects | | 6 Jan 2023
    I first started by reading some tutorials but most of those used parser combinators. For me, parser combinators always caused some issues sooner or later (at least in Lua when trying to parse recursive / nested nodes). An example project that uses this technique is vim-vsnip: Later, I found out that Luacheck uses a different approach which I liked better: That's the project that helped me the most while writing my own parsers for different snippet engines.
  • Template in C++
    8 projects | | 12 Sep 2022
    This plugin could use it? hrsh7th/vim-vsnip
  • Neovim, LSP and AWS Cloudformation Autocomplete
    6 projects | | 28 Jun 2022
    I am not a snippets expert, I don't even currently use snippets. However, I know that both LuaSnip and vim-vsnip can load these vscode style snippets. So my recommendation would be to get the snippets and use one of those two snippet plugins.
  • Help with autocompletion of html tags in React.
    4 projects | | 18 May 2022
  • Neovim for screenplay writing
    9 projects | | 1 May 2022
    For autocompletion I use the nvim-cmp plugin. If you're not coding, it might be overkill. But during writing it helps me a lot, because it autosuggests words that I used in the current buffer, too. The most popular autocomplete plugins should be compatible with the most popular snippets engines like vim-vsnip.
  • The Must-Have Neovim Plugins for Julia
    12 projects | | 20 Jan 2022
    Have you ever wondered how to have a snippet completion in VSCode so you can write Julia code fast but in Neovim? Fear not! vim-vsnip is the plugin you need. This plugin supports LSP/VSCode's snippet format. But first, you need to install cmp-vsnip for this plugin to be sourced to nvim-cmp. Oh btw, these three plugins: nvim-cmp, vim-vsnip, and cmp-vsnip → are made by the same person which is actually cool! If you want to support them, become a sponsor! (I am poor so I cannot sponsor yet 😔)
  • TSServer Snippets
    4 projects | | 6 Jan 2022
    I believe you want the second variant. Then you should install some snippet plugin like vsnip or luasnip and config it with your completion engine.
  • Anyone using Neovim for Drupal development?
    2 projects | | 8 Dec 2021 says it supports vscode style snippets, so apparently you could use with that plugin.
  • Neovim C++ development
    13 projects | | 28 Nov 2021
  • nvim-cmp and vsnip not working after upgrade to neovim 0.5.1
    2 projects | | 25 Nov 2021
    I created an issue on the Github repo:


Posts with mentions or reviews of friendly-snippets. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vim-vsnip and friendly-snippets you can also consider the following projects:

LuaSnip - Snippet Engine for Neovim written in Lua.

ultisnips - UltiSnips - The ultimate snippet solution for Vim. Send pull requests to SirVer/ultisnips!


nvim-compe - Auto completion Lua plugin for nvim

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

coc.nvim - Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers.

neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

lspkind.nvim - vscode-like pictograms for neovim lsp completion items

cmp_luasnip - luasnip completion source for nvim-cmp

language-server-protocol - Defines a common protocol for language servers.

nvim-jdtls - Extensions for the built-in LSP support in Neovim for