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Notion is an all-in-one workspace used by the world's most innovative teams to streamline their day-to-day operations. Notion allows you to plan, write, collaborate, and streamline all of your projects, in addition to taking notes and adding tasks.

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4.6
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Positive Comments
  • Phelan M.Operations Lead
    Review
    4.5

    Notion is intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to create multiple workspaces, pages and dashboards for their team. It is easy to link everything together and share with other groups in your organisation, such as creating pages and boards to track tasks. The database feature is also very useful, you can create a database with multiple views and create linked views for individual team members and other teams that only need to see relevant information. The board views are great and help manage ongoing projects and tasks for other teams, you can customise the cards to include as much or a little data as required. You can also add some formulas to these database views, however, it is not as user-friendly as using something like Microsoft office or Google slides. There are some integrations that you can set up to pull information from other data sources, however, some of these have limitations. An example is trying to create a notion ticket on a database from slack, you can do this with other tools such as JIRA and slack but not via notion. There are also some limitations to the design and customisation of pages; you cannot just drag and drop elements on each page as quickly as you like. The import function could be improved as you cannot directly import a csv into a database and keep the same field types in the database, it will default everything to a text or number field. Knowledge base - Notion is our internal knowledge base, giving all teams access to information from every team. We share company information with each function owning its own workspace that other groups can view. It allows teams to collaborate on projects and reference the same information, whether this is a link to an external document, site or database. Customer-facing pages - We create and share private notion pages with our customers that act like mini support FAQ sites where we can update information quickly and effectively. Documenting training resources - We store all training resources, videos, walkthroughs and written documentation in notion, you are able to track who created the resources and when they were last updated. This is super helpful when trying to see if materials are still relevant and up to date.

  • Md Jahirul H.Junior Wordpress Developer
    Review
    5.0

    I have been working on a project for about two years, and it was very challenging to keep everything organized. I tried many different tools, but not one worked as well as Notion. It's easy to use and has all the necessary features to organize your projects and ensure that everyone is up-to-date with what they are doing. I love the design of Notion. I use it all the time, and it's very intuitive. It allows me to share files with my teammates daily. The things you can do with Notion are endless, and there is always something new that you discover about it every day! While I still enjoy this platform, it would be wonderful if more dependable connectors were eventually made available. Specifically, I want to use a few integrations. They are employable and interconnected with Notion. I have to go straight to the source if I need support for them because Notion cannot help me. I know how excellent and valuable Notion is, but I can't say the same about other connecting services. It would be great if Notion handled and provided support for all integrations. I like Notion and am always looking for new ways to tailor it to do what I want. There are undoubtedly a lot. The notion is a platform that allows users to create and share their ideas to find an audience that will appreciate and adopt them. This helps spread awareness about new ideas and encourages collaboration among like-minded individuals to come up with solutions to complex problems. Some of the most popular Notion products include IdeaLab, which provides tools for ideation and brainstorming, and Notion Notes, virtual whiteboards where collaborators can add comments and feedback on each other's ideas. Additionally, Notion Planner offers a variety of features, such as goal-setting and planning projects from start to finish. These tools help people work smarter instead of harder by taking all the guesswork out of creative thinking. They make it easy for anyoneregardless of experience or expertiseto get started quickly without any programming skills required!

  • Kannan N.Transaction Processor
    Review
    4.0

    Notion is the ultimate all-in-one productivity tool that allows you to organize your life with ease. It has a sleek and user-friendly interface that makes it easy to navigate and customize to your specific needs. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, or just looking to streamline your personal tasks, Notion has everything you need to stay organized and on top of your game. One potential downside of Notion is that it can take some time to fully understand and utilize all of its features. The learning curve can be a bit steep for some users and it can be overwhelming to try and customize it to your specific needs. Additionally, some users have reported that the mobile app is not as functional as the desktop version and that can make it difficult to access and edit your tasks and projects on the go. Another thing that some users don't like is that the free version of Notion has some limitations in the number of blocks and integrations so it may not be able to fully meet everyone's needs. Increased Productivity: Notion allows users to easily track their tasks and progress, which helps them to stay focused and get more done. Better Organization: Notion's customizable interface and organization options help users to keep all of their information in one place and easily accessible. Collaboration: Notion allows users to share and collaborate on projects with team members, which helps to increase communication and efficiency. Customization: Notion is highly customizable, which means users can tailor it to their specific needs, workflows and preferences. Integrations: Notion has a wide range of integrations with other apps and services, which means users can easily connect it to the tools they already use, making it even more versatile. Overall, Notion is solving the problem of disorganization and inefficiency by providing a comprehensive and customizable productivity tool that helps users to stay organized, increase productivity, and collaborate effectively.

