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May 2020
Zoom Pack
Zoom now integrates with Coda to help you create, manage and review your videoconference meetings and webinars.
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Improvements to Role Management Settings for Paid Workspaces
A new, more flexible setting for admins to control who can be a Doc Maker in paid workspaces.
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Clear Non-Referenced People for Copied Docs
You can now make sure users who copy your docs don’t inherit the people selection options from your tables and @-references.
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Support for Duplicate Page Names
Pages and subpages can now have the same name within the same doc.
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Unified @-mention Builder
Use the ‘@’ command to mention people, pages, tables and rows. We’ve also made performance and styling improvements to the @-mention builder including hover cards for page mentions.
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Drag-and-drop Page Mentions
Drag a page or subpage from the page list into your typing surface to mention it.
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New Doc Creation Options
We’ve made it easier to start your docs from commonly used templates or imports of your information from other tools.
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Share with your Google Contacts
Connect your Coda Account to Google Contacts to automatically suggest and complete your collaborators’ email addresses for faster & easier doc sharing.
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Workspace Folder Icons
You can now add icons to folders in your workspace, just like you do for pages and sub-pages in your docs.
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Editable Published Doc URLs
You can now edit the URL of a published doc after publishing it.
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Package Delivery Service Drag-and-Drop Templates
Quickly insert tables for FedEx, UPS, USPS or all three services to track package status and other details.
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FedEx Pack
Connect with FedEx to sync tracking numbers in a table with their status, delivery windows and more!
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UPS Pack
Connect with UPS to sync tracking numbers in a table with their status, delivery windows and more!
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Connect with USPS to sync tracking numbers in a table with their status, delivery windows and more!
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Explore Panel
A consolidated entry-point to access all of the building blocks that bring your docs to life.
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Easier Column Formatting
Now, you can add and configure columns from the right side configuration panelーnot just directly on the table itself.
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Custom Title Sizes for Tables & Views
Titles for Tables and Views can now be sized H1, H2 or H3 just like any other heading, allowing for further customization of your doc organization and hierarchy.
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Drag-and-drop Between Pages
You can drag-and-drop content to a page on the page list, the '+ New Page' option at the bottom of the page list, or a page in the subpages header.
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Drag-and-drop into Collapsed Headings
You can drag headers, tables, views, text or list items into a collapsed heading.
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Folders and sections are becoming one entity, Pages, which all have an editable surface that can contain text, tables, views, etc., and nest within each other.
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Hover to Open Page List
Now, you can hover on the left side of your doc to temporarily bring back the page list for quick navigation between pages.
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Open Page in New Tab
Just like links on your favorite websites, Command + Click (on a Mac) or Ctrl + Click (on a PC) will now open a page in a new tab if multi-tab is enabled.
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Clearer Shared Doc Access & Login
We’ve made it clearer to users who are shared a doc whether they need to use Google Login or not to access it, depending on whether it is backed by Google Drive or Coda.
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Miro Embed Support
Coda now supports full fidelity Miro embeds ー including private files, and the ability to edit Miro content within Coda’s canvas. Just type /miro to pick your board or embed a new one.
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April 2020
Improvements to Calendar & Gantt Creation
We're making it clearer when your desired chart might require you to add certain data points to your tables, and will guide you through adding them.
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Collapsible Lists
Introducing a new type of list to streamline your information in Coda: Collapsible Lists
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Doc Gallery
A new and improved destination to find Coda templatesーand so much more.
Published Doc Leaderboard
A regularly updated leaderboard of trending docs in the Doc Gallery.
Liking for Published Docs
An opportunity for viewers to share positive sentiment with published doc makers.
Updates to Maker Profiles
Visual updates to maker profiles, with added capabilities like pinning your own docs and sharing docs from other makers.
Faster Column Type Changes
We've removed some steps to help you search and switch column types directly from the column formatting drop down menu.
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Faster Cell Formatting Selection
We've added Filtering, Grouping and Formatting to the right-click menu for cells so that you can access these options more easily.
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Publish to Your Team
Teams can now use Coda's publishing features for docs accessible only to users within their domain.
