Today we’re announcing CoVim, a plugin that adds multi-user, real-time collaboration to your favorite (or least favorite) text editor. CoVim allows you to remotely code, write, edit, and collaborate, all within your custom Vim configuration. Originally started as a senior capstone project for Tufts University, we’re now open-sourcing it to give the world one of Vim’s most requested features. Think Google Docs for Vim.

Work on CoVim started almost a year ago. I wanted to explore this concept of a shared classroom note-taking platform (someone should still do that, by the way) while my project partner Sam Haney wanted to explore something a bit more well-known and dependable. We decided to meet each other halfway, and CoVim was born.


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