Vimlike 4+

Browse with Keyboard

Jasmine Studios

    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings
    • Free

Description

Vimlike is a Safari extension to browse the web by keyboard shortcuts like a vim-editor. See the default key binding below and you can customize every key mapping.

Page Navigation:
j Scroll down
k Scroll up
h Scroll left
l Scroll right
ctrl+f Page down
ctrl+b Page up
d Half page down
u Half page up
shift+g Go to bottom of the page
g Go to top of the page
i Go to the first edit box

Mode:
Esc/`/§ Normal mode
ctrl+i Insert mode
ctrl+d Dark mode
? Help

History:
shift+h Go back
shift+l Go forward

Link:
f Toggle links
shift+f Toggle links (open a link in a new tab)
/ Search links
n Move to next link
shift+n Move to previous link

Tab:
t New tab
q Previous tab
w Next tab
x Close tab

Video:
ctrl+u Play video in a fullscreen
ctrl+p Play video in a PIP
cmd+. Exit fullscreen video

Privacy Policy:
• Vimlike requires access to the websites to override the keyboard shortcuts
• Vimlike never collects any data from your browser. None of the data will leave your device.

What’s New

Version 1.1.5

* Now Vimlike supports iPhone. Download Vimlike in AppStore with your iPhone. Browse the web with iPhone and the bluetooth keyboard like a geek
* Fixed the latin keyboard layout issue (e.g. German, French layouts) with "Ignore Keyboard Layout" option

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Alex Rod. ,

Works well, is missing a couple of things

So far the plugin has worked pretty well, with a few minor bugs which i’m guessing are due to iOS.

There are, however, a couple of additional features that would be appreciated:
- there is no command focus the url of the page (can be done with command L, but a shortcut such as ‘o’ for open would be nice)
- when working with multiple keyboard layouts, it is useful to turn on the ‘Ignore keyboard layout’ feature. However, this should be coupled with the option to specify which keys appear when using the ACTIVATE_LINK command, otherwise the keys that are mapped differently are useless in this command (one can use numbers only, but it’s not as convenient)
- maybe this is a limitation not of the app, but of iOS, but it would be great if there were a command for changing the order of tabs (aka, moving current tab to the left / right)

Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into this app!

omiyawaki ,

Brilliant Safari extension -- a must have for vim users

Vim users rejoice! Safari on iPad is as close as ever to the full desktop experience now with this extension providing a way to navigate purely using the keyboard.

There are some cosmetic improvements that I hope will be made in the future. First, the scrolling animation feels choppy, especially on my iPad Pro with a ProMotion display. Being able to disable the animation or making it smoother so it doesn't feel out of place in a 120 Hz display would be nice.

Second, the color scheme (black and neon green color) for the link selection popups doesn't fit in that well with the rest of the iOS color design. An option to use a more subtle color scheme like the light yellow background that Vimium uses on the desktop Safari extension would be nice.

Overall, these are minor complaints for what is otherwise a functionally perfect extension!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback. I am really excited to hear that you're enjoying Vimlike. Brilliant suggestions - I am working on these features. You'll have it in coming releases. Thank you!

jeremyoatmeal ,

This developer is a godsend

Testing out my new iPad Pro, just happened to wonder if by some miracle someone had finally made Vimium work on iOS. Turns out someone did. Amazing! 🙏

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind comment! Much appreciated.

App Privacy

The developer, Jasmine Studios, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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