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Coda review by Rodrigo S.
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"The best option if you are developer"

What do you like best?

Coda is made by developers for developers. It is very easy to understand the philosophy behind every functionality embedded in the application, and if you are a web developer then you will really appreciate it.

What I like about Coda is to be able to edit code easily in a clean and simple editor, as well as being able to access FTP. Once connected to the server, having my files ready and my design in mind, I'm completely ready. I've been tempted by other applications like

What do you dislike?

The only problems I've encountered seem to happen when I try to edit or delete files as a batch. In addition, the interface for changing server permissions needs to work

Recommendations to others considering the product

Despite being very similar to the other free options that are available, its ease of use and its extensive tools make this program worth the purchase

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I am able to create code from scratch with ease, and also edit what others have done. It also keeps me up to the point of what I do instead of jumping on the screen. It was great when I was coding more from scratch, and when I came back to that area, I could resume the software again. Another benefit is that it is not as resource intensive as other programs that I really appreciate

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Coda review by María  P.
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"Coda sigue siendo la mejor opción para cualquier desarrollador serio."

What do you like best?

Coda está hecho por desarrolladores para desarrolladores. Es muy fácil entender la filosofía detrás de cada funcionalidad incrustada en la aplicación, y si usted es un desarrollador web entonces realmente lo apreciará.

Lo que más me gusta de Coda es poder editar código fácilmente en un editor limpio y sencillo, además de poder tener acceso a FTP. Una vez conectado al servidor, al tener mis archivos listos y mi diseño en mente, estoy completamente listo. He estado tentado otras aplicaciones como Sublime Text, pero siempre vuelvo a Coda porque tiene todo lo que necesito. Puede parecer básico, simple y dulce, pero es perfecto.

What do you dislike?

Los únicos problemas que he encontrado parecen ocurrir cuando intento editar o eliminar archivos como un lote. Además, la interfaz para cambiar los permisos del servidor necesita funcionar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A pesar de ser muy similar a las demás opciones gratuitas que están disponibles, su facilidad de uso y sus amplias herramientas hacen que este programa vale la pena la compra.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Soy capaz de crear código desde cero con facilidad, y también editar lo que otros han hecho. También me mantiene al tanto de lo que hago en lugar de saltar por la pantalla. Fue genial cuando estaba codificando más desde cero, y al volver a esa área, podría retomar el software de nuevo. Otro beneficio es que no es tan intensivo en recursos como otros programas que realmente aprecio.

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Coda review by Paula R.
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"Programación simple y eficaz"

What do you like best?

Lo más destacado de Coda es que puedes codificar y ver tus resultados dentro del programa. En la mayoría de los programas de codificación tienes que dejar y mirar tu código en un navegador web y luego presionar la herramienta de inspección para aprender más sobre por qué o qué quieres cambiar. Coda tiene todo esto integrado en una interfaz sencilla.

What do you dislike?

Agradecería un tema oscuro para el programa puesto que prefiero trabajar con temas oscuros, pero esto es solo una preferencia.

Además, a veces me gustaría que Coda tuviera una versión light para el escritorio, cuando sólo necesito editar un archivo siempre recurro a un segundo editor que ayuda con la carga del ordenador y el tiempo que toma hacer cambios tan pequeños.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda puede ser uno de sus activos más valiosos en la caja de herramientas para desarrolladores, le ahorrará tiempo y dolores de cabeza al utilizar IDEs demasiado complejos o cualquier otra solución en línea.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Como describí anteriormente, usar Coda para poder ver los resultados en lugar de refrescar la ventana del navegador te ahorra tiempo al saltar de un lado a otro.

Coda review by Aaron M.
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"Fast, Clean, and Powerful"

What do you like best?

One of the best new features in Coda 2 has to be the Panic Sync. Panic Sync makes it easy to sync your sites, passwords, and private keys to all of your Macs at no extra cost. Coda 2 helps you develop programs in CSS, CSS3, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript and PHP.

What do you dislike?

The first negative i found in Coda 2 that became obvious was that nearly everything takes a click or two more than it did in Coda 1, and all those extra clicks add up. But that's just me nitpicking.

The other issue i have is when you open a site, before any files from it are opened, I’m presented with three panes: the local files, then the local files again, then the remote files. Just take me to the files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda 2 is a great product for any developer, the features out of the box are more than adequate for your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrated version control has been greatly improved with the addition of Git to the already present Subversion control. This helps with keeping everything in sync across multiple developers which makes overwriting a thing of the past.

Coda review by Stu M.
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"Unique and usable IDE"

What do you like best?

The integrated FTP sidebar and file publishing feature, combined with auto upload on save make editing a site on an external server seamless.

The search feature is also very powerful, the results are displayed really well and it makes finding code across an entire site very fast and intuitive.

If you're working on a static website (i.e. HTML?CSS), the live preview is excellent. You can even inspect it like you can in Safari/Chrome etc, which brings you entire editing workflow into one place. You might want a decent size screen though.

Split screen editing is excellent in Coda, you can have different files side by side or even the same file (e.g. you might want to see the top of your file where you might have variable listed for instance while you work on a function further down).

What do you dislike?

I sometimes get a bit lost when moving around the local file system in the sidebar - you can browse anywhere on your system in the sidebar rather than just the directory assigned to the site, which I think is where it gets a bit messy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A coding platform we can use among a team of front-end developers who prefer a modern UI compared to apps like TextWrangler, and without having to buy Adobe CC licenses for Dreamweaver.

Coda review by Matthew M.
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"Clean Coding"

What do you like best?

The Best featured in coda I like is that you can code and view your results all inside the program. Most coding programs you have to leave and look at your code in a web browser and then press the inspect tool to learn more on why or what your want to change. Coda has this all built in to one simple interface. Code then press another tab to view your results where you then have the ability to inspect and see the console.

What do you dislike?

I could be missing something but I like a darker theme interface to code. This is just a personal preference

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall Coding Platforms are Preferences but it does have a lot of features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I described earlier using Coda to be able to view the results instead of refreshing the browser window saves you time from jumping back and forth.

Coda review by Javier E.
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"All in One solution to software development"

What do you like best?

Coda is both simple and complex at the same time, some of the best features it provides is that you can have a full listing of your entire customer base and make changes anywhere and at any time. Coda provides all the tools to run and maintain a website, including database management.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I wish that Coda had a diet version for the desktop, when I just need to edit a file I always resort to a second editor that is bare bones which helps with computer load and the time it takes to make such small changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda can be one of your most valued asset in the developer toolbox, it will save you time and headaches from using overly complex IDEs or any other online solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Coda, I no longer have to remember every password for every aspect on all the websites I work on. Coda stores everything and it's always a click away.

Coda review by Kennard L.
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"Coda is the best!"

What do you like best?

The visualization of the code is just right. Coda makes it easy to insert HTML and CSS tags. It is also very lightweight in terms of CPU usage. Coda is definitely the best HTML editor for Mac, trust me Ive tried a lot!

What do you dislike?

The program tends to crash sometimes when multiple files are open. When that happens, you lose all of your latest revisions to the code, so be sure to save FREQUENTLY.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your research. See what else is out there before you decide on an HTML editor. I guarantee you'll come back to Coda.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda makes simple HTML tasks easy without the bloatedness that is Adobe Dreamweaver. The UI keeps it simple and it helps us reach our deadlines in time. What a great product. I am a huge fan.

Coda review by Federico L.
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"Todo en uno para el desarrollo de software"

What do you like best?

Coda es fácil y complejo al mismo tiempo, algunas de las buenas capacidades que ofrece es que puede tener una lista completa de su base de compradores completa y hacer ajustes en cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento. Coda ofrece todo el equipo para ejecutar y mantener un sitio de Internet, que consiste en el control de la base de datos.

What do you dislike?

A veces me gustaría que Coda tuviera una versión de plan de reducción de peso para la computadora, cuando solo quiero editar un documento, siempre recurro a un segundo editor que es simple, lo que facilita la carga de la computadora y el tiempo que toma hacer pequeños cambios. .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda puede ser uno de cada uno de sus activos con el valor máximo en la caja de herramientas del desarrollador, evitará tiempo y complicaciones al usar IDE demasiado complejos o cualquier otra respuesta en línea.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con Coda, ya no debería tener en cuenta cada contraseña para cada cosa en todos los sitios web en los que pinto. Coda compra todo y siempre está a un clic de distancia.

Coda review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"All-in-one for visual designers"

What do you like best?

Coda is an all-in-one product that allows you to code, ftp and view your website all in the same place. I love seeing changes in real-time and the ease of use.

What do you dislike?

It seems clunky at times. I wish there were ways to customize the tools even more. Especially when it comes to the web inspector. I don't need to see the console information and some of the other things but cannot remove them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More customization and tutorials

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Coda streamlines the process of web design by allowing visually oriented designers to see the changes immediately. Until I found Coda, I used sublime text, which is a great editor. Now I don't have to jump from one program to the next to code, ftp, and visualize.

Coda review by Jafet Juan D.
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"Incuestionable software excepcional para codificadores difíciles"

What do you like best?

Coda es mi programa de software de codificación de visitas con acceso FTP incluido y una interfaz simplista para el consumidor. No se ha bloqueado ni una vez y la función de pestañas es increíble. Coda actualiza constantemente su programa de software y garantiza que todo se ejecute fácilmente en todo momento. Coda gestiona grandes cargas masivas con grandeza y de ninguna manera tiene problemas, puedo agregar un sitio web completo sin problemas en ningún aspecto.

What do you dislike?

