Coda 2

Developer: Panic, Inc.

Current Version: 2.0.14

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 44.7 MB - Download


The most innovative and incredible all-in-one editor for your web code.

• #1 Top Grossing Mac Developer Tool
• Named a Mac App Store Best of 2012
• Macworld 2012 Editors' Choice


Welcome to a fresh approach to web coding. Bursting with features but without bloat. Built to make your life better. Coda 2 is the editor you've always wanted!

So, you code for the web. And in Coda 1, we revolutionized that process, and put everything you needed in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. File management. SVN. But we knew we could do more.

Now, with Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. We added tons of highly-requested features, and a few nobody expected, then wrapped it all up in a shiny, groundbreaking UI fit for the future.


Better User Interface

• Visual Tabs. Find files quickly, and see more tabs at once.
• Customizable Sidebar. Put your favorite, powerful Coda tools in the sidebar dock.
• Streamlined Workflow. You'll always know what you're looking at.
• Code Focus. Hide the sidebar, or go full-screen, and get work done.

Better Text Editing

• Code Folding. Finally.
• Smart Complete. Autocomplete your custom variables + functions.
• Automatic Indentation
• Smarter Automatic Closing Tags
• Tab Key Text-Shifting
• One-Press Character Wrapping

Better File Management

• Git. In addition to SVN, now you can manage source with GIT.
• Complete File Management. FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and S3, with a Transmit interface.
• Transmit Twin-Turbo Engine. Some of the fastest file transfer in the industry.
• Path Bar Browsing. Click a path bar segment for an instant file list.
• Open Quickly. Pop it open, type a few characters, and find what you're looking for.
• Group Folders Above Files. A very popular request.

Better Clips

• Multiple Placeholders. Quickly tab between the bits that need input.
• Dynamic Placeholders. Automatically fill in dates, URL's, text selections, and more.
• Insertion Points. Put the cursor at the right place, every time.
• Import/Export.

Better Sites

• Groups. Drag related sites into a site board.
• List View. See even more sites at a glance.
• iCloud Sites + Clips Sync from Mac to Mac.

Better Design

• Revolutionary CSS Pops. GUI pop-ups help with the hardest CSS as you code.
• Live Changes. See your CSS changes affect your page real-time.
• iPad / iPhone Preview. Shrink down your preview to just the right size.

Better MySQL

• Built-In MySQL Editor. Without leaving Coda, administer your site's database with ease.
• Edit Structure or Content
• Run Arbitrary Queries

Better Everything

• Improved Live Hints. As you type HTML, JS, or PHP, quick reference can appear in the sidebar.
• CSS Styles in Code Navigator
• Code Navigator Filtering and Sorting
• All-New Books
• Places
• Better Ruby Support
• Skip Files Rules
• Improved HTML and CSS Validation
• Easier Theme Editing
• Full-Screen Mode
• Labels
• Quick Look
• Plugin API Improvements
• Much, Much More


It's magic. Get our brand-new app, Diet Coda, exclusively for your iPad. Pair it with Coda 2 on your desktop. Then, watch your mind blow.

Your iPad now becomes a live preview window as you work on your web pages on your Mac.

Make a few tweaks, hit save, and watch as your iPad automatically refreshes. Pages are served from your Mac and rendered on your iPad, so you're getting a true mobile preview. Put your iPad to good use while you work!

(And that's not the half of it: Diet Coda is a full-featured remote web editor on your iPad, perfect for making quick fixes on the go!)



Release Notes:

• Improved reliability of named placeholders in clips
• Fixed a crash when Helvetica Neue is missing
• Fixed a crash that would occur sometimes when closing a tab


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.9
Review by Yanike Mann

BEST Web Editor PERIOD!!! - I've used editors from Linux to Windows to Mac OS X. This editor is DEFINITELY one of the best on the market. I CAN'T THANK THE DEVELOPERS ENOUGH FOR THIS APP. I work for a marketing/technology corporation and this is my sidekick. I'm not even going to lie. I got to try this editor in a different way and after making some little money I had to buy the full version, because the editor is worth every cent and dollar. The developers have created a product that works excellent and this even reminds me of WebMatrix by Microsoft, but BETTER in its own way! CODA FTW!

