One thing that I don’t like about the app is that it encourages Cowboy Coding, the practice of editing files on a live server. Panic states that you can use it on your staging or dev server but most people use their local machine as their dev server. From reading reviews this seems like the biggest complaint people have about the app.
Even though it’s not documented anywhere you can actually use this app to work on files saved on your Mac. OS X comes with a built-in ssh server which allows you to connect using SFTP. You will need to enable Remote Login in your sharing settings on your Mac first.
Enter the IP address from above into Diet Coda’s site settings.
To do this just enter your Mac’s local IP address into the site Settings in Diet Coda. Once it connects you will be able to access any file on your computer and edit it in Diet Coda.
Diet Coda Screenshots – Working with local files