Notion is the all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
** Apple App of the Day **
** WSJ columnist reviews: "a rare renaissance app," "I used to need five separate apps... now it’s all in Notion"
**A Product Hunt favorite with 3k+ up-votes. It's the perfect pairing to the desktop app that was nominated for app of the year.
DRAG, DROP, EDIT
Use drag & drop and Force Touch to arrange any content. Great for prioritizing lists and to-dos.
Supports images, to-dos, bookmarks, code snippets and 20+ block types.
SYNC WITH MAC, WINDOWS, AND BROWSER
Download the companion browser and desktop apps. Notion keeps everything in sync.
Pages you visit online are downloaded for access on the go.
COLLABORATE IN REAL-TIME
Share your pages, and edit together at the same time, @mention, and comments.
Organize your content using nested pages. Say goodbye to messy folders.
Some routine maintenance and stability improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Amazing idea but still some areas for growth
Great app, I’m blown away by just how much it can do. There are just a few things I would love to seen in an update:
1. Handwriting option! I’m sure this has come up before but this is my biggest sticking point with the app. I use the app for school and so having a handwriting option is a must.
2. Audio recording option: I was surprised this isn’t an option but I’ve looked all over the app and I can’t find it. I like to record lectures to listen back to later and while it’s not the end of the world if I use an external app/program and attach the file later, it seems pretty easy to just have that feature in it. That way I can listen back to the lecture while in my notes page.
3. Offline mode: this one is less straight forward but I know programs/apps like OneNote (what I was using before) can still be used offline, they won’t sync (obviously) but I can still open other pages. Either I’m doing something wrong or it looks like Notion doesn’t have this feature.
4. More tutorials: this applies less to me and more for new users but the basic walk through at the beginning seemed kind of minimal. This app appears to be geared toward those with some programming experience (I don’t have any and you don’t actually need any to use the app) so some basic explanations of how some things like the properties work would be so awesome for new users.
The most confusing app I’ve ever seen.
I’m someone who understands computers and mobile devices. I have purchased hundreds of applications over the past decade. I frequently offer assistance and advice to other members of my circle. But — this app is the most confusing app I’ve ever seen. I appreciate that lots of people apparently find it fabulous — which is why I’m giving it two stars. I just can’t understand why I can’t get to first base with it. I’ve never been in that position before. I won’t comment on Notion’s overall performance because I can’t even get there. I will give you an example of a frustration, though. I decided to subscribe because I really wanted to use this app. There are so many glowing reviews and videos. I thought that perhaps a subscription would unlock extra features that made the app transparent. I couldn’t even do that. There is no place in the app to subscribe — even on the latest iPad Pro. I wrote to the developer — who told me that one can only subscribe via desktop or web. I recently sold my Mac because I mostly use my 12.9” MacBook Pro — so the desktop version of Notion was not a viable route. I turned to Safari’s new desktop class browser — but, guess what? There is no place to subscribe there either. I wish I could use this app — but, so far, I can’t.
Best Note-taking App BY FAR
I absolutely love this app. I’m a stickler for note-taking apps; I want to be able to customize and personalize my layout, colors, etc., but most standard apps don’t allow that. Notion is the only app on the market that fits my high standards. I use it to plan my wedding, plan my honeymoon, outline essays, take class notes, make to-do lists, journal, habit-track, and make reading lists. I have it on my phone and my MacBook, and my notes immediately sync whenever I make a change. I can make a note on my phone and it will automatically update on my MacBook within seconds. It’s incredible. You can embed files, insert pictures, create databases and tables, keep a calendar- there’s literally so much you can do with this app. It’s insane.
The only “downside” I can think of is how complex the app can be. If you decide to give it a shot, take time to learn and navigate the app and all its functions. As a Software Engineer, it wasn’t ~too~ hard to figure out, but it takes trial-and-error. The end result is worth it, though, and I can do literally everything I need to within one app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.