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Coda is a fantastic document management solution with powerful building blocks. The platform assists in bringing all of your data, words, and teamwork into a single powerful doc and adapts to all of your teams' needs.

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  • Lindsey R.Web Manager
    Review
    5.0

    The most helpful thing about coda is the flexibility of the software. It's easy to test an idea, build a wiki, or share detailed reports with a simple user experience. We've used it for everything from onboarding documents to our project management system while looking for a more robust solution for our (extremely complex) project system. We've also let new users try it out for notetaking and resources (internal wikis and knowledge bases). It is easy to hand off because it behaves similarly to a Google Doc or Google Sheets. The interface is user-friendly, and the editor options are where you expect them to be. Navigation is easy as well, coda allows for multiple levels of hierarchy in folders and can create a "chapter" heading-like feel for the document. In addition, it can help us prototype applications. We've also used it to build a proof of concept for a Customer Resource Manager (CRM) and WordPress website content storage. For project management solutions, we've tied in multiple resources and used them to create various views of our data. Our project system in Coda was viewable by project managers or the staffer working on it. We've also been able to share our Coda docs with our clients and limit their access. Some issues arise with Coda when you try to do exactly what you can in Google Sheets; the formulas and the syntax for formulas are slightly different (I mean, it's not a Google product, so...). However, the formula lookup is easy, and the devs crew at Coda are very responsive. Some integrations do not pull in all of the data that you want. Some integrations don't work exactly the way you want them to, but most of the issues I've had when first using Coda (as an early adopter) have been solved over time with new additions, new releases, packs, and through requesting updates through their portal. Some things I wish for from Coda: More header options - specifically h4 and h5. More font choices outside of serif and sans serif. And a less expensive option for their top tier if you only want document access privacy instead of the additional integrations. We had previously relied on Google Sites for a lot of our internal documentation, intranet sites, and resource wikis (knowledge bases), but then in 2020, Google retired Google sites in the previous iteration. The new Google Sites do not have a strong hierarchy, their forms are not as integrated as before, the sheets are not as integrated as before, and it is more difficult for many of our technology-avoidant staff. Coda has been a good stepping stone to figuring out what these intranet sites need before we build a new platform for their committee or sub-group. Coda docs have also provided a more efficient way for users to manage their own content, add attachments and images, and communicate asynchronously without email. As a small team that manages many websites, it's also helped us wrangle our loose ends. With our Coda wiki, we can quickly update our information, link to our resources, add troubleshooting docs and links and keep it up-to-date. (Which is a critical aspect of team information that seems to get overlooked). We also have version history in our Coda, so if something gets updated or edited, it's easy to restore and see what it was previously without needing more information.

  • Pablo F.Head of Studies and ICT
    Review
    5.0

    In my view, Coda has plenty of strong points, but I would pinpoint just these five: 1. Extremely powerful formula language, that goes well beyond that of competing apps. 2. Built-in automations, that do not depend on external services. 3. Extensible platform, by means of "Packs". The documentation and SDK used to build them are top-notch. 4. Straightforward way to create a personal maker profile, publish docs and packs, track their usage, and even monetize them easily. 5. Lively and helpful user community, hosted by Coda. To summarize, Coda is, in my opinion, an exceptionally versatile, well-thought platform, that put simply, is a joy to use. Three aspects that I consider could be improved: 1. In my experience, performance in complex documents is slightly sluggish at times, but I acknowledge this is a common chore in many similar, cloud-based platforms. 2. Despite formulas and automations being extremely powerful and suitable to tackle a wealth of use-cases, the doc-based, compartmentalized philosophy of Coda perhaps makes it not so suitable in knowledge management scenarios. 3. The document manager is pretty basic and lacks some features that are often taken for granted, i.e. subfolders, different views, drag and drop UI... I am using Coda to solve multi-user process workflows that require event-driven automations and rich user interfaces. Besides that, I find the built-in charting capabilities extremely useful to build reporting dashboards without relying on external services.

