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Posted by Luhmann
Oct 4, 2017 at 05:28 AM

 

Anyone tried Notion? An interesting new(?) app that does docs, wikis, to-do lists, etc. I find the iOS app very difficult to use and the instructions are all based on using a keyboard, but the whole idea seems interesting and definitely of interest to this group.

https://www.notion.so/

 


Posted by Luhmann
Oct 4, 2017 at 07:10 AM

 

While intriguing, I find I don’t really like Notion. What it gains in flexibility with all these “blocks” it looses in its lack of structure. Similar to why I don’t like MS OneNote I guess. One example of the kind of thing that drives me crazy is that you can create a Header (which appears in the sidebar) and then a bunch of items under it, but if you move the section header without selecting everything under it, only the header moves, not the sub-items. As a result you can easily destroy the entire document structure - something which makes collaboration a bit of a mess as well. Also lots of weird oversights, like the inability to paste text into a comment field. Feels like someone having fun programming without worrying about any of the details that matter…

 


Posted by Luhmann
Oct 4, 2017 at 07:18 AM

 

I see this was mentioned back last summer when it was in beta.

http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/6196

 


Posted by Dellu
Oct 4, 2017 at 09:57 PM

 

Looks nice for Kanban. I like that it works offline.

But, I am surprised why the package is so huge=> more than 200mb.

 


Posted by Luhmann
Oct 4, 2017 at 11:09 PM

 

So it does have folding - sort of. You get folding by adding a “toggle list block” which can hold other kinds of blocks within it and can all be folded. I find this way of doing things very strange - it means, for instance, that a todo list can’t be folded but you can have a todo list inside a toggle. For now I’ve decided that Notion isn’t for me…

 


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