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What is Vim-Plug?

A minimalist Vim plugin manager.
Vim-Plug is a tool in the Tools for Text Editors category of a tech stack.
Vim-Plug is an open source tool with 25.5K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Vim-Plug's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Vim-Plug?

Companies
3 companies reportedly use Vim-Plug in their tech stacks, including Static Void Academy, Samsunir, and FPTU Tech Stack.

Developers
55 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Vim-Plug.

Vim-Plug Integrations

Pros of Vim-Plug
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Parallel plugins downloading
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Simple
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Fast
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Intuitive

Vim-Plug's Features

  • Easier to setup: Single file. No boilerplate code required.
  • Easier to use: Concise, intuitive syntax
  • Super-fast parallel installation/update (requires +ruby)
  • On-demand loading to achieve fast startup time
  • Post-update hooks
  • Can choose a specific branch or tag for each plugin
  • Support for externally managed plugins

Vim-Plug Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Vim-Plug?
pathogen.vim
Manage your 'runtimepath' with ease. In practical terms, pathogen.vim makes it super easy to install plugins and runtime files in their own private directories.
NeoBundle
NeoBundle is a next generation Vim plugin manager. This plugin is based on Vundle, but I renamed and added tons of features, while Vundle tends to stay simple.
Vundle
Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a Vim plugin manager.
ReSharper
It is a popular developer productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio. It automates most of what can be automated in your coding routines. It finds compiler errors, runtime errors, redundancies, and code smells right as you type, suggesting intelligent corrections for them.
Spacemacs
Since version 0.101.0 and later Spacemacs totally abolishes the frontiers between Vim and Emacs. The user can now choose his/her preferred editing style and enjoy all the Spacemacs features. Even better, it is possible to dynamically switch between the two styles seamlessly which makes it possible for programmers with different styles to do seat pair programming using the same editor.
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Vim-Plug's Followers
85 developers follow Vim-Plug to keep up with related blogs and decisions.