I have to admit that I’m surprised how much I like Notion, I can’t remember why I started to use it last year but there’s a certain type of workflow that I’ve found I absolutely love Notion for.
Notion is what I always dreamed Evernote, or Dropbox, or the Apple Notes app could be (I’m a big fan of Apple Notes by the way).
Ironically my work tried it a few years ago as a replacement for Jira and project management and we all hated it. But fast forward to sometime last year I decided to try it for some personal note taking and thought organizing. I used it for one type of note-taking and it did really well, and now I’ve started to add other categories to it. The current type of note-taking I’ve been using it for is writing these blogs. Sometimes it’s just the idea for the title, other times it’s the entire rough draft, or final version. I am very pleased with the flow so far.
But I do have one fear: Killed by Google. Remember free photo storage for life? Not anymore. Like others that have gone before it, Notion could change its policy, or go out of business, or be acquired and then my amazing free tier experience is gone. Why not just pay a monthly user fee? For something like Notion I just might actually. The other note platforms haven’t been able to deliver what I’ve been experiencing with Notion. Here’s my current Pros & Cons list: