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.
Learn more at coda.io.
Ratings and Reviews
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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 - email@example.com
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.
Coda is Life
I’ve been a beta user of Coda for nearly a year now. It has elevated almost every aspect of my team’s operations. Every workflow, every process, every project my team owns is now running on Coda. I can’t say enough about the power that Coda puts at your fingertips. Being able to take a blank sheet and build a near fully functional application-like document in the span of a day is revolutionary. I have almost zero technical experience. With the things I’ve been able to build with Coda, I could have you fooled.
Also, the team at Coda are extremely helpful. You really get the feeling that they care about you and that they want to solve problems right along with you.
I’m so excited for the launch of Coda 1.0 today!
Developer Response ,
Chris, you are life. This kind of feedback really motivates our team to keep going and make it better! - Jeremy, designer at Coda
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.