Coda AI is an incredibly powerful tool that can help you with a variety of tasks. In this blog post, we will showcase eight mind-blowing things that Coda AI can do, from planning a trip around the United States to analyzing customer reviews and drafting emails. The sky’s the limit!
What is Coda's AI Assitant?
Artificial Intelligence (A.I. or AI) made a gigantic splash in the tech world in late 2022. Since then, it seems like every platform is incorporating AI into their product. Many are even requiring their users to pay extra for access to their AI. However, once you have a Coda account, you’re able to use Coda’s AI Assistant! As of the writing of this post, Coda AI is in beta. Get access to it by clicking here.
What’s so great about AI? Keep reading for eight things you can do with Coda’s AI right now!
Here are 8 exciting things you can do with Coda AI:
1. Plan a trip
Anyone who has ever planned a trip, let alone one with kids, knows that if we had a magic wand to make it happen, we’d use it in a heartbeat. Now, we can!
With Coda’s AI you can create a table of any U.S. state (or heck, why not all of them?!), make columns for whatever other details you’d like and have AI fill in the info! Coda AI can even help you make an itinerary for your trip that includes key activities and/or kid-friendly options.
2. Editing Existing Text
You likely already have pre-written content that you might need to edit and revise. Maybe you’re looking for jobs and you need to spruce up your cover letter, or perhaps you’re a web copy editor and need to change the tone of some copy. Anything. Really.
Instead of spending hours editing everything, have Coda’s AI do it for you. Simply select the text you want to edit, and from there prompt Coda AI to revise - you can shorten the text, lengthen it, choose a tone, whatever you can imagine!
Don’t forget that you can change it using AI to your heart’s content. Don’t like a certain part of the text? Highlight just that part and ask AI to change it - change your prompt or whatever!
Let’s see an example. Select the text in Coda that you want to edit, then click AI:
The Assistant will give you options for what you might want it to do with this text. Choose one or make your own, and then watch the magic happen!
3. Fine Tune Content
If you want Coda AI to get really granular with your already written content, check out my awesome FREE template, “Editor”, on CodaTemplates.io. With the Editor template, you can have Coda’s AI fine tune anything by selecting from a variety of settings. I know you’ll love this doc as much as I do!
4. Summarize Meeting Notes and Send to Slack
Let’s say you diligently take notes at your weekly team meeting. A colleague is out that day and needs to see a quick run down of what they missed.
If you take your notes in Coda already, this is extra easy. (You can still copy your notes to Coda and make this work too!) Simply have your notes in one column of a table, add another column and add the AI assistant to it. Ask Coda AI to summarize those meeting notes. Remember, you can specify the length of the summary!
In another column, add a button for Slack (you’ll need to install the Slack pack if you don’t already have it. In the button configuration, you’ll have the content be the AI summary of the meeting, and pick which channel to post it to. Using Coda’s automations means that you wouldn’t even need to push that button if you don’t want to!
5. Analyzing Customer Reviews
Whether you sell a product or service, you’re likely collecting customer reviews. Coda AI can help you analyze those reviews and know which customers love your product and which do not. You can use a Coda form to get data from your clientele, or if you have your Shopify account connected with the Coda pack, you can have Coda AI take their comments and get a numeric value for each review. (For more info on Forms, read this blog!)
6. Drafting Emails Based on Customer Reviews
Once your Coda AI has analyzed the customer reviews, you can use it to draft emails based on how the customer viewed your product. Whether you want to offer them a discount code or tell them about a different product they might be interested in, Coda AI can draft an email for you in just minutes. Again, you can integrate the a Coda pack, in this case the Gmail pack, to push a button when you’re ready to send that email.
7. Using Coda AI as a Writing Assistant
Coda AI is an incredible writing assistant that can help you draft emails, blog posts, social media posts, and other content. Give it some ideas of the content you want to draft, tell it the kind of format you want, give it a style like informal or a tone like funny, and Coda AI will start drafting it for you. Once it’s been generated you can change the text in any way, or completely refresh the AI Assistant and have it start over. I promise it won’t get frustrated if you request multiple drafts!
If you want to test this in action, grab the FREE template “AI Drafter” on CodaTemplates.io.
Coda AI can also help you respond to emails. By using the Gmail Pack to pull in all your email messages, you can use AI to decide whether you even need to respond to an email. If you do, Coda AI can draft a response for you, and again, by integrating that Gmail pack, you can get the email to send automatically using a button.
Video tutorial step by step
If you want to see exactly how I did all of this, check it out in my video, 8 mindblowing things you to do with Coda AI!
As if Coda couldn’t get any better, the AI Assistant is seriously EPIC! Let me know in the comments if you’ve had a chance to try it out in any of your docs! If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you - reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out more resources below.
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