Launched: Coda 4.0!

Four years ago, we shipped Coda 1.0 to a small group of fans, including a number of familiar faces in the Coda community. Since then, millions of makers have made Coda their home to supercharge their work, stay organized, and foster collaborative workflows. And along the way, we’ve listened closely and shipped features, updates, and even the occasional bug fix (:wink:) on a daily basis.

But every once in a while, we package together a set of updates that we think represent a larger shift. You’ve seen these as “dot oh” releases. In Coda 2.0, we shifted from individuals to teams by adding workspaces, Cross-doc, locking, and Maker Billing. In Coda 3.0, we opened up the creative ecosystem with a brand new editor and the ability for anyone to make a Pack that integrates Coda with third-party applications, and many of you have accepted the invitation to build and sell your Packs. I’ve watched Coda evolve from being primarily a team-level tool to seeing entire companies (like Qualtrics, Zoom, the New York Times, DoorDash, Toast, Figma, etc.) elevate Coda to a business-wide platform.

Today, I’m excited to unveil Coda 4.0 as a true all-in-one platform for businesses, now with AI. Here’s the summary:

  • Coda AI is coming out of beta, unlocking the most connected AI work assistant that can truly understand each person, team, and company. With 600+ public Packs, Coda (and now Coda AI) integrates with more applications in your company than almost any other tool. Oh, and in a world where everyone seems to be adding an AI up-charge, we decide to include AI for free for Coda Doc Makers.
  • We’re extending our ability to be your team’s single source of truth, with features like two-way sync, full-page embeds, and sync pages.
  • The Coda Free plan is getting free-er: We’ve heard you loud and clear: You want to be able to build in and explore Coda without artificial doc size limits. That’s why we’re removing doc size limits on the Free plan for unshared docs. Once you share your doc, limits will apply.
  • We’ve created a set of end-to-end solution kits for every team, with a series of Ultimate Coda Handbooks (from Product, Sales, HR, IT, Marketing, Design, Exec, etc.). Oh, and there’s also a set for teams transitioning from products like Confluence, Notion, Airtable, Asana, Google Docs, etc.
  • Dozens of other smaller improvements. Since shavings make a pile, we also took our customers’ most common requests and shipped creative solutions.

I encourage you to read the full story on the blog, join my fireside chat on October 23rd, and share your feedback with me here or on Twitter.

We can’t wait to see what you Coda!


Awesome! Can’t wait to try it!


Congrats Coda team - woohoo!

Which updates are you most excited about @shishir ?


I’m very disappointed by the silent change to locking adding / deleting pages behind Doc Maker paygate. It cripples the product for non-profit organizations that I work with.


I can’t express how happy I am about the unlimited doc size for the free teir for unshared docs!

I know it’s not your target audience, but this opens up a whole world for notion-like users to build their personal world in Coda!


ABSOLUTE PROPS, Coda!! :sunglasses:

I can’t say how much, I appreciate you opening up the Free tier to having unlimited Doc sizes!!

As much as I always tout, and recommend Coda to my co-workers and family, there was always a bit of sadness in the back of my mind knowing if they really take a liking to what they’ve accomplished- so quickly, they would eventually run into the Doc size limitations that were in place! :slightly_frowning_face:

I’m 100% happy with the choice you made - no limits until Docs are shared, because IMO, when a person IS at the point where they want to share, it would be best to move up to the Pro tier and enjoy even more management abilities, along with the extra candy of having more packs to work with.

I’m so glad to see the energy being put into keeping Coda new-sexy - I typically end up excited after seeing a new Coda email come in and start reading it!..



Congrats! So excited for this update!!!


Am I understanding correctly that now you need to pay for team members to make pages? I’ve spent the last 3 months trying to set up a doc for my team based on the understanding that editors would be able to add pages for free. A team of 2 doc makers and 30-40 editors was a great price. Now it’s just impossible to afford. Please tell me I’m misunderstanding?


