New in Coda 2.1!
Note: External Preview requires Split View support in iOS 9, which is currently only supported on the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.
When using Coda to edit HTML and Markdown documents, you can preview in an external browser. Currently, both Safari and Chrome on iOS are supported for external preview. For the following, assume any reference to Safari can be equally substituted for Chrome.
To enable External Preview:
- Begin editing your HTML or Markdown document in Coda iOS
- Open Safari in Split View by swiping from the right-side of the screen
- Pin Safari side-by-side with Coda by tapping on the gripper between it and Coda
- In Coda, long-press on the Preview button in the top-left of the view (denoted by an eye icon)
- Choose “Open in Safari…”
The document should now open an external preview in Safari.
Making and Seeing Changes Live
Coda has support for Live Reload behavior when working with an external preview.
When you make changes to your document in Coda with External Preview enabled, simply tap the Save button (the green checkmark) and the preview will automatically reload in Safari.
How Live Reload Works in Coda