A veces, aunque quiera salir de un inicio de sesión, se bloqueará y se mantendrá, sin embargo, esa es una prevalencia sin precedentes y solo mientras haya algo de interés dentro de la carga adicional o desactualizada. La descarga de documentos desde el servidor puede hacer que mi Coda se bloquee de vez en cuando, no estoy muy seguro si eso es una dificultad con mi versión o sistema operativo, pero en ocasiones puede colapsar y moverse extremadamente lento. Además de este pequeño problema, no tengo ningún disgusto sobre el programa de software. Siempre ha sido suave.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si está buscando una interfaz de usuario simplista, facilidad de uso y confiabilidad, la apariencia no es similar a la de Coda.

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Las ventajas de Coda son sobresalientes. Con este programa de software, podemos controlar a todos nuestros clientes a continuación en el techo. Coda organiza bien cada inicio de sesión de FTP y guarda toda la información y los currículos en los que la dejó. Coda es el programa de software más práctico que he usado después de probar muchas estructuras diferentes. Atrás quedaron los días de Dreamweaver y de la nueva ola, Coda.

Coda review by Fermin T.
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"Incuestionablemente, software de primera clase para codificadores difíciles"

What do you like best?

Coda es mi programa de software de codificación con FTP incorporado, obtenga el derecho de entrada y la interfaz de usuario simplista. No se ha colgado tan pronto como se esperaba y la función de pestañas es excepcional. Coda actualiza continuamente su programa de software y se asegura de que todo funcione sin problemas en todo momento. Coda gestiona grandes cargas masivas con grandeza y nunca tiene problemas, puedo agregar toda una página web sin problemas en ningún aspecto.

What do you dislike?

A veces, cuando desea salir de un inicio de sesión se bloqueará y mantendrá, sin embargo, esa es una prevalencia extraordinaria y solo mientras haya algo de interés dentro de la carga o descarga. La descarga de archivos desde el servidor puede hacer que mi Coda se cuelgue de vez en cuando, ahora no soy muy positivo si esto es un problema con mi modelo o sistema operativo pero ocasionalmente podría colapsar y ser extremadamente lento. Además de este pequeño problema, no tengo disgustos similares sobre el software. Por lo general, ha sido fácil.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si está buscando una interfaz de usuario simplista, facilidad de uso y confiabilidad, no busque más, Coda.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Las ventajas de Coda son de primer nivel. Con este software, podemos manipular bajo techo a todos nuestros clientes. Coda organiza bien todos los inicios de sesión de FTP y guarda toda la información, y se reanuda donde la dejó. Coda es el programa de software más efectivo que he usado después de visitar muchas plataformas únicas. Atrás quedaron los tiempos de Dreamweaver y de la nueva ola, Coda.

Coda review by Lauren S.
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"Great coding software for a dilettante coder ;)"

What do you like best?

I love that it auto-closes your html tags. As in if you're writing a <p> and then start typing </, it will detect you need to close the <p> tag. I'm sure that's a standard feature on many programs, but I find it convenient. I like how easy it is to set up the login for the FTP for a site to code remotely. I am not a coder but know a few things from my years in SEO. I find this perfectly sufficient for basic html edits and tweaks!

Very fast to upload changes since, easy keyboard shortcuts.

Also the capability to add Plug-Ins for extra features.

What do you dislike?

I can't say there's anything I really dislike about it. It suits my purposes. It's updated every now and then. It's fast to use, doesn't lag or crash ever.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a one-time license fee of $99, I find this to be a very easy to use, fast and efficient coding program. It's great for basic html changes and so it. You can customize the look if you want black background or white, etc. It gets the job done and is the coding software I learned basic coding on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda allows me to edit sites using FTP for various clients. Clean interface, fast, easy to use. It helps me quickly make html changes to sites and immediately push live.

Coda review by Claudio T.
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"Most of what a web designer needs in a solid package"

What do you like best?

Coda is a powerful tool for web engineers: it has solid syntax highlighting, code snippets with placeholders, suggestions and language references built in, a fully featured FTP client with automatic uploading of modified files, and a lot more features that should be tried to fully understand their potential. I also love the Panic Sync feature, so I get all my websites login also on my iPad, for when I need to fix something on the go.

What do you dislike?

I use it every day and I'm really happy with its features; if it had also a "file diff" feature and the full Sequel Pro built in for managing MySQL databases (instead of the cut-down version it has now) I could ditch two external tools I still use along with it. Another thing one could hope for is a separate panel for managing in detail FTP uploads/downloads.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a powerful IDE for coding websites with a lot of useful features, Coda is a solid choice.

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Coda has fulfilled my needs in coding websites and web applications in a powerful and solid way. I can rely on it in my daily work and — to date — I would not change it for any other program.

Coda review by Emer K.
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"Great program for ftp access, and coding"

What do you like best?

I like that it has both coding and ftp access in one program. You can save your sites, and access them with one click, and uploading files via ftp is a breeze. The interface is nice and simple.

What do you dislike?

If you have your ftp connection open while coding, it's easy to accidentally make a change to the live site when you wanted to preview it on your local first instead. It would be handy if the interface was a different color when your in a local file vs. remote.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great little application. I use to when I need to make quick updates and suchlike. I still use a more dedicated coding application like Sublime or Atom when I'm working on a larger project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I tend to have a lot of programs open at any one time, and it can slow my computer down. I like that I can code, and upload with Coda, so I don't need to have a second app like Sublime open at the same time.

Coda review by Tyler H.
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"Decent but could be better"

What do you like best?

It has a pretty simple look and feel. It isn't duanting to get up and running.

What do you dislike?

The UX isn't very good. Simple things like bookmarking places in your code seem like hacks. Also it crashes periodically so you need to save a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have tried a lot of code editors and keep coming back to coda. I'm not in love with it and think it could be way better but I generally think that about all the code editors on the market. Coda doesn't seem to be on the cutting edge, and I return to it mostfully out of comfort.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

front end development

Coda review by Linda P.
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"Best editor"

What do you like best?

Gorgeous code editor that can make editing code... fun once again!

A few of my favorite functions of Coda include: Sync, Instant Preview and Git Control. Of course most of these features are wrapped upward into a beautiful USER INTERFACE which fits nicely inside the MacOS ecosystem.

The particular instant preview feature enables you to view almost all of your code modifications live, right from inside the editor, no browser relaxing!

What do you dislike?

In case you have your ftp connection open up while coding, it's easy to accidentally make a change to the live site when you desired to preview it on the local first instead. It would be useful if the interface was a different color when your in a local file vs. remote control.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda is still the speediest text editor I've used and can handle large files a lot better than most. Almost all of us keep it for times we need to modify large data files, so keep that in thoughts when analyzing it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I will be able to create computer code from the beginning up with relieve, and also edit program code others have written. This also keeps me perfected in n what I am doing as opposed to jumping around the window. This was great when We was coding more from the ground up, and if I went back again into that area We would pick up the software again. Another advantage is that it is less resource intensive as other programs which We really appreciate.

Coda review by Austin T.
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"All in One Coding Experience"

What do you like best?

This app has it all when it comes to the coding experience. Before, I used to need three seperate apps to (1) Code (2) Transfer files via FTP, and (3) Use Terminal. But now I can do it all right within Coda!

What do you dislike?

File navigation is a little wonky. Its somewhat difficult dealing with multiple files. This app could benefit from split view to view files side by side. You typically have to deal with one file at a time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you hate using multiple apps for ftp, terminal and text editing, Coda is your all in one solution!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Front End Development, Updating sites, Transferring files. The ability to do this all in one app is great!

Coda review by Bruno C.
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"Lightweight & Easy to Use Text Editor "

What do you like best?

Coda has been my go-to text editor for years now. In fact, the product is so good that I still haven't upgraded to Coda2. The software itself takes up very little space on my hard drive. It always loads quickly and has never given me any problems. Even when I bought a new MacBook and had to move my entire development environment over.. it was a breeze & I was back up and running in no time.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I don't like at the moment is the fact that I can't seem to find any of the themes that I used to use. I had previously installed a dark theme that was very easy on the eyes for "night coding", and I just can't find it anywhere. Well, one more thing I don't like is the upgrade price for Coda2. I think existing long-time users such as myself should be entitled to a 50% discount or something similar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot, I think you'll love it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Coda for developing websites. It is my go-to text editor for all things HTML, CSS, & PHP. I also love that (S)FTP is built right in by default.

Coda review by Patric H.
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"Coda is a Top-notch Code Editor for Mac Users"

What do you like best?

Beautiful code editor that makes editing code...fun again!

Some of my favorite features of Coda 2.5 include: Sync, Instant Preview and Git Control. Of course all of these features are wrapped up into a beautiful UI which fits nicely within the MacOS ecosystem.

The instant preview feature allows you to view all of your code changes live, right from within the editor, no browser refreshing!

What do you dislike?

The lack of plugins, i.e. extensibility.

While Coda does support plugins and has quite a few plugins that are freely available to their users, your options will be limited. They simply don't have the user base of some other code editors, namely SublimeText and Atom, and due to this, you won't find the same level of plugins within Coda as you do those others.

Also, lack of updates...seriously, a $100 code editor should be seeing regular updates! Many of the open source editors are seeing regular updates, new plugins and more very frequently, I expect a premium product to do the same.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working with the latest and greatest frameworks/languages, I would recommend looking elsewhere. However, if you are a front-end developer and need a reliable work horse, Coda may be just right for you.

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As a freelance designer, I often find myself in a situation where building out some of my designs is a requirement. Although this is often my least favorite aspect, and I am not much of a coder, it has to be done and to do so, I need a reliable code editor.

Coda was my true love for quite some time, however, as my process changes, Coda did not move along with me and I have since had to change to another editor.

