I am fine with formulas being calculating for a few minutes, but the biggest user experience I have with coda is the entire thing is slow. Opening coda is slow, browsing folders is slow, opening a document is slow, opening a page is slow. It makes me still use alternatives first, before having to move to coda.
I know performance improvements have been a focus, however can we get tracking towards the clear goal of instant document browsing and opening? As quick as Apple Notes for instance.
Completely fine if tables and formulas show spinners, but it is quite a difference when the whole interface is delayed.
I am a user in Sydney with 100mbps down and 40mbps up connection. Perhaps moving more of the backend stack to Cloudflare Workers can help the performance, as that way calculations happen and cache on the edge across all their datacentres.
I am also happy to participate in as many user testing and screenshares with your dev team, as I believe in coda, and want to see it succeed.