  • Matt M.owner
    Review
    5.0

    The customer support for the paid version has been amazing! It's also relatively easy to learn the basics and they have a great tutorial/help section to help get you up and running. I use it for personal stuff, and for business with my team to track jobs statuses and other details. I also like that you don't have to pay for every user, only users who need higher permsissions. Most apps charge you per user, even if they are only using a very basic part of the application. So Coda's pricing was great for us. I wish it had an offline mode, since I am unable to pull up the app and view information if we are in an area with little or no mobile data service. Some of the terms used within the app take a little getting used to, so I get a little confused when trying to complete certain actions, but I guess that's probably pretty common when using a new application. In the office, we use it mostly to track the status of our jobs. We are using a table view with filters and sorting showing just the information we need in the order we prefer. In the field, our crew can just see current jobs, and they are able to leave notes, photos, update statuses, about the job as we go to keep everybody including the office on the same page. I love the option to use checkbox lists, bullet points, mentions (where other users will get a notification when we post something), and text formatting. This makes the information easy to view and follow the coversations.

Negative Comments
  • Allen P.CEO
    Review
    2.5

    It's a big improvement over Google Docs, which is what we were using previously. The tools to format and organize docs are nicer, especially the ability to sort and organize subpages within a doc. The tools around tables and data-driven workflows are powerful, and were a big selling point for us when we chose Coda over Notion. We also found the way text documents are edited to be a bit more natural in Coda than in Notion. I also feel like the product team seems to be moving at a good pace, and they're frequently sharing updates about new improvements. Coda is not yet a great tool for sharing and maintaining written documentation. Things like guides, policies, and other prose-centric docs can be maintained in Coda, but we've found that as we built out these kinds of docs, there were missing features that made finding, using, and maintaining written docs kind of frustrating. Some examples: 1. A huge selling point of Coda or Notion over Google Docs is the ability to break a long doc into easily navigable and linkable titled pages. However, Coda's search function doesn't surface pages as results. So you end up in a circumstance where you have a doc like "Employee Handbook" with an important page titled "Reimbursements" but if you type reimbursements into search, it only returns the top-level handbook. This has led to a sense on the team that they can't find things in Coda, and useful and important pages don't get referenced as much as they should. This is on a 14-person team, and I suspect it would be worse on a larger team. 2. A minimal version history feature exists, but is not sufficiently featureful to answer questions like "When was the last time this page changed substantially?" or "I know Sarah made some updates on this page. What changed?" This has been frustrating and made collaborating on a doc harder since you can't easily say "Hey I made some improvements, can you review them" without re-reading the whole doc. 3. Something neither Coda nor Notion seems to have is any indication of the vitality of a document. How old is most of this doc? How often is it referenced? Who wrote most of it? Notion does have the ability to surface backlinks to a doc which is a bit of a hint about a doc's relevance, but overall this feels like an area of opportunity across all tools. 4. Often we end up wanting to embed a bit of a spreadsheet to do some noodling in an otherwise written doc, for example a little scratchpad for helping calculate some things or make a 2-column comparison. Coda really wants to treat tables not like chunks of spreadsheet, but more like views onto a database. This is interesting and potentially really powerful for building workflows, but on a 14 person team we're less often building data-heavy workflows and more often just making a quick little sheet to try and house some ad-hoc calculations. Some of us are getting a handle of how to make good use of Coda tables, but a lot of team members have moreso learned "Coda tables are weird, it's easier to just link a Google sheet" which has been disappointing. So a year in to using Coda, it's been an improvement over Google Docs, but I'm increasingly confident that for our writing-centric needs, Notion would have been a better move. We're holding out a bit longer to see how Coda's feature set evolves they seem to have a smart and high-velocity product team, and the idea of migrating again a year later is not appealing but we may end up moving to Notion at some point. I'd say Coda is most compelling for teams whose needs are centered around wanting to build data-centric workflows, using tables, and other "smart" doc functionality. They have a lot of functionality there, and those seem to be the areas they're investing in most. On the other hand, if your priority is writing, maintaining, and collaborating on written docs, and making that info findable by your team, then Coda might not be the best option out there. (At least, as of Spring 2022.) We store our team guidelines, policies, handbook, meeting notes, proposals, brainstorm results, and other written docs in Coda. This has been a lot better for us than Google Docs, since it's easier to organize a group of related pages into a single-destination doc (although the inability to search for pages somewhat mitigates this benefit). Overall we have a nicer and better maintained docs experience than we did with Google Docs. We've had some success with some of Coda's dynamic features, such as scripting docs and using templates to do things like collect feedback on a doc from readers.

