Use terminal (Neo)Vim as default "open with" application for plain text?

I prefer to edit all my plain text with Neovim in the terminal. I was wondering if there was a way to have DT3 use this terminal vim as the default application when opening plain text (especially Markdown) files?

I stumbled upon this article from about 8 years ago… just wondering if there was a more modern or “native” approach.

I’m using iTerm and Neovim. I’m a JavaScript developer and would feel comfortable scripting something, if necessary.


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DEVONthink retrieves the information about the available applications and the default application from the system. This can be changed via the Finder’s Info panel. But as far as I know it’s not possible to choose Terminal applications in the Finder, therefore a workaround like the linked one is probably still necessary.

Hi friend,

I’m looking for using vim as DEVONthink’s eiditor as well, have you had a solution for that beside the old article you mentioned?

Welcome @Uknowho

No, it is not possible to use a Terminal application in this way.