Negative Comments
  • Brandon M.Web Experience Developer
    Review
    0.5

    The modular, elegant design makes it not only a note-taking tool to best the traditional players like Evernote, but a powerful all-in-one work management tool for things like project management, documentation, meeting agendas, and much more. The fact that everything is a page and you can create databases of pages with relationships to each other (e.g. database of clients with relationship to a tasks database, so you can tie a client-specific task to that client) makes it one of the most powerful no-code solutions for creating a digital business's workspace. The tool is ATROCIOUSLY slow across web, desktop app, and mobile app, to the point that it's basically not usable. You can find so many conversations online about performance issues. You can often see comments in those threads where people are saying they don't have these issues, but I'm convinced it's because they are using Notion for a very basic use case, perhaps just as a notebook. If you're using it to its fullest extent with related databases, global blocks, etc., it will often take 5-10 or more seconds not just to load, but from one input to the next on a page you have open. It's hard to overstate how much of an impediment it has been for my small startup to build our custom project management system and workspace in Notion (former ClickUp users) and now find it extremely unresponsive throughout this year. If it improves, I will change my review. They've said it's one of their big priorities this year and have supposedly released updates already to improve the situation, but we have noticed little change. I'm on a 150mbps internet connection on a high-powered Macbook with 32GB RAM. There's no technical reason on my end that the Notion app on my Macbook or on the web shouldn't be blazing fast. Again, extreme impediments due to major performance issues. We've seen glimpses of the promise of having our work consolidated in Notion from separate tools including ClickUp for project management, fragmented Google Docs documentation, Evernote notebooks, etc., but it's just a glimpse. Overall, the net impact to productivity has been neutral or negative due to performance issues.

  • John K.Software Engineer
    Review
    2.5

    Simple and fast. Whatever you do, please, please, please keep the site fast and performant. In general, I think the document management is really good and I LOVE the ability to use emojis for a document icon. Support is also excellent. I love how responsive it is. For me to drool over this product, rave about it to my friends and be a 10, the comments have got to be better. No system has gotten this right and it drives me nuts. Here is what I dislike about Notion's 1. It is hard to comment on a view/table. The comments can end up hiding part of a table. It feels clunky when I do it. 2. We start a big old discussion on a request for comment (RFC). This is awesome. I address feedback in a thread. BAD. If I deleted the comments on text, suddenly the comments are lost. I can try to get back to the discussion but it is difficult. Documents: For this to also be a step up, I want a way to see what documents I have been assigned to. Otherwise it gets lost in the day to day. I think views are complicated to figure out. I should honestly try and level up my Notion game by watching a few videos but when I create a view, my brain always first thinks "WTF is going on" and then I delete it unless I really need it. Best documentation product I've used and it does level up my company's ability to document and scale. It is awesome for documentation plans and tracking where we are at. It is just the discussion around documents that need improvements for me to start recommending it. Right now if a collegue or friend asked, I'd say "Well, Notion is the best one I've used but it still just doesn't quite do it for me. For my own selfish reasons you should try out a different one on the market and report back to me"

  • Daniel J. S.Marketing Intern
    Review
    3.0

    I really like how everything is in one place and can be linked to things within the app. it's great to not have to have a bunch of google docs open in lots of tabs slowing down my computer. now I can work on all of it in one place and switch fast and find referencing docs easy. also, it is nice that it is stored centrally so I can see everything and be reminded right in the app and on my phone. I can look things up if I'm on the go and can't remember something. sometimes it is not intuitive to format things exactly how you want them. I would likethe ability to minimize inline tables, and in general just more customization. sometimes it feels like a chore to make what I want happen. it could be more intuitive in that way, or just allow for creative people to create customizations rather than be restained by how they choose to do formatting. it is a great tool and helps me organize my projects and documents. you need to be careful as you add things to organize them in a standard way that you will be able to utilize and not forget, but most importantly communicate your processes with your expanding team. organization mostly. I am working on things with a lot of documents and I need to reference information from one doc in another, Notion allows me to create a hierarchy of docs all in one place. it takes the stress off of my browser which I usually have a lot of tabs open in for research etc. now that runs faster and half the tabs I used to have in there of docs are in Notion. it will be very helpful for sharing team data and projects etc when my team expands and organization becomes even more critical.

