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Nova – The All-New Mac-Native Code Editor 6.2

Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by admin

For the curious, Nova has built-in support for CoffeeScript, CSS, Diff, ERB, Haml, HTML, INI, JavaScript, JSON, JSX, Less, Lua, Markdown, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Sass, SCSS, Smarty, SQL, TSX, TypeScript, XML, and YAML.

It’s also very expandable, with a robust API and a built-in extension browser.

(Here’s a little editor story for fun. During beta we found some bugs in Apple’s text layout engine that we just could not fix. Our solution? Writing our own text layout manager… from scratch. Not only did this fix the bugs, but it also boosted our editor’s performance. We’re not messing around!)

But even the best text engine in the world means nothing unless you actually enjoy spending your time in the app. So, how does Nova look?

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.


OS version: 10.14.4 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
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1 month ago

There is a new update 6.2 if you can please update to this one when you can! Thanks much!

2 months ago

thank you for this <3

3 months ago

Is anyone able to edit files which request admin permissions? The Nova has a helper for that purpose, but the cracked version helper does not work here, and if I install the original version, the helper works. Does anyone knows any workaround to make the helper work on this cracked version? Thanks in advance.

3 months ago

is it working for m1 or still in rosetta?

4 months ago

On M1 guys check this:
tbh it will run the Intel version not the ARM 🙁 but at least working for now.

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