After we launched our massive improvements to cards last month, we heard there were still a few tweaks we could make that would help you have an even better experience with cards in Coda. I’m excited to share some of the additional improvements we’ve made in the last few weeks based on your feedback, which just might help you say “Goodbye Trello, hello Coda!”
Customize your cards even more
We’ve seen a lot of great patterns that make use of cover images on cards, but we heard that the formatting and cropping options felt a bit limited, especially when you want images to be front and center. We’ve added a new “Large” layout option to accommodate portrait-shaped images, which you can pair with the “Fit” or “Crop” size options to provide the best display of your images.
Hide the ‘+ New Card’ Button
Like we did with ‘+ New Row’ for tables a few weeks ago, we’ve made the ‘+ New Card’ button optional in your card views. Just toggle the “Show Add Card Button” option on your Card Display settings to make any changes or simply right click on the button to hide it. This should be especially helpful for sets of cards grouped along the leftーnow you don’t have to let the ‘+ New Card’ button take up horizontal space as you scroll!
Manage your groups more easily
One of our long-hidden features is now a lot easier to find and use. With our latest update, you can adjust common settings for your groups by simply selecting the 3-dot menu from group on tables or cards.
These options include:
- Pin Empty groups: Sometimes you need to keep groups showing even when they’re empty. Now you can more clearly adjust this setting from group options, as well as directly from the kebab menu.
- Sort Groups: Sort your groups in ascending/descending order or go back to a custom sort.
- Manage Groups: If you’re not in love with dragging entire groups across your doc canvas or want to pin specific hidden groups, you can use the ‘Manage Groups’ option to reorder your groups by dragging and dropping them directly within the ‘Group options’ menu
If you’re looking for more tips on how get the most out of cards with Coda, be sure to check out this published doc.