Coda, a Panic product, is a one-window Web development application for Macs. Coda is packed with all kinds of built-in goodies like ‘Sites’ (an organizer for all your sites), Transmit 3 (an amazingly fast FTP program) a terminal, and virtual books. Despite its price tag of $79 ($69 if you already have Transmit 3), Coda is a one-hell-of an app. I used use Adobe Dreamweaver, but when I came across Coda, I couldn’t begin to compare the two. Coda was just the app I was looking for.
So you’re probably wondering how Coda can be used with WordPress. Well, besides the fact that Coda’s amazing CSS and text editor, built-in FTP, and terminal, can be used for working on your WordPress files, Coda has this little feature called Clips. “Clips is a friendly floating window allows you to insert your frequently used text snippets just by clicking, dragging, or tab-triggering”, says Panic on their site. Clips is perfect for inserting WordPress tags, snippets, and other codes/text used for WordPress. Of course, Clips isn’t only limited to WordPress stuff, so you can use it for pretty much anything else. The image on the right is a screenshot of the Clips interface and some clips I have.
Coda’s ‘Sites’ is also another one of its sweet feautres. With ‘Sites’ you can organize and manage all your Web sites in a one area. “Think of them as uber-favorites on cute little pieces of paper. When you’re ready to start work, just double click a site — Coda will instantly restore itself exactly as you left it, connecting to your server, restoring any splits and tabs, and allowing you to code, pronto”, says Panic.
After using Coda for the last few months, I don’t think I’d ever go back to Dreamweaver. It’s gotta be one of my favorite Mac apps.