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    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Francesco D'Alessio
    Francesco D'Alessio3Productivity App Reviewer · Written
    Helping me to organize all of my projects and life
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    🔥INCREDIBLE 🔥app. Helped me totally reorganize the way I take notes.
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    • Rees Vinsen
      Rees VinsenFounder, CEO - Adduco

      HANDS DOWN 🙌🏼 THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY, ORGANISATION AND RESOURCE WORKSPACE myself or my team have ever touched 💯

      We're huge advocates of Trello, power-users of Slack, data-hungry Google Sheet/Doc fanatics and unloyal downloaders of many productivity, Wiki, task management and organisation apps. With my CTO I often mused the idea of building an all-in-one workspace for internal use that sat as our Pandora's box of goodies ranging from development wiki's, onboarding information and branding resources all the way to task management, meeting notes and even time tracking - lo and behold I stumbled across this gem of an app.

      We decided to run Notion for a week in tandem with Trello (for our highly-granular level project management) starting by spending an hour in the evening porting over info to populate a few spreadsheets, wikis etc. I also went ahead and threw personal pages up to trial it on an individual level. 📝Note: if you have a super high turnover of to-do's and an active team you won't find switching over from another app to be a lengthy process. After 6 years of managing a creative agency I reckon I have seen enough task management and organisation apps to last a lifetime, so take my thoughts here with that consideration.

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      After a week we drew the following conclusions:

      ⏱ We worked faster with Notion than we did with Trello, Evernote or even a physical whiteboard.

      📦 Today I solely used Notion for the entire workday. This time last week I would have used Trello, Slack (sending meeting notes and memos), Google Sheets, Google Docs, the native OSX notes app and GithubWiki just to get my day ORGANISED!

      📚 Managing client editorials, project budgets, to-do lists and even basic memos and planning has been a breeze. It's great as a lightweight CRM too.

      🛠 We were more organised than ever before. It's great to have a knowledge base for our products, plans and company sitting right amongst our task management tools.

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      We have also been left wanting for nothing (👏🏼 Congrats, Notion team) but dreaming of a few things:

      💵 Beefier finance organisation/support. Integrations with Quickbooks, Xero maybe? Make it easier to build budgets and organise our money plans!

      🗣 Room to annotate and collaborate on images/PDF's etc.

      🔐 Function to lock pages so you can't edit, and the little hover tooltip to edit doesn't show up.

      🎨 Integration with design apps - Sketch, UXPin, etc. Many many many creatives will use this app and be left wanting in this area. Think: a creative agency collabs, annotates, refines, develops and more...keep them in Notion.

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      The TLDR: Notion 2.0 kicks a** and we'll be using it for a long long time in place of a myriad of other productivity apps and tools. You should too.

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    • I want to move from Evernote (I am a premium subscriber) to Notion, I really do but I don't think Notion wants me to. Whatever I am about to say, I say it with nothing but respect for Notion and in the hopes that it will continue to improve at the same pace.

      First, the good - Notion has the best note editing interface I've ever used. A close second might be OneNote (it's a high bar, mind you) and Bear. It combines the simplicity of Evernote or Markdown with the power of OneNote although, it is missing the ability to use handwriting and doesn't support iPad with Pencil just yet. When it does, it will be perfect. I also like that I can save code snippets. Why is this so hard for Evernote?

      Notion 2's tables, boards and other updates are huge. While I'm sure the in-built kanban board is not as feature complete as Trello, it should be more than enough for most projects. Same for tables. Airtable has a bunch of really cool advanced features but for most use cases, tables within Notion are just fine. Notion is on the right path and I am sure these features will only improve.

      Now for what I don't like - The price is definitely my number one complaint. I will happily pay for Notion when it can do everything that other apps can. Until then, why not let me stay connected to the product with a cheaper paid plan or a better free tier? I pay for Evernote but if I were to consider switching, I can't do so purely because Notion doesn't do a bunch of things that Evernote can (even though it does a lot of things that Evernote doesn't) - Chrome extension to clip articles, emails, images etc., powerful mobile app with business card and document scanning, iPad support etc.

      At $8 a month, it is more expensive than G Suite on a per-user basis. Why not give me 100 - 200 free blocks per month? Let me grow to love it. Let me build a workflow around it. Give me some incentive to tell my friends about it. When you have the features I want (I'm sure you're working on it), let me pay for it.

      Price aside, I would also like to see how Notion fairs for quick note-taking, It's designed to be a wiki-style product and I get that but I'm sure a LOT of people are using it for personal notes. I use Evernote to save one-line notes - phone numbers, quotes, URLs etc. Notion's wiki-style UX is too heavy duty for that kind of use. It would be really cool if there was a "scratchpad" or "quick notes" feature that was not as heavy duty. For these simpler notes, I don't want to organize them into pages, I just want to save them and may be tag them. Which brings me to another feature I could really use - tags. Why limit users to only folders? Why not allow users to just tag notes?

