Coda

Text and spreadsheet documents management solution

4,7 /5 (56 reviews) Write a Review!

Coda Overview

What is Coda?

Coda is a document management solution, which helps businesses create, edit, and view text documents and spreadsheets, streamlining processes related to product launches, project management, application development, and more. The platform comes with customizable templates, which lets organizations create personalized documents for meetings, brainstorming sessions, customer feedback, to-do lists, and market research.

Coda includes drag-and-drop capabilities, which assist managers with creating surveys or polls to improve workflows and approval processes. The solution offers a host of features such as document sharing, hidden sections, private folders, single sign-on (SSO), revision history, role-based access, and more. Besides, users can create custom workflows and automate notifications to receive email alerts about status updates, task completion, project modifications, and daily summaries.

Coda allows teams to add comments, take notes, and lock documents, facilitating secure collaboration across projects. Plus, it supports integration with a variety of third-party applications including Slack, Gmail, Jira, Shopify, GitHub, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Zapier.

Coda Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$10,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Coda offers a free plan. Paid plans with annual/monthly subscriptions include:
Pro - $12/month per doc maker or $10/month per doc maker (billed annually)
Team - $36/month per doc maker or $30/month per doc maker (billed annually)
Enterprise – Details on request


Coda Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Coda drag-and-drop poll/survey creator
Coda inventory tracking
Coda column formatting
Coda tasks card view
Coda team tasks
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Coda Reviews

Coda Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
40

Very good
14

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,6
96% recommended this app
Stan S.

Good now, only getting better

I've been using Coda since the closed beta, and I've been blown away by their vision for the future and the speed with which they're implementing new functions.


Robert S.

feature impact, ease of use and integration with existing business

Outstanding, see other reviews for further details.


Niels W.

Powerful, flexible and rewarding to use

I see its relevance In all my future work in some way or another.


Giles B.

Slows down over time

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.


Marie V.

The future of docs and collaboration

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.


Stan S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Good now, only getting better

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using Coda since the closed beta, and I've been blown away by their vision for the future and the speed with which they're implementing new functions.

Pros

Other than Slack and e-mail, Coda is the main infratstructure for our organization. The flexibility and being able to set everything up and automate exactly to our liking is fantastic

Cons

It's a fairly new product, which means that there's (almost) constantly UI changes going on. Performance could be better too, and interdoc connection is missing.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Robert S.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

feature impact, ease of use and integration with existing business

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

Outstanding, see other reviews for further details.

Pros

Coda is a fantastic application which has incredibly transformative potential for those who are interested in exploring it. It is feature rich, with a constantly expanding portfolio of API options, built in capabilities and all important 3rd party integrations, this enables easy integration into existing business infrastructure and quickly demonstrates return on investment once things start to get set up. The way I see coda is like word/docs with the functionality of excel/sheets/airtable and the look of notion - take all that and put it on steroids by adding near limitless customisability and a fantastic customer support team who will help you to achieve things that you didn't even know possible - what you end up with is just a doc, the way docs should be

Cons

As coda is much younger than its competitors some of its features are still in development, for example the API only recently came out of beta (as of 17/07/20). There are some downsides to this which I'd like to imagine you can assume, however the diligent team release updates extremely regularly and listen intently to their customers, building a fantastic user-centric workspace experience with ever increasing features. The main thing which I didn't like about the software is that the tools in upper pricing tiers are too attractive, making me want to spend more than my budget on this kind of software - which I suppose is a good and bad thing.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Niels W.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Powerful, flexible and rewarding to use

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

I see its relevance In all my future work in some way or another.

Pros

If you like playing around with software or do you need to customize functionality to various projects Coda is a serious contender. There are so many uses and possibilities that it replaces a lot of other software.

Cons

It is not always easy to translate your idea into a functional Doc, so be prepared for a step learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Giles B.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Slows down over time

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Marie V.
Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The future of docs and collaboration

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/29
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
Based on 56 user ratings
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Coda Pricing

Coda Pricing

Starting from
US$10,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Coda offers a free plan. Paid plans with annual/monthly subscriptions include:
Pro - $12/month per doc maker or $10/month per doc maker (billed annually)
Team - $36/month per doc maker or $30/month per doc maker (billed annually)
Enterprise – Details on request

Coda offers a free plan. Paid plans with annual/monthly subscriptions include:
Pro - $12/month per doc maker or $10/month per doc maker (billed annually)
Team - $36/month per doc maker or $30/month per doc maker (billed annually)
Enterprise – Details on request

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 56 user ratings
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Coda Features

Coda Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Analytics
Applications Management
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Software Testing Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Coda

Additional information for Coda

Benefits

Key Features
- Automations: With time- or action-based rules, you can put small, important tasks on autopilot—like sending daily updates.
- Packs are our version of integrations or plug-ins. They connect your doc to the apps you use every day, so you can pull live data in or push updates out automatically.
- Cross-doc connects information between docs. Sync tables or parts of tables across docs for a never-stale source of truth.
- Revision history: access prior versions of your doc
- Explore and share docs: Our Doc Gallery contains docs self-published by our community. These published docs have a webpage-like interface and have varying levels of interactivity like view, play or edit. Find and share tools, templates, tiny apps, interactive handbooks, and anything else you can build in Coda.
- Drag-and-drop templates give you a quick-start shortcut to commonly used templates like Upvote/Downvote, To-Do List, and Team Sentiment Tracker.
- Table Views. With Coda, you can slice, dice, and chop your data however you'd like using Views. A View is a mirror of your data that can be tailored to your unique needs, all while staying connected to the source
- Mobile-friendly and app-like. When you access your doc from your mobile device, you’ll feel like you built an app. Doc pages become tabs, buttons become swipe actions and doc notifications become push notifications (if you want them to).

Collaboration
- Real-time collaboration: See changes from other editors in real-time and who's in your doc right now.
- Doc sharing: Share docs directly, by link, or via a folder and choose who can edit, comment or view.
- Hidden pages: Simplify a doc for your team by hiding supporting pages and archiving old content.
- Locking: prevent editors from making accidental changes by locking pages or a whole doc. With advanced locking, restrict who can unlock, add pages and configure settings in a doc.

Workspace features
- Unlimited folders: Organize docs across different folders in your workspace.
- Private folders: Require an invite to see and access private folders in your workspace.

Coda FAQs

Coda FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Coda.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Coda offer?

Coda offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$10,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Coda offers a free plan. Paid plans with annual/monthly subscriptions include: Pro - $12/month per doc maker or $10/month per doc maker (billed annually) Team - $36/month per doc maker or $30/month per doc maker (billed annually) Enterprise – Details on request

Q. What are the main features of Coda?

We do not have any information about Coda features

Q. Who are the typical users of Coda?

Coda has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Coda support?

Coda supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Coda offer?

Coda has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Coda support mobile devices?

Coda supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Coda integrate with?

Coda integrates with the following applications:

Blissfully, Coda, Dropbox Business, Figma, GitHub, Google Drive, Intercom, Jira, Shopify, Twilio

Q. What level of support does Coda offer?

Coda offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials