I’ve been looking to move on from Notion for a while. They rarely make improvements, and when they do, it’s insignificant at best. A lot of “Thanks for the feedback, we’ll make sure that gets to our team!” with little to no action.
The recent release of nested pages from Coda was one of the biggest improvements I was looking for and I’m very pleased it’s here. Full freedom to construct docs the way you want is huge. Notion set the bar very high.
What seems to be one of the last few things holding me back is the way notifications and reminders are handled. I can’t for the life of me figure out how make it work how Notion does.
If I create any block with a date in it, I can set that date as a reminder, and the notification message will be the contents of the block I added the date to.
Or, if I have a table with a row. I can make a cell in that row the notification date and the message will be the value from the primary column (in the same row).
Coda seems to use Automations for reminders, but configuring the date and output message is very confusing—at least if you’ve never done it before.
- Is simplifying reminders and notifications anywhere in the backlog?
- Is what I am describing actually simpler than what I’ve understood so far?