The Ultimate Notion vs Coda Evaluation Guide in 2024

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Every tool has its limits, and you want to be sure that you won’t hit the limits of the tool you choose.
Very large teams run on both Notion and Coda, and I’ve seen enormous tables of data stored in each. Overall, both are extremely capable tools for storing and interacting with your data.
The performance of the two tools is often quite similar on text heavy pages and while navigating around your workspace. The main differences appear as your data starts to grow, primarily in the form of very large tables.
Coda has invested more heavily in robust loading and rendering optimizations for the kind of large datasets you might see in a bug tracker, an inventory tracker, or a company CRM. You can see these differences yourself by copying and trying to make edits to the same table in and
In this example table of 10,000 rows of sales data, it is extremely slow to scroll and edit in Notion, while it is buttery smooth in Coda. These differences tend to only matter with larger companies or datasets, but if you have a lot of data, it’s worth knowing what to expect!
Try loading each page and scrolling to row 1,000 and see how long it takes you in these identical tables in Coda and Notion. Hint, the order ID is 910437715 and there is a special message in that row.
Data in Notion and Coda very easily grow large, especially when working on bigger projects. Both tools certainly have their limits, but as the demo above illustrates, Coda easily handles a 10,000 row database whereas the same database grinds Notion to a painful halt.


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