Attach files/images to cells

This is the only thing holding us back from using Coda right now. We’re an animation studio and images are an integral part of our planning and organising. Any updates on when this might be implemented?


Same question…there are so many things we can’t do with Coda right now because it doesn’t support attachments (or even allow direct linking to google drive without cutting and pasting).

  • Candidate tracking…nope, can’t attach resume’s
  • Proposal / contract tacking…nope can’t attach contracts
  • Forward emails into a Coda task…nope, won’t include attachments
  • Sending Bids requests / RFP’s to vendors…nope, can’t include RFP documents
  • the list goes on and on…

As much as I love the way Coda can manipulate meta-data…it’s just not enough to make these apps real in our organization. I really hope attachments will soon be supported natively, or through a Pack (like a Google Drive pack).



We are also anxiously waiting for this update. We need to upload multiple images and also videos

You can easily embed a PDF on your Gdrive in a Coda document - it works very nicely:

Awesome, can you embed that in a column / row of a table?



It is a formula like any other that can be placed anywhere else you use a formula


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Hi, My name is Jaime. I’m in product management at Coda. Thanks for expressing interest in image and file attachments. This is something we are currently exploring and building. I’d love to get your refreshed top requests and scenarios as part of our thinking. Feel free to reply back to me with your thoughts ( or post them here. I’d also like to know if you’d be interested in giving us some feedback when we get this feature working. Thanks for being vocal in our community. We listen and watch it intently for what our users need. Looking forward to hearing from you!


To have a column formatted as an attachment and be able to just drop files of any kind in that column would be great. Also the ability to activate the camera button from the mobile app would be very useful.
Thanks @jaime


Sorry but can you not attach images to cell? Oh

I want to track receipts so uploading images from your mobile is a must for me and I’m sure others.

I would also like to take a picture and use the scan feature on Android phones so please don’t restrict access to just the basic camera options.

Any news when this feature will be released? I’m in the process of moving things over from Airtable but I might have to halt if it’s not coming into play soon.

II am using a workaround using the Dropbox pack. I also setup a Zapier that every time a file is added to a folder it will add a row in Coda. If you don’t care about you pictures showing up in your doc instantly it should work.


I’ve not used Zapier or Packs yet, is Zapier easy to setup with the dropbox pack?

Do you have an example you can share?

Thanks As you can see all you need to have zapier do is add a row with the name of the picture and then the Dropbox pack can pull in the file.

I’m intersted to test this feature @jaime
Drag and drop should be perfect. Especially if it can also be added to a text column.

Why limit this to attachments? What about an ability to create a page/document within a cell that itself then can have notes, attachments, embedded documents, etc. I think, Notion implements this nicely (which is pretty much the only thing Notion implements nicely).


Yes! A page as a block is the only one feature I’m missing when I use Coda.

We just launched native support for images in cells - see Launched: New Image Column Type is now available


Nigel & Jamie, the images feature is a great step in that direction. I know you guys have a unique design philosophy, but a lot of the people who are moving over from Airtable and/or Notion are going to find this to be a necessity.

Jamie asked for refreshed use cases. I have one that’s holding me back at the moment - I can’t add attachments to tasks. I’m trying to migrate from Wrike to coda because of everything coda does so well. I can embed or link, but it’s really crucial that the attachment be contained within the task for data/trust reasons.

As well, above, someone mentioned a page view, which also basically comes from Notion. You have a basic page view of a row right now and it’s heading that way. I don’t see how coda could do the same thing Notion does, but that’s fine, it’s not the same product. With the ability to attach files in a cell, beyond images, I think you’re basically where you need to be.

If we reverse it from a business rules angle, one of the more obvious recommended templates is tasks. The core elements of all modern task management apps are within coda’s capabilities now. The only one missing is the attachments.

With that said, coda’s a very robust and interesting app. I’m only about a week into it, but it’s closest to something I spec’d out a while back that does 80+% of what I need. Your continued rollouts and work are appreciated - so thanks!

Hi, My 2 cents here to vote this topic:
it is extremely important to replicate what has been done for images also for files (PDF, .docx, .pptx, etc…).

I really would like to format a column to “file” (potentially reagardless of the type, if it’s an image, pdf, word,ppt…the system should recognize it based on the extension) and hence being able to preview/navigate them (pretty much how it happens for images now).

Using “embed” is not sufficient! It is cumbersome and most of the time i’m dealing with local file system/email attachment.

PLUS… and it’s not the least:

a column that is a “Section/page” itself would be the game changer here so I can have a free canvas inside a cell (like Notion does)

When you guys will implement that I’m sure you’ll win the game for the new Makers how your CEO says :slight_smile:

any timelines? :slight_smile:


Images is a good step!

Definitely want files too though e.g. for a task backlog, attaching a relevant csv / xls dataset

I couldn’t find more recent threads on attaching files, so I thought I’d bump here - any news?
One proposal for the PDF feature is to include citation extraction so as to replace zotero & mendeley.