A post-modern text editor.

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Multiple selections

Multiple cursors as a core editing primitive, inspired by Kakoune. Commands manipulate selections which allows concurrent code editing.

Tree-sitter integration

Tree-sitter produces error tolerant and robust syntax trees, which enables better syntax highlighting, indent calculation and code navigation.

Powerful code manipulation

Navigate and select functions, classes, comments, etc and select syntax tree nodes instead of plain text.

Language server support

Language specific auto completion, goto definition, documentation, diagnostics and other IDE features with no additional configuration.

Built in Rust, for the terminal

No Electron. No VimScript. No JavaScript. Use it over ssh, tmux, or a plain terminal. Your laptop battery life will thank you.

Modern and sane builtin features

Fuzzy finder to jump to files and symbols, project wide search, beautiful themes, auto closing bracket pairs, surround integration and more.



It's a joke. If Neovim is the modern Vim, then Helix is post-modern.

Is it any good?


Are there plans for a GUI frontend?

Eventually, yes! See the tracking issue on GitHub.


Contribute code on GitHub.

Discuss the project on Matrix.