What are the best plugin managers for vim?

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    #1Vundle

    Vundle

    Vundle, the plug-in manager for Vim. Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a Vim plugin manager

    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Olivia Curtis
    Written on July 19, 2018
    "I have been looking at the different package managers for vim and the one I decided to use vim-plug but I have seen others like pathogen and vundle and I honestly don't know what the difference is. Can someone give me a brief overview of the differences so I can decide which works best for me?"
  2. 6

    #2Pathogen

    Pathogen
    Manage your 'runtimepath' with ease. In practical terms, pathogen.vim makes it super easy to install plugins and runtime files in their own private directoriespathogen.vim: manage your runtimepath
    Other

    Free

    Austin Jimenez
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "The is one of the most reliable plugin to use. A lot of people are into it. It is good for building softwares. Pathogen makes it super easy to install plugins and runtime files in their own private directories which is the main thing I was looking for. It sure is worth a shot."
  3. 6

    #3AsyncRun.vim

    AsyncRun.vim
    This plugin takes the advantage of new apis in Vim 8 (and NeoVim) to enable you to run shell commands in background and read output in the quickfix window in realtime:
    Other

    Free

    Jose Stone
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This is very technical but seems to be exactly what the topic is talking about. Very responsive to the topic. "
  1. 5

    #4Neobundle

    Neobundle
    NeoBundle is a next generation Vim plugin manager. This plugin is based on Vundle, but I renamed and added tons of features, while Vundle tends to stay simple.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    James Wallace
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I have never used this plugin, and really have no use for it. I am sure there are plenty of people who do use this plugin, and have a need for it, and what it offers. For that reason, without actually being one of the people who use this type of thing, I really can't judge its value correctly. To be fair, this looks like a valuable asset where warranted."
  2. 4

    #5Janus

    Janus

    This is a distribution of plug-ins and mappings for Vim, Gvim and MacVim. It is designed to provide minimal working environment using the most popular plug-ins and the most common mappings

    Websites

    Free

    Patrick Alvarado
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "Janus is the perfect next download for Vim. Of course, hacking requires Vim. I've just finished my third Android app; no studio environment for me, no sirree. Just bare metal, and Janus makes that easy."
  3. 2

    #6Dein.vim

    Dein.vim
    Dein.vim is a dark powered Vim/Neovim plugin manager.
    Websites

    Free

    Gabriel Barron
    Written on July 19, 2018
    "I really like using Dein.vim - it's faster than NeoBundle and very simple to use. There are no commands, just functions which simplifies the entire application. It's easy to use and has a great support community."
  4. 1

    #7vim-plug

    vim-plug
    A minimalist Vim plugin manager
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    David Holland
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Used to be a pretty good plugin manager, but the latest updates have been nothing but slow. I can understand it has some issues due it being developed by one person, but it's useless to me if it's unreliable. "

Summary

Best What are the best plugin managers for vim
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VundleSoftware 9 Free
2PathogenOther 6 Free
3AsyncRun.vimOther 6 Free
4NeobundleSoftware 5 Free
5JanusWebsites 4 Free
6Dein.vimWebsites 2 Free
7vim-plugSoftware 1 Free
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