I want to install a plugin manager for vim, and after searching a bit, I saw that plugin managers for vim have evolved since last time I used one (e.g. neobundle is discontinued, etc.); and I also discovered two new ones: dein.vim and vim-plug.

Since they are both new to me, I don't know which one to chose. I enjoy simple and minimal software so I think of going for dein.vim, but it seems that vim-plug is quite popular.

So here's the question: why should I go for either?

Edit: I have seen the question tagged as "duplicate" before writing this very question, and decided to still ask it because it doesn't treat the case of dein.vim, which appears to be a very interesting alternative. Therefore I don't consider this question to be duplicate, and am still interested in knowing the answer.

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    Try them and decide for yourself. Or keep using whatever you used before.
    – romainl
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 13:01
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    No need to be sorry don't worry. Also I see you're a new user so welcome and don't hesitate to ask other questions when you'll need it :-)
    – statox
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 13:34
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    WTF is "dark-powered"? I know Shougo develops a lot of plugins, and that their English isn't that great, but an explanation of that would be a minimal requirement of documentation.
    – muru
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 19:37
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    Yes you are right, it does support asynchronous in Vim. Anyway, I tried dein.vim yesterday and it is not the most user friendly plugin manager. So I would recommend Vim-Plug.
    – tommyip
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 6:37
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    @7heo.tk: I tested dein.vim to add an answer to the original question. I hope that will be useful to you. If you see things to add, don't hesitate to edit my answer :-)
    – statox
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 12:33


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