Coda review by Ryan C.
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"Hands down best software for hard-coders"

What do you like best?

Coda is my go to coding software with integrated FTP access and simplistic user interface. It hasn't once crashed and the tabs function is fantastic. Coda constantly updates their software and make sure everything is running smoothly at all times. Coda manages big bulk uploads with greatness and never has issues, I can upload an entire site with no problems whatsoever.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when you want to come out of a login it will crash and hold, but this is a rare occurrence and only when there is some activity going on in the upload or download.

Downloading files from the server can sometimes cause my Coda to crash, I'm not too sure if this is an issue with my version or OS but sometimes it can crash and go extremely slow.

Besides this small issue I have no further dislikes about the software. It has always been smooth.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a simplistic UI, ease of use and reliability, look no further than Coda.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of Coda are great. With this software we can manage all of our clients under on roof. Coda neatly organises each FTP login and saves all the details, and resumes where you left off.

Coda is the only software I have used after testing many different platforms. Gone are the days of Dreamweaver and hello to new wave, Coda.

Coda review by User
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"Perfect code app for mac"

What do you like best?

It is a light but very powerful application, I use it for web development and modifying templates, it's great, and the integration with the FTP client is great for editing. It also has an iOS application that allows me to do quick code reviews without using the Mac.The different themes that you have to personalize the code allow me to be comfortable, it's great to be able to write code on a black background.

What do you dislike?

It is not so friendly in the graphic section to edit templates, but nothing to worry about, if it had a graphical interface that accompanies the code it would be a killer-app

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes I earn a few dollars setting up websites, coda allows me to edit the code of payment templates to adapt them to my projects easily.

Coda review by User in Computer Software
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"Best editor for iOS"

What do you like best?

I love how I'm able to code on the go. Sometimes I may be out and away from my computer and I will get an email which will say something on my site is broken or not working. I can easily go into the Coda app and find the problem and fix it. I can also create new features from anywhere, either while I'm waiting for someone or something or if I'm just bored and want to use my phone to code. It's all possible with Coda. I also love the design of Coda for Mac and iOS. It looks very modern and sleek and it works seamlessly which is definitely a plus!

What do you dislike?

I wish I can import my private keys using Dropbox. It would make it a lost easier for me to add new sites and login. I also wish the icons were more understandable in the app. The icons look sleek and cool but it doesn't really describe well what it does if I click on it. For example, the "Going back a directory" or "going back to all my files" icon/button.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to solve problems by solving problems on our website. We're able to code on the go and fix changes for our users as soon as possible. Being able to work/code from anywhere is great!

Coda review by Chris D.
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"Best Coding Software"

What do you like best?

I spent a lot of my career frustrated with Dreamweaver. Coda2 is like Dreamweaver unlocked. The ability to work with servers, syntax colors, preferences, is so much easier in Coda2. Pair it with any of Panic's other products and you have streamlined your production.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything about Coda2. I have never had any issues and they update the software often.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda2 seriously made my job so much easier. I love the sleek interface and that it's super easy to customize to your liking. You can also transfer your preferences to other machines with ease which is a must for someone who sometimes moves from desktop to laptop and vice-versa.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I really wanted ti streamline prototyping and Coda2 allowed me to organize myself in a much easier way. Now I have all of my server access in one program and I don't have to worry about going in between multiple programs to do my programming and FTP.

Coda review by Shiloe F.
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"Coda is a code editing program made for hand-coders"

What do you like best?

It is a clean, efficient piece of software that does exactly what it needs to; it allows you to edit and create code from scratch and displays it beautifully. Plus, you can preview! Visually, the software is gorgeous, which is something that I just like because its nice when your software is both beautiful and functional.

What do you dislike?

My biggest issue is an issue that I have with a lot of editors and that is integration with CMSs. It is a bit better than Dreamweaver but I wish that there was more fluidity there between it and the CMS. Another issue that correlates along with that is that if PHP snippets were validated; that would help a lot when coding for CMS systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think its a much better code editor than most out there. I know many designers stick with Dreamweaver because they have the suite already installed but I think that this is cleaner and quicker to use. It is not difficult to pick up, especially if you have been hand coding for some time, but there are snippets to help you along as you get better or more comfortable with coding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to create code from the ground up with ease, and also edit code others have written. It also keeps me honed in n what I'm doing as opposed to jumping around the window. It was great when I was coding more from the ground up, and if I went back into that area I would pick up the software again. Another benefit is that it is not as resource intensive as other programs which I really appreciate.

Coda review by Rafael V.
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"Really nice way to code on Mac"

What do you like best?

Crea tu código viendo en directo cómo queda el resultado sin salir de la aplicación

What do you dislike?

The functionality of watching live on iOS devices through your application does not always work as it should

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want an application with an attractive design, easy to customize for programming, with a native preview and live code that you write, Coda is without a doubt a good option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Normalmente lo utilizo para programar con lenguajes sencillos, especialmente HTML+CSS y PHP, para lo que sus funcionalidades son muy cómodas.

Coda review by Collin B.
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"Fantastic text editor"

What do you like best?

The ability to save and group sites is the best thing this text editor does. I haven't run into a text editor that makes it so easy to swtich between SFTP. The built in terminal is also extremely handy now that i do a lot of terminal based workflow

What do you dislike?

The plugins can be fantastic, but are very limited.The site for installing new coda plugins is also very buggy at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the ability to share text documents and intertwine git made working as a team fantastic. No longer were we cowboy coding or using a billion windows to get work done.

Coda review by Ryan K.
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"Simple tool to manage multiple websites"

What do you like best?

This tool allows me to manage multiple sites without having to manually detect changes. It auto syncs files from my local computer to the server so I know what's changed and can quickly publish changes.

What do you dislike?

The program sometimes crashes mid upload then I have to start the entire process over. Another issue is that unless you have the program open when you make changes, it doesn't always detect differences in local and live server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to manage multiple sites and quickly make updates to sites without having to browse my system.

Coda review by Brandon Z.
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"Great code editor with built in FTP"

What do you like best?

Coda is a solid code editor. It's reliable and almost never crashes or freezes. It's also excellent if you have many sites you need to FTP into.

What do you dislike?

Somewhat limited on features. Not a lot of new features/development going on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda might be the right choice for you depending on your needs/requirements. Just give the trial a go and see if it's what you're looking for.

Coda is missing some code editing features like multiple cursors, but it also has a lot of great features such as viewing documents side by side or on top of each other, robust searching through whole projects (if you have a local copy, not FTP), and a really nice wild card search feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manage access to lots of websites (ftp).

Coda review by Peter B.
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"Excellent code editor for Mac"

What do you like best?

One of the best features of Coda is the ability to have your preview window open at the same time as your code. Being able to see all of the changes you make, as you make them in a window is fantastic and really helps you to get everything pixel perfect.

What do you dislike?

There are however a few annoying bugs with the software... one of the worst ones is how the live preview of your code doesn't like dealing with Javascript files. There have been a number of times where the preview has cached an older version of the script and I've spent a long time trying to figure out why this is happening, only to realise that it's being cached.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's one of my favourite code editors and aside from a couple of minor bugs it's perfect!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working as a front-end designer/developer on mac in an institution that has a majority of people using PCs comes with it's challenges. One of the biggest ones was taking a step away from Dreamweaver and using something a little better and mac based for my coding. I bought the license for Coda with my own money because I felt it represented the best code editing options and features for a mac based piece of software.

Coda review by Christopher F.
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"Mac-only text editor with file management extras. Needs to support modern development workflow."

What do you like best?

Coda is a fast, memory efficient text editor targeted toward web developers that provides some excellent project management tools like integrated CVS status, file uploading, and project-wide search. Code completion is good and syntax highlighting for older files is excellent. It's one of the fastest editors on the market and can handle very large files well.

What do you dislike?

Coda was created in a time before Node, NPM, Gulp, and all of the other tools that have become an essential part of the modern coding toolchain. While Coda works fine for simple websites, it feels a bit long-in-the-tooth when attempting to use newer technologies like ES6, React, PostCSS, etc. Syntax highlighting for newer technologies is often broken or missing altogether, and file publishing seems less useful in the age of Git project management and Docker deployment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda is still the fastest text editor I've used and can handle large files better than most. We keep it for times we need to edit large data files, so keep that in mind when evaluating it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build tools for the web: WordPress plugins and themes, React applications, and online game experiences. Using Coda across our organization allowed us to have a consistent approach to code style and allowed us to quickly test code changes on remote machines. As we moved away from "cowboy coding" we ended up needing the tools Coda provides.

Coda review by Chelsea C.
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"Love it!"

What do you like best?

I've been using this program for years when developing websites and I love it. I especially love that I can FTP directly within the program. Makes things a lot quicker.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the tooltip gets in the way and I cannot figure out how to turn it off.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needing to have a text editor and an FTP program open at the same time is a hassle. I can save changes to my code automatically.

Coda review by Luis Oscar C.
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"Is the best code editor I've found and the only one I use."

What do you like best?

It's so intuitive; clean interface. Everything in one spot. I like the convenience of having a code editor that has it all. The validation and autocomplete is expected and included. The device syncing is great, preview in iPad is amazing! I also like that it can store and trigger snippets of code with just a few characters and boom you have the code. Terminal access, MySQL terminal, plugins, reference books just makes it even better.

What do you dislike?

