By Panic, Inc.
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THE INCREDIBLE, POWERFUL TEXT EDITOR YOU CAN TAKE WITH YOU.
Includes Panic Sync, our secure, super sync service — for FREE.
THE SHORT VERSION:
• A stunningly full-featured text editor
• Works on both the iPhone or iPad
• Editor features Clips, Find & Replace (with placeholder!), Context Keys, Super Loupe, much more.
• Local or Remote file management
• Remote protocols include SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, DreamObjects, and FTP (Plain, TLS, SSL) support
• Air Preview for use with Coda for Mac
• SSH Terminal
• Much more!
THE LONG VERSION:
Coda for iOS is a text editor, with syntax highlighting, clips, find replace, the works. But it also has a full file manager, allowing you to work with files locally or remotely. It has a cool keyboard with context keys and an amazing super loupe to set your cursor. It manages 'sites' so you can quickly get to work, and it'll even sync those sites. It'll preview your pages, of course. And we've also thrown in a full-featured SSH terminal. It's an incredible app.
SITES. The foundation of Coda iOS: create a site for each of your projects, local or remote, and quickly get to the files you need to edit. Better still, use our free Panic Sync service to sync these sites with Coda Mac and Transmit iOS, securely and quickly.
FILES. We've been building file managers for a really long time — we've got this. Local, remote, or any mix of the two. Edit, rename, duplicate, create folders, upload, download, you name it, you got it.
EDITING. Tap a file to land in our highly-optimized text editor, which syntax highlights your code with ease. Now, try this: move the insertion point. Whoa. That's the Super Loupe, magnifying magic we think is the best way to precisely set your cursor. And only Coda iOS has it.
CLIPS. Have a handful of code bits you re-use a lot? Tap the clips icon in Coda iOS, and load them in. Now you can insert them with a single tap.
FIND / REPLACE. Let’s say you accidentally inverted the values of your width and height tags. With our find and replace banner — and its breakthrough wildcard button — you can easily replace or swap or re-arrange your text.
TERMINAL. Really? Like, a full-featured SSH client built-in? Sure! Not only is it great value for your money, but it's also great help to getting your work done. Connect to your sites with a tap, and get the full-featured spot-on emulation of Prompt.
TABS. Quickly switch between your open documents. I know, it's obvious. But still.
CONTEXT KEYS. We've added a special section to your iOS keyboard that gives you the most useful, helpful special characters, automatically. It takes a lot of the pain out of writing code on a piece of glass.
AIR PREVIEW. A really special thing. Paired with Coda 2 for Mac, Coda iOS can act as a dedicated "preview screen", showing you a preview of what you're coding on the desktop — as you code. It's a great use for an iPad that's just sitting around, being lonely.
We've put a desktop-class amount of work into Coda iOS. It's truly a pro app. But, it's not hard to learn. And most amazingly, you're getting an incredible amount of power at a killer price. Buy it today!
What's New in Version 2.2.3
Good news, your favorite mobile text editor is now ready for iOS 10!
New in version 2.2.3:
◦ Added support for auto-repeating alphanumeric keys when using an external keyboard
◦ Powerline Font support (Menlo and Source Code Pro only)
◦ Resolved a number of crashes related to syntax highlighting, autocomplete, and undo/redo
◦ Additional performance and stability improvements
◦ Clip creation pop-over now prompts for unsaved changes when dismissed
◦ Resolved a problem where clip tab trigger could cause a crash
◦ Tab Triggers no longer incorrectly indent current line when triggered
◦ Added local file support for 'Parent Folder' Clip Placeholder
Still Crazy (good) After All These Years
If you are a web developer wondering if you can do your job on the iPad while on the road, the answer yes and Coda is the way. This is an amazing app and nearly as good as it's Mac counterpart. Syntax Highlighting is solid and reliable (in earlier versions this was an issue). Coda is the only text editor with a good workflow for editing web pages on remote servers and it's SFTP support is phenomenal. I also love the fact that I can support projects complete with multiple files open and terminal and SFTP configuration.
Coda supports synchronization with the Mac version of the app and overall it works well with a few minor glitches around key management.
There are a few frustrations, mostly involving synchronizing with the Mac version. Occasionally it doesn't notice a file on the server has been updated and I'll end up over-writing changes. Also, as I mentioned above, the Mac doesn't seem to fully support the private keys you add to projects here. I'd also love to see the ability to create a default ssh identity for use across all projects, so I wouldn't have to link to the key in every single project. (Similar to the way you can have a single identity in your .ssh folder on the desktop)
Coda is still far above the competition, it's a full on web developer toolkit!
Update: Love this app so much I make a point of re-upping my review every version!!
Picks up where others leave off (updated2)
This app proves that you can manage and edit sites on the go. Panic's Prompt 2 is a top notch SSH client and terminal emulator. Coda needs a little more baking still, but I'll keep using it because I think that the team is responsive and is trying to improve the app. It has an elegant look, and once you get the UI down, you see how powerful it is. This app will sit on top of Editorial when I need to spend more time editing HTML than just the basics. Read the start guide though first. Remember to create a local root folder for each site so that your files stay organized. Note: from Editorial (which supports Dropbox) you can copy a file over to Coda :)
Clunky file management
First, I have to jump through hoops just to get my files into Coda. If you allow importing from iCloud Drive, why not allow downloading an entire folder? And why no Dropbox support??
I do most of my development locally, well before it ever makes it to a server. There needs to be better ways to get entire folders into Coda. My next thought was to try to get files into Panic Sync, but that's a joke since there doesn't appear to be any way to easily do that. Perhaps you can with the desktop version (But I'm definitely not dropping any money on that... I'll stick with TextWrangler).
Another reviewer mentioned following Readdle's Documents app for direction on how a good file manager should function. Folder syncing would also help.
ZIP files aren't readable all the time, and file permissions errors plague the app. I have yet to be able to expand an archive created on either the Mac or in Readdle Documents.
Basically, I haven't even really been able to dig in to the app's coding features or even test a workflow because of all of the issues I've had with getting files into the app.
For $25, Coda for iOS needs a ton of infrastructure work, and I'm thoroughly disappointed.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Sep 22, 2016
- Version: 2.2.3
- Size: 43.0 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: Panic, Inc.
- © 2016 Panic Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.