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Coda

Text and spreadsheet documents management solution

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Coda Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Coda product overview

Price starts from

0

Flat Rate

What is Coda?

Coda is a document management solution, which helps businesses create, edit, and view text documents and spreadsheets, streamlining processes related to product launches, project management, application development, and more. The platform comes with customizable templates, which lets organizations create personalized documents for meetings, brainstorming sessions, customer feedback, to-do lists, and market research.

Key benefits of using Coda

Key Features
- Automations: With time- or action-based rules, you can put small, important tasks on autopilot—like sending daily updates.
- Packs are our version of integrations or plug-ins. They connect your doc to the apps you use every day, so you can pull live data in or push updates out automatically.
- Cross-doc connects information between docs. Sync tables or parts of tables across docs for a never-stale source of truth.
- Revision history: access prior versions of your doc
- Explore and share docs: Our Doc Gallery contains docs self-published by our community. These published docs have a webpage-like interface and have varying levels of interactivity like view, play or edit. Find and share tools, templates, tiny apps, interactive handbooks, and anything else you can build in Coda.
- Drag-and-drop templates give you a quick-start shortcut to commonly used templates like Upvote/Downvote, To-Do List, and Team Sentiment Tracker.
- Table Views. With Coda, you can slice, dice, and chop your data however you'd like using Views. A View is a mirror of your data that can be tailored to your unique needs, all while staying connected to the source
- Mobile-friendly and app-like. When you access your doc from your mobile device, you’ll feel like you built an app. Doc pages become tabs, buttons become swipe actions and doc notifications become push notifications (if you want them to).

Collaboration
- Real-time collaboration: See changes from other editors in real-time and who's in your doc right now.
- Doc sharing: Share docs directly, by link, or via a folder and choose who can edit, comment or view.
- Hidden pages: Simplify a doc for your team by hiding supporting pages and archiving old content.
- Locking: prevent editors from making accidental changes by locking pages or a whole doc. With advanced locking, restrict who can unlock, add pages and configure settings in a doc.

Workspace features
- Unlimited folders: Organize docs across different folders in your workspace.
- Private folders: Require an invite to see and access private folders in your workspace.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Webinars
Documentation
In Person

Coda pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

78

Starting from

0

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Coda features

Functionality

4.6

/5

78

Total features

73

8 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
Drag & Drop
Collaboration Tools
Workflow Management
Alerts/Notifications
Customizable Templates

Coda users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

78

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.76/10
Rating distribution

5

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25

2

0

0

Pros
The ease of use of Coda is a big draw, as is its flexibility. The ability to set things up and customise to make it work exactly as I need is great.
Has a lot of integrations, has powerful table functionality, is has some very nice original features like creating a webpage out of documents.
It has helped all of our departments collaborate more effectively, and new features are constantly being added and improved. Plus, Coda support is always super helpful.
Cons
We need to get critical company info out of heads and recorded fast. Loading up Coda was slow and they messed with the structure of docs too much to the point where we lost track of what went were.
The only con is a limit in their API that has given me some trouble when integrating docs to other apps through Zapier. Once they get to big (too many rows and elements) the API starts failing.
No desktop app available + doesn't work well with Safari (a problem for Mac users).

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Coda is the best!

Reviewed a year ago

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Coda User Review

Reviewed 12 days ago

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Dave: Hi, my name is Dave and I'm a director of a design agency. And today I'll be reviewing Coda, which...

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good now, only getting better

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using Coda since the closed beta, and I've been blown away by their vision for the future and the speed with which they're implementing new functions.

Pros

Other than Slack and e-mail, Coda is the main infratstructure for our organization. The flexibility and being able to set everything up and automate exactly to our liking is fantastic

Cons

It's a fairly new product, which means that there's (almost) constantly UI changes going on. Performance could be better too, and interdoc connection is missing.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The future of docs and collaboration

Reviewed 2 years ago

My experience with Coda has been exceptional. I feel empowered by their resources to create exciting docs that have transformed our workflows, and if I ever have questions I know that Coda Support or the Coda Community will be able to help.

Pros

Why I *love* Coda - First and foremost: tables and a writing surface in one doc. Never again do I have to link to a spreadsheet or paste long-form text into table so that all of my Google Suite info is cobbled into one doc. - Spans personal and professional work. I have transferred most of my professional work into Coda docs and (even more excitingly) moved all of my "life admin" work (moving checklists,...

Cons

Challenges in using Coda - Onboarding. The power of Coda can be intimidating when onboarding – I would second-guess whether doc layouts were as good as they could possibly be, if my formulas were robust, if I should make a different sub-page or section for content, etc. Thankfully, Coda has a variety of resources like their Community of creators, the Help Center, a YouTube channel (shout out to [SENSITIVE...

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good, flexible produect

Reviewed 19 days ago

I've enjoyed using the product. It is pretty much my hub for every project and for all knowledge sharing.

Pros

Coda has more functionality than most of its competitors. There are many other products that do one small part of what Coda can do. For example, most of the functionality of Monday can be done by Coda, however, Coda can do much more beyond that.

Cons

There is a learning curve to using this product at its full potential. Creating pages, setting up tables and workflows all requires a lot of learning. So in order to have a very functional product, the user must be trained.

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Slows down over time

Reviewed 2 years ago

Ok... but then it just slowed down and became unusable. We need to get critical company info out of heads and recorded fast. Loading up Coda was slow and they messed with the structure of docs too much to the point where we lost track of what went were. It was simple at first then it became docs, folders, sections, child sections. It feels like they're just bloating it with features now.

Pros

The flexibility to set things up how you want is great but that also comes with down sides after a while. The data table functionality works ok.

Cons

Speed and performance really suffers with time, to the point where it takes 10 seconds plus to open our main doc. Support tried to help but couldn't really do anything to improve it. It's also very easy to accidentally share your entire doc and make it public without realising. I wouldn't keep confidential information in there anymore because of that.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Want to Code but don't have the skills?

Reviewed 25 days ago

Coda is quite like Notion and one of the challenges is that it's not a household name and people might wonder why they should take the time. I think if you want to learn a tool that will put you ahead of the game in terms of skills competencies, learning Coda and Notion would be a game changerf. The automation features alone are a really valuable skill to learn.

Pros

If you are technical but can't code, this is your super power. It will allow you to build your own applications and customise enterprise systems that work for your organisation. It integrates with a tone of other applications like Google Calendar and zoom.

Cons

It was extremely obivious where the getting started tutorials were. It took quite a while to learn but is actually worth taking the time. I think if someone is looking for an out of the box solution this is not it. However it's worth it to educate yourself on how to use it as the automations and template will claw back that time for you when you get to grips with it.

Coda FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Coda offer?

Coda has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $0.00
Pricing model: Free
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Coda?

Coda has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Coda support?

Coda supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Coda support mobile devices?

Coda supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Coda offer an API?

Yes, Coda has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Coda integrate with?

Coda integrates with the following applications:
GitHub, Dropbox Business, Coda, Jira, Lever, Zapier, Gmail, Google Drive, Phabricator, Slack, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Greenhouse, Twilio, Instagram, Intercom, Shopify


Q. What level of support does Coda offer?

Coda offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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