¿Where are the updates? This application stopped updating for a looooong time. Still version 2! I think it has been abandoned in the dust. What a shame it's so good! I prefer of the early version of Coda that it had big buttons for the Terminal and reference books. I would prefer that they add in the reference book section a book or video course of mastering Coda. There's nothing like taking full advantage of the software. I've been using Coda for years and I have to say I've been too busy to learn it well; all it's commands, shortcuts, best plugins, and functions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you still need WYSIWG then it's not for you. If you have mastered coding then you can move to Coda. There have been new code editors competing with Coda that have an even simpler interface but are also very advanced like Sublime Text, Atom, Brackets. Try all of them and keep the one works best for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's the only code editor I use in my business. Yet I've been to busy to try the new code editors but I want to try them because Coda doesn't bring new updates. It helps me work faster because it's not so busy as Dreamweaver. I started coding with WYSIWYGs (Dreamweaver) but when I mastered coding WYSIWYGs are a distraction and you stop improving. I've been using Coda for years since they launched this app and I'm still a happy Coda user.

Coda review by Oscar José M.
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"It's worth it fully"

What do you like best?

He has managed to combine the beauty and usability of design with the power of a great editor. The program allows us to create websites, manage them via FTP and even connect to a local or remote database. All the interface is very careful and fits perfectly into the whole environment. Everything we need is visible, and if we want more options we can also obtain them very quickly and easily.

What do you dislike?

cost of the license, is not compatible with other operating systems, only mac.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Optimize your time and improve your experience in internet design and development using coda

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

development of web text to make our company known.

Management of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby and SQL languages.

Coda review by User in Higher Education
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"Easy App for Coding"

What do you like best?

Coda is an easy to use app for website coding. One of my favorite parts is its intuitive code system that automatically closes tags.

What do you dislike?

Coda's interface can occasionally be frustrating when navigating through multiple pages. It's pretty basic, nothing too elaborate - doesn't need to be a "pretty" app by any means, but could be updated visually.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good if you have a primary user, but someone else who can code (or at least learn some basics) who needs easy access to website editing and file uploads.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to quickly edit simple website changes without having to wait for our web administrator/IT director. It is easy enough that someone whose primarily responsibility but still knows code can use.

Coda review by Bruce A.
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"Best rapid web development tool for macOS"

What do you like best?

Coda is the perfect tool for website development. It's a native macOS development tool with built in file sync (via FTP/SFTP) and syntax highlighting for all webish formats. Coda is especially productive for prototyping and maintaining projects that can be installed via sync. The built in preview makes JS and LESS/SASS work even more productive than most standard text editors.

What do you dislike?

Coda isn't suited for every type of web project, like huge projects with complex installation methods.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda fits a special niche in web development tools: rapid prototyping and development of smallish web things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used Coda to prototype and ship hundreds of smaller projects. It made this class of project much quicker to launch.

Coda review by Marshall O.
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"All in one website coding solution"

What do you like best?

Edit and sync files with remote in one easy place, run terminal commands, even version control support. Tons of additional syntax modes with add-ons, powerful added functionality with plugins (for example as sass compiler).

What do you dislike?

Sync and site indexing tends to brake often with larger sites and lots of files. For example you run 'npm install' in the included terminal before excluding your node_modules folder from publishing often when you go to clear those several thousands of files it will freeze and not clear them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great application with tons of public extensions to power up your workflow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver is extremely bloated and writes bad code automatically. It's slow to load and difficult to setup sites.

Coda is a exceedingly better all-in-one solution!

Coda review by Dave Y.
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"Coda was the app that lured me away from WYSIWYG editors and I've never looked back"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to write clean, well-formatted code with handy auto-complete and built in FTP publishing.

What do you dislike?

It would be handy to have a local/remote feature that makes sure you're not overwriting anything that may have been updated on the server prior to hitting publish on the local side of things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is my favorite text editor for Mac. Having quick access to all my sites via FTP is fantastic. Well worth the investment. Also, the number of add-ons and extensions that are available pretty much make Coda a no-brainer. It is one of my favorite Mac apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am primarily editing PHP and SASS/CSS files for WordPress websites. It is where I spend most of my time during the workday

Coda review by Stephen G.
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"Coda is a fantastic app!"

What do you like best?

Coda is like text edit on the Mac, it's extremely light - gets to the core of what I'm after for a code editor. But then under the hood, it's very feature rich and updates frequently with all sorts of additional compatibility and additional features. It's my absolute go-to for web development. Beautiful, minimal feel.

What do you dislike?

I don't use Live Preview much, as I'm typically reviewing in real browsers on real devices as well as using Adobe Edge Inspect on multiple mobile devices to preview. I also use Transmit as my FTP app, so while FTP is built into Coda, I really don't make use of it - I'd rather have separate apps do what they're great at.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, it's great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm coding JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS, SCSS and Coda's formatting keeps it simple, easy to see where I'm at. I find that because the UI layout of the app is very minimalistic, it doesn't take up a lot of unnecessary space, allowing me to pay close attention to both my browser and code editor at the same time. As opposed to having all sorts of additional non-hidden menus always in view like other development apps have, making you have to switch between browser and code view.

Coda review by User in Internet
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"Develop and manage web projects with ease"

What do you like best?

Coda allows us to quickly develop and maintain complex websites and web applications. Not only we use it to maintain project files (via SFTP, SSH ...) but this is also our favorite code text editor (Javascript, Html, Css, Php, etc ...). It also has a Source control feature which is very useful.

What do you dislike?

The time between each new release ... sometimes it looks like the software is not maintained anymore; which gives a bad image of their company.

That's a shame because they are great guys and very smart developers ... probably less focus on marketing. But as the software works like a breeze, why bother ;)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing and maitenaing websites and web apps.

Coda review by Adam C.
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"Go back to the basics with Coda!"

What do you like best?

I use coda to code PHP, HTML5, JS websites. The fantastic built-in FTP management is the best around. The editor is as good as Sublime but the FTP/SSH management and Live Preview seals the deal.

What do you dislike?

There is very little to dislike but the "Live Preview" function doesn't work with dynamic websites. That would be a huge benefit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're considering Coda I couldn't recommend it more. It's simply the best editor for OSX that I have ever used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to manage all by websites in one place. This makes it super easy to make quick, live edits to sites as needed.

Coda review by Goncalo M.
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"A solid editor"

What do you like best?

As a Senior Web Designer I have been using Coda daily for frontend developing in HTML, CSS, JS and jQuery for some years now and I find it a really solid editor. The main features I would like to point out are its Sites, Clippings, FTP integration, Git Support and last but not least, Coda for iPad.

What do you dislike?

Even though I really enjoy using Coda, I must admit that something feels a little bit developer unfriendly. It feel less intuitive than what I have expected from Panic. Also, the updates, both in features and coding languages syntax aren't up-to-date to a modern fullstack developer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently I am creating a full responsive email newsletter framework and Coda has been a very powerful sidekick with its Live Preview and Clippings features. If the first allows me to preview my layout in real time, the later allows me to easily create and save modular elements of code to reuse later on.

Coda review by Nate D.
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"Probably the best-looking code editor available"

What do you like best?

The interface design is great (and I love the app icon); Panic is a great company and their support is always very helpful; I like the way it autocompletes code and closes tags better than any other editor

What do you dislike?

Lags behind in community support; doesn't show Git changes within each file in real time like Atom; has Scss syntax support but not Sass; not as easy to change file syntax as Atom; some features feel unneeded and make the app feel a bit heavy

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda is my favorite editor as far as appearance and functionality. I love the way it looks and the way it operates.

The lack of community support means that the featured tend to lag behind other editors, such as Atom. Panic support is great for the product, but they can't seem to add all desired features as quickly as I would like.

Also, it has a lot of extra features built in that I don't use, such as an FTP client and a terminal client. For this reason, it sometimes feels a little heavy for a lot of the things I want to use it for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it as one of my primary code editors for building websites and web applications.

Coda review by Claudio G.
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"A complete and versatile code editor"

What do you like best?

Coda is a powerful tool that includes FTP functionality, so you can use it as a complete program to code and publish or edit files online. It has a community that supports it with additional plugins that expand its abilities. It supports many languages, has different templates, and the UI is customisable.

I use Coda as my default code editor, from the simple website to the advanced prototype and project. Together with MAMP app it becomes a perfect setup.

What do you dislike?

I would like Coda to implement more recent and modern functionality and flow, for instance a better integrated responsive (present but not completely optimised) and adaptive abilities, and virtual server similar to MAMP. Web development moves forward very quickly, so the updates of the software should be more frequent and important.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want an easy-to-use, versatile, and flexible web tool then consider Coda for your projects. If you need a more advanced functionality and implementation flow (developers like) then it might be a bit less than expected. I find it perfect as a front-end and light backend editor; being a designer it fits completely to my needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A single program lets you manage a website from the beginning, from the implementation to the publishing. With CSS3, HTML5, and JS I often design directly through coding a web-based project, instead of mocking up a static page first. This lets me optimising both the time and the flow.

Coda review by Justin R.
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"Though named Coda, it's the main tool of my workflow... Not just the end of it."

What do you like best?

It's an amazing tool for the run-off-the-mill web designer and admin.

It hosts a bundle of features that come quite handy to have in the same package, such as FTP and file management capabilities, SSH and terminal console, a FEW very useful plugins, and the companion tool for iOS, (which I've loved until discovering BrowserSync et al.)

What do you dislike?

It's limited development community. In contrast to other more thoroughly sustained editors (i.e. Atom), Coda's plugin assortment is dismally limited. And I seriously doubt it'll grow much more in the upcoming months.

Having committed to this tool by paying a non-trivial price, there's a bothersome feeling as an user to have been somewhat forsaken. Migrating to other editors feels wrong due to the investment.

Also, based on Panic's recent posts, they seem to be focused mostly on their new game.

