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QuickCursor on OSX does basically that in just about everything... (like this post) It's not free (bummer) but it lets you take just about any text input area and by some clipboard trickery fire it up in your favorite editor (macvim being one of the defaults, but not limited to that) then writing back to that field when you exit/save.

So you can quite literally edit in your editor of choice, 100% in the environment you want.... pretty much what you just asked for right?

(Basically it's just cutting/pasting and opening applications in an automated way rather than have you do it - but bind it to a friendly key and you're good to go.)

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