      I could go on but ultimately, I won't be switching to Notion right now, even though I really want to. Cost is too prohibitive but I'm sure I'll be on the hunt for future updates.

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  2. 110
    Medium 2.0

    A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    The blogging platform has enabled me to explore a world of information-rich content. I also regularly post blogs on topics related to the IT industry.
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    I don't wanna say this app changed my life but rather expanded my thinking . Some of writers on this platform have really great content . i am surprised medium has been able to maintain certain quality about it articles in the world of fake news.
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    Love Medium. I got excited about it when I was invited to focus group with them early on. I am now a registered premium user and contributor. It's some of the best writing out there. Also recommend Quora.
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    • Nathan Brown
      Nathan BrownWeb & Mobile Growth Consultant

      I've loved Medium for a long time - in fact I still hear from people (other authors wanting to link/interview me, prospective clients, etc.) every singe month directly from my very first Medium post.

      Medium on mobile is...so-so. Much better than the original app, but the nature of a content network means there's a ton to fit on a small screen's UX.

      My only real issue with the app is the writing interface (which should be Medium's strongest point if the website is any indication). It's reminiscent of the beloved Medium writing interface, but some of the features

    • Larisa Deac
      Larisa DeacUX/UI Designer

      I've used many blog editors out there, and none has proven to be as easy and user friendly as Medium.

  3. 99
    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Radoslav Stankov
    Radoslav Stankov3Tech @ Product Hunt · Written
    I'm more and more putting my words into words. My preferred format for this is markdown because I can put anything - outlines, todos, code, images, diagrams, attachments. Bear is the best markdown editor, I have found so far. It has excellent iOS and macOS apps. It is fast. Syncing works flawlessly. Its best feature is the tags. I have thousands of documents, and without them, I wouldn't be able to find anything.
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    Came in to recommend this. Amazing that it's already number one. Simple and fast and the tagging feature makes organization a breeze.
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    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.

    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of Krutech.com

      Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.

  4. 34
    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Zenkit makes my life easier and more organized! It's a project management tool. Now I use it everyday to plan for both private goals and professional tasks! P.S: I like the product and even joined Zenkit Team recently.
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

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    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

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  5. 15
    Nuclino

    Part knowledge base, part collaboration space 🧠

    Mike Flanagan
    Mike Flanagan4Product Manager · Written
    My team's collaboration process always felt very fragmented and spread over Trello, Google Docs, Confluence, etc. Nuclino replaced them all and brought all of our knowledge, content, and projects together in one place.
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    • Philipp Seybold
      Philipp SeyboldCo-Founder & CEO @ combyne

      Excellent product which is on the right track. In my view the pricing is too high for this stage with 5 Euro/user/ month. G Suite costs 4 euro for it's vast service portfolio. For us a price point at 1 or 2 Euro would feel comfortable.

    • Nuclino definitely deserves to be as popular as Slack and Trello. Like Slack and Trello, Nuclino focuses on one task and does a brilliant job at it. I really hope this stays actively maintained!

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  6. 16
    Slite

    The note app for teams

    I loved how it allows me to seamlessly write beautiful note and share it / collaborate on it with my team.
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    I loved how it allows me to seamlessly write beautiful note and share it / collaborate on it with my team.
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    Slite changed our life. Like day and night.
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    • Benjamin Pipat
      Benjamin PipatCTO @ Seelk

      We've been using Slite for a few months and it finally solved our long research for the perfect knowledge sharing app :)

      The adoption by our team was impressive, and Slite makes our knowledge management a breeze

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    • Luc Chaissac
      Luc ChaissacDesigner

      We've been using Slite for few months, and we can't be more happy. Best benefit is that it's a perfect way to improve transparency inside our team and to onboard new teammates!

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  7. 9
    Forest

    Put down your phone and stay focused. Or a tree will die. 🌳😵

    Abadesi
    AbadesiCo-founder, Elpha · Written
    As a community person spending all my time online connecting with people spread across the globe across a number of platforms including social media - staying focused on a single task is hard. This app takes a pomodoro style work approach to the next level and has a great social impact twist. Actually concentrate long enough to finish your goals? Then you contribute to having a tree planted in Africa. Win-win.
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    • Daniel Kiedrowski
      Daniel KiedrowskiCode Ninja | Game Developer | AI Wizard

      This is amazing so for. It really keeps me going on my task t hand and let me leave my phone totally alone. The idea of growing something (for yourself) because of focussed time, is beautifully illustrated and simply a truth.

