I’ve been on the lookout for a convenient, easy-to-use, and well-equipped tool to help me manage my projects with the new team I’ve put together when I discovered Notion. It’s a relatively new app and some of its features are still being developed. However, it’s growing at a tremendous speed and seems to be very promising, not only for project management but for personal use also!
Notion is a digital workspace that promises to be an all-in-one tool, thus replacing Evernote, Trello, Todoist, and Dropbox Paper. It’s a single platform that offers its users real-time collaboration – it comes equipped with a number of useful tools, such as sharing and assigning tasks, leaving comments, tracking projects, creating calendars and charts, allowing at-mentions, etc.
One of the features the app is most renowned for is its versatility. Aside from being an exceptionally efficient collaborative tool, it’s also an impressive note-taking app. Notion is said to be a highly modifiable and flexible platform and it’s been doing a good job for us so far. Its user-friendly interface makes it easily accessible and manageable – there are many tutorials available online and their technical support team is responsive and trustworthy. There are many options offered regarding the files you organize – you can, for example, keep your notes private, share them with your team, or even publish them online. Also, there are multiple views users can choose, to make their workspace clearer – a task list, a calendar view, a gallery view, and a table.
Another advantage to consider when we talk about how user-friendly it is is the fact that Notion is made to work across different devices and operating systems. There’s a web app, Microsoft version, Mac version, iOS and Android mobile version, so you can access it anytime and keep up with your team through their real-time updates.
However, even though they are a small minority, we have to mention some of the cons people listed, as this might be a useful piece of information for some potential users. Certain people agreed that one of the main setbacks is that Notion takes quite some time to set up, and later on might be slow to run. Also, the formatting of text doesn’t work well when using a copy/paste option.
All in all, as already mentioned, the app is still rather new on the market, so it would only be fair to give it a couple of chances until you decide if it’s for you. I’d say give it a go, it’s worth it!
Check out their website for all the details and explore for yourself: www.notion.so.