iVim is a project that brings the vim editor to the iOS system.

It is open source, please visit the support URL.

Font management

Besides some system and embedded monospace fonts, iVim allows users to import and use their own custom fonts. Also, iVim provides commands for more intuitive and efficient font management.

Extended keyboard

By introducing compact buttons, iVim covers as many keys as possible in its extended keyboard, so that you can input symbols without switching among key groups. Moreover, you can customize it to meet your own special needs.

Multistage language input

iVim adds support to multistage input languages such as Chinese or Japanese.


Through sharing, iVim makes its editing power available to more apps. Via the share extension, iVim can import text or text files from, or export to other apps. Via the document picker, you can also import or edit files or directories in iCloud Drive or documents providers, without leaving iVim.

External hardware keyboard

iVim supports external hardware keyboards well, just connect your favorite one to the device and start typing. If you are using a standard English keyboard, you can remap the "caps lock" key, too.

Type ":help ios" in iVim for more detailed information.

What’s New

Version 1.52

Fixed a potential problem that iOS might automatically clean auto-restore records (this fix will reset the existing records, sorry for the inconvenience);
Fixed conflicts between auto-restore and the share sheet related functions;
Fixed a problem that some external files might become outdated after auto-restored;
Other bug fixes and feature improvements.

In recent major update:
Now iVim restores the last editing session automatically on launch after an app termination (see ":h ios-auto-restore", added as an IAP item in the support package);
Now iVim will try and clean leftover swap files on each launch;
Added an In-App Purchase package to support iVim's continuous maintenance (see ":h ios-iap");

Please visit the support URL to report issues, provide suggestions or share your wonderful configurations.

If you like iVim, please spare some time to give her a rating or review.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings ,

Well done 👏

I had given up hope on there ever being a usable port of Vim for iOS, but this app proved me wrong. The document sharing and extended keyboard both work great and allow me to use my most comfortable writing environment, and my favourite colorscheme even looks great. Thanks you!


Terry Zhou
50 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Auto Restore $5.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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