As someone who works with web design and code on a semi-regular basis, I’m on the hunt for the best tools to produce the finest webpages. After using many different applications, I’ve found my favorite coding environment in Coda. The creators of Transmit, Panic Software, have created a stellar piece web-development software.
Taking from their popular and successful FTP application, Panic incorporated the basics of Transmit into the sidebar of Coda. The sidebar has two tabs – ‘Local’ and ‘Remote’, for connecting and finding files easily on either the server or your machine. Also similar to Transmit, Coda can store and connect to ‘Favorites’, or ‘Sites’ as they’re called in Coda.
Coda includes many other useful features, including the ability to have multiple panes open in a single window, the capability to quickly open files, and search. Recently, Panic has opened up Coda to developers for the creation of plugins.
For a single application, Coda is able to pack many powerful features into a slick and elegant workspace. It’s definitely worth a shot for anybody who deals with coding on a regular basis. You can see more and download a free trial from Panic’s website. The full license costs $99, or $85 if you already have a copy of Transmit.