Coda is a new type of doc, with a new type of mobile experience. Watch how the docs you build on desktop transform into apps on your phone or tablet.
Coda docs start simple like other docs — and grow and evolve into powerful tools. We’ve seen people build Coda docs that do everything from launch products, run companies, and remind you to water the plants.
What Coda docs are made of:
* A flexible writing surface
* Sections to build out different user flows.
* Tables that can talk to each other.
* Views, so everyone can see the data in their own preferred way.
* A powerful formula language to reference any object.
* Buttons and automations to take actions outside your doc.
* Packs to connect your doc to the apps you use every day like Slack, Google Calendar, and GitHub.
Fixed minor issue in logout flow
Ratings and Reviews
Not there yet
Update: upon further investigation this app only works fully in the Chrome browser. Hopefully that will change in the future. I’ve updated my rating from 2 stars to 4.
There are a lot of good reviews here. I will offer a realistic one. This app simply does not work good. It is iPhone only - no iPad version. Additionally, there is no “+” button on the screen to add a table or any other elements, as the tutorials claim there to be. There is only a text format bar when you start typing. Can’t do much with that and basically makes this app useless. That “+” button simply isn’t there.
Maybe that is a paid feature, but they’re website says everything is free. The website itself is also not easy to use on an iPad. Touching elements doesn’t always work and the site header disappears sometimes when I am typing. Rating this 2 stars because it looks nice, but shouldn’t even be that high.
Even on the website there are screenshots of apps like the Project Tacker and there is no sidebar on the iPad like there is on the screenshots they show on the website.
Developer Response ,
Hey, I'm Jeremy - the designer at Coda who worked on the app. I appreciate the feedback.
A few things:
1) on your point about the iPad version, we heard you and prioritized finishing that. The latest update includes an iPad optimized version, so I would suggest trying it again.
2) I definitely want to get to the bottom of where you got the impression there should be a plus button. What tutorial are you referring to? I definitely want to make sure we aren't misleading people into thinking we have features in the app that we don't.
For this first version of the app, we limited the scope to be about viewing, using, and editing the documents you create on desktop. If we tried to rebuild every desktop feature from the start, that would have taken a lot more time and we felt that using and editing documents delivered its own value apart from being able to create them from scratch. So that is why we released it before adding every feature Coda has to offer.
The idea with this is that you can create a doc that is as powerful as an app on desktop and then use and edit it on your phone. The examples when you press the plus button on the doc list try to illustrate the kinds of things you can build. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in chatting more about it - firstname.lastname@example.org
My prayers are answered
When I first learned how to use spreadsheet formulas, I thought it was magic. I’d hack a spreadsheet or a google doc for almost everything in life and work (trip planning, project tracking, notes... the list goes on). Now I use Coda for everything AND I DON’T EVEN NEED TO HACK IT. I made a CRM for my apartment search when I moved to Seattle. I planned a trip to Iceland with my mom so we could share our itinerary, expenses, reservations, and emergency info all in one place. I moved my family recipe database from a huge Drive folder to a single Coda doc with cute icons for every section. On a project tracker with my team at work, I made my own view for my tasks that still updates the main tracker when I change a status. Now with the app, I can pull up my recipes on my phone, use buttons to make status updates when I’m not at my desk, or get reminders from my habit tracker doc as push notifications. 🙏🏼 All I can say is YAS.
My rating of the app does not reflect my rating of the CODA service
Coda is amazing. The idea for the app to turn docs into “mini apps” is absolutely a fantastic design implementation. However, there are significant issues that disrupt user joy.
1.) slowness of the app to load
2.) it says it works offline, but because it works so slowly, I don’t trust that it works offline
Slack’s app had this problem in the early days as well. The background app refresh often cause drafts to disappear and the app would reload causing you to lose your place. Incredibly frustrating because on mobile, you are constantly switching from one app to the next in order to get the information into its appropriate place.
The only feature this coda app needs is to load instantly to the last place you Had the app open.
Get rid of that stressful loading circle. Omg. If it works offline, then everything about this loading circle tells me that it doesn’t. I’ve never opened the app and seen the ring around less than 4 times. That means I’m literally counting to four. It’s 2020. Kill me.
Developers— please find pride in getting your screen changes to happen in less than 200ms.
Also the “going back to home” interaction. Takes a stressfully long amount of time to switch between coda docs.
That being said — I love the service. You are legends. Keep it up!
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- Coda Project, Inc
- 11.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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