Features available in Coda and Monday.com (Data as of June, 2020)
The following table compares Coda and monday.com based on the following four categories:
- How people work together in the software
- How data can be displayed for different types of uses
- How the software connects to other 3rd party applications
- How to ensure controls are in place over your work
Coda and monday.com Feature Comparison Table
Doc-like surface for writing (notes, meeting minutes, etc.)
Coda starts as a doc, so you can write long-form memos, planning documents, or other text-based content, and store that alongside your data.
Both monday.com and Coda have tables that allow you to store any type of data - task, project, resource, team, etc. Tasks or “pulses” in monday.com are automatically put into “parent” groups. You can define multiple level of groups in Coda. Coda’s tables also act more like databases allowing you to relate a table of tasks to tables of projects, teams, and people.
No native sub-task feature in monday.com. A workaround is to set a group equal to a task, and then everything in the group becomes a sub-task. Or you can Leave updates in the individual task.
You can do this in Coda by customizing a table - adding a 'sub-task' column, for instance, or even using Lookups to connect a task and a sub-task table together.
Free in Coda - just a matter of adding another column to a table. It takes one second
All custom column types in monday.com are free except the formula column type (requires Pro or Enterprise plan).
Collaborative surface (editing in real-time)
Customized attributes (dates, checklists, select-lists, and more)
Both products have richly formattable data types.
Mobile (iOS, Android)
Both products support mobile editing.
Monday.com has a Mac and Windows desktop app.
Commenting / at-mentioning
Both products support hitting "@" and commenting at or notifying your colleagues.
Automations / workflow (i.e. send email update on regular cadence
Both apps support automations. In monday.com, you need to be on the Standard plan (at least) to start using a limited number of Automations; in Coda the feature has a threshold on the free tier.
Customizable buttons for app-like functionality
Monday.com has a button to add new items (tasks) to your boards, but does not allow users to add or customize buttons. For instance, click a button which automatically sends an email to a particular set of stakeholders.
Automations to schedule triggered updates
In monday.com, You can add files to individual tasks on a board. This is on the Coda roadmap and being worked on!
In monday.com, you can search across all your boards for tasks where you are mentioned. In Coda, you can search within a doc but not across docs.
Both Coda and monday.com have filtered views where you can filter to any user you want. With Coda, this can be added using the 'User()' filter, which filters a table or view to the currently logged in person, so it's dynamic depending on who is looking at it.
Both products enable dependency tracking. Monday.com has a Dependency column type. In Coda it requires a bit more customization but gives you freedom to define more advanced dependency types (e.g. SF, FS, etc.) Coda has pre-built templates which enable this as well.
Coda’s drawing/whiteboard capabilities are powered by MIRO and Figma embeds. Monday offers a standalone whiteboard app.
Google Calendar integration
API for other 3rd party integrations
Webhooks for real-time performance
Zapier for connection to 3rd parties without code
Alerts - within projects, or across projects
Permissions - Lock down editing to specific users
Workspace administration - invite users at the org level
Monday.com offers a 14-day free trial where you can use all their features. After that you need to select a plan.
Coda has a generous free tier which many teams utilize to run their projects.