It appears that there are now numerous options available to enhance productivity. You can find books, attend seminars or use various software solutions. This surge in options is understandable considering that people nowadays face more distractions and stress. Two notable companies, Coda and Notion, have adopted a cutting edge modular approach to spreadsheet documents.
Both Coda and Notion offer features like note taking, planning assistance organization tools and can even serve as alternatives to other project management applications. While Notion has been around for a few years now, Coda is relatively new to the scene. Both platforms have gained significant popularity. However, the question remains; which one is superior? And what sets them apart from each other?
When considering cost, it’s important to highlight some key distinctions between Coda and Notion. Coda offers a free option, but they also have Coda Pro which costs $10 per month for each Doc Maker and Coda Team which is priced at $30 per month per Doc Maker. Doc Makers are responsible for creating and managing documents and workspaces in Coda, while the workspace serves as the central hub for you and your team to collaborate. Additionally, there are Editors who help organize the documents.
On the other hand, Notion has a pricing of $4 per month for an individual user. This package includes unlimited block storage with no limitations on file uploads. A block refers to any piece of content that you choose to add on your page. And if needed, blocks can be removed to free up space.
There’s also priority support and version history. Notion also has a Team membership which is $8 per member per month. There’s no limit to how many members you can have. And there are admin tools available.
When you start a new document on Coda, you might find it reminiscent of Google Docs in terms of its interface. However, if you are transitioning from Excel, it may require a little adjustment. Thankfully, the Coda website provides helpful tips and tools to assist with this transition.
On the other hand, Notion operates more like a vast white canvas and is most effective when you familiarize yourself with the shortcuts to expedite tasks. These shortcuts can aid in navigating pages, formatting text or switching to Dark Mode.
Task & Project Management
Both Coda and Notion have the same purpose. It’s to maximize personal productivity or help communicate and work better. These apps offer to-do lists, and Coda even has many to-do templates which you can pick, depending on your needs. You can set tasks based on due date or priority. Coda lets you create very advanced to-do lists. And generally, allows for deeper work with databases.
Notion also has templates. For example, a weekly agenda template to help organize the week ahead and ensure you don’t forget anything important. You can add cover photos and icons. Notion also has project management tools like Roadmap, which is similar to the project management app Trello, but even more efficient.
Notion is great for onboarding new team members. This can be very important when everyone is in the middle of a project. But it’s also a great tool for personal organizing and keeping track of lists, tasks, and other important things.
As mentioned, Notion has been around longer. For that reason, it doesn’t come as a surprise that it’s more available. You can find it on iOS, Android, Mac Windows, and Web. And to make everything much simpler, Notion has the same UI on mobile, PC, and web.
Coda still has some catching up to do here. It’s available on the web, iOS, and Android. Hopefully, they’ll add Mac and Windows too soon. Plus, when it comes to Coda, the user experience is best served on the web.
Pick Your Productivity Booster
Both of Coda and Notion are about all-in-one experience. They let you craft and manage most of the work you do. The idea is to move away from using multiple productivity solutions and rely on just one of them.
When it comes to which one is better, for personal use, Coda wins out because it’s free and you don’t need to upgrade to get the most of it. Notion is $4 per month, but it’s more available.
Have you tried Coda or Notion? What’s your take on which one is better? Let us know in the comments section below.