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I've been searching for a "fuzzyfinder" plugin like the "Go to file" option on textmate.

I have found two plugins that seems to mimic this function:

Does anybody have any experience that can suggest one over the other? I'm mostly looking to know why did you pick one over the others. Basically to know if there oriented to a specific kind of public or the choice is just personal taste.

Obviously if you have another one please spit it out!

EDIT: Added requirements

I mostly work with Ruby and RoR projects (and tdd or bdd) so most times a lot of similar files exists, so moving between quickly and with fewer keystrokes the better. I also work with html, php, css and javascript (web development basically).

I'm also adding a link to a similar question (but on stackoverflow) because it could serve as a reference for what I'm looking with this question.

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closed as not constructive by Daniel Beck, Sathya Nov 14 '11 at 7:48

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Just try them and see which you like better? You provide absolutely no requirements on which to base a reasonably objective recommendation. – Daniel Beck Nov 13 '11 at 19:04
I just wanted to hear why would you pick one or another. Also I wanted to know if they have some important difference (after reading about them I can't find any), but mostly I'd like to hear about other people experiences with them. My requirements aren't specific, that's why I didn't write about them, but I'm gonna add something to the question though. – pablox Nov 14 '11 at 1:58
Bad questions from two years ago on a different site are not supporting your question. This is a "What's your favorite …" questions specifically disallowed by the FAQ. Also this and especially this discussion on Meta are relevant here. Current moderation policy considers all but the most "interesting" questions unfit for this site, as they are inherently subjective. – Daniel Beck Nov 14 '11 at 4:42
Why complete strangers would choose from an arbitrarily shortened list of tools won't lead you anywhere. Try them and see which one is the most useful to you. – romainl Nov 14 '11 at 6:38
I didn't say they were "supporting" my question, I only gave it as a reference becuase I found the answers quite useful, because it make clearly that what was their main difference. Just to be clear why the question was closed. Is the issue just how the question if asked? I mean, it would be "acceptable" if I asked: "I'm looking for a vim plugin that helps to quickly navigate through different files with similar pathames/names?" – pablox Nov 14 '11 at 16:48

I agree with Daniel Beck.

If your search only returned two plugins you didn't search in the right place.

I've tried both (and a few others) and finally settled on a third one with a lot less blog/reddit covering: LustyExplorer but I can't recommand it because you didn't say exactly what you want.

Just install all of them and see which is best for you.

If the opinions of strangers is important to you, this is's ranking of only a subset of candidates:

              | Ratings | Downloads 
FuzzyFinder   |    1743 |     23181
Command-T     |     609 |      8501
LustyExplorer |     509 |      6348 
CtrlP         |      92 |       275
Molly         |      10 |       220
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I looked there, I just found too many and still I can't find a "generic" way to name them. Fuzzy Finders maybe? My question pointed to know why did you finally picked LustyExplorer instead the others, not necessarily do an objective recommendation. Maybe my question wasn't clear, or it's too subjective to be on stackexchange? – pablox Nov 14 '11 at 2:02
Exactly, I choose LE over other plugins because I liked it more. Your question is clear but too subjective: I can imagine 4 other members saying they like FF, CT, CP and Molly for whatever reason leaving you right were you were before asking the questions but with even more plugins to choose from. You must read each plugin's description/watch each screencast/look at each screenshot, do a preselection based on all that, then try each item in your shortlist, then choose one or none. Just like you did before choosing Vim over other editors or your particular model of Nike over other models. – romainl Nov 14 '11 at 6:35
It's actually helpful (at least to me) if you tell me that your choice was just a matter of taste, it also helped me because you introduced to me a totally new plugin that I didn't know about (I don't see the problem with that either). Don't get me wrong though; I'm not defending that the question is okay to be here, I've seen a lot in SE and most of them are useful (biased prolly, but useful). – pablox Nov 14 '11 at 17:02

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