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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
You can now add line breaks to any formula by typing
, improving the readability of complex formulas.
Cleaner table settings icons
The icons for table settings now have a cleaner visual style and appear on the right side of tables and views, so they don’t distract from content and have a consistent position regardless of the title’s length.
New Image Column Type
We just made it easier to add Images to your Coda tables - now you can drag and drop into cells, or upload images directly from the cell itself into a new image column type.
You can now easily embed external content into your doc like files, maps, audio, video, forms and more! Just select the Embed option under the + menu, then paste in a link. You can even embed links to get a card with a thumbnail & description.
— that makes your doc not just act like an app but
like an app. We think this is a true testament of modular design: when you pull up a Coda doc up on your phone, the building blocks automatically transform to feel like a native app. Sections in your doc become the bottom tabs. Tables and buttons adjust to fit your screen. And the notifications you set up in your doc push to your phone. It’s like having a team of mobile designers build a custom app based on your favorite doc.
Build your doc quickly with examples! You can access them in blank sections on the canvas or from the plus button.
Starting today formula chips will tell you three things. 1) the object's data type 2) whether it's single value or multiple value, and 3) whether it's the same source object as another part of the formula (which you can tell by the color).
so you can share docs using just a link, including to people outside your company. You can even send links to non-Coda users, who'll be able to edit or comment on your doc once they sign up, with the new Can
You can now let others view Coda docs without signing up. They will even be able to interact with the doc, but none of their changes are saved. Just set the "Anyone with a link" permission to "Can view" or higher and send people a link to play with your app.
Now you can quickly add a new column that references values in another table. Perfect for when you want to connect two tables of data together, like a table of people and their companies or a set of tasks and their owners.
Automation is a new Coda building block that helps you automate away your small yet critical tasks. Now your doc can schedule an email, and even automatically nag people on Slack. Without you ever having to write a single line of code.
Before now, Views could be visualized as cards, calendars, or Gantt charts. However it was displayed, though, you could never get the perfect View of a single row. Starting today, you can do just that. We call it Layouts.
It's easy to create and edit Coda docs in your browser, but sometimes you need programmatic access to your Coda doc from outside it! The Coda API enables you to read and write data to your Coda doc using code.
User feedback in overdrive. With Intercom's App Store launch, we built out a quick way to integrate the valuable feedback you get from users in Intercom chat to a doc where you can triage, prioritize, and close the loop.
Map trends. Spot outliers. Show those sales going up and to the right.
Think of charts as just another view of a table. The more visualizations you add, the better you can understand your data and help others understand it too
The doc map now lets you see and understand the relationships between views, lookups, controls and formulas that work together to make a doc powerful. Click the link icon next to any view or the map icon at the right of the toolbar to start understanding and exploring.
A lot of you use emojis in your section names — a great way to quickly spot the section you care about. Now, when you minimize the section list, we preserve the emoji from your doc title. (In January 2019 we added section icons that give you even more options for how you express yourself and explain your docs)
Pressing a button can add, modify, and delete a row in any table. It can even push another button. One day Coda buttons will be able to trigger actions of all sorts, like order a pizza or send a push notification. But for right now, this is pretty cool.
, which means you can connect your Coda docs with over 1000 different apps. Want to update a row every time something updates in Jira? Done. Want to get notified on Slack when someone adds a row to a table? Also done.
Building docs is only half of it. The exciting part is watching people use and stretch them in ways you hadn’t imagined. We filled up our gallery with over 80 templates. Add yours, and see what fellow makers do with it.
Remember how your column headers felt cluttered with format icons? We took them out, so you can focus on what's in the table, rather than what's on top of it. Don't worry, you'll still see them on hover.
We made it so you can choose a column format *as you add it.* Carpal tunnel is real, so every click matters.
Use Row Properties to quickly insert info like when a row was created or who modified it last.
It used to be a pain to migrate your Excel or Google sheet into Coda. Copy/pasting meant reformatting, resizing, and rejiggering your data. Try it now. Coda automatically makes sense of your data, organizing it into different column formats, and giving you a smarter, more useful table right away.
Tables can talk—to each other! We added a new column format called “Lookup from Table." It lets you reach into other tables to pull the info you want. It works as a formula, too. Think vlookup, but way less complicated.
is easy within the column header, but what if you want to order them differently - like when you want to show a status progression in a project tracker? How about collapsing your groups to only expose the information you need? Or maybe you just want to create a category before entering in the products? Well it's here at last!
We heard from you that while our formula language is powerful, it can be a bit difficult to learn. So we've taken a big step forward in assisting you through the process - just check out this example entering a filter with just your tab and arrow keys:
You told us that while a simple to-do list is pretty easy to navigate, finding what you need in a team project doc was approaching needle-in-a-haystack territory. Now you don't need to worry about misplacing a meeting note or finding someone in your contact list - it's all at your fingertips with search!
We know entering data in any tool can be tedious at times - why add switching between keyboard and mouse to the list? With our enhanced keyboard navigation you never have to leave the keys. Now you can type and tab your way through rich-text columns, select lists, and even date pickers!