Last Updated on: 12th December 2023, 12:52 pm

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Category: Office
Subcategory: Text Editors
Platform: Linux, BSD, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Cream
First release: 2001

Cream – a powerful and full-featured text editor, the popular descendant of the 1976 Vi text editor.

But Vim has a steep learning curve. It was not primarily designed to be easy to use, favoring performance and technical flexibility instead. Because it is so different, learning to use Vim takes time.

Cream shapes Vim into an interface you probably already know (sometimes called Common User Access [] ). Whether you are writing emails or developing large software applications, Cream saves you time and gets you up and running quickly.

– Optional tabbed document interface (new with Vim version 7.0).
– Spell check :: Questionable words are indicated with red curvy underlines.
– Line folding :: Each set of folded lines is condensed to a single gray line.
– Vertical selections :: Column mode enables editing on multiple lines at once.
– Syntax highlighting :: Ten different schemes color-code components like strings, comments, and functions.
– Bookmarking :: Indications appear in the left margin as blue arrows
– Word Wrap :: Wrap text at the margin or allow it to pass beyond.
– Line numbers :: Can be turned off.
– Toolbar :: Conventional often-used commands.
– Status bar :: Bottom line displays plenty of helpful information.

The last version of Cream 0.43 was released January 25, 2011.

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