Notion Review: Centralizing Your Productivity
Notion (notion.so) is rising. It is one of the most talked-about apps in the digital productivity area – communities, groups, forums.
Read this Notion review to get a quick overview and key points about Notion, that will help you focus while you test it, compare it with other solutions, and planning your productivity setup.
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What is Notion?
Notion is a workspace platform for organizing, processing and managing information, data, content, and media\files.
Notion combines the capabilities and features of several online tools like task management, note-taking, web clipping, spreadsheets, collaborative documents, databases, and more.
How does it work?
The basic unit in Notion is the Block. A block can be text, title, image, to-do, embed and more. The verity of blocks is large. The most sophisticated block is the Database block.
With blocks, you can create rich structured Pages.
Pages can be part of a silo (folder) or part of a database. Each page can have sub-pages to infinite levels.
Everything in Notion – pages and databases – is part of a workspace.
A Notion account (user) can have many workspaces.
What is it for?
Notion aims and claims to be an All-in-One tool. A typical workspace in Notion can include a series of solutions:
- Project and task management
- File cabinet
- Notes, documents, and wikis
- Collections and Archives
- Public \ group knowledge base
Who is it for?
- Freelancers \ self-employed
- Small businesses
What makes it powerful?
- Notion can replace many of your current tools. From some, the migration process is quick and relatively easy. From others, it’s a project.
- Notion gives absolute flexibility to arrange rich content, and structure pages, in any way you want and to connect anything with everything.
- The database sphere is both amazing and awesome.
- Fair and smart pricing model.
Where to start?
It is best to read about Notion and watch a few introduction videos, to get an overview of the UI, basic functionality, look&feel, and features. Follow some groups to get a sense of how users talk about the Notion experience. Then, open an account, explore the template library, and start experimenting.
The experimenting phase is crucial because Notion has a learning curve.
A good starting point: Notion Wiki.
Notion Review: The final statement
- If you already have a productivity setup that works well for you, knowing Notion might give you ideas for improvement.
- If your productivity setup doesn’t work for you, and you are in a search for a better one, experimenting Notion is recommended.
- If you are making your first steps in the digital productivity area, try Notion and compare it with other productivity apps.