This is great! Are there any updates to two-way sync pages that are different from how it’s been behaving as an embed (embedding Coda via the basic Embed functionality)

ditto. this pricing model was the number one reason I was using coda

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I am super excited about Coda 4.0, particularly about the pricing changes and the free plan :fire::

  1. With a free plan without limits, Coda can expand now to a huge number of individuals who may note be ready for a Pro or Team plan but want to start using Coda for their personal lives. A free plan for individuals is one of the reasons Notion has a huge number of users and this is a step in the right direction for Coda as well.
  2. The fact that Coda AI is included for doc makers without additional charge is amazing, we have seen multiple tools charging on top of the existing subscriptions which makes it prohibited for some companies to upgrade. Not in this case.
  3. The new definition of Doc Maker makes sense based on all the new features that Coda has introduced. Coda docs are more and more like an app, and Doc Makers are responsible for building these apps as docs while editors just edit and use them. Is a small price to pay to have AI included without additional charge.

Kudos to the team! :clap::clap::clap::clap:


Your understanding is correct. You will now need to shell out for all 40 editors.

well, there goes my ability to use coda and 3 months of work down the drain

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@Ariella_Messing I don’t think that’s the case just because of the new update, it all depends on your current docs structure and you can probably just make small adjustments to account for it.

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Woohoo, President Shir Shir [:arrow_upper_right:] strikes again! :upside_down_face:

Congrats everyone on the great work!

Super happy that you decided to not charge 2x the subscription for the AI unlike the N-word app :wink: And even if this means upgrading a couple more editors to makers (which is totally justifiable) it’s still gonna be a bargain compared to the competition.

Also SUPER happy on raising the limits for soloists! I’ve been long asking to raise at least the object limit as it was promoting bad practices (I didn’t mind the 1000 rows limit on free users though) but this is even better.

The 2-way sync, I knew it was coming but sadly was too busy to apply it to Sync Tables Pro or generally play with it :frowning: Gonna make time to test it out sometime soon.

Also many of my clients will definitely enjoy sync pages :slight_smile: Gonna test that one out as well! Wondering what the security implications are.

On the “only makers can make pages now” update, uhh… I actually welcome it? I mean, in my paradigm and the paradigm I teach to my clients, a maker is a person who set up the doc for everyone to use. It is up to the maker to set up all the necessary pages, and it’s actually good that regular users of the doc (i.e. editors) cannot mess this up or clutter this up. In fact, I take this idea further and suggest that in a client’s workspace, there’s a dedicated “Admin” Maker account (which can be the only one) with login/password access that is used to set everything up, but everyone else including the top management are mere editors.

I’m yet to encounter a use case when users of the doc would want to create ‘left pane’ pages in the doc. In my paradigm, they are meant for doc structure and not so much for casual writing. If users need canvases to type in, I give them a table with a canvas column to structure their page content — if I understand correctly, this isn’t tiered; anyone can still edit canvases.

(That said, I hope Coda implements a feature where canvas columns can be displayed as pages on the left panel :slight_smile: because for those wiki-ing use cases, of course seeing the pages on the left is much more convenient than in a table)


We use our Doc as a wiki. How are we supposed to adjust our Docs to allow Editors to maintain Wiki structures?

Thanks for the candid feedback, @Timothy_Choi. Your workspace admins should have received or be about to receive an email with more detail specific to your Coda account, and here’s a broader community post explaining the rationale.

A little more about why we made this change: over the years, we’ve added a lot of value at the page level, and pages have gained a ton of customization options, features, and flexibility - most recently with today’s launch of Coda 4.0. Our intent with Maker Billing has always been to only charge for makers — those who use Coda to create tools, processes, and rituals to enable their teams.

With this change, we’re realigning our roles and their definitions with this original intent. We know this will impact some teams’ usage, so we’re happy to help work with you to find a solution. We have a generous discount specifically for non-profits that might apply to you and your team. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions or would like to talk it through.


Congrats to the whole Coda team! :heart_eyes: :smiley:


I already have an Enterprise plan with Coda for one of my nonprofits because that’s the only way to get Groups if you don’t have GSuite (SCIM is nice but I can live without it); I’ve been told we’re ineligible for nonprofit discounts under Enterprise.

I’ve been planning to pitch Coda for another nonprofit that I work with but this pricing model change completely throws the plan out of the window. Guess we’re stuck with Confluence Data Centre for the foreseeable future.

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I love it!

“Other companies charge for AI features, but we’re making it FREE for doc makers!”

I love it :heart_eyes: