Vimperator was initially created by Martin Stubenschrott as a simple Firefox add-on to bring the Vim way of doing things to the web browser. Soon, similar projects like Muttator started to extend other applications like e-mail. Since then, many more add-ons also for non-Mozilla applications have been created by lots of talented people. Therefore, vimperator.org does not only strive to promote our own add-ons but also select others which share the same vision of bringing the Vim(perator) way of doing things to a broad range of applications.
Vimperator (for Firefox)
Vimperator, the flagship project from Vimperator labs, creates a Vim-like Firefox. Vimperator is a
browser extension with strong inspiration from the
text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing.
It has similar key bindings and you could
call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ
according to which mode you are in. For example, it has
a special Hint mode, where you can follow links
easily with the keyboard only. Also most functionality
is available as commands, typing
Muttator (for Thunderbird)
Muttator is to Thunderbird what Vimperator is to Firefox. Combines the best aspects of Vim and Mutt. Muttator is a free add-on for the
mail client, which makes it look and behave like the
Vim text editor.
It has similar key bindings and you could call it a modal mail
client, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in.
For example, it the same keys can select the next message while
the message list has focus or can scroll down an existing message
when the message preview is selected. It also adds commands for
accessing most Thunderbird functionality. E.g.,
Vimium is a Google Chrome extension written by Phil Crosby and Ilya Sukhar which provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of the Vim editor. Due to limitations of the Chrome extension mechanism, it is not as powerful as Vimperator but is still considered the best Vimperator-like extension for Chrome.
Vrapper is an Eclipse plugin which acts as a wrapper for Eclipse text editors to provide a Vim-like input scheme for moving around and editing text.
Unlike other plugins which embed Vim in Eclipse, Vrapper imitates the behaviour of Vim while still using whatever editor you have opened in the workbench. The goal is to have the comfort and ease which comes with the different modes, complex commands and count/operator/motion combinations which are the key features behind editing with Vim, while preserving the powerful features of the different Eclipse text editors, like code generation and refactoring.
VsVim is a Vim Emulation layer for Visual Studio 2010 and above. It integrates the familiar key binding experience of Vim directly into Visual Studio's editor.get involved and make Vimperator and Muttator even greater.