Who Uses This Software?

Notion helps data-driven teams be more competitive and productive by making it easy for them to collect, mash up, visualize and collaborate on the data from their many disparate tools.


Average Ratings

22 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Notion
  • usenotion.com/
  • Founded 2015
  • United States

About Notion

The real value of tracking metrics comes from sharing, discussing, and collaborating on the data with your team, your management, and your stakeholders. Notion requires no coding or IT and has multiple ways to connect to your data. Make dashboards in minutes and invite your team to collaborate. Publish live reports for your management in seconds. Get your team engaged and collaborating on key metrics with in-app comments and a slack integration.


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Notion Features

  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Annotations
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Functions / Calculations
  • Interactive
  • KPIs
  • OLAP
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Scorecards
  • Themes
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets

Notion Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Incredible Software but a bit overpriced

Jul 02, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy notion is to use and genuinely enjoy the overall experience of using it. Notion makes organizing notes extremely easy, and has a large selection of templates for displaying/organizing notes in a way that best communicates the ideas being recorded. It's extremely easy for new users to pick up which makes it even more valuable to use.

Cons: Pricing and very limited freemium model. While it's an excellent software, many other software that could fall in a similar genre usually offers much more in the free version while still adding compelling paid features.

Overall: Notion makes note taking, meeting minutes, process flows and many other record keeping and tracking functions very simple. What I love most about Notion is that whenever I come across something I think I should be able to do Notion can almost always do it. Whether its embedding google docs or tables, linking between pages, creating a trello-like board/process flow Notion is extremely versatile.

Notion also has a lot of shortcuts that make it extremely easy to use and typing back slash into a page allows you to do a lot of things without even having to move a mouse, which allows the note-taking to be more fluid and allows you to focus on your task rather than formatting etc.

Capterra loader

A Game-Changer

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Notion has been labelled as "the app to watch in 2018," and I can understand why.

It's essentially note-taking on steroids and, in fact, I'm using it right now. I keep all of my notes in Notion (and have moved on from Google Keep, and other note taking software) because of the advanced features that exist with this software.

I haven't even tried all of the features or tools yet (there's almost too many)!

The app itself is very innovative and remains clean and customizable all around. It's also lightning-fast, which is surprising considering the functionality.

I now record some of the data that I would otherwise keep in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets here in Notion now.

Cons: It can be a little confusing at first.

Thankfully, I had the patience to stick with it and learn the benefits of Notion. It's truly one of those apps that the more you stick with it and use it, you'll learn more and eventually unlock more potential.

A great all around tool for notes

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that Notion allows me to easily create a hierarchy between my pages. The simplicity to take notes is astonishing and being able to put all kind of document types in it is a great advantage. Im a big fan of the drag and drop.

Cons: Sometimes it may be a little annoying when trying to delete only a line of text and the whole block is deleted. This happens when you have indented the following lines.

Overall: Although notion allows you to create multiple type of pages (CRM, Sheets, notes, etc..) I'm only using the notes feature. It's been great so far, but I'm only using the free plan at the moment and I don't plan on upgrading.

Share your KPIs with your team and your board

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall it is a great way for all our departments to share information including SaaS metrics, marketing lead gen, sales numbers, product development quality and backlog concerns. Very easy to use. Great support.

Cons: Still waiting on a couple of features like lists (tables) but time based tooling works great.

Overall: I was looking for a way to stop the spreadsheet flinging madness amongst department heads. Notion came about just at the right time. We use their API and user interface to enter the data we want to track, produce reports to share and look for trends. The Notion have been super responsive with our feature requests or problems. Highly recommended.

Recommendations to other buyers: Your mileage may vary but I have only seen consistent improvements being released steadily over the last year so I see it only getting better.

Great all in one software for both business and life

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Ability to do everything in 1 software - really everything. It's super easy to use. I was concerned it would take a while to understand all it's functions, but it's super intuitive and flows exactly how you would like it to. It's easy to add new pages, sections, to do lists, find items, and more. I also appreciate that it has some built in templates.

Cons: For some things - like CRM, team task management, project management, shared docs - I still like the programs I use (asana, google docs, and affinity) because my whole team is already synced up on those, and the fact that they are purpose built for those tasks I think still does have some merit. They have more features as well - even though they may be a bit less intuitive and not all in one place, I'm not convinced yet to move everything over.

Overall: I heard about Notion from a colleague who knows all software so I thought it was worth a try. After a few minutes, I understand that Notion was a bit different than other programs - it really tries to tackle everything from technical notes, to do lists, cooking recipes and more. But somehow, it seems to work (so far). I've been using it to organize my personal life (taking some things I used to do in evernote) and testing it out for business as well.

good software for most use

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Most of the features are clear and easy to use

Cons: The pricing is quite confusing and can be expensive for big teams.

Capterra loader

Excellent docs. Extremely powerful tool.

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's unlimited what you can do with this. the ability to structure everything in what they call blocks makes the possibilities endless.