  • Niall L.Chief Technology Officer
    Review
    3.5

    Easy to use and find documents. Collaboration with multiple people is easy. Ability to have multiple editors even if they aren't doc makers. enjoy the ease of use more than notion Change Tracking Ability to hide sections from publicly shared links Easier to move pages between documents or break documents into multiple documents Icons are hard to navigate for documents, would also be nice to add your own. Coda is a great lightweight tool and the pricing is nice. It is a great compliment to us as a google workspace company to have something easy to make public for our client workspaces without requiring them to create logins. Documentation of SasS product, delivery practices, coding practices and meeting noticed Centralized document management very beneficial without needing software installed on people's machines

  • Daphne Y.Technical Program Manager
    Review
    2.5

    Coda has nice UX and visually it looks good I want to be able to send emails of am certain pages on a regular cadence Go to their training Being able to create metrics was very useful for me to be able do my everyday job. I appreciate that I am able to be more productive and give management visibility Thank you for the candid feedback, Daphne. We are constantly working to make Coda easier to pick up and run with; was there any feature or process in particular that you felt you could have used a bigger helping hand with? We also saw that you wanted to send emails of certain pages on a regular basis this is totally possible with the Gmail or Outlook Packs for Coda. Heres just one way to do it: https://coda.io/@casey/send-emails-through-gmail-pack

GetApp
4.6
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Positive Comments
  • Mohamed H.Telecommunications
    Review
    5.0

    The whole thing is amazing when it comes to using Coda with all available features, I'm using a lot of things because of my job duties, I create documents with new processes, update the current documents and communicate with the team, and manage the requested tasks for myself and my team and also use Coda on any device makes it a lot easier for the user.

  • Anonymous ReviewerInformation Technology and Services
    Review
    5.0

    Setting up easy-to-use databases and user interfaces for clients have been a breeze and a fun experience.

  • Ernesto C.Financial Services
    Review
    5.0

    Makes our task easier

Negative Comments
  • Giles B.Computer Software
    Review
    3.0

    Ok... but then it just slowed down and became unusable. We need to get critical company info out of heads and recorded fast. Loading up Coda was slow and they messed with the structure of docs too much to the point where we lost track of what went were. It was simple at first then it became docs, folders, sections, child sections. It feels like they're just bloating it with features now.

  • simon l.Computer & Network Security
    Review
    3.0

    Ive used Coda for a variety of things, in much the same way as you might reach for a spreadsheet I now reach for Coda. At a personal level, Ive used to manage my personal finances, keep track of recipes and help me to stay on top of my gym workouts. For work Ive used to create project briefs, manage my projects and finances.

  • April M.Information Technology and Services
    Review
    4.0

    50-50, I used to have a love-hate relationship with it, but now our Business Systems Engineer is showing me the good side of Coda.

Trustradius
4.1
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Positive Comments
  • Pearl CheahPhysics & Application Manager
    Review
    5.0

