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Vim: VimOutliner

I make heavy use of a nicely indented notes file and a TODO file. Until recently, I had never used an outline editor, even though my files were basically outlines. I saw my buddy, Alex Jacobson, using his outline editor, and I decided to try out the one for Vim. Within a couple hours, I was hooked!

Actually, there are several outline plugins for Vim, but I think that VimOutliner is the best.
  • It has nice syntax highlighting for the different levels.
  • It manages Vim's folding as you would expect.
  • It understands how to put a paragraph of text under a heading and how to automatically turn on line wrapping.
  • It supports checkboxes, and it's really smart about working with them.
  • It supports inter-document linking.
  • It has a nice menu, so you don't have to memorize the documentation before getting started.
Best of all, since it's a Vim plugin, it fits right in with my blazing-fast, Vim editing skills.


braunval said…

did you know LEO?

Is a superb outliner which let you edit and save nodes in your prefered editor.
It lets you save and edit individual nodes but not the entire outline in Vim, right? The nice thing about the Vim plugin is that I can manage the whole outline using Vim, which I know really well.

Thanks for telling me about Leo, though ;)