Not everyone in your Coda doc cares to look under the hood. Sometimes they’re only there to update a status or add a single task, and they worry if they touch a row, the whole thing will break. Or maybe they don’t worry enough and actually break something.
A button solves that. A button invites interaction. It offers your team a clear, safe way to update the doc. So collaborators can become users, and your doc can become an app.
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 send a push notification or order a pizza. But for right now, this is pretty cool.