Found helpful by 20 out of 30 people
Version 2.0.9
Review by shon3

Useless for Javscript - If you are a web DESIGNER who never writes scripts or logic then this program is fine. If having a css code hint is the coolest thing in the world this program is great. But for Javascript it is borderline useless. If you make a mistake in your code with a loop, be prepared for Coda to **** itself...

Found helpful by 55 out of 76 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.14
Review by TimArterbury

Workflow Heaven - Workflow with Coda 2 is amazing and that is the essential element that makes it so much better than Dreamweaver. Coda 2 is so intuitive and natural to use. I don’t find myself looking in the manual just to figure out how to use the basic operations of the application like I did in Dreamweaver. For example, when I first started using Dreamweaver it was ridiculously hard to just set up the windows the way I wanted. I do front-end development and like having my HTML file on the left, a live preview in the middle, and my css on the right. In Dreamweaver the whole workspace thing is a headache. Coda ditches the ridiculous and confusing menu settings for window views and makes it the way it should be: simple tabs and split windows that are super easy to set up any way you want in 2 or 3 clicks. Coda also has this satisfying simplicity that the cluttered Dreamweaver just doesn’t have. In Coda, you can see as much or as little as you like. I’m able to easily hide Coda’s sidebar and minimize the beautiful tab navigation at the top to maximize my screen estate and focus on coding. Another great example of Coda’s simplicity is the way Coda handles your projects. When you launch the app, it takes you straght to the “site view” where you can see all of your local and remote websites. Whenever you slect a site, Coda instantly opens all the files you previously had open for that site with all the window views exactly as you left them. Coda feels super light-weight. Everything is super quick and application startup for me is like 2 seconds (no more 20 seconds+ of Dreamwaver loading with it’s startup sequence). With Coda you immediately get to coding. Another awesome thing about Coda is it’s style. Panic did an amazing job making Coda look super slick. The icon itself is beautiful art. Coda 2 is designed to look the way that any serious application should: attractively simple and not distracting. Attention to design shows that you are serious about your product, and Panic is deffinitely serious about Coda. Text editors are products that are marketed towards people who are usually designers themselves, so a good looking application design is essential to making the product accepted by its audience. Panic, you guys rock.

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
Version 2.0.14
Review by Branch206

This app is awesome - I recently purchased this app and from the moment I started using it I was amazed. I used other compilers for creating html files and this is by far the best. This eliminates multiple programs running to develop a website along built in reference guides, MySQL, Terminal and much more.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 2.0.14
Review by timdan

Useless... - Every other FTP client can login to my website, but Coda 2 tells me it can’t connect. Not only that, but once I input server info I cannot change it! Seriously?! I have to delete the site and re add it if I wan to change any of the login information. Stupid.

Found helpful by 4 out of 19 people
Version 2.0.14
Review by macuser88

Disappointed - I had high hopes for Coda coming from BBEdit. Great interface, lots of amazing new features and integrations. But within 3 hours of installing and using it it crashed. That’s OK… BBEdit sometimes crashes, but with BBEdit you don’t lose your work. WIth Coda, I reopened the app and my document was blank. I’m back to using BBEdit. Hopefully they can figure out how to persist unsaved changes like BBEdit.

Found helpful by 15 out of 24 people
Version 2.0.14
Review by Tulrin

Great IDE for the Web - With Coda 2 I finally moved from Dreamweaver to something much less a resource hog and much more powerful. Pros: - Clean simple UI that is easily configured to how you work - Preview allows you to see CSS updates and code changes realtime side by side with your code. Not a WISYWIG but rather an actual webkit browser window that updates live. - Short start up. Tired of the long load time Dreamweaver takes? - Most functionality is just a click away. No need to delve through nested menus, hidden palettes. - Short learning curve. Had it customized to how I work, up and running developing in less than an hour. Even though the learning curve is short the application is rich in features. It is just the ones you need most are easily reached. - Native Mac app Cons: - The validation messages require you to actually go to that pane to see what they are. Tooltips or mouseover views on the icon for validation warnings and errors would be a nice feature

Found helpful by 13 out of 16 people