Follow me in the journey of adoption of Notion as my main task for content writing for personal and work duties.
As probably some of you already know, I am a person that likes to try new tools to optimize my workflows. Each minute or even each second that we can save it is a second that we can use for other task or matters and this is why I am starting this (hopefully long) series of post: Documenting the feedback of my Notion adoption.
Probably some of you already know and use Notion, but it is a flexible tool focusing on content creation for those who don\’t know. It is similar to a note-taking app such as OneNote, EverNote, and others similar, but it goes beyond that.
And maybe you are asking yourself: What do you plan to do in this series of blog posts? Pretty much trying to document everything regarding this shift. I am usually using several tools to take notes depending on the need. Mainly Apple Notes for the typing ones, which I am going to replace, but the idea is to try to widen the scope of tasks that I am collecting on this kind of tool using the flexibility of notion.
So, for a start, I will go with the Installation process. Notion is available pretty much for any platform you can imagine: desktop or mobile devices, even web access. You just need to go to the official web page (http://notion.so) and select your platform.
Initial impressions after the start
Logging it is smooth as any other modern tool. It provides integration with Google Account or Apple Account or creates a non-synchronized account based on your email.
After that, you get a page with some content already populate to help you move forward and start using the tool:
I appreciate that, but I am not a target user of this kind of thing. I defend the idea that apps are like jokes: if you need to explain it, it is not good.
So I’ll try to find my way to understand and get the best of the tools. I rely on content created around the tool, but this will be after I am aware of the basics and feeling more comfortable with the tool.
One of the powerful things about Notion is the templates: There are many templates to pretty any task that you can imagine: From meeting notes to project management activities and different kinds of them: free or paid. So it is a world on its own.
When you click on the Template button, you will get an initial set of templates grouped by the main categories: Design, Education, Engineering, Human Resources, Marketing, and Personal.
And inside each of these categories, you will see several templates, as you can see in the picture below:
This is the first article to show the impressions. The next one is to share my initial view after a week of constant usage and see if I can adapt to this tool and see the benefits of this new approach. Keep posted for updates regarding this.