Logarithmic Scale for Charts
A new logarithmic option for vertical axis scale on your charts.
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Undo Section Addition & Deletion
Your safety net just got a bit bigger when it comes to deleting or adding sections.
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Multi-Tab Support
You can now open the same doc in more than one browser tab.
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March 2020
Signup with your email and password
A new way to signup with Coda. Simply use your preferred email and password to create your account, and get started making.
Anonymous Editing
Contribute to public docs enabled for saved editing by viewers, without sharing your identity.
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Jump to User's Cursor in a Doc
An easier way to connect in a doc: Click a teammate's avatar to jump to their cursor location and "get on the same page."
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New Drag-and-Drop Templates for Remote Work
We've made new building blocks and made it easier to find and use the existing building blocks that help remote teams come together in Coda.
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New Table Configuration Panel
A cleaner table formatting experience that relocates and aggregates some common settings to a right-side panel.
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New Font Style & Size Options
Your text just got more character: serif font style and large font size are now available in Coda!
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Section Outlines
Section outlines help you quickly understand structure wherever you navigate within a section; now headings pack an even bigger organizational punch!
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Improvements to Time Zone Coverage
We've increased our Time Zone coverage to be more comprehensive and inclusive.
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Section deep links for published docs
We've updated URL behavior so that each published section has its own deep link that adheres to the published URL syntax for your doc.
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Drag-and-drop text
Quickly move paragraphs, images, tables or headings (with their nested contents!) up or down within a section.
Quick Insertion
A faster, more streamlined way to add Coda building blocks to your docs using the / command.
Google Drive Pack
Connect your doc to Google Drive to easily see all your files, docs and assets in one place.
Phabricator Pack [TEAM]
Easily sync in your Maniphests, Projects and Users from Phabricator to track and chart your teams work all in one place.
February 2020
Updates to Lookup Value Formatting
Lookup Values now observe formatting from their source tables
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A new option under 'Sharing' that lets you share your ideas with the world. You'll get a sleek, beautiful, shareable site that you can update whenever you wantーbecause it's a doc!
Unique URLs for Published Docs
A published doc can now be given a customized, unique URL. Published Doc URLs unfurl when pasted to many sites.
Copy & Interactivity Settings for Published Docs
Choose how people can interact with your published doc with settings to determine whether or not your doc has a copy button, whether your doc is view only, and/or whether people can engage with interactive elements in the doc.
Discoverability Settings for Published Docs
Control whether or not your doc is made available for search engine indexing, increasing its discoverability.
Cover Images
Add a richer layer of visual expression and identity to your docs and sections. Upload your own photo, or browse the free license library from our friends at .
Unsplash Pack
This Pack converts any words into beautiful free images & pictures from the internet’s source of freely usable images
Subtitles & Author Bylines
Give more context on your doc, with a subtitle that unfurls when your published doc's URL is pasted on some sites, and an author byline to attribute your doc appropriately.
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Top Nav
A new way to help users navigate published docs, where folders and sections translate into drop-down menus or a stronger website look-and-feel.
Username & Maker Profile
When you publish your first doc, you can choose a unique identifier, visible in the URL of your published docs. You also get a Maker Profile, where you can add a photo and short bio so people who like your ideas can see what else you've published
Published Doc Analytics
Basic stats (copies and views) to help you understand how your ideas are taking off! You can access these new metrics alongside your existing doc stats.
Collapsible Headers, Tables & Views
Visually streamline your docs and add interactivity with collapsible headers, tables and views.
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Word Clouds
Word Clouds in Coda are a new 'Chart Type' option to help visualize data in a table. The frequency of each word determines its size and prominence in the visualization.
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Formula Preview Type Icons
An update to formula icons to better represent the data type of the final formula resultーincluding whether the result will be a single value or a list.
Improvements to Formula Search
We've updated formula search and suggestions to match text that might be in the middle of a formula. Matching text strings are also bolded in the formula list to clarify why they're included
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New workspace folder dropdown
To ensure people consciously choose whether to make a new workspace folder private or shared, we updated the new folder experience to add a dropdown when you click the new folder button (before it was a checkbox and some people missed it).
