Discover Coda Docs4:55 with Guil Hernandez
With Coda, you can build data-powered, interactive, feature-rich documents. In Coda, they're called "docs." The possibilities of what you can make with a Coda doc are endless!
With Coda, you can build data powered interactive feature-rich documents. 0:00 In Coda, they're simply called docs. 0:04 But as you'll soon learn, 0:07 the possibilities of what you can make with a doc are endless. 0:08 Once you've visited coda.io and signed up, 0:12 you can begin creating your first doc by clicking New doc. 0:15 You can either start with a blank page or use a template. 0:19 Notice that Coda provides a variety of templates to help you kick things off. 0:22 For example, there are templates that let you throw together a doc for 0:27 brainstorming an idea, managing a project, tracking tasks, or even publishing a blog. 0:30 You can also create your own templates. 0:36 So if you've come up with a great project tracker, for example, 0:38 you can convert it into a template. 0:41 That way, you or others on your team can use it over and over again. 0:43 Another quick way to get started is by importing existing text or 0:48 data from another tool or software. 0:52 You can import documents from Google Drive, Excel spreadsheets, 0:55 CSV files, and data from other apps like Trello and Notion into your Coda doc. 0:59 By default, all of the docs you create or 1:05 copy get added to your default workspace here on the main page. 1:08 For example, my default workspace is teamtreehouse.com where 1:13 I'd find my newly created doc inside the default My Docs folder. 1:17 Coda workspaces help you manage doc sharing so 1:22 teams can create separate ones for people working on different projects. 1:24 Like other docs, 1:30 Coda can serve as a simple writing surface to compose new content or jot down notes. 1:31 Where Coda really shines is in its flexibility. 1:37 Unlike any other type of doc, Coda lets you manage and 1:41 manipulate data and add interactive elements like buttons and 1:44 other controls to create app-like experiences. 1:48 Let's visit Coda's doc gallery by clicking the Doc Gallery navigation link. 1:52 This is an excellent showcase of all the docs Coda makers have created. 1:58 And it's a great place to find lots of examples and inspiration for 2:03 what you can create. 2:06 Let's browse through some examples. 2:08 Under Categories, I'll select Productivity. 2:10 Here I can see different productivity related docs, tools, and 2:14 templates built by the Coda community. 2:18 This Dory and Pulse doc looks interesting and seems to be a popular one. 2:24 It provides a super simple way for teams to do a quick pulse check, 2:29 make decisions, and add and vote on topics to discuss. 2:33 The Split Costs with Friends doc also looks useful. 2:41 It makes it easy to split costs among a group of people. 2:44 Normally, you might use a spreadsheet to track and calculate expenses. 2:48 Coda makes this easier with databases, or tables that are connected, or 2:52 can talk to each other. 2:56 So you can create something like this expenses page, for example, that displays 2:58 expenses paid by each person sorted by date with different views for each person. 3:04 Plus, this doc looks like an app on your phone. 3:09 Finally, let's review the Education category. 3:14 Here you might find a doc that can help you with studying, for example. 3:18 I see a helpful task planner someone made to help you stay organized. 3:25 And here's the flash card app that uses the spaced repetition learning and 3:32 memorization technique to help make what you're learning stick and 3:37 track your progress, neat. 3:42 These are just a few examples of what's possible with Coda, and 3:44 the many tools you can easily create. 3:48 If you find something in the docs gallery that fits your needs, 3:51 you can copy it by clicking Copy doc. 3:55 This adds the doc to your own workspace so that you're able to modify it and 3:58 make it your own. 4:02 I encourage you to explore this doc gallery frequently for more ideas on what 4:11 you can make, and learn more about the unique solutions Coda makers design. 4:16 Coda's building blocks are so powerful that you can build mini apps inside your 4:24 docs by simply adding calendars, to-do-lists, and media to a page. 4:28 Then add buttons and controls to add more interactivity. 4:33 Coda even lets you integrate with popular tools like Slack, Gmail, Spotify, and 4:37 many more to supercharge your docs, 4:41 making those tools a whole lot more useful than they could ever be as separate tools. 4:43 Join me in the next video where you'll get a chance to create, share, and 4:49 publish your first Coda doc 4:53
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