Reviews: Vim for Google Docs™

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Great plugin, would love to see this plugin extended to be able to work with office 365!

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Sidharth PadheeMay 29, 2024

I have been eagerly anticipating this feature, and it truly makes Google Docs an ideal tool for writing! Thank you very much. I have a feature request: For the 'f' command, which is supposed to move the cursor to the next occurrence of a character on the current line, works well now. After moving to the first occurrence, i wish i could just press ';' to move to the next occurrence and ',' to move to the previous occurrences. I was having this issue where 'f' was not working at all, but i jus... Show more

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VoxelfiedMar 22, 2024

Great product, as it is the only Vim extension on the Chrome Web Store that works for Google Docs. Overall, I would definitely recommend it, but it could use some other additions to navigation. - Using Control Keys for navigation, including Ctrl-E, Ctrl-Y, Ctrl-D, and Ctrl-U for moving the buffer up and down - Fix error where holding keys including 'h', 'k', and 'l' for Vim navigation opens auto suggestions for diacritics - Typing colon will open the option menu on Google Docs, acting as Vim... Show more

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Konrad StaniszewskiJan 18, 2024

Works great! worth the small fee the developer requests. Would be usefull if it handled doc preview mode.

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robbie robinetteJan 3, 2024

First of all, thank you so much. Even the partial implementation is a huge improvement over the primitive and time consuming editing required for normal google docs. As an instinctive vim user, the incomplete support often creates a train wreck because a sequence of movement and editing commands will yield an unexpected result. If this were a public domain project, it seems like it would be fairly easy to add the missing commands. I'm hopeful that the author will continue to work toward... Show more

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Luciano PanepucciNov 6, 2023

Needs work but is very responsive. The paragraph object is missing for things like vip or vap, also big word W for moving or viW and lots of other basic features. I'm not against paying but my main concern is that the extension has access to documents contents. This is obviously required but having the extension open source would be nice.

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Tyler McCoyOct 4, 2023

I disliked it because it only lasts 14 days before being required to pay money. They should allow default configuration to free users but if they want to ask for money they can allow extra options for paying users to customize the config

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Joey CarneySep 24, 2023

Actually pretty cool, and works well. I got rid of it because it's paid. At the moment it doesn't offer huge advantages over the native Google Docs commands, but I would definitely keep it if it wasn't paid. Seems like the developer is staying active and working on it. Hopefully there'll be an open source version in the future.

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S TSep 21, 2023

Really excited that this is being handled; I've reached out to the developer and they're very responsive and already working on they bugs and adding feedback to the backlog. Keep up the good work - this is a killer extension!

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Viktor BasharkevichDeveloperSep 21, 2023

Hello! Thank you for your feedback and for the positive support! I'll keep chugging away at features :)

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Luke TerheydenAug 12, 2023

It's okay, it has the basics right. It has some bugs, e.g. `{` and `}` don't jump to the next paragraph (in the Vim sense, a blank line), only the next carriage return (a Google Docs paragraph). The cursor can be placed beyond the end of the line (probably a browser limitation though). I don't think you can set custom keymaps or customize in any way, as of this writing. It feels like it's just some JavaScript hooks running on top of Google Docs. I don't mind paying for software, honestly, bu... Show more

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