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Share icons
We now show an icon in your share button to show you at a glance who currently has access to the doc.
January 2020
Word Count, Character Count, and Doc Stats
More and more people are using Coda as a writing surface, and much of what’s written today needs to fall into a specified word count. To make this easier, we’ve added word counts, character counts, and doc statistics.
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Membership Activity Log
A new view for Coda Admins to see who is changing roles, how they changed, and whether it will affect billing.
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Updated table & view insertion interface
In the plus menu, you now just need to choose what kind of display you want. You'll get a realistic preview of what the object will look like and can choose a backing table or create a new one.
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December 2019
Hidden sections & folders
Keep your docs clean and organized by hiding supporting sections and archiving old content.
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Google Docs Importer
We want to make it as simple as possible to turn your pile of Google Docs into one magical Coda doc. So, now you can select “Import” and pick the Google Doc(s) you want. Within seconds, your docs are magically transformed into Coda sections. 🎉
Formula Type Understanding
We recently did an overhaul of type understanding in the formula engine to address issues in common list functions like First, Last, Nth, List, ListCombine, Value and others. to learn more.
Advanced locking
Prevent users from unlocking locked sections, adding or deleting sections, and configuring a doc.
Comment Subscriptions
Keep up with conversations on rows, tables, sections, and docs. By default, you're subscribed to objects you create. Manage subscriptions by navigating to Notifications.
Single Sign-on
Single sign-on (SSO) enables users to access multiple applications or websites via a single authentication source. This is perfect for large organizations with enhanced security or user provisioning requirements. Now available in our Enterprise plan.
Add simple checklists to any text in Coda (even within a table cell!)
Quote styles
Format text that you want to stand out with pull quotes and block quotes
November 2019
Cross-doc Actions
We've added a new feature for Teams, supporting action buttons across documents. This will allow scenarios like pushing buttons across docs, setting up actions to update data across docs, etc.
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Google Translate Pack
A new Pack for our Pro customers. With the Google Translate Pack you can quickly translate words and phrases into 100s of other languages.
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Auto alignment mode for sections
Auto mode (the new default) will automatically switch sections between Wide and Standard alignment based on the content of the section.
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October 2019
Safari & Firefox support
Coda now works on most browsers including Safari, Edge & Firefox (in Beta). Click
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LaTeX Pack
Display beautiful formulas in your Coda doc with our new LaTeX Pack!
Google Contacts Pack
Pull in your contacts and groups. Update or add new contacts directly from your doc.
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Simpler table setup
New features to organize and search column formats, filter and sort lookup items, expand lookups with related and summary columns, and show where rows are referenced — all without writing formulas.
New display options
We’ve built two new features to make your docs shine— a centered alignment mode, and a section header that shows your section icon.
Our customers often ask us how to connect two docs together. Today, we're launching our answer to that question. It's called Cross-doc, and it enables you to pull data across documents.
A new way for makers to stay in control of their docs, and offer a cleaner, focused experience for your contributors. Now you can choose exactly what type of changes you want teammates to make (or not make).
Performance improvements
We’re announcing a wide range of improvements we’ve made in recent months that make docs smoother and faster. for more details.
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Workspaces and Folders
A workspace is a new hub for your company to organize and share docs across teams and projects. Instead of just one shared doc list, now you can move docs into any folder to share them with the group of workspace members in there.
September 2019
Row comments resolvable
Row comments are now resolvable similar to comments in the document.
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Doc settings sidebar
We've moved Packs, Automations, Doc Map, and Time Zone into a new “Doc Settings” sidebar for a tidier toolbar.
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Hide signature from emails
You can now opt to hide the signature from emails that are sent using the Gmail SendEmail, or Create Draft action available as part of the Gmail pack.
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Conditional Formatting without formulas
You no longer need to write formulas to use conditional formatting. Just choose a column to get simple controls for setting up your rules.
