Meet Nova - A modern new code editor from Panic


00:18 Introducing Nova
01:22 Comparisons to VS Code or Sublime Text
01:45 Onboarding the app - Trial mode
02:15 Choosing a theme
02:39 Welcome screen (Create/open a project)
03:37 Opening a project
04:31 Exploring the UI
05:21 Exploring the settings/configurations
07:41 Extensions!
11:58 Behaviors
14:50 Checking out the panic website and Nova landing page
15:28 Built in build tools

Hi, My name is Andy Leverenz and I work as a product designer and developer. For fun, I design, code, and write. Check out my blog called Web-Crunch where I publish design and development tutorials with the occasional vlog.

I have been a long time fan of Panic software since the original Coda code editors was released. Having switched from Coda to Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code and now Nova has given me nearly a full spectrum of code editor experiences. This video is quick review/unboxing of the application. I ended up purchasing it and plan to put it to more use where I can. VS code still wins in terms of features/formatters/extensions but Nova is a really nice app that you could get by just as well with.

The real nice aspect of the app is the fact that it's completely native to the Mac. There isn't any Electron in these apps since it's all proprietary code underneath. Something about that excites me and makes me favor native apps over electron-based.

If you want to see more walk-throughs/reviews like this be sure to let me know. They are pretty fun to go through live.


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