    We were looking for many different things to improve our internal processes before we came across Coda. A large part of my work involves marketing, project management, service management and data analytics. For a company like ours, we find Coda the most cost-effective and flexible solution to what we needed. While there are other products made for specific needs, we find Coda [is] a good place to start - for us to evaluate what we really needed - before pursuing a dedicated solution which may cost us more if not evaluated properly, and may very well end up a white elephant in our organization.
    I think Coda is well suited for management of simple data in general. I'm a medical physicist, so some of our calculations are quite complex. This makes it such that I have to break down the formula into various columns and run a multiple calculations before it can output to a final result that I want. Hence, complex calculations, while workable, expect to spend more time in the building process. And if it's too large a data for calculations, you might run into a less than optimal situation with document loading. We are still discovering more areas to work on and where it can add value/impact to our internal processes. I believe there's still room for growth in our usage for our organization.
    Automation is fantastic. Automating row creations and actions has helped streamline a lot of our processes without sacrificing too much time and effort, making overall transition easier for most of the users. Flexibility. We can virtually build almost anything and migrate things from our Excel. Simplifies information access for the team, keeping information current and accessible. App-like feel in mobile. This is one of the winning points when we took up Coda. In the past 1 year of using Coda, I have observed large leaps of development and new feature release. This gives confidence to me as a new user that this product is here to stay and tries its best to stay relevant.
    It takes getting used to in terms of how the formulas per column is implemented, in contrast to how we build tables in Excel. For organization/team purchase, it would be worth considering having a training for the core team of users. Right now, we do a lot of self-learning. Inability to email charts or image without these objects being hosted on a third party. The community has been great in providing workarounds but it would be much more convenient to be able to have such ability natively. APAC Support. I'm based in Malaysia, due to timezone differences, even with a livechat implemented, the support for each step and conversation takes up to 24 hours per response. Having some hours covered in our timezone would greatly improve customer support experience.

  • Matt WoodsGrowth Product Manager
    Review
    4.0

    For general use cases, Google Docs or Airtable are often a better starting place. But if things get complex or you're constantly pairing the two together, consider graduating to Coda to save yourself long-term headaches. Notion is great for personal use, but the powerful automation and collaboration features in Coda make it a better fit for teams in my experience so far.
    When Coda Works Well Using Airtable, but struggling to add the right context + automation? Coda's document/database hybrid with smart automation could save you tons of time.Hitting the limits of your latest Google Sheet? Coda brings a fuller set of features that unlock collaboration and can help you filter down the complexity in some cases.Setting up a no-code internal tool for your team? Coda excels at most use cases like this. Automate idea collection, voting, etc. When Coda Doesn't Work Great Collaborating with users outside your team? You probably want Google Docs instead.Want a simple, no-fuss spreadsheet or doc? Coda's extra features might just get in the way.
    Flexibility. It's easy to get started on a small scale, but add more complex organization strategies as needed. Integrations. It's simple to ingest data from sources like Zapier for time-saving automations. Useful components. View table data across different formats like cards or custom detail views.
    Doesn't map 1:1 to spreadsheets. You can't use Coda to replace Google Sheets / Excel 100% of the time. Its database-like structure is an advantage for some use cases, but a limiting factor for others. Formulas aren't intuitive. You can unlock seriously powerful workflows with the formulas provided, but they're far less intuitive than something like Google Sheets / Excel. This often leads to buggy or incorrectly set up documents too. Difficult to manage complexity. You can put lots of data in one tool. But this can easily become cluttered, confusing, and sometimes redundant if a clear organization strategy isn't applied for larger documents.

  • Camille Hidalgo Nussbaum, CSMProject Manager, Creative Technologies
    Review
    4.5

    While all of the products listed have great features and platforms, there was always one thing missing from them that I would need to get from another application. Coda was the first one we used that really combined some of the best parts of those products and allowed us to use it in one place. I also appreciate the flexibility of creating your own framework and workflow, unlike in other tools where you have to follow how they capture data and organize projects.
    Coda is an excellent tool for custom project and team management. Unlike other PM platforms, you can create your own framework that works for you and your audience. With that said, the flexibility can be overwhelming, but once you are familiar with how to navigate and code, the possibilities are nearly endless. What has been a great use case for us is that folks are doing project management in a number of tools (i.e. a memo, a database, a to-do list, etc.) and you can actually bring all of that into one Coda doc. Coda provides a space to create a real source of truth, jumping off point, hub, etc. and that has been very helpful for us to create more streamlined workflows and data cleanliness.
    Ease of creating databases and automations. User-friendly interface. Powerful and flexible doc building through the use of Coda formulas and Packs. Providing support to their customers. Constantly providing improvements and rolling out new functionality.
    "Barrier of entry" is a little high for those who do not have any database experience. More out-of-the-box integrations with other applications would be nice. Performance for very heavy loaded/traffic documents could be improved. Scalability for enterprise level customers and doc loads could be improved.

