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Coda has made a huge announcement on 24th Feb 2022. They have launched Coda 3.0, the third version of their collaborative all-in-one doc maker, which aims to make the platform fundamentally more efficient and accessible for people. While the last update, Coda 2.0, launched in late 2019 had some simple UI changes, this one is fairly advanced. CEO Shishir Mehrotra wrote a detailed blog entry explaining new features in Coda 3.0.
What’s New in Coda 3.0?
Here’s a summary of the new features.
It is a column with extended abilities like adding Coda building blocks in a cell including text, checklist, images, and bullets. This feature allows you to connect structured and unstructured information along with Coda’s new building blocks.
Here’s how you can access this feature. When you are on your Coda doc, type “/table”. Then click on the note and open it. You can now add all the Coda elements to the table. Check out this blog by Coda for an in-depth look at the features of Column Canvas.
Open Packs Platform
This is Coda’s extension to become a community-driven platform, as they are quite liked by the maker community. The Coda Open Packs Platform would allow creators to build their own packs (custom Coda functionalities) like complex computations, building blocks, or some shortcuts that are required specifically for your company’s rituals.
Anyone with minimal coding knowledge of Java Script understanding can create these packs from the Studio (which is currently in Beta).
Side note: Did you know CODA was named that way because it’s just “A DOC” spelled backwards? Source
This is a new way for Coda Makers to make some money off their talent and one of the most requested updates to the platform. The marketplace could be divided into three key updates:
- Gallery Marketplace – Coda Makers can add their products to the Gallery. They can list it as free or paid offerings. Customers who are interested in these specific products can purchase them from the gallery.
- Affiliate Revenue Share – This is simply a commission-based affiliate program where you can receive 20% when your referrals complete one full year at Coda.
- Maker Fund: Coda has set aside funding of $1 million to execute great ideas. Coda Makers can apply for the funding. If your application gets approved, you will be provided with resources to work on the idea. Personally, we are extremely excited for this one, as this program will recognize the truly talented creators out there that will be able to execute wild ideas, anything from a brand new editor to finally launching dark mode or any other of the most requested updates.
This is not a groundbreaking feature, yet an important one. Now you can create custom templates with repetitive sets of actions or docs. Let’s say you have a team ritual of creating a Daily update card with a certain checklist. You can create a template and share it with your team.
Now every team member can replicate the action and get the work done much faster on their end.
Apart from this, there are minor bug fixes and small feature updates to make the tool more powerful, the update didn’t have a rebuilt Coda editor this time. Apart from this, there are minor bug fixes and small feature updates to make the tool more powerful. Coda 3.0 can help teams set up a more scalable foundation for their workflow. The way Coda is approaching these updates, we can see a lot of potential Notion users shifting to Coda for similar use cases. If you are choosing between these platforms, we got you covered – check out our comparison article Coda Vs Notion. Drop by our blog or Twitter for the latest No Code news, tips, and resources!