As Coda has grown throughout the years, so has the number of places you might click to add building blocks like tables, buttons, drag-and-drop templates or lists. When we launched Quick Insertion (via the slash command) a few months ago, we heard your resounding feedback that (1.) it was helpful to have a faster way to add the building blocks you know and love, and (2.) the command also helped you discover new building blocks.
Given that feedback, we spent weeks engaging in user testing and fine-tuning our designs to consolidate access to Coda’s building blocks into one single panel. Now, you can browse and use all of the powerful features you might insert into a doc in one place. We call it the Explore panel.
If you’ve ever wondered: Does Coda have an easy way to do X? Consider clicking ‘Explore’ and then browsing or searching for a solution! Within the Explore panel you’ll find:
- Templates : Drag-and-drop building blocks to add things like a team sentiment tracker, a text translation table, a question moderator or even a product roadmap timeline that automatically creates a table and gantt chart for your team.
- Text & Media : Easily add a list, code block or emoji, or embed videos or music from other sites.
- Tables : Start from scratch with a new table, or add card views, calendars and more.
- Packs : Connect to Jira, Gmail, Slack and other tools to supercharge your doc.
- Buttons : Add custom buttons and controls, including some commonly used ones like “Add a Row” or “Open hyperlink.”
- Settings : Manage automations, page default styles, time zones and more in your settings.
- Learn : Looking to level-up? The Learn section aggregates everything from the modules found on coda.io/learn, to our formula & API libraries, help center, doc gallery and support options.
As a reminder: Anything you can find in the Explore panel, you can also access using the slash command in your doc.
Heads Up! Over the next few weeks, we plan to deprecate the ‘+’ button in the top menu bar to continue streamlining the places you might look to find the tools that bring your docs to life.
We hope that the combination of the slash command with the consolidated Explore panel helps you quickly add powerful building bocks while you’re in your flow, and easily browse new capabilities you might not have had a chance to leverage yet.