Negative Comments
  • Pearl CheahPhysics & Application Manager
    Review
    5.0

    We were looking for many different things to improve our internal processes before we came across Coda. A large part of my work involves marketing, project management, service management and data analytics. For a company like ours, we find Coda the most cost-effective and flexible solution to what we needed. While there are other products made for specific needs, we find Coda [is] a good place to start - for us to evaluate what we really needed - before pursuing a dedicated solution which may cost us more if not evaluated properly, and may very well end up a white elephant in our organization.
    I think Coda is well suited for management of simple data in general. I'm a medical physicist, so some of our calculations are quite complex. This makes it such that I have to break down the formula into various columns and run a multiple calculations before it can output to a final result that I want. Hence, complex calculations, while workable, expect to spend more time in the building process. And if it's too large a data for calculations, you might run into a less than optimal situation with document loading. We are still discovering more areas to work on and where it can add value/impact to our internal processes. I believe there's still room for growth in our usage for our organization.
    Automation is fantastic. Automating row creations and actions has helped streamline a lot of our processes without sacrificing too much time and effort, making overall transition easier for most of the users. Flexibility. We can virtually build almost anything and migrate things from our Excel. Simplifies information access for the team, keeping information current and accessible. App-like feel in mobile. This is one of the winning points when we took up Coda. In the past 1 year of using Coda, I have observed large leaps of development and new feature release. This gives confidence to me as a new user that this product is here to stay and tries its best to stay relevant.
    It takes getting used to in terms of how the formulas per column is implemented, in contrast to how we build tables in Excel. For organization/team purchase, it would be worth considering having a training for the core team of users. Right now, we do a lot of self-learning. Inability to email charts or image without these objects being hosted on a third party. The community has been great in providing workarounds but it would be much more convenient to be able to have such ability natively. APAC Support. I'm based in Malaysia, due to timezone differences, even with a livechat implemented, the support for each step and conversation takes up to 24 hours per response. Having some hours covered in our timezone would greatly improve customer support experience.

  • Matt WoodsGrowth Product Manager
    Review
    4.0

    For general use cases, Google Docs or Airtable are often a better starting place. But if things get complex or you're constantly pairing the two together, consider graduating to Coda to save yourself long-term headaches. Notion is great for personal use, but the powerful automation and collaboration features in Coda make it a better fit for teams in my experience so far.
    When Coda Works Well Using Airtable, but struggling to add the right context + automation? Coda's document/database hybrid with smart automation could save you tons of time.Hitting the limits of your latest Google Sheet? Coda brings a fuller set of features that unlock collaboration and can help you filter down the complexity in some cases.Setting up a no-code internal tool for your team? Coda excels at most use cases like this. Automate idea collection, voting, etc. When Coda Doesn't Work Great Collaborating with users outside your team? You probably want Google Docs instead.Want a simple, no-fuss spreadsheet or doc? Coda's extra features might just get in the way.
    Flexibility. It's easy to get started on a small scale, but add more complex organization strategies as needed. Integrations. It's simple to ingest data from sources like Zapier for time-saving automations. Useful components. View table data across different formats like cards or custom detail views.
    Doesn't map 1:1 to spreadsheets. You can't use Coda to replace Google Sheets / Excel 100% of the time. Its database-like structure is an advantage for some use cases, but a limiting factor for others. Formulas aren't intuitive. You can unlock seriously powerful workflows with the formulas provided, but they're far less intuitive than something like Google Sheets / Excel. This often leads to buggy or incorrectly set up documents too. Difficult to manage complexity. You can put lots of data in one tool. But this can easily become cluttered, confusing, and sometimes redundant if a clear organization strategy isn't applied for larger documents.

