Hey Coda Community!
Today we are announcing two major updates to Packs:
- Packs Tables, a magical new way to pull in data to your docs
- New Jira, Shopify and Discourse Packs (how meta)
You can help out by upvoting us on Product Hunt and sharing our content on social. Watch the new Packs intro video and read more about our process below.
We knew Packs were pretty special from the beginning. They always felt like the natural evolution of Coda as an all-in-one doc surface. Packs have allowed our users to make incredible docs, and they have been a vital tool to let our users bring their external data into their Coda docs.
Packs have always relied on pasting in URLs, which was never the easy way that we wanted them to work. Sometimes this was the right workflow, but it didn’t work in all use cases. So we set out to build a tool to make the process of pulling data into docs effortless and seamless. Packs Tables are that tool, and they are live for all users today. Packs Tables automatically pull data from our most popular Packs into a table in your doc, so you can work with that data in all the ways you do already in Coda. Packs Tables are added in the normal packs sidebar within your docs.
Packs Tables have unlocked so many amazing use cases, from running Jira dashboards in Coda, checking on a team’s Github requests, organizing email and calendar in one place, and more. All these experiences feel really magical and push us further towards letting anyone build a doc as powerful as an app. The possibilities with Packs Tables are truly endless, and we are so excited to see what you all build with them.
Additionally, our Jira and Shopify packs with Packs Tables are now live. Jira has long been our most-requested pack for a while. The Shopify pack gives superpowers to businesses everywhere. Both the Jira and Shopify packs feature Packs Tables, so you can run your engineering teams and Shopify storefronts right from your Coda docs.
We can’t wait to see what you all make with Packs Tables and our new Jira and Shopify Packs!
-Glenn, PM for Packs Tables