Diet Coda

7/5/2012 3:06:30 PM

If you’re technical who works on websites and wants the ability to update them at any time on your iPad, then Diet Coda is your go-to app. There is no better app suited to this purpose than Diet Coda, a powerful, feature packed web-editor.

Description: Diet coda

If you’re familiar with the desktop counterpart, you’ll find yourself in familiar territory once the app is launched. In the initial screens you can add one or more sites you manage, provide remote server and server connection details and away you go.

Connecting to a site will give you a full graphical listing of all the files and folders within. Tap a folder, and a second selection appears listing the folder’s contents. Tapping on a folder in the newly opened folder will shift everything to the left and move the parent directory off screen while the header bar shows the current path which is tappable and scrollable, as is everything else.

A single swipe will see you return to the original starting point even with a very deep path providing an intuitive and elegant navigation system. By simple tapping on a file or folder you have the option to delete, copy, move, rename, edit or adjust permissions making the ease of use unbelievably satisfying, even though moving a file – which involves manually typing or pasting the path you want it to move to – seems to go against the grain of everything else.

Diet Coda also offers a full featured, integrated text and code editor offering syntax coloration for custom keyboard with special keys for the language you are coding in with support for HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript. Clips are used for quickly inserting reusable blocks of code or text while search and replace functions and auto-completion add extra convenience. There is also a fully functional SSH client with a contextual, customizable keyboard integrating well with the entire app.

Unfortunately, Diet Coda is somewhat let down by the lack of offline editing. Users need to be connected to the website directly so there is no editing and then connecting to make edits live. If on the move a lot, you’ll need an inexpensive connection or a free Wi-Fi hotspot. There’s also no password protection so to avoid a breach you must enter your passwords each time you enter the app.

Description: Diet Coda for the new iPad

Diet Coda for the new iPad

No app is perfect, but Diet Coda does get most of everything else absolutely spot on. It’s probably easier coding on a desktop but Die Coda makes for a highly convenient option when making small adjustments quickly or there just isn’t a desktop close by.


Compatible with



iOS 0.5 or later


$ 19.99




May 31, 2012




17.7 MB


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