      I worked 6 hours yesterday, doing 25 minute chunks with 5-10 minutes of breaks in between. It really helped me to get something profound done.

    • (I am using Android 8.0)hi I found a hack in this app that I can use YouTube and playstore for hours but still the plant is intact and the app is running in background still I love the app and I make my 10 friend's to download the app

      Can you please add animals in the  forest and if we need to give the animals food we have to Winn the challenge.

      If we  don't give the animals food it will die

  8. 8
    TransferWise Debit Card

    A bright green card to save you money when you pay abroad 💳💱

    After living across different countries & paid in different currencies, having a central place to manage it all with great rates and low transfer fees makes it a lot easier!
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    • I don't have to worry about having money for whatever country I'm visiting, I know I'll get to pay for my expenses no matter where I am at the best rate I can get.

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    • Mahmoud Swehli
      Mahmoud SwehliSoftware Developer

      Just got it and definitely recommend it already! Transferwise has by far been the smoothest banking experience so far from all the new tech banks i've signed up for.

  9. 8
    Calm

    Take a break and meditate.

    Aaron  O'Leary
    Aaron O'LearyCommunity @producthunt. Nontechtech · Written
    Especially useful in times when work deadlines are mounting up. It's super important to remember to take a break, breathe and put your health first above all else and Calm helps with this. Plenty of modes to use for every situation, tons of calming sounds and it helps, genuinely helps improve your sleep.
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    • Liz Funk
      Liz FunkFounder of And We Evolve

      I love Calm. I've always struggled to adopt a steady meditation practice, but Calm makes it easy to form the habit!

    • Jean-Marc Lagace
      Jean-Marc Lagaceonline entrepreneur and übergeek

      I discovered the Calm App a few years ago and it's been accompanying me in my meditation practice since then.

  10. 5
    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Organize my messy life.
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    help to uniform all your task for everything (work, life, routines etc etc) you should give a shot.
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    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

    • The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.

  11. 6
    Audible.com

    The best way to listen to Audiobooks on your iPhone

    1# app I use almost daily.
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  12. 3
    10% Happier

    Mindfulness meditation for calm & sleep

    Rahul
    RahulFull Stack Dev @Product Hunt 😺✌️ · Written
    Have tried a couple of meditation apps in the past and I feel like this one is better 🧘‍♂️
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  13. 3
    Stripo.email

    Free email template builder for designers and developers

    Yuriy
    Yuriy36Marketing Manager @ Ardas · Written
    Very easy-to-use email builder with plenty of all-in-one built-in tools. Very helpful in your email marketing campaigns.
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    • Anna
      AnnaEmail marketer, copywriter

      In fact, I like it that my colleagues have a shared Stripo account. Convenient when a large number of people need to have access to work on and edit same projects. Would love to embed in my SaaS

    • Nastasiya Burban
      Nastasiya BurbanBusiness Analyst at Sprinkle Group S.A.

      We had a separate person, who has created adaptive emails for our company. Now we don't need it anymore. As a Business Analyst I spent a few hours for creating more than 25 emails. Stripo really decreases expenses.

  14. 3
    Plutio

    One app to manage your entire small business 🎉

    Leo Bassam
    Leo BassamFounder, CEO at Plutio.com · Written
    Leo Bassam made this product
    Plutio is an all in one business management platform designed from the ground up especially for freelancers and small businesess. From projects and tasks, to invoicing, proposals, contracts and time tracking... everything you will ever need in one intuitive platform.
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    • DigitalNomadFamily
      DigitalNomadFamilyDigitalNomadFamily.com

      I've grabbed this Lifetime deal from AppSumo for $150 and it's been the most useful app we've come across. We mainly use it for invoices and project proposals, but we can keep track of the entire business in one easy to use dashboard. Love it!

    • Plutio is a very useful tool which can save a ton of time and impress your clients.

      Though it is still improving with a few features missing here and there, the team are very responsive and are constantly updating the platform.

  15. 2
    Down Dog

    Practice great yoga anywhere 🧘

    Jake Crump
    Jake Crump5Head of Support at Product Hunt · Written
    I recently bought a subscription to Down Dog, and I absolutely love it! I love powerlifting, but it's not something I can do every single day. I wanted a physical activity that I could do every day as a kind of meditation and decided on yoga. This app varies up the programs with each session so I'm not stuck watching the same video every day or doing the exact same program every time. You can also choose what you'd like to focus on for each session. Adding in yoga has also helped my recovery for powerlifting (no more hip pain). If you're looking for a physical form of meditation, this is a great product to try.
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  16. 2
    Sleep Story

    Best sleep app of 2019. Stories to make you fall asleep.