They say a new rebuild Coda is coming, but it sure will come with a new price... not sure I'll take it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give Atom a try, find the plugins that suit your workflow. You'll probably find it's more than good enough. It'll take some time setting it up to your liking, but you don't have to spend $100 for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It comes very well equipped out of the box. You get the app, run it an are pretty much ready to rock.

It's not perfect, but gets the job done quite well.

Coda review by Hian B.
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"Coda, one of the best tools for programming"

What do you like best?

What I like best in Coda is it simplicity. When I'm programming, I like to see only my code, that way I can identify better when I make a mistake, or the code doesn't work properly. That way, the Coda is very lightweight and loads very fast, something that is important to me too.

The way Coda arranges my websites is also pretty great. I can easily change the website that I want to work on, and it loads the preview files that I've been working on automatically.

What do you dislike?

I wouldn't call dislikes, but something that I think it could be improved.

One thing is the Save & Publish. To my mind, if I mark Use Publishing when I'm creating a new website, it should upload automatically when I press CMD + S. I know we have the shortcut for Save & Publish, but we are so familiar with the CMD + S that to me it should upload right away. If you are working local, or don't want it to upload automatically, you don't select Use Publishing.

The other thing is the search. I've worked with Dreamweaver for a long time, and the search is what I miss the most. In Dreamweaver we can search and replace in a whole folder, which is a really time saver when you need to change a something that is in a lot of pages.

The last thing is the FTP. I feel that Coda is slower than other programs, and I would like it to be a little faster when downloading/uploading files in my servers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want something different that is faster and lighter than others softwares, you should really try Coda.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I code mostly in PHP and Javascript, and for most of the programmers, the real pain in the ass is when your code is broken, you can easily lost days trying to find where the error is, and Coda with it simplicity and code tagging helps me to find the error faster.

Coda review by Andrew K.
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"Easy to Use and Clean"

What do you like best?

The sites functionality. The ability to create projects which includes the hosting information and previews is very easy and convenient. The fact that it interacts with transmit is also a big plus. Since I work in an agency, we typically have multiple projects under the same client. The ability to group sites together makes it significantly easier to quickly access projects. I really love this feature.

I also love how clean the design is. It's easy and intuitive to design. The right sidebar is also a very helpful tool, especially for CSS. The ability to quickly navigate to elements is beyond helpful. The built in terminal is also very helpful given most projects run Gulp and Git. It's one less application that needs to be run.

What do you dislike?

Plugins can be difficult to use. I am a big fan of Emmet and I have a hard time installing it. This is a strong piece of functionality with Sublime Text 3, which is another editor I use.

The other feature, which I like from Espresso, is rather than tabs, the open files are shown in the project sidebar rather than a tab at the top.

I also find it to be heavy. If I am editing quick files, one offs, I don't like to use Coda. I find it takes too long to open and that it's not as quick as other applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would absolutely recommend Coda. I have for years and will continue to do so. It's a strong editor with more positives than negatives. It's not only capable of getting the job done but goes above and beyond expectations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a daily programmer so I am constantly trying to do PHP, CSS, HTML, Javascript and more. Coda is a tool that I use to complete these tasks.

I like using it when dealing with clients who have numerous projects. The ability to group sites is one of the biggest benefits, as sometimes a single client can have up to 6 or 7 projects associated with it. We have a complicated file system, so folders aren't quick to be found. This speeds things up when getting started. Sometimes, for smaller changes, I'll spend more time trying to find the project than I will trying to find to make the update.

The other thing that is a huge benefit is having the terminal built into the application. If I am using other text editors, that means multiple programs running at once. I prefer to work with as few programs open as possible.

Coda review by Sandro M.
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"A bit greedy on RAM but it works"

What do you like best?

Site Management is nice, but unwieldy after 10+ sites. The ability to customize colors, collapse statements is great.

Honestly, great software if you're a small shop / dealing with a small number of sites, but if that's the case, can get everything this guy does for free with another set of programs, if you need more robust management of sites / files, Coda doesn't offer a good solution. Program seems to be in a middle ground for uses. Has a lot of potential though.

What do you dislike?

Tab system is broken, opening in another window is a hassle. Network drive / shared files causes it to crash constantly. FTP is cumbersome. Site management needs groupings / filtering system and it has to be much much faster and should consume a lot less RAM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

as I mentioned before it's a great software for a small studios or for freelancers with laptops on the go.

Coda review by Shane L.
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"Incredible tool that conforms to my production process!"

What do you like best?

The simple interface and customization options give Coda a malleable, approachable form. Whether I am just editing snippets to integrate on a CMS such as Wordpress or Squarespace for a client or doing an entire PHP page rewrite, Coda's a valuable assist to ensure I am getting it done right. I now there are competitors out there, but Coda has gone the distance to make the code accessible across different devices and maintain flexibility with each new release.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I dislike as much as I would like some functions further expanded. For example, rather than "Save As" to create duplicate sheets for projects, I'd rather be able to directly duplicate. Also, when I have an HTML Email, it would be valuable to be able to Save from the preview stage rather than stepping back to the code view. I spend a portion of my time on email design and development, so I think enhanced functionality there would be amazing :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A number of my clients leverage existing CMS (and CRM) systems such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Nationbuilder, VEEVA and more, so working within those frameworks, I am doing rapid adaptation, improvements and even entire program transfers. Coda gives me ample opportunities to write and review my code. When I am developing entire sites, I find Coda works is such a key to getting the work done right and on time.

Coda review by Darian R.
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"Loved it at one time but have moved on"

What do you like best?

I love Coda and it's a great piece of software but I have since moved on to atom and sublime text out of customizability and atom is just free. I pretty much solely use coda for ftp at this point. We have found that for our needs, Coda meets practically all of them for a full time web development workflow. Other apps that are free might be a little more customizable but Panic support and the Panic app is exquisitely designed and executed, so there is an appeal for professional users that depend on a professional tool and who may not want to spend time browsing support forums on the internet.

Coda is rock solid, rarely crashing and rarely ever causing me grief. While anecdotal in nature, this is a trait I truly appreciate.

What do you dislike?

This isn't as customizable as some other programs like atom or sublime text.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this if you are a Mac user looking for a polished piece of software and don't require a whole lot of developer bells and whistles.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are developing html, jade, scss, less and JavaScript apps and websites.

Coda review by Patrick S.
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"Coda is a solid HTML and CSS editor"

What do you like best?

Coda focuses on a workflow, from editing HTML and CSS/JS, to FTP uploading, to SSH, and even connecting to a MySQL database. This flow is quite nicely thought out, and the team at Panic have put a lot of care into their design.

What do you dislike?

Modern workflow are not always compatible with Coda. In particular, FTP uploading is not the norm like it used to be.

Also, modern front-end development tends to involve systems such as Node.js or SCSS, which have separate files that are edited to what are processes and published. Coda expects your root Site folder to be the same one that is uploaded, as it can track changes and upload them to the server. But nowadays I’ll have raw source files and processes minified files in separate folders, and the folder with the processed files are the ones I want to upload, but Coda won’t know to scope to that folder.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Part of my work involves front-end development, and I have owned Coda for a number of years. I like the way it lets me saves sites’s log in details, and sync them to the companion iOS app. This means I can edit websites on the go, in an emergency. But I often will use other apps like Visual Studio Code or Atom to edit the source files, because they are more rapidly updated and a little more powerful. Also, I prefer their tabbing UI, Coda’s are a bit optimistically wide, designed it seems for just handful.

Coda review by Alexander P.
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"First software my company purchased for me when I was hired. "

What do you like best?

As an Art Director and Digital Designer, I mostly do front-end design and development. Typically that just means quick edits, or quick prototyping. The split screen coding and simple search function make it really easy for me to stay organized and knock out tasks quickly. The live preview is also really great. All of those things work really well with the sort of coding I do.

What do you dislike?

The program is a little clunky and FTP doesn't always work as easily as standalone clients. Coda 2 has a lot of features I don't really use since I'm not truly a developer. That bloat sometimes gets in the way. However, more than anything how Coda keeps things tidy makes me happy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A lot similar to free options that are out there, but the ease of use, collection of features, and tight package make this program worth the purchase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm an Art Director and Digital Designer. I use Coda 2 mostly for Front End design and development work.

Coda review by Jörg G.
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"My weapon of choice "

What do you like best?

Coda 2 is the ideal tool if you are developing several websites or web-based applications on different servers. I use Coda now for 6 years since switching to a Mac and it changed my workflow significantly.

The main advantage is to work right on the server without having to handle a local copy or uploading files with a ftp tool. Other tools like espresso also have an integrated ftp tool but Coda has some features like integrated terminal/ssh app, Git support or MySQL administration app that improve my day to day work without having to use a second tool.

What do you dislike?

Compared to Sublime Text 3, which I like to use when I am working locally, Codas main advantages (integrated tools etc.) make it a bit too bloated (imho). SublimeText seems a lot faster when coding and editing locally. Another thing I dislike: Indenting code and code handling is smarter with Sublime Text.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda is my teams weapon of choice since we are developing and maintaining a lot of websites and web applications for different customers. All we need for our daily business is integrated in one stable, easy to use app.

Coda review by Manuel R.
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"The best all-in-one solution for web development"

What do you like best?

Coda provides everything you need when developing a site. From coding the site to uploading it to the server, everything is integrated into one single package.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there is little to dislike about Coda, but a few more visual help would be nice. Something like showing a preview of a color or image when hovering over the color value or image's path. Or getting an image's dimensions automatically while typing so you don't need to stop and look for the dimensions manually...

