Reed Esau's growing list of Vim plugins for writers

  Wynn Netherland • 2014-02-03

Recently, Reed Esau has amassed quite a list of Vim plugins for writers.

vim-thematic goes beyond :colorscheme to bring broader theme support for changing Vim’s appearance based on your task and environment.

vim-pencil aims to make Vim an effective tool for writing prose, bundling a handful of tweaks to handle (and even detect) line wrap modes.

vim-colors-pencil provides light and dark color schemes inspired by iA Writer.

iA Writer is an elegant word processor, marred only by its lack of Vim. It does have a nice color scheme, however.


vim-wheel provides screen-anchored cursor movement for Vim, merging j and k with the scrolling of <CTRL-E> and <CTRL-Y>.


vim-wordy goes way beyond words to avoid in tech writing and uncovers common usage problems in your writing.


vim-lexical extends Vim's built-in spell-checking and thesaurus/dictionary completion.


vim-quotable extends Vim to support typographic ‘smart’ quotes.


vim-textobj-sentence improves Vim's native sentence motion command.


vim-litecorrect provides lightweight auto-correction for Vim.


See the complete list on Reed's GitHub profile.

Wynn Netherland
Wynn Netherland

VP of Engineering at Abstract, team builder, DFW GraphQL meetup organizer, platform nerd, author, and Jesus follower.