In a fast paced world like ours, somethings a simple note taking app is not enough. To really keep up with our productivity we need complex platforms, apps, and software that allow us track and manage all of our information. What if we could have a note-taking app, collaboration, and app-like functionality in just one place? Well, this is Coda, an innovative platform revolutionizing productivity.
As fans of productivity and writers, we are always on the lookout for great note apps and management, so we decided to try Coda. In this post, we share with you our experience with the app and out thoughts about it. Below this post you will find all the information to download Coda on your device.
Coda, creating a doc that acts like an app
If you ever wondered if there is an app that combines note-taking app and a project management, the answer is Coda. Imagine a canvas where documents, spreadsheets, databases, and collaborative apps converge seamlessly. The main feature and advantage of the app is that it morphs into whatever you need, whether it’s a dynamic project tracker, a knowledge repository, or an interactive database.
This all-in-one platform empowers users to craft 'docs' that are living, breathing entities. These docs aren’t static files but dynamic spaces where you can embed videos, integrate live data, and code functionalities without ever leaving the document. This allows you to manage and orchestrate complex projects easily while having a document or app that fits all your needs, preferences, and expectations.
If at the beginning the app is confusing, don’t worry! Coda has a series of templates for many tasks and projects that you can use for free, and it is possible to edit them to fit your needs. You can start using with templates and modify what you need. But, is it the app as good as it sounds?
Desktop version Vs. Mobile version
While researching and testing Coda, it was obvious that the desktop version was a Swiss knife, while the mobile app was a lite version resembling a notes app. We could build and created different documents on desktop that were impossible to do on the app because it lacks important features. This was the main disadvantage of it.
The mobile app seems more fit to keep up and take with you all your documents. However, if you plan on creating or heavy editing on the app, that might not be the best option. You can do light editing in the app, cross your to do lists, and add items. You can write down your ideas, organize your to do lists, and more. Don’t expect being able to create a database or doing complex work with it.
Coda Vs. Management apps
Since we loved the platform so much, we tried creating the templates and platforms on the desktop version and then keeping track of everything on the mobile version. For this specific arrangement, this app absolutely work. However, if you are anything like us, you may prefer a complete and powerful tool that you can use everywhere and that gives you all the features you need.
The strength in Coda is being able to create such a powerful document that almost becomes an app. And we agree, on the desktop version you can do that. However, since this is a review of the app, unfortunately, the development of their mobile version is deficient compared with other alternatives. You can easily download a management app, or download another Swiss knife like Notion, Trello, Slack, Evernote, Obsidian, etc., depending on what you need.
If Coda would ever improve their mobile app, we're absolutely sure more people would jump on it. However, the desktop version is definitely worth checking out.
You can download Coda on your Android and iOS devices, and below this post you will find the shortcut to do so.