Airtable is one of your serious competitor , and they just released Blocks.
One of the main reason why I’m very exited by this announcement, is the easy way Blocks seems to be implemented and edited.
You already have some features with formulas that are similar to Blocks.
But as Coda users, we don’t yet have access to simplicity and fanciness that Airtable Blocks seems to provide.
A word about a feature request I have : One very important feature I already asked to Coda in my many private feedbacks are blocks.
I would love to be able to add blocks of text or anything else on a canvas and be able to arrange them with drag and drop : add blocks side by side etc…
One other important features of Canvas blocks would be to bookmark them (see my other post about bookmarks).
Talking back about Airtable, the create and edit Blocks on their side seems so easy!
At Coda, do you project to make things more user friendly on this side?
Like, avoiding entering formulas and writing values within the formulas to make blocks or modules?
I’m thinking about Bar Charts for example, or Rectangle.
Wouldn’t be awesome to have a + button to add a Bar Charts and edit its values with a dialog box?
I’m not saying that controlling everything with formulas ain’t good. But I’m thinking again about casual users and user experience.
As a conclusion, just have a look to the features that the competitor have in blocks, there are some interesting formulas you could add in Coda
And don’t forget, I love you