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Nova for Mac

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Download Nova 9.4

Nova for Mac

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  • Latest Version:

    Nova 9.4 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

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  • Author / Product:

    Panic, Inc. / External Link

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Nova for Mac is an advanced code editor that strives to offer its powerful feature set to both novices and professionals. Built from the ground up to empower all code developers to accelerate their daily workflows, Nova code editor features native support for text code management in all currently popular code languages, has extensive API support, support for plugin extensions, and a very sleek interface that promotes easy tool and service discovery.

Nova can handle text code development in 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.
  • A powerful editor
  • A themeable interface
  • Flexible workflows
  • Useful tools
  • Robust extensions
  • And lots of settings
The development process can be dramatically accelerated with the help of built-in macros, a wide variety of editing, compiling, and running tasks, streamlined access to various tools and reference documents (available as the new tabs inside the active projects), and a versatile sidebar that is home to a wide variety of tools such as local file browser, remote file browser, symbol navigator, text clips, task reports, Git, File tracking, and much more.

More demanding developers can dramatically expand the functionality of Nova with the help of the built-in API and extensions, which can add support for new languages, enhance the sidebar with new tools, and craft new themes (the app has built-in theme support that can automatically change in accordance with the current Mac theme), various templates, scripts, and anything else user can think of. With versatile Settings and Debugging tool, Nova represents one of the most powerful and engaging code editors available on the Mac market.

Nova for macOS can be tested for FREE, but its full capability is unlocked in its premium version that comes only in a form of a lifetime license. Owners of the previous code editor app called Coda can upgrade to Nova for a vastly reduced price. It is important to note that future upgrades are not distributed to users for free, who can after the first Free Year purchase a separate upgrade subscription license.

Note: 30 days trial version.

What's new in this version:

- Calculation of line height and baseline for certain fonts
- Terminal: performance and emulation improvements

- Fixed a possible crash when resizing or hiding a preview pane
- Resolved a crash when switching away from a Preview tab with the Find field visible
- Addressed a potential crash when saving adjusted breakpoints after code was changed
- Fixed a crash when commenting the head of a line that contains a comment shortly after
- Invoking ‘Add Cursors at End of Lines’ no longer adds an extra cursor in some circumstances
- Lines after a period will no longer soft wrap when the period immediately proceeds visible characters, such as a CSS class name
- Wrapping an inline color swatch to the head of the next line fragment should no longer cause the cursor position to be inaccurate
- Streaming file changes from disk should no longer bypass indexing ignore rules in certain cases
- Resolved an issue with uncommenting multiple lines with the last trailing newline included in selection
- Terminal: “Use bold fonts” setting is now honored when GPU acceleration is disabled
- Terminal: Remote tabs in remote-only workspaces now automatically reconnect when the workspace is reopened
- Switching system appearance with plain text files open no longer incorrectly recolors some regions of text
- The Find bar now treats the start and end of the editor buffer as regular expression line boundaries when using ^ and $
- When using the global Find pasteboard the field contents are no longer modified if another app removes Nova’s wildcards from the search terms
- LSP workspace/configuration requests now put section values at the top of the response items instead of including the section as a wrapper
- Resolved an issue that caused the toolbar to be clipped in an unreleased version of macOS
- Touch Bar: Resolved a potential crash when viewing the Welcome Window

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