GetApp
4.7
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  • Abiliya D.Health, Wellness and Fitness
    Review
    5.0

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  • Samuel G.Marketing and Advertising
    Review
    5.0

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  • Borja O.E-Learning
    Review
    5.0

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Negative Comments
  • Maria teresa O.Writing and Editing
    Review
    1.0

    I used notion in hopes that it will be helpful for me. Sadly, it didn't. I hope the accessibility feature will be enhanced. Maybe, that is when I will reconsider the product again.

  • Ty R.Information Technology and Services
    Review
    1.0

    I was using Notion to maintain a database which I was using for recreational purposes. To track information, link to important notes, and keep everything neat as I worked on a personal project I was hoping to publish in the future.

  • mary m.Staffing and Recruiting
    Review
    2.0

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Trustradius
4.6
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Positive Comments
  • Garrett LemonsContent Manager
    Review
    4.5

    Notion combines all of the elements that we liked and needed from the above software and put it into one package that can be run on the scale we need to manage thousands of content pieces. Being able to combine the communication of Slack or Discord, the storage of Google Drive, the organization of Todoist and Trello and then adding in the content creation abilities of Microsoft Office or Google Docs made this an easy purchase.
    If you are generating a lot of content and working in a team environment, Notion is a clutch way to make sure that every member of the team is working on the same draft or version of your document. If you are in a process chain, it also becomes quite useful being able to drag the content card from one person's to do list from another's when it becomes their responsibility.
    Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams. Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text. Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
    Learning Curve. There is a bit of learning curve to understanding how the pages can be built to your needs, especially when it comes to table creation. Work History. Once an issue has been marked as "resolved," it becomes very hard to find if you need to reference something from the issue stream of conversation.

  • Arief WidyanandaManaging Director
    Review
    4.5

    When we talk about Notion, I love to use the book analogy. Notion is like a page that is easy to manage thanks to the block content. We can arrange those blocks based on our needs, and also, we can have a full search across other pages. We basically use it for our internal documentation, like the HR handbook, to explain how the recruitment and onboarding process goes and technical documentation about our software development process. But when you're familiar with the Database block Type, you can turn Notion into anything. For example, some departments use Notion as task management because the database block type can be viewed using Kanban, Calendar, or Timeline view. You can always look for inspiration on how to use Notion from their Template Gallery. Another cool feature is the sharing options. You can easily manage other users to view only, comment, or edit on specific pages.
    If you're looking for an app to take notes, documentation, handbook, then the answer is yes, Notion suits you well. But if you need to extend this functionality using automation or custom API, you need to wait a little longer as Notion API still in the beta stage.
    "Content Block" based A lot of content block type Easy to customized Cross-Platform: Web, Desktop, Mac, Mobile Easy to manage sharing access
    Mobile app needs UX improvement The search function takes time if you have a lot of pages Some people might think it's too technical and hard to getting used to it Automation and API still in beta

  • Brad HendersonCo-Founder/Chief Janitor
    Review
    4.5

    For note taking Notion does much better than both Trello and Asana. For a business use case, it's a better note taking software than One Note, but One Note makes a lot more sense for personal use than Notion because of the price. But for actual project management, it can be too cluttered to try to use notion for all of it. Which again makes it difficult to try to pack too much into one software.
    Notion is great for organizing anything meeting related. It takes the place of Google Docs in a lot of scenarios. It's much easier to open docs and navigate around than a Google Doc. Where it isn't as good is on the project management side. They may be trying to be too many things at once even though they're doing most of the things they do do very well.
    Extremely flexible. It allows us to be able to organize and display information in almost any way we've needed to It's extremely intuitive and easy to use. Even the shortcodes you can pick up very quickly. They have a great app and a seamless experience across web app, mobile, and even desktop app if you want it.
    They claim they want to be able to be an Airtable, Trello etc, but it's not quite there yet and even if it was it may be too much to pack into one software. It's very pricey and they have a terrible trial. As great as it is, it's difficult to make the case to pay what they ask for, especially for most startups. They should definitely have a better free tier Honestly not much else. I really like it.

Negative Comments
  • Garrett LemonsContent Manager
    Review
    4.5

    Notion combines all of the elements that we liked and needed from the above software and put it into one package that can be run on the scale we need to manage thousands of content pieces. Being able to combine the communication of Slack or Discord, the storage of Google Drive, the organization of Todoist and Trello and then adding in the content creation abilities of Microsoft Office or Google Docs made this an easy purchase.
    If you are generating a lot of content and working in a team environment, Notion is a clutch way to make sure that every member of the team is working on the same draft or version of your document. If you are in a process chain, it also becomes quite useful being able to drag the content card from one person's to do list from another's when it becomes their responsibility.
    Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams. Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text. Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
    Learning Curve. There is a bit of learning curve to understanding how the pages can be built to your needs, especially when it comes to table creation. Work History. Once an issue has been marked as "resolved," it becomes very hard to find if you need to reference something from the issue stream of conversation.