Cons: Until you come up with a structure this thing can get out of hand. They give you almost too much free range ;)

Great software that replaces many individual pieces of software

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Notion has a lot of features, and thus can be used as a todo app, knowledge database, note-taking app and as other things - which can ease the friction between all these apps and enhance communication inside a team.

Cons: The pricing scheme isn't great - the free plan is great but the attachment limit of 5MB is too small, and the cost per month for team members is way too steep. I always reasonate wrt to solutions like G Suite and MS Office, which are priced monthly for way more software. Of course they have other means of financing but still.

Overall: Great way of organizing oneself and a team.

Capterra loader

Great platform for wiki and text editing.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I'm currently using Notion to organize information about a comic book I'm writing, and it's been overly intuitive and fun to use.

Overall: Ease of use, organization

Best & Easiest software I've used for data analysis & tracking important metrics

Feb 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I've used a number of data & analytics tools in a few different industry (policy, investment banking). None of them were as easy to get started with or helped pull the most relevant information as Notion. Even on our team of 5, the team polling feature changed the way our team was able to collaborate and make decisions about the most important metrics that run our business. We were also able to publicize these metrics to a more broad group of people in a concise, valuable, and beautiful way. We're planning to expand our use of the product going forward.

Very useful for personal notes and team collaboration

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We recently moved our 15-people team's data organisation to Notion as it seemed the simplest yet veyr powerful tool for the job

We are pretty happy as the number of things that you can do are high

Cons: The notifications section can be improved as you can read all or none, but not go easily through a list of recent notifications to see the comments or changes on files that you created or edited

Capterra loader

Very nice way of storing knowledge

May 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Very nice and easy way of writing, editing and collaborating. Ability to share "Page" with any one, or just with some users make it easy to take notes from standups or meetings and share them afterwards

Cons: Lack of android app (in beta right now). Board are very minimalistic and don't feel robust like in Jira.

Insightful for Small Interactive Teams

Mar 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility to define and track a variety of metrics.

Cons: Nothing at the moment.

Overall: We've discovered the small data this platform offers has really helped our small teams interact better with each other across the organization at large.

Good but can be bit tedious when you aren't on the desktop

Nov 28, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Makes collaborating and sharing all team information in a single space very easy. Similar to others but still different enough to be interesting.

Cons: I am not a fan of the layout or the way it looks. It is a bit tedious to figure out at first and if you aren't on a desktop, the mobile version is not so user friendly.

Overall: It's great for what it is but I think it's not as bright and interesting as some of the other apps/systems out there.

New Student at the School of Little Data

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: I've been impressed with Notion from the first demo. The product is easy to set up and use immediately, and the Notion team has been incredibly supportive and helpful in addressing questions along the way.

Looking forward to using real data to make decisions amongst our internal teams!

Notion is filling a need

Feb 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've not yet adopted Notion as fully as it could be but it already gives us a great place to store historical data from several sources. And the team behind it is spot on, very responsive to issue or feature requests. They have given me confidence that this service will only get better.

Notion Trial

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Clean design. Powerful building blocks allow you to create any metric you can dream up.

Cons: Though the interface is simple, often the resulting metrics are not. Definitely need more starting templates to build on.

Overall: I evaluated Notion for an extended period of time earlier this year. I was very impressed with the power that it gave me for generating all types of metrics. It was so powerful that it was actually a bit daunting! Their support was great whenever I had questions, but I feel like I need more help getting started with some meaningful metrics. I intend to deep dive into their School of Little Data course and get back into Notion, specifically around their JIRA integration!

Vendor Response

by Notion on April 06, 2017

Thanks for the review and the feedback Brian! Right now, we're working on a new onboarding flow and resources to provide new users with more guidance on how to make the most out of Notion.

Capterra loader

Simple, solid and so wonderful. You'll feel at home from the get-go.

May 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use in terms of functionality, and easy on the eyes in design. Perfect for collecting information about a project and sharing it with a team. Feels like a text document with all the goodness of a webapp mixed in.

Cons: I kept feeling like there should be a reminder (alarm) system built in, which would ping my phone during a given time. But it would seem their schedule feature works like a calendar or to-do list, not an alarm clock.

Overall: Quickly add & edit project details across all platforms. I not only outlined a complex project, but I also created a more simple list of travel details for a conference I was to attend across the country. It feels "light" easy to add, edit, and yet solid enough to outline a complete project with deliverables.

Simply and intuitive soft

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like very much the clean dashboard to manage the software. Is intuitive, a basic feature to learn to use features fast.That means my teammates apply fast the software.

Cons: I think that the software has to allow more languages than english. Now I think it could be easy to apply it.

Software Review

Apr 19, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The experience has been positive so far, gaining more insight is always an advantage. Would love to learn add more flexibility/customization.

Task Management with a Minimalist Interface

Nov 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I really like how Notion has a super clean and simple interface, but packs a ton features and integrations. Notion also supports offline mode.

Cons: There are not many customization settings for look and feel.

Overall: Notion simplifies team collaboration.

Way better than Domo

Apr 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: A quick glance at what usenotion has to offer makes it a pretty impressive alternative to products like Domo as well as Tableau.