Coda is a new type of document that blends the flexibility of documents, the power of spreadsheets, and the utility of apps into a single new canvas.
I am having so much fun with Coda. I am a senior in high school taking classes at community college, and Coda has helped me to organize my life. The interface is simple and so fun to use that I want to start making all of my documents in Coda. Then, if for any reason I want to turn that document into something interactive and alive, I have that option.
The first document I made in Coda was a to-do list to keep track of my school assignments and deadlines. In a few minutes, I created an app as powerful as any to-do list app you can find on the app store, and on top of that it was customized to my liking. I even made it so if the due date was approaching, the task would turn orange, and if the due date was that day, the task would turn red. All that with basically just a few clicks. And the best part is I can now add any features I want. For example, my next idea is automation. Taking the info from a weekly schedule, and automatically making that day's to dos into a new list.
I have had early access to Coda for just a week, but I have already created so much, and my imagination is the only limit. Now that it has been launched to the public, I can't wait to see what other people will create with it.
The interface is clean, beautiful, and simple to use, which makes being productive fun.
It doesn't support iOS yet.
The first demo was kinda mind-boggling. Many more people are programmers than think they are - ever put a formula into an excel doc? A3 = A1 + A2. Congrats, you are a programmer.
Part of what makes excel and spreadsheets such a universal tool is the micro-programming anyone can do and therefore incredibly powerful.
So imagine if you brought that power to everything outside of spreadsheets. And reinvented spreadsheets too.
Take micro-programming and applied it to everything, suddenly you could do what feels like magic things for a document to be able to do. Reading through a few of the other reviews, that's why non-app developers are saying things like "it's my to-do list app that I created myself".
I'm thrilled to see where the journey goes from here.
Docs, sheets, apps, data ... it's all of them.