  • Camille Hidalgo Nussbaum, CSMProject Manager, Creative Technologies
    Review
    4.5

    While all of the products listed have great features and platforms, there was always one thing missing from them that I would need to get from another application. Coda was the first one we used that really combined some of the best parts of those products and allowed us to use it in one place. I also appreciate the flexibility of creating your own framework and workflow, unlike in other tools where you have to follow how they capture data and organize projects.
    Coda is an excellent tool for custom project and team management. Unlike other PM platforms, you can create your own framework that works for you and your audience. With that said, the flexibility can be overwhelming, but once you are familiar with how to navigate and code, the possibilities are nearly endless. What has been a great use case for us is that folks are doing project management in a number of tools (i.e. a memo, a database, a to-do list, etc.) and you can actually bring all of that into one Coda doc. Coda provides a space to create a real source of truth, jumping off point, hub, etc. and that has been very helpful for us to create more streamlined workflows and data cleanliness.
    Ease of creating databases and automations. User-friendly interface. Powerful and flexible doc building through the use of Coda formulas and Packs. Providing support to their customers. Constantly providing improvements and rolling out new functionality.
    "Barrier of entry" is a little high for those who do not have any database experience. More out-of-the-box integrations with other applications would be nice. Performance for very heavy loaded/traffic documents could be improved. Scalability for enterprise level customers and doc loads could be improved.

Capterra
4.6
Top Comments by Capterra
Comments
  • Marie V.Operations Associate
    Review
    5.0

    My experience with Coda has been exceptional. I feel empowered by their resources to create exciting docs that have transformed our workflows, and if I ever have questions I know that Coda Support or the Coda Community will be able to help.
    We were looking for a collaboration tool that enabled us to build docs and tables in one surface, and Coda had the most robust offerings.
    Why I *love* Coda - First and foremost: tables and a writing surface in one doc. Never again do I have to link to a spreadsheet or paste long-form text into table so that all of my Google Suite info is cobbled into one doc. - Spans personal and professional work. I have transferred most of my professional work into Coda docs and (even more excitingly) moved all of my "life admin" work (moving checklists, auto repair history, wedding planning, etc) into Coda docs. Coda's flexible platform allows you to build docs that suit whatever work you're trying to accomplish. - Automations. In Coda you can set data and time-based triggers to alert you in email and Slack. These are game-changers when it comes to remembering an upcoming deadline, reminding a co-worker of an outstanding action item, or celebrating a data milestone. - Doc Gallery. The gallery is a collection of published docs that can be copied for your own use or be used for inspiration for creating new docs. If I'm ever stuck on how to make a doc (like distributed onboarding), I browse docs that other Coda creators have published for ideas on layouts, formatting, and formulas.
    Challenges in using Coda - Onboarding. The power of Coda can be intimidating when onboarding - I would second-guess whether doc layouts were as good as they could possibly be, if my formulas were robust, if I should make a different sub-page or section for content, etc. Thankfully, Coda has a variety of resources like their Community of creators, the Help Center, a YouTube channel (shout out to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]!), and a fantastic support team. It took a couple weeks of watching videos and reading the Community page while transferring docs to Coda for me to feel like I really understood the platform, but now I feel like I really *get* all of the features and feel empowered when making docs. - Onboarding your team. Getting a team to adopt a new tool, especially something as foundational as docs/collaboration/documentation is hard. We had the full spectrum of people who were elated about using Coda to... not elated. I wanted to give everyone the experience of using a fully built out doc, so we transferred our weekly team meeting gdoc into Coda. In doing this everyone had a direct comparison between old (gdocs) and new (Coda docs), and we won over most people just with that doc. To keep up the momentum, I worked with teams and individuals to transfer over their docs to Coda, and I send out an email every week sharing a Coda feature (like emailing pages, automations, conditional formatting). Coda is the new default for our team after ~1-2 months of transition.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    5.0

    Flexibility is the number one reason we love coda on my team. We use Coda for a number of purposes: -bug tracking for our app -organizing documents for projects -indexing and searching our assets database -contact lists -backing up text strings for our website -managing translation strings -task tracking for consultants With just a bit of training we have managed to onboard most of our team and to set up dashboards and workspaces suitable for so many different core functions. It is amazing to be able to accomplish so much without needing to introduce a new tool to our workflow. It also integrates well with Google Docs and Dropbox, which we also use on our team. The support team is very responsive and helpful. They really provide excellent tips and guidance, and often solve issues within minutes.
    The limitation on document sizes for users with free accounts makes sense but at the time we needed to upgrade there was no way to transfer the old document to the upgraded account seamlessly. We ended up having to duplicate our document, which was really bad for continuity and very very confusing to team members less familiar with our file storage systems.

