Advantages Of Nova
a) It’s beautiful, clean and fun.
- You can make Nova look exactly the way you want,while still feeling Mac-like. Bright, dark, cyberpunk, it’s all you. Plus, themes are CSS-like and easy to write. Nova can even automatically change your theme when your Mac switches from light to dark mode,
b) Nova doesn't just help you code. It helps your code run.
- You can easily create build and run tasks for your projects. We didn't have them in Coda, but boy do we have them now. They're custom scripts that can be triggered at any time by toolbar buttons or keyboard shortcuts.
- Imagine building content, and with the single click of a button watching as Nova fires up your local server, grabs the appropriate URL, and opens a browser for you, instantly. Just think of the time you'll save.
- Nova supports separate Build, Run, and Clean tasks. It can open a report when run. And the scripts can be written in a variety of languages.
c) Editing text is just part of what Nova does.
- They’ve bundled in extremely useful tools to help you get your work done quickly and efficiently. They're all fast and native too, of course.
- The New Tab button doesn't just open a fresh document, although it does that, too.
- Click it to quickly access a feature-packed Transmit file browser, or a super-convenient Prompt terminal, all right inside Nova.
- Meanwhile, Nova's sidebar is packed with power. A local file browser. A remote file browser. Find across your project's files. A symbol navigator. Text clips. Git. Task reports. Issues. And file tracking and publishing.
- The sidebar can also be split to show multiple tools at once, on the left and/or right side of your editor. And you can drag your favorite tools into the sidebar dock at the top for one-click access.
- Nova also has Git source control tools built-in. Clone. Click-to-clone. Initialize a repo. Fetch and pull. Stage and unstage. Commit. Push. You know the drill. (They don't have built-in diff yet, but it's on our list!)