    Simon Benfeldt Jørgensen
    Simon Benfeldt JørgensenFounder of Sleep Story App 👉 · Written
    Simon Benfeldt Jørgensen made this product
    Makes you sleep in 5 minutes. The Sleep Story app is a collection of ultra-relaxing sleep inducing stories, short stories, fairytales and meditations designed to beat insomnia and help you fall asleep quickly every single night.
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  17. 2
    Quartz App

    A new community-driven news platform and membership product

    jennaearnshaw
    jennaearnshawPartnerships and Sales, PartnerStack · Written
    Switched out browsing through social media to browsing through Quartz instead. Perfect quick digests with debates on topics I am interested in. Helps improve my critical thinking.
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    • Milo Booke
      Milo BookeGrowth @ Quartz

      We're so excited to share our two new launches with the world!

      Things have gotten louder and faster since 2012, and it’s more difficult for those trying to work and lead in it to truly understand what’s happening with the depth and clarity that’s needed. The future’s at our doorstep now, but the ways we learn and talk about that future seem to inspire anxiety as much as they do action.

      We believe readers deserve better, so we have created a platform that cuts through the noise to inform and inspire the people changing our world. We believe ideas, distilled with expert perspective, are the fuel of innovation. We believe that rigorous journalism can drive human progress. But we also believe the way we get our news needs changing. We’re excited to do that, and hope that you’ll join us.

    • jennaearnshaw
      jennaearnshawPartnerships and Sales, PartnerStack

      Love it!

  18. Amr Lotfy
    Amr LotfyHereafter is the real life, get set. · Written
    I do believe that the more I stick to orders of God and His messengers I become a better person in this life and have a better place Hereafter, I knew that in a critical point in my life at the age of 24, that literally saved my life and gave me hope to keep going, so by age of 29 I memorized about 50% of Quran Chapters (that was about year 2004) from various parts of Quran, then I was tested with some health and financial situations that affected my stability, so the memorized amount dropped to about 10% by 2012, I was very sad for the forgot parts of Quran but I still couldn't have some plan to recover all of them and reach my target that is Memorizing 100% of Quran chapters, until I learned iOS development in 2014, then I had that idea which I consider a gift from Allah (SW), I mapped Quran chapters to Collection view cells, and would give each cell full light after reading or reviewing the related chapter, this light will decay with time, if anyone is visual oriented and passionate about Quran he will be sad to see that light turn into darkness, that should motivate him to read that chapter and refresh its cell again, that was a kind of gamification, and that worked for me so I know someone else can make use of it too. There is a free web alternative to this app with partial set of features at https://quran-lights.firebaseapp...
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  19. 3
    SpotHero

    On-demand parking app

    Derek Yap
    Derek YapFounder of Outlinx · Written
    SpotHero has really simplified the act of finding parking. I used to dread going to San Francisco just because of the lack of parking spots. With SpotHero I can book a spot in advance for a discounted price. It has worked really well every time I've used it. I love knowing that I have a parking spot waiting for me. I think it's a great app that really helps optimize space and parking without even having to build any infrastructure.
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  20. 1
    Mobirise

    Free drag & drop mobile friendly website builder.No coding.

    I create sites in this app. After the uploading, I can change some parts just in the app. By the way, It's possible to work without an internet connection.
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    • Anna Filou
      Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator

      Mobirise is fantastic, especially considering that it is 100% FREE for personal and commercial use. The websites you make with it can be exported into HTML, CCS and JS. The code is easy to read (another website builder I've tried exports all lines of code into a single line. To a browser that makes no difference, but it makes manually editing stuff really hard and slow).

      The con is it's pretty limiting. I have made a few websites with it and despite my best efforts, they all look similar. I guess that's mostly because of Bootstrap BUT Mobirise plays a role too. For example, it has no option to have the logo in the middle of the header and the links on each side, you can only have the logo on the left, links on the right and CTA button far right (I think there's a single paid theme that includes a header with the logo in the middle). You can purchase additional themes which come with their own blocs. There are also AMP themes if you wanna make AMP website that load very fast, of course those are even more limiting.

      I know Mobirise has had an Android app for years, but I never tried it cause I read it was terrible but they updated it last month and apparently it's good now (cross compatibility with Desktop app!).

      I love that Mobirise does not try to lock you into their system in any way. You are free to build something basic with Mobirise and then tweak it.

      With that said, they include hidden advertisement for Mobirise EVERYWHERE in your code. For example, you add an image, and by DEFAULT that image links to mobirise.com if clicked (I don't think you can switch that off even you buy a premium theme) and the "alt" is "mobirise" as well! Of course you can manually rename those but if you forget just one image, the link is there. Also, they include the name "mobirise" in file and folder names so you have to spend a LOT of time if you wanna remove all mentions of mobirise from the code.

    • There has been a number of updates / improvements. Well worth checking out if you need to create product pages fast!