VIM

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

VIM may refer to any of the following:

vendor independent messaging1. Short for Vendor Independent Messaging, VIM was an effort sponsored by Novell, WordPerfect, IBM, Lotus, Apple and Borland to send and receive messages between application programs. Today, Microsoft's MAPI is more commonly found and used. However, VIM is still used in such programs as Lotus 1-2-3, and cc:Mail.

2. An advanced text editor designed to improve on the Unix vi editor. VIM is often used by computer programmers and is available for multiple platforms. See our vim guide for more information.

Related pages

MAPI, Programming terms, Software terms