Date of purchase:September 25, 2007
* Slick simplified interface / Ease of Use
* Live Preview on remote servers
* Color coding of code, including PERL
* SSH terminal/remote shell built in
* In-line code hints and code completion
* ADD: Ability to add extra language "books" yourself
* ADD: Double pane synchronized file browser for local and remote files
* Sometimes crashes during file upload (OUCH!!)
* ADD: More robust, usable search and replace, to include search folders
Panic's CODA is simply the best coding tool I have ever seen for mac.
As an "old-school" programmer, I have lamented the passing of Homesite into the annals of history. Homesite is clean, simple and very efficient. Although Dreamweaver is presumed to be the de-facto standard these days, it can be cumbersome and unwieldy for a code programmer.
I can still use Homesite on my PC but there was nothing comparable on Mac, until Coda. Coda is not only a truly OSX Mac App, complete with the slick Mac feel, but it bears the same simplicity and ease of use as Homesite on the PC. Panic, the makers of Transmit, really know their stuff, and have done a great job with Coda.
The tools and interface are well laid out and effective, as well as the live preview pane, and so many other great little goodies it's hard to know where to begin. Download it and check it out now, and you will see that it is the best alternative to the more cumbersome mainstream mac editors.