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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
May 2, 2019 at 12:33 PM

 

I meant to add this link to a video about integrating TickTick with Notion:

https://youtu.be/ZfgYww_tqKY

It’s a little meandering.

Steve Z

 


Posted by JakeBernsteinWA
May 2, 2019 at 04:31 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
Honestly, I
>have no idea if this is advantageous or not… which is how I feel about
>much of Notion, which looks impressive, but seems like it might be more
>work than it is worth.
>

A thousand times this. Notion.so does indeed look very cool. So do many apps like it. But what does it really do for us?

 


Posted by satis
May 3, 2019 at 02:31 PM

 

JakeBernsteinWA wrote:

>
>Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>Honestly, I
>>have no idea if this is advantageous or not… which is how I feel
>about
>>much of Notion, which looks impressive, but seems like it might be more
>>work than it is worth.
>>
> >A thousand times this. Notion.so does indeed look very cool. So do many
>apps like it. But what does it really do for us?

I wanted to like Notion. But I don’t want to maintain and manage and prune a personal wiki, which is what this really is. It’s a solution to a problem I don’t have, when I’m mostly interested in cross-platform text (short-form and long-form) that conforms to varying degrees of outline support.

 


Posted by Chris Thompson
May 3, 2019 at 04:36 PM

 

The main value in Notion IMHO over a traditional wiki is that it’s really built on a database model, rather than a traditional wiki model. There’s a whole layer of it that you can treat as a hierarchical wiki, without encountering the database stuff at all, but everything (even pages that don’t look like database pages) are database items. So for people who find building inter-linked networks of web pages too much effort/cognitive overload, you can just create pages, let them exist in little siloed mini-databases (again, these are part of the big database), and find, filter, and manipulate them as database items rather than cross-linked wiki pages. And several of the database views are more useful than traditional database views, like kanban boards.

The other big innovation in Notion is how it treats relationships between pages. Everything, including database items (everything is a database item) can have a hierarchy of sub-items. In some respects this is a little reminiscent of Ecco.

Recent versions of Notion also allow grouping heterogenous file types in database attributes rather than in the main content of an item, which is pretty handy too.

It’s one of those tools that you can be creative with pretty easily.

 


Posted by Garland Coulson
Jun 17, 2019 at 11:54 PM

 

I use Notion every day.

While it isn’t perfect, what I love about it is that it lets me create my own solutions for myself and my clients. I usually describe it to people as database meets wiki. I use it for task management, CRM, workflow process management, checklists and a lot more.

 


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