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Barcode Pack
Easily generate QR or barcodes for any data, UPC or URLs in your doc. Just install the from the pack store in your doc and type =Barcode:: anywhere to start your generating codes to your hearts content.
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Prevent accidental changes
At Coda we are always looking at posts from our community for ways to improve the product. We’ve received some feedback on how team members occasionally make unintended changes to your docs. We identified some of the top ways these mistakes are made and improved the UX to prevent them.
August 2019
New filtering experience
Filter your data without writing formulas. Just choose any column and you'll get custom, intuitive controls to filter it. You also can choose between AND & OR and even combine these controls with partial formulas.
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Packs Tables
A special new building block we call Packs Tables that pulls in your information and automatically keeps it up to date. We think it’s going to meaningfully change how you interact with your data, and hopefully bring a little more sanityーand a little less copy/pastingーto your day to day.
July 2019
Templates inside your doc
There’s no reason to build the same tracker from scratch in every doc, especially when you worked so hard to tailor it to your team. Insert pre-built trackers in to your doc with in-doc templates.
June 2019
A new look
A wider canvas. A fully collapsible section list. And a tighter, sharper toolbar. We refreshed the doc surface so you have more space to make.
Performance Features
We've heard from our most loyal users who are hitting performance issues on big docs. We're working on an effort to improve performance and are announcing some updates:
The first set of performance improvements to scrolling & calculations in big docs.
A collection of help content to optimize the performance of slow docs.
A tool to analyze which calculations are slowing down your doc.
Click the button for more details.
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Three New Formulas
We've added some new formulas to the formula language:
ToTime(): Converts a compatible string or DateTime value to a Time value.
ContainsAll() & ContainsOnly(): For making comparisons between lists that contain more than one value.
Click the button for details on these formulas.
May 2019
Select List & Lookup Improvements
We've made it a bit simpler to create and evolve the best structure for your doc. You can now convert select lists to tables, directly add a column that looks up into a new table, and navigate from a lookup column to its source table.
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Android app
Install the to watch your unique docs transform into apps on your phone. Sections become tabs, tables become cards and buttons become swipe actions. And doc notifications become push notifications that you can even customize using Automation.
Trigonometry Pack
Add the Trigonometry pack to your doc to get all the formulas you could ever need for trig calculations. Look at the kind of cool graphs you can make now.
Doc List Refresh
We've given the doc list a fresh coat of paint with shortcuts to some of our favorite resources like templates and learning materials
April 2019
Doc time zone
Choose a time zone for a doc so that user-entered times, formulas, and time-based automation are all consistent.
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Supercharged Links
Add a link in your Coda doc, and you'll see all the different ways you can view it in Coda. Depending on the link, you'll have the option to show it as a URL, Title, Card, Embed or connect to the Pack.
Expand Cells for a better writing experience
We just launched a way a more focused, roomier way to write cell content. This is great for writing longer form text, and still have it be structured in a table. We’ve already been using it for keeping structured meeting notes.
Check it out by editing a cell content, and clicking on the little icon that pops up in the bottom right hand side. Or use Command + Shift + E from the cell to expand it.
Google Search Console Pack
A new pack to help you better understand how your website is performing in search. Just paste your website URLs into the table and see how much traffic they're getting from search and their average placement on Google. Great for content marketers to really dig into what content is helping you grow.
March 2019
Copy / Paste Improvements and Duplicate Section
We are excited to announce we've made some updates to copy/paste to make it much easier to build out your doc from pre-made content. You can now use copy/paste to "borrow content" from a doc in the gallery or from that awesome doc your teammate made. Among the product updates that enable this:
Copy/paste now preserves column formats, formulas & controls
Relationships between objects within the pasted range are maintained. If you paste content within the same doc, you have options on how content should link to the copied data.
Control on which rows should be pasted (all, visible or none)
Duplicate Section feature
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Starred Docs
Now you can keep track of your favorite docs by adding a star. Starred docs will always be at the top of your doc list, and in the new starred tab.
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Line breaks in formulas
You can now add line breaks to any formula by typing Shift + Enter, improving the readability of complex formulas.
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