WinVi

Simple text editor for windows similar to Unix Vi

WinVi is a good, free program only available for Windows, belonging to the category Software utilities with subcategory Text (more specifically Word Processors). View full description

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WinVi is a good, free program only available for Windows, belonging to the category Software utilities with subcategory Text (more specifically Word Processors).

More about WinVi

About the download, WinVi is a pretty light program that doesn't need as much space than many software in the category Software utilities. It's very heavily used in India, China, and United States.

It's available for users with the operating system Windows 95 and former versions, and you can get it only in English. Its current version is 2.96b and was updated on 3/29/2006.

Since we added this software to our catalog in 2000, it has obtained 8,065 installations, and last week it had 19 downloads.

This editor is especially useful for friends of the Vi editor, who do not want to give up the little conveniences offered by Windows. Many people think the advantages of WinVi suggest a turn to this editor.

Features:

  • Compatibility with Windows Notepad
  • Nevertheless, it ought to be highly compatible with Vi
  • A hexadecimal edit mode is available for editing binary files
  • Speedy program start because it is avoiding use of DLLs, MFC, etc.
  • Extremely large files editable with nearly no limitation by virtual memory
  • Freely selectable background bitmap
  • Any font (variable spacing, TrueType, etc.)
  • Simple and clear handling with the availability of a toolbar and a status line
  • Support for Unix text file format
  • Fast change of character mappings for DOS files
  • Automatic word completion in command line (tab key)
  • Print support with choosable font (double column available)
  • Multiple language support (English, French, Spanish, or German)
  • Support of mouse wheels

WinVi

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WinVi 2.96b