Also, in this word of preprocessors and the like, Coda really needs to add a way to compile Sass, Less and the like, within the app without the need of an external compiler.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you come form a different IDE or text editor, adapting to the way Coda do things might take a little time, but with a little effort you'll be thinking how could you live without it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you're looking for all-in-one solution, you'll find difficult to find something better than Coda but you need to adapt to its workflow to make full use of it.

Coda review by Daniele L.
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"A complete experience with all the needed tools"

What do you like best?

Coda lets both the experienced and the beginner coder reach the purpose easily. It offers many features that let me manage the whole process of building websites in a very smooth flow. It makes the process feel fluid and integrated, without having to continuously jump between many different applications to get to the result, a much appreciated feature especially since I also actually design the website.

What do you dislike?

I'm an Interaction Designer, so my coding skills are very basic, and so are my needs (I usually use it to build one pagers and/or hero flows to then be used by developers as reference). That being said, I don't find any particular flaw worth mentioning. Maybe the UI could be slightly improved in some details, but it's really a matter of minor things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hardcore professional developers will probably find it a bit of a toy and would stick with their framework, I guess. But for designers and average coders it's a great tool to consider. It offers the whole package, with useful functionalities when in need of solving bugs and errors in the code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to deliver high fidelity prototypes of websites and animations to developers as well as delivering projects in the form of websites. Since using Coda is very smooth, when needed, I can skip the part of creating prototypes and deliver to developers directly something which can be used as a starting point for creating the "real thing".

Coda review by Robert P.
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"Great all-in-one IDE for a traditional web development workflow"

What do you like best?

To give a little background, I'm an independent freelance web developer. I don't tend to work in development teams on a shared codebase. My projects tend to be WordPress installations (or similar sorts of setups on commodity hosting).

For these projects, and for me as an individual, Coda is essential to my workflow. At any given time, I'm maintaining and building over a dozen sites, and Coda helps me manage not only my files, but my access to all the servers they live on. Built-in (S)FTP, Amazon S3, and Git and Subversion make publishing and version control very fast and easy for me.

What do you dislike?

If you have a strong workflow already, using Coda for the first time can be frustrating if you're not open to bending a little. It's not as customizable (in a close-to-the-metal sense) as Sublime Text, say, or Atom. There's definitely some structure that it imposes, but what you get -- in my opinion -- is way more than what you give up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a traditional web development workflow -- in the sense that you are creating HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on a local development environment, and uploading it to a remote production environment, this software, in my experience, is ideal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you are maintaining a handful of websites in either a freelance or in-house capacity, Coda is an ideal all-in-one IDE for managing your products. If you're looking for something simpler, in terms of a text editor, maybe try TextMate or BBEdit. But if you're routinely publishing code to a server you're connected to via (S)FTP or S3, this is the tool for you.

Coda review by Ethan S.
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"Coda = Solid Workhorse"

What do you like best?

Integration of FTP, shell, and text editor makes Coda a perfect one-stop-shop for many types of basic web development tasks. I started using Coda right after it was released and it's been in my war chest ever since. Very user friendly for non-developers.

What do you dislike?

A few years ago when I started using git to version and stage most of my projects, I followed a friend's recommendation to try out Atom and Sublime Text. At the time both had significantly larger communities of users and a huge array of well-supported third party plugins. I quickly adopted Sublime Text after realizing it helped make coding significantly faster for me. It looks like Panic is catching up with their own plug-in library for Coda that provides similar capabilities to those I've fallen in love with... it's just a bit behind the curve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design and develop custom Wordpress solutions. Design and develop JS web apps.

Coda review by Jason H.
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"Coda Gets Job Done"

What do you like best?

Coda is great for editing/writing code and managing my files. I like that it works easily with html, css, and php and it predicts well as I’m tying the code I’m going to use. Seems to always be update to date with the latest standards.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a way to easily save and store snippets that I use often for projects. Like a library for code that I re-use often that is outside of a project but I can easily pull in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a full-stack web designer, I’ve actually moved away from coding as much as possible. I use WordPress with the Divi theme. I feel like from a code stand point, most of the wheel has been re-invented. It would be nice if programs like Coda were more forward thinking as far as how "drag-and-drop" seems to be the direction things are going. Again, having a library of re-useable items would be great. Even with Divi, I find that I still need to make custom template edits (such as for archive pages or single pages). Coda is always my go to when it comes to code editing.

Coda review by Joe W.
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"I tried it when I first started Web Design/Development and never got tempted to switch Editors!"

What do you like best?

My favourite thing about Coda is being able to edit code easily in a clean/simple editor and having FTP access also. Once connected to the server, have my files ready and my design in mind, I am fully ready to go! I've been tempted by the likes of Sublime Text and other apps which i've tried but I always come back to Coda as it has everything I need. It may seem basic, simple and sweet but it's perfect.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the preview on Coda (my only dislike). I always need to check my websites on all major browsers for obvious reasons so using the preview is quite pointless for me unless I'm only checking a minor detail but for the overall picture, i don't use Coda's preview feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd highly recommend Coda if you need a simple editor and FTP access, Coda does this perfectly. It's that simple. Nothing flashy, just what you need to the point.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using Coda I'm helping businesses get themselves known on the WWW by designing and developing their websites. Using Coda is a huge part of this process along with Fireworks for the actual design process (Me > Fireworks > Coda > Browser > Happy Clients!). Coda benefits me greatly with it's FTP access and simple editor, it's all I ask for and it supplies perfectly.

Coda review by Wojciech L.
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"Companion for a long time"

What do you like best?

One window environment. Flexibility of the UI setup. Ability to quickly switch between sites with different environments and languages.

What do you dislike?

Startup time. App freezing to think from time to time. When switching local NAS to a different hardware ALL sites have to be created again as using old ones produces constant errors making work unbearable. Sometimes it freezes when there are problems with connecting to a server or problems with network connection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I deeply believe in trying all the options in trial before deciding on one software. I am not 100% sure Coda is best for me - there are other solutions and everyone should know their options. Coda became more stable with years I was using it but it took time. It is not bug free still so... testing is essential!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a front-end web developer working mainly in PHP/HTML/CSS and also some TCL. I have 100+ sites in my regular access list and Coda allows me accessing them very nicely.

Coda review by Tim G.
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"Good Editor, but Showing its Age."

What do you like best?

Coda has a clean, Mac-like GUI, which is friendly and feels familiar. It has a Preview pane so you can make edits and see changes without Grunt, CodeKit, etc., kind of "design in the browser" without the browser. The Publish feature is handy.

What do you dislike?

I can't add custom text-expansion snippets so I have to rely on a third-party app. Emmet support is horrendous, and if you've come to rely on Emmet in your workflow you know how important this is. SSH barely works - when you can finally get it to work. Doesn't have very good support for globally updating blocks of text within the same document. Can be very slow with large documents. Multiple document search is severely lacking; I switch out of Coda and move into BBEdit just so I can do multiple document find and replace. No major updates planned for Coda in 2016. Doesn't integrate/share data with Transmit - and this should be a no-brainer since they're both made by Panic. Not updated very often.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda is getting old, and Panic isn't planning on updating it until 2017, so if you want something modern I suggest you look elsewhere.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I build web apps, so I use Coda every single day and have come to know it quite well. I can't really say I'm solving any problems, as it's a small IDE, and, to be honest: there aren't a lot of benefits to using Coda because it's gotten quite long in the tooth. With that said,however, I've checked out other editors and keep coming back to Coda. I'm not sure if this is because I don't want to take the time to learn the other editor's ins and outs, or if - despite all of my issues with it - I still love Coda.

Coda review by Alessandro C.
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"Smooth development+deployment process with Coda"

What do you like best?

Compact and clean interface, all the clutter of other IDEs is removed. You have full control on your layout, split views, panel organization and themes.

Configuring a new website or app is a smooth and simple process. You can setup a regular FTP/SFTP, or directly connect to amazon S3, remotely hook your Database and Git repo.

The auto publishing features is the best, keeping track of all your updates and auto deploying in the correct folder.

Plugins and extensions can boost your workflow by a lot, with code autocomplete, ready to use boilerplate templates and code hint validation.

The syncing system can keep all your machines updated at once.

What do you dislike?

It's only available for OSX, the update frequency is a bit low, like less than once a month, and the amount of plugins is a bit limited.

Overall the things I dislike don't affect negatively in anyway my verdict on this product. It's the best IDE I've ever used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a fully featured and stable IDE for every type of development work. Having a built-in FTP and GIT system to fast commit and deploy new code.

Working on multiple projects and instances at the same time, without any slow time, brash or unexpected error.

Coda review by Michael S.
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"Still the best all in one web development tool for Mac OS X"

What do you like best?

Coda is built by developer for developer. It is very easy to understand the philosophy behind every functionality embedded into the application and you are a web developer then you will truly appreciate it.

Coda is great because it can be used whether you are a novice or experienced web developer, it will make your life easier to develop websites.

What do you dislike?

Overtime, it can feel a bit outdated. Updates are not released very often and some recent versions may come with minor but annoying bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Panic needs to step up their game if they want to reserve Coda's title as the best web development application for Mac OS X. Many new and upcoming editors are showing huge potential and more frequently updated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You will be able to develop websites more effectively as you can use it as an all in one tool: HTML, CSS and server language (I use PHP) editor. When I started using it many years ago, my productivity was boosted by almost 50%.

Coda review by Michal F.
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"Coda - a good starting point for web developers looking for advanced tools"

What do you like best?

Panic's Coda has a really nice user interface, offers a great FTP integration (allows for easy editing directly on the remote server). It's even integrated with source control such as GIT, however this needs a bit of work. Coda offers some level of code completion, which is good for a faster working environment. Overall, it's a great piece of software if you're not a PRO user who requires many fine-tuning settings and options.

