Here’s a date for your diary, people.
This coming Thursday, Coda 2 will be available for download, which is a massive update featuring a completely overhauled interface, tonnes of new features (over 100 in total, according to the developers) and a few surprises thrown in for good measure as well. The update will be paid however any customers that have purchased Coda in the past month or so will receive it for free. The developers are also running a 50% off promotion for the first 24 hours of sale as well.
Coda 2 brings a whole new kind of web editing with code folding, a much requested feature meaning that you can still focus on subsections whilst still managing large portions of code and a new smart complete function for auto-completion of custom variables and functions. There are also workflow improvements, such as automatic indentations and a new find and replace system, an indispensable tool for most developers.
The user interface of Coda 2 has also been given a significant overhaul with an all-new tabbed interface and a customisable dock for your tools. The update also focuses on better site management, with iCloud sync for your sites and clips (if purchased from the App Store) and a new MySQL editor with a full GUI.
Alongside Coda 2, Diet Coda is also being released for the iPad, meaning that you aren’t tied down to your desk if you want to make a few quick tweaks to your website. Another groovy feature for Diet Coda is AirPreview, meaning you can view the changes to your website directly on your iPad without having to save and go into preview mode first, which is a definite bonus for developers.
Of course, you’ll have to wait until Thursday to find about all the new features Coda 2 has to offer and We will, of course, be doing a full review of it when it is released so watch this space!
Coda 2 will be released this Thursday on the developers’ website as well as on the Mac App Store and will be priced at $75 (upgrade pricing).