Vim stands for Vi Improved which is my preferred implementation of Vi, Vim has many improvements over Vi and is my preferred Power editor. Vim is maintained by Bram Moolenaar (see also) I mostly use GVim the GUI form of Vim in particular I love the tabs now available this give me the best of both the GUI and the command line/console mode worlds. I have defined some commands of my own and and some menu items and toolbar buttons of my own my toolbar buttons are mostly to do with tabs (See tabstuff). I use YouCompleteMe to make gvim into an IDE.