  • Brianne C.VP Finance & Operations
    Review
    5.0

    Our main use of Coda is project management. We are able to prioritize projects, create/assign tasks, view project status reports, create calendar reminders, click buttons for email updates, track progress according to target completion dates, and more. Coda has helped us stay on track with our projects.
    I love that you can have different views of the same data, and if you update any of the fields in one view, it will update the data in all views. It also allows you to easily pull in "people" (example: who last modified this row, or tag someone in a comment), "packs" integrations (with gmail, Google Calendar, Slack, etc.), and so much more.
    Overall, it was pretty easy to learn Coda. But while the formula structures are somewhat intuitive, it's still different than what I'm used to, and slows me down a little bit when I'm writing a formula for a column (while I'm used to writing formulas super fast in Excel). However, that's to be expected with any new software, and will become more natural with more practice.

  • Giles B.Co-Founder
    Review
    3.0

    Ok... but then it just slowed down and became unusable. We need to get critical company info out of heads and recorded fast. Loading up Coda was slow and they messed with the structure of docs too much to the point where we lost track of what went were. It was simple at first then it became docs, folders, sections, child sections. It feels like they're just bloating it with features now.
    We thought it would give us more flexibility and power.
    The flexibility to set things up how you want is great but that also comes with down sides after a while. The data table functionality works ok.
    Speed and performance really suffers with time, to the point where it takes 10 seconds plus to open our main doc. Support tried to help but couldn't really do anything to improve it. It's also very easy to accidentally share your entire doc and make it public without realising. I wouldn't keep confidential information in there anymore because of that.

  • Jade J.Art director
    Review
    5.0

    Love playing with the new features but is lacking in the mobile experience at the same level of detail they put into the desktop experience.
    Love the design and look and feel of coda. Have been using it for 4 years or so. It has come a long way. Its very easy to use and intuitive. It made creating and organizing data very fun for me.
    The desktop experience is amazing. The team is constantly improving it and adding cool new features. The mobile experience and app is probably one of the worst I've ever seen/used. They have barely made changes or improved the design and usability of it since it came out. It's very frustrating and irritating to use. It's very glitchy. I initially used coda alit, until I needed to use it more and more on my phone. Eventually I had to move back to Google sheets because the app experience makes it so much easier to view and edit your documents.

  • Mohamed H.Senior Workforce/Data Analyst
    Review
    5.0

    The whole thing is amazing when it comes to using Coda with all available features, I'm using a lot of things because of my job duties, I create documents with new processes, update the current documents and communicate with the team, and manage the requested tasks for myself and my team and also use Coda on any device makes it a lot easier for the user.
    It is the easiest way to create or update a process workflow and keep track of tasks, also has very a smooth clear view of the tasks dashboard with due dates and who requested the tasks with the task status and the due date.Managing the daily tasks of the team is a great feature as well.
    Sometimes, especially when using low internet speed connections the pages take so much time to load and this might some issues for the users, I recommend creating a special view "lowered web version" for such internet speed.

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  • ana-gandi
    Review
    2.0

    I've been using Coda 2 for almost 4 years, it has always been my go-to editor on OS X....until I upgraded my Mac to macOS Sierra. Since then, the programs _works_ but I keep hetting error and _crash_ messages every few steps; last month I even had to contact Panic's support because the app had stopped working altogether. They updated the program and it was working again, but the "error/crash" warning popup tabs keep showing up while I'm working - I can keep working, the program doesn't actuall...

  • andreas_hochwagen
    Review
    5.0

    I also like it. My friend has recommended it to me, and since that time i'm always using it.

  • HiroshiKubo
    Review
    4.0

    Powerful text editor. Great.