What do you dislike?

The source control integration is a bit tricky to figure out, so if you're not really a PRO user, it might be a bit of a learning curve to find out how to set it up properly.

Lacks pro-level code completion that would work with installed libraries, classes, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're building websites for our clients, using various platforms, thus we need a flexible solution. Coda offers a lot of integration, however lacks some higher level functions. It's sufficient for most users, however.

Coda review by Patrick I.
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"My favorite IDE!"

What do you like best?

There a many, many things I love about CODA. The editor has improved my coding, the built in terminal has allowed me to integrate build tools and package managers right into my workflow, and the FTP functionality ties it all together with my servers. I love the Clips functionality as well. I've tried several other IDEs over the years, but keep coming back to CODA for its comprehensive nature. I've even had to write the folks at Panic for a couple of reasons and they've solved my issues in an extremely timely manner. Oh, and with CODA Sync I'll never lose server log in credentials again! It's amazing! And it ties right in to the iOS editor so you can work on the move.

What do you dislike?

I've found that the FTP is sometimes unreliable, particularly when connecting to GoDaddy shared servers. Also, many times when I manually quit my system thinks it crashed, which may be more of an issue with my system than CODA.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dive in! Set up your sites. Use the Terminal. Save some Clips. Get the iOS app. Sync some stuff. Improve your workflow!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CODA has absolutely improved and optimized my workflow as a web designer and front-end developer. I started using it seven or so years ago and haven't stopped. I even love the iOS editor and how CODA Sync lets me work while on the move.

Coda review by User in Design
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"Coda is still the top choice for any serious developer"

What do you like best?

I love the clean interface Coda provides for me. I can focus solely on the coding, without any clutter or distraction. I really love the previews. I also really like the FTP integration. I can manage my sites from one area.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it does not warn me when I make a change I did not mean to change and I will overwrite something. It makes me wary and always triple checking everything.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a solid editor that won't get in your way, and with a stunningly clean interface, Coda is the one you want to check out. It's got a great community of users and is not going anywhere for a long time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves the problem of having to pay monthly for Dreamweaver, as I used to. The $99 cost is a big hefty, but it's a solid application that won't let me down.

Coda review by Derek K.
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"Great IDE for Designs and Developers Alike"

What do you like best?

Coda is a fully featured IDE with polished interface and intelligent syntax highlighting. Managing multiple sites is made easy by intuitive card-style interface. The multi-facted site navigation is also incredibly useful, providing breadcrumbs for drilling down into folders, or you can browse a more traditional tree-hierarchy. It also features a preview function that will run remotely inside of the application, or you can push a preview to a browser. And while I don't take advantage of them, there are plenty of features that hardcore developers will surely appreciate as well.

What do you dislike?

Autocompletion can be problematic at times, but thankfully can be disabled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for something beyond a basic syntax editing environment then Coda might just be for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda provides a stable and reliable IDE for the basic front-end development and FTP duties I perform. It is also generously supported by the publisher (Panic) and is frequently updated.

Coda review by Ivan B.
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"Coda is the way to go"

What do you like best?

It is extremely easy to use. It does work with many other languages not just HTML. I do like that I edit websites on the go via FTP.

So far I have not found a better solution, or even anything that is closer, for editing html/php on a mac.

It is definitely a lot faster than adobe's dreamweaver.

It is very convenient that Coda is also available on the iPad as Diet Coda

What do you dislike?

Not a huge fan of the massive grey banner at the top when in full screen mode. I would prefer if the coda doesn't ask me to install Xcode every single time I open it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely the best html editor for Mac users. It is extremely fast and easy to use. Very happy to use it on my iPad.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working on corporate websites that need constant editing due to the huge demand by our clients.

Coda review by Kristen B.
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"Nice lightweight web editor with built-in FTP"

What do you like best?

Coda is so much less bloated than Dreamweaver and other alternatives. The interface for adding various sites is quite nice and I like that it includes a screenshot of the web presence to easily jog my memory. I especially like that I can use custom themes so the colors are easy to read and to my liking.

What do you dislike?

The only problems I have come across seem to occur when I am attempting to edit or delete files as a batch. Also, the interface for changing server permissions needs work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I no longer need to pay for an Adobe Dreamweaver license. In general, my computer runs more smoothly with Coda over Dreamweaver.

Coda review by Diana C.
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"Excellent web editor"

What do you like best?

Coda is an excellent web editor, with a very good interface. I like the automatic code completion, because I am not a web developer, so it is easier for me. I appreciate also the CSS editor and the possibility to control graphic appearance of a web site or of an e-book.

I like very much the drag and drop for images.

What do you dislike?

The price is not very cheap. I know that there is an iPad version, but for this kind of job I prefer to work on desktop. I don't like that is only for Mac.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend to use Coda because is one of the best web editor in this moment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find very helpful the integration with Transmit for the file upload, because it is the most popular way to transfer files in my company. So I can work with more efficiency.

Coda review by Kelly W.
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"Coda Review"

What do you like best?

I like that I can have many different site ftps in one area. I also like that I can add the plugins made specifically for WordPress. Makes it quicker to code.

What do you dislike?

Maybe it already exists, but I wish that I could tab chunks of code to the left. Currently I can "tab" chunks to the right, but in order to clean up some of my code, I would like to move left as well. If this already exists, maybe an easier way to learn how?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving the solution of having a separate code editor and FTP. Saves so much time hitting save.

Coda review by Housam Z.
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"Brilliant IDE"

What do you like best?

Taking user-experience into consideration, simple is always better, and that's totally the idea behind Coda.

It's a very simple IDE, yet keeping the great features that everyone needs.

For me, I like the multi-site management interface, the built-in FTP client, the CSS editor, themes, plugins, the terminal, and the programming languages refrences books.

What do you dislike?

There was a stage when Coda ignored old plugins that I used to depend on, especially the one that does mass-editing to code, as in making a list into an array.

For example, I wish they can include this as a native feature in the editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you like to switch to Coda, you need to try before you buy and install some plugins and use the extra stuff like FTP client and programming languages references.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Coda for both Web Development using PHP and Research using Python.

Coda review by User in Music
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"Easy to use website editing software"

What do you like best?

Coda covers all the bases — I can edit HTML, CSS, XML, etc. and take templates that were generic and turn them into something unique. It also does auto-complete, which is great for me since I'm not as familiar with some of the new code.

What do you dislike?

The all-in-one window is sometimes difficult to manage, but it's mostly just my workflow that's sometimes haphazard.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need something easy to work with that allows you to dig into code when needed, Coda's the one for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not a full-time coder, but Coda helps me get done what's needed. I've already completed two sites, with a third one on the way!

Coda review by User in Graphic Design
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"Coda: The Ultimate Coding Software"

What do you like best?

What I enjoy best about Coda is the organization of projects in the dashboard and within each project. It's a very user-friendly way of visually keeping all of your code in one place with easy access, even though the code may be in different folders on your hard drive.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is probably just my own knowledge limitations of the software's features. I've had trouble connecting sites to their FTPs and getting new changes to upload.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda saves me time and hassle having to do with the organization of all of my different projects. I've honestly never thought about the benefits of Coda before, which attests to its ease of use because it integrated so seamlessly into my workflow that I haven't even noticed.

Coda review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Fabulous All-In-One Code Editor and File manager"

What do you like best?

My favorite feature when using Coda is the split screen view you can use to see multiple files you're working on at once. I can see my .html, .css, and. js all in the same window at the same window and easily move them around. And the live preview is useful too.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, it seems to be a bit too robust when you want to make a quick code change on one file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a web developer and work on several different projects at once. Coda is my one-stop-shop to edit, preview, and upload my code and files. Simple efficiency with drag and drop and live-preview of files in edit mode.

Coda review by Danut Mihai F.
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"My experince with Coda"

What do you like best?

Coda is the go-to app if you need to hard-code a website. I like that I can connect to a ftp server and edit files i need live. The app looks really good, while the interface is very simple and intuitive.

What do you dislike?

It's expensive and important features like autocomplete and multiple selections.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it and if you like it, buy it. It's definitely the best ftp editor out there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I always need to connect to a remote server and fix some files on the fly. Coda makes this an ease. It also supports Amazon S3, therefore, i find it the best way to browse your Amazon S3 cloud repo.

Coda review by User in Computer Software
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"Clean and Simple Code Editor"

What do you like best?

I love that Coda makes everything nice and easy with its simple interface. Very easy to upload files and no weird keyboard shortcuts required. All of the free plugins available for Coda are wonderful as well. So easy to integrate with SASS compiling!

What do you dislike?

I do wish Coda had a better site-wide find and replace feature. Finding something within a document is easy, but across the entire site is more difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of the free plugins Coda offers. Always set up sites in Coda for local development with the publishing feature turned on to easily keep track of which files need uploaded/published to your server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am constantly developing custom applications and Wordpress sites with the help of Coda. I am always solving problems for my clients through design and ensuring the final product is simple and intuitive.

Coda review by Kaitie M.
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"A little clunky of an FTP"

What do you like best?

So the visuals are light and airy, and the html writing is great. Once a site is saved, you get a nice visual key to select between saved sites.

What do you dislike?

My problem is the FTP. I don't think it's as user-friendly as it ought to be. It is a little confusing setting up your sites at first (though once they are set, it is nice and visual to choose between saved sites), and the files upload and download windows are a little confusing. I think dreamweaver is easier to choose your local destinations and easily drag and drop between.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Once you get used to the set up, its not so bad. However, as a first time user, it is more confusing than it should be. Make sure to take the time to acclimate yourself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing code, uploading content.