  • Arief WidyanandaManaging Director
    Review
    4.5

    When we talk about Notion, I love to use the book analogy. Notion is like a page that is easy to manage thanks to the block content. We can arrange those blocks based on our needs, and also, we can have a full search across other pages. We basically use it for our internal documentation, like the HR handbook, to explain how the recruitment and onboarding process goes and technical documentation about our software development process. But when you're familiar with the Database block Type, you can turn Notion into anything. For example, some departments use Notion as task management because the database block type can be viewed using Kanban, Calendar, or Timeline view. You can always look for inspiration on how to use Notion from their Template Gallery. Another cool feature is the sharing options. You can easily manage other users to view only, comment, or edit on specific pages.
    If you're looking for an app to take notes, documentation, handbook, then the answer is yes, Notion suits you well. But if you need to extend this functionality using automation or custom API, you need to wait a little longer as Notion API still in the beta stage.
    "Content Block" based A lot of content block type Easy to customized Cross-Platform: Web, Desktop, Mac, Mobile Easy to manage sharing access
    Mobile app needs UX improvement The search function takes time if you have a lot of pages Some people might think it's too technical and hard to getting used to it Automation and API still in beta

  • Brad HendersonCo-Founder/Chief Janitor
    Review
    4.5

    For note taking Notion does much better than both Trello and Asana. For a business use case, it's a better note taking software than One Note, but One Note makes a lot more sense for personal use than Notion because of the price. But for actual project management, it can be too cluttered to try to use notion for all of it. Which again makes it difficult to try to pack too much into one software.
    Notion is great for organizing anything meeting related. It takes the place of Google Docs in a lot of scenarios. It's much easier to open docs and navigate around than a Google Doc. Where it isn't as good is on the project management side. They may be trying to be too many things at once even though they're doing most of the things they do do very well.
    Extremely flexible. It allows us to be able to organize and display information in almost any way we've needed to It's extremely intuitive and easy to use. Even the shortcodes you can pick up very quickly. They have a great app and a seamless experience across web app, mobile, and even desktop app if you want it.
    They claim they want to be able to be an Airtable, Trello etc, but it's not quite there yet and even if it was it may be too much to pack into one software. It's very pricey and they have a terrible trial. As great as it is, it's difficult to make the case to pay what they ask for, especially for most startups. They should definitely have a better free tier Honestly not much else. I really like it.

Alternativeto.net
4.2
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  • 3
    Review
    4.0

    Notion is a fabulous all round productivity app! * In the field of purely notes based apps it is better than the likes of Standard Notes, Laverna, SimpleNote, etc. due to its extensive markdown support, additional features (like inserting images, links, LaTeX, highlighting and text color), and the 'block' architechture that makes arranging and organising information very easy. * It serves as a very powerful productivity app that can be made to your preferences, supporting Kanban style views,...

  • benrkumar
    Review
    4.0

    Notion is the most complete note taking app that is on every platform. I use Notion on Android, Windows and IPad. The app is for heavy users and not for the casual users. Has a lot of features that might not be needed if you are looking for something like Google Notes. I use Notion to build quick and minimal websites and customize them with Super. Has probably the best web clipper. Android app is not that user friendly and sometimes might feel clunky. It feels like the Notion Desktop app is fo...

  • cnejfelt
    Review
    4.0

    Nat Eliason and his Sparknotes summary for books was what first introduced me to Notion. It's basically an Evernote-like application, a typical all-in-one. The Web Clipper actually saving a local copy of the page is nice (hurricane Ian hit me in Florida at this time, so I used it a lot) Not a perfect score as my two issues are: -Mobile app needs to be quicker, something with coding or the phone itself makes it a noticeable wait every time you hit a link. -Not being able to backup Notion (with...

  • transAdder
    Review
    2.0

    Cons: Desktop app doesn't work without online connectivity. Auto-installs under %APPDATA%. Looks like the usual Electron-based app misbehavior.

  • User9583472
    Review
    5.0

    Everything gets organized in Notion... Plus: Markdown support. Airtable competitor killer.

  • Victoria678
    Review
    4.0

    My favorite organization tool so far. Add-on doesn't work properly though