first, let me briefly introduce myself. I work as freelance developer, I used all other products (and for those that knows it my prefered tool was the regretted IQ Tell). I tried : Clickup, Asana, Wrike, AirTable, etc. Yes, I am a fan of David Allen’s GTD methodoly, but I also want a tool to rule them all. So fo course I ended up to use Notion. That’s not the perfect and it’s limitations annoy me.
When I discoverer Coda few weeks ago, I was mind blowed. Basic things like choosing icons, condionnal formatting, colors, etc, etc. I was specially impressed by the formula editor, the graphs, etc, etc.
I played with tables, a lot, references, filters, etc. I wasn’t making a doc but instead manipulating data. Then as we can use charts, I made some (well a lot… ). My disappointment started.
There is no way to really make a document. There is so few components, I exported my Strava logs and the table is fine, the graphs are perfect, I can display my FC Max anywhere with the formula everywhere. But… I want to have it in a card. The 1000px width is too low. Worst not full width separator line.
To make it brief : Coda is perfect for playing with data, making some todos stuff, ok, but I read here and there that this is a doc (and that the name means that), but have you ever try to make pages ? No data, just notebooks to keep references ? Well… It should be the initial use case and it’s not.
So please can you explain me why I am wrong ? Why have I this feeling about coda ? I see it as it was my calculator. Just a tool in my workflow. Whilst Notion is my source of truth. What am I understanding wrong. Does anyone use it to take note, I mean really serious notes ? With code, separators, etc. Not just one column note, something with some layout and components (like Airtable interface) ?