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MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X that is meant to look better and integrate more seamlessly with the Mac than the older Carbon port of Vim.

MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other features such as:

  • bindings to standard OS X keyboard shortcuts (⌘-Z, ⌘-V, ⌘-A, ⌘-G, etc.),
  • transparent backgrounds,
  • full-screen mode,
  • multibyte editing with OS X input methods and automatic font substitution,
  • ODB editor support,
  • and more...
Most importantly, MacVim brings you the full power of Vim 7.2 to Mac OS X.

What's New

Version 8.0:
  • Vim patch 8.0.0052
  • Fix symbol not found crash on -10.11
  • Script interfaces have compatibility with these versions
    • Lua 5.2
    • Perl 5.16
    • Python2 2.7
    • Python3 3.5.2
    • Ruby 2.0


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Current Version (8.x)


Downloads 124,963
Version Downloads 6,948
License Free
Date 31 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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