Coda review by Jeremy S.
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"Great IDE for projects"

What do you like best?

Integrated Transmit (FTP); 'sites' for navigating back to projects; split view with browser

What do you dislike?

GIT integration feels limited. I'm not expecting a full GIT client but it would be amazing if Coda had more features like Tower.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think there's a trial version so you can check it out. Coda is heavier duty than Sublime Text, Brackets, BBEdit, etc., but much faster and sleeker than something like Dreamweaver. When I start a frontend project from scratch, I almost always manage it in Coda. It's fantastic for marking up a page/template and writing the CSS/SCSS at the same time (split view).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Coda to manage client projects efficiently. It helps me write code effectively AND keep my work organized.

Coda review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Computer Software
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"Awesome editor for developing web- or server software"

What do you like best?

Easy to use editor with many functions and syntax modes, integrated SSH terminal, database manager and documentations - everything a web developer needs in one place in an intuitive design and workflow

What do you dislike?

Rarely updated and less functionality then larger editors like eclipse

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perfect for developing scripts, websites, server software or any other component that runs on servers and uses databases as backend because of the integrated editors / interfaces

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our developer team uses coda for all our projects. You can easily setup all your projects with all the credentials, urls etc. and managed your projects directly in coda. It's easy to switch between projects and keep all your opened files saved within the project data

Coda review by Joseph L.
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"My first coding program!"

What do you like best?

Coda was the first product that I used besides TextEdit to code my websites in HTML + CSS. It was recommended by my co-workers in 2010, and it helped organize my pages and corrected minuscule spelling mistakes that are always bound to happen. The live preview was quick and easy to switch onto. Everything was pretty much seamless and easy to do on Coda. I love the autocorrect function.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike. At the time, there wasn't a dark skin option for Coda which a lot of developers tend to code with. In the future, a possible upgrade would be to make Coda like Sketch and allow users to drag elements on a page.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making my own custom websites with HTML, CSS, and a little Javascript

Coda review by Doug T.
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"It's done everything I've ever wanted it to do."

What do you like best?

Themes, Language Support, Build in DB and Command Line. And the fact that it just works!!

What do you dislike?

Level of control in authentication to different servers. Fairly locked down on what you can customize.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Write code, connect to servers, manage working sites/apps. It's been an awesome all in one tool.

Coda review by Tony I.
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"Best MacOS editor"

What do you like best?

Coda is very customizable, is intuitive and simple. Is Panic crown jewel.

What do you dislike?

The only thing a do not like about Panic Coda is the price. Is little bit expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda is a very nice and well maintained software. The devolvement team is always improving and updates are well received.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Is a a piece of software that let you control different instances of several projects.

Coda review by Agency
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"A huge step up from the other IDEs"

What do you like best?

I like the customization options and the fact the FTP and text editor are integrated. The integrated platform has given us a more streamlined workflow. The capability to export favorites has also been a lifesaver for onboarding new interns, employees, and consultants.

What do you dislike?

The interface could stand to have a refresh. Perhaps something more minimal. I like the idea of the webpage screenshots representing the different sites in the saved locations, but I would prefer to see something more along the lines of just a logo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Robust options. Brilliant ease of use. Simple features that will take anywhere you need to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team used a variety of text editors and FTP platforms. We've finally all agreed on Coda. The universalization of our development software has helped us make strides in better efficiency and file sharing.

Coda review by User in Higher Education
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"A powerful tool for writing nearly any type of code — web code, in particular!"

What do you like best?

Coda not only has an excellent interface (like all products by Panic Software), but it also has nearly any feature you might need for web development built-in out of the box! I particularly like the built-in W3C validation.

What do you dislike?

Coda is easily one of the best tools (in general) that I've used in my line of work. I'd be hard-pressed to identify anything that I dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda's a great tool that replaces a number of other tools that I would have to engage with separately. Want to make your workflow more efficient? Coda just might be for you!

Coda review by User in Graphic Design
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"Brilliant cohesive product for web development and server management"

What do you like best?

I love this app. Coda strips away the unnecessary and leaves a perfect user interface that makes coding, testing and uploading/downloading efficient and easy. The most useful aspect is being able to manage sites individually, allowing you to return to sessions of web development with servers/files/everything exactly as you left it.

What do you dislike?

There is very little I dislike about Coda. Perhaps I wish it had better code prediction/autofill capabilities. It would also be helpful to have better ways of navigating large files of code (defining sections, being able to jump between them, etc.). Overall, Coda is still my favorite app for development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coda is not a WYSWIG piece of software, it's primarily designed for handwriting code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda allows me to organize individual clients into manageable sections, making it easy to switch between client work. When managing multiple clients it can be difficult to keep track of server credentials and files—Coda makes it easier by compartmentalizing everything.

Coda review by User in Consumer Services
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"Good program for coding, especially with the iPad app"

What do you like best?

Coda is really good with file management. Being that it's also created by my preferred FTP client that i use. I feel really comfortable with it. The screen for coding is really easy to customize to the way I like it and makes it easier to follow along with my code. I also love the Mobile app for my iPad, I can code even when I don't have my computer with me. The mobile app is really easy to use for coding updates.

What do you dislike?

That it is only available for the Mac. The place I work has PCs only, and Coda is MAC only, so I only use it at home for personal use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At previous jobs, I used it to code our websites and eBlasts. I I use it for personal projects and Freelance work.

Coda review by Desiree J.
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"Must have for coders on the go"

What do you like best?

I love that Coda has an FTP client as well as the code editor. I also love the ability to save commonly used code snippets and that it has code references built in.

What do you dislike?

I wish that there were a way to import/export code snippets like there is in Sublime Text

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a great all in one solution, Coda is what you are looking for!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This combined with DesktopServer is the perfect combination of software to code Wordpress sites locally. I am able to completely code and build Wordpress sites

Coda review by User in Computer Software
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"Serious Code Editing Comes to the Mac"

What do you like best?

Coda is a best-in-class application for Mac, it has the ability to handle multiple coding language, various styles of syntax validation, and robust support for multiple projects at the same time.

What do you dislike?

Despite the ease of use and installation, over the years, there have been issues with upgrades which have caused the product to crash or need full reinstallation to work. Recently, it was removed from the Mac App Store which makes upgrades a little more difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Explore the network of plugins that are available to see if an enhancement might help you be more productive. Be wary of product upgrades as they might break the app

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coda allows our business to maintain Mac computers within our environment, there is no comparable code editing software that permits serious development on Macs.

Coda review by Tim M.
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"Website management ease!"

What do you like best?

Coda is great for getting started with web projects across the board. You can manage all of your design and development source code and setup sites with ease.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a little childish at first for a professional atmosphere. It is more gear towards a beginner, but houses advanced settings and options. It should be one or the other.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For website management and source code editing with user in mind - consider Coda.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accessing client files and setting up new projects to manage all in one location is one of the best things about the program itself.

Coda review by Katelyn R.
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"Simple & Clean"

What do you like best?

I suggest coda to all of my front end developer friends and co-workers. It's not too fancy but gives you everything you need!

What do you dislike?

Not too many software developers know about coda.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great company! I love the ease of use and they offer a great trial period.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's so easy to find a site I need to fix or create a simple folder structure with Code. I also love that it give me access to ftp and sftp servers if I need it.

Coda review by Mark A.
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"Coda Rocks"

What do you like best?

Clean design, optimized for web coding workflow without extra complexity. Syncs with desktop files automatically.

What do you dislike?

Could be more helpful and/or descriptive with errors when connecting to servers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a simple, fast code editor for macOS, look no further. It masters many different syntax and allows easy editing of mulitple file formats. I really love the ability to store and apply code snippets from the sidebar.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding HTML, CSS, Javascript inside Wordpress themes. Quick, easy, real-time updates on live code.

Coda review by Doug V.
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"Coda is better then Dreamweaver, not as good as an IDE"

What do you like best?

I enjoyed having the built in FTP sites. Some of the code commenting, styles and short cuts were helpful.

What do you dislike?

Never got to using it with any type of version control. No built in Terminal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an inexpensive code editor, Coda will work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed an inexpensive code editor and Coda fit the bill. Its quick and easy, but having made the jump to an IDE, I prefer a code editor with more customization and better tools.

Coda review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"A lot better than others"

What do you like best?

Coda is intuitive, beautifully designed, helps me and is perfect for web design. This software have simples interface, something that can make me more comfortable to work with other applications, also the FTP an integration with Databases is very handful. The license is not expensive and the documentation is useful

What do you dislike?

- Too much transition effects, it should be more smooth;

- Needs to be more designer-friendl;

- Should be more collaborative.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In these many years working with webdesign, Coda was the only one that make me feel comfortable to work, also I can't find any other softwares that solve my problems since the first use. If designers has problems to code, Coda can be a good option to use, because it don't looks like a "developer" tool, is not too complex tudo use, and helps to have a more organised and comprehensible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now I'm using for personal projects, but Coda has important participation in several jobs, as freelancer, regular employee or business partner. Several works in my portfolio were made using Coda, even using static HTML and when using with a CMS, something that I like to use right now.

Coda review by Seung Yeon Y.
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"Best choice for web agencies "

What do you like best?

Sites management with FTP, MySQL and SSH support and opened file state saving for sites(workspaces). Further more, editing files together through bonjour was the best.

What do you dislike?

Lack of IDE-kind functions, HTML only optimized editing experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best editor (not IDE) for multiple php-html-css-js website management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing/Developing multiple websites.

Because of the powerful sites/workspace feature, we reduces a lot of time finding login information for each protocol. Alternatively we connect to the server instantly when we need to.