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Andy Leverenz

November 3, 2020

Last updated November 5, 2023

Meet Nova - A modern new code editor from Panic

Meet Nova, Panic's newest code editor.

I have been a long time fan of Panic software since the original Coda code editor was released. Having switched from Coda to Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code and now Panic's new app called 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. I hope you enjoy!

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