Launched: New sharing features (public sharing, embeds, comment-only permission)

Excellent! That would make it truly collaborative platform (despite the irony in restricting-to-collaborate idea :grinning:).

Thank you!

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This is great! I can’t wait to try this!

About the play feature, could it be possible one day to record some results? It would be perfect for feature voting system, I would love this.

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@Stefan_Stoyanov Totally agree, not all collaborators have the same role and permissions.

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@tomavatars thank you! yes it would be awesome to have some changes be saved and others not but unfortunately it’s all or nothing for now. The way to do voting right now would be to create an “Anyone can edit” link and then ask those users to sign up for Coda, at which point they’ll be able to edit. I agree it’s not ideal but hopefully it’s still better than having to invite everyone over email.

I am extremely excited about this news. I can’t wait to check out the functionality.

Thank you,

Camillo

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@Kamil_Czaja completely understand your concern about investing in a startup product, especially before a business model. We are lucky to be backed by some of the biggest investors and are in a very financially stable place. Our investors are confident in our business model due to the adoption we have already gotten at some of the biggest companies and have encouraged us to focus on making the product even better before having to worry about revenue. I’m biased but I personally have taken a bet on Coda having a bright future by coming to work here and can vouch for you to bet on it as well :slight_smile:

As for your other feedback, I completely agree that the ability to share only specific sections and lock down parts of your doc can be very useful and are both on our list of improvements.

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Thank you! Can’t wait to see how you use it @CBArchuleta

Great work, @alexdeneui & @Angad !
The new embedding feature looks great! What I’d also really like to see is the ability to separately embed or share specific doc elements (like a specific section, table, or chart). Often the whole doc is simply too much info to embed/share…

Will this be possible? -JT :sunglasses:

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@jtbrown3 thanks for your feedback! Agree that the ability to share only specific sections, tables or charts can be very useful and are all on our list of improvements. Meanwhile, would suggest the workaround of a button that emails a section and can pair it with an automation that sends out a daily update. It’s not the same as what you’re looking for but might address some use cases.

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@Angad Thx for your receptivity and the workaround idea of the Gmail button :slight_smile:

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Sweet update, keep it up you guys

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@guiheneuc_Gr thank you!

Awesome, thanks!

One last missing feature for me as far as sharing goes is section sharing.
One big reason why we’re using Coda is that it allows everything to be at one place and it works great internally. But then you want to share just one page with someone external, and there is no straightforward and easy way to do that. Is there a chance this feature will be added, or does it go against your concept?

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Hey @Tomas_Bachtik, sharing only specific parts of a doc and setting fine-grained permissions are definitely not something that go against our philosophy :slightly_smiling_face: – it’s just something we haven’t gotten to yet. It’s a fair bit of work technically and is on our radar, though we don’t have an ETA at this time.

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@Angad & @oleg
Thanks for the Coda Doc sharing feature!
However, our team is experiencing a serious issue in that these shared Docs are not compatible with ‘Microsoft Teams’ (desktop apps) and ‘Edge’ browsers. Cross-browser support is very important.

Are you planning to support Edge soon (and Teams)? :slightly_smiling_face:

Hey @jtbrown3 we are aware that Coda embeds do not work well with Microsoft Edge browsers. We are definitely planning to start supporting more browsers very soon. At the moment, Edge is seeing the least traffic among all the browsers that we do not support so we might not get to that specifically for a while.

However, the issue with Microsoft teams has nothing to do with Edge. Microsoft is actually using Chrome in their Teams product, but it’s a pretty outdated version of that browser. Hopefully, they will be upgrading to a newer version of Chrome and that should support Coda docs automatically. We are monitoring the number of people using Microsoft teams but at the moment this is a low number as well (since we also require a google login at the moment, which leaves out people in the Microsoft ecosystem).

I use Safari and Firefox. I used Coda briefly and loved it. Unfortunately, I’m not a Chrome user, I have no intention of booting up Chrome everytime I want to run Coda. I’m on the fence until Coda becomes compatible with Safari and Firefox. I believe Coda will be widely adopted if it runs on all browsers.

Just my two cents.

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Thx @Angad!
I appreciate your thoughtful response and info! :sunglasses:

Totally agree. Safari and Firefox are very high on our list and we hope to roll those out as soon as possible.

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I like the sharing part. Personally I would love to share only a part instead of all document. Lets say I fill my overview page and distract all information to different locations.
I would love people to edit and view their Folder/Section and not all folders and sections.

Love it so far!

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