- Helping me to organize all of my projects and life
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.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.
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
It was good, but now it forces itself to die: - It has too many UI distractions (popups) - Its comment section is one of the useless UX on the industry. - In comment detail page, you see related articles list instead of the responses first. - Constantly (more than 50% of the time) suggests premium articles on your feed and you cant opt out - It constantly shows you premium articles which you have to pay. You can not opt out. Premium articles are also on google search list, so you can open premium article without knowing which decreases your premium article monthly read limit
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
- I loved how it allows me to seamlessly write beautiful note and share it / collaborate on it with my team.I loved how it allows me to seamlessly write beautiful note and share it / collaborate on it with my team.
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
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!
- 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.
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
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.
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.
- 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.
I love Calm. I've always struggled to adopt a steady meditation practice, but Calm makes it easy to form the habit!
I discovered the Calm App a few years ago and it's been accompanying me in my meditation practice since then.
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.
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
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.
- Leo Bassam made this productPlutio 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.
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.
- 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.
- Simon Benfeldt Jørgensen made this productMakes 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.
- 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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- Using Fellow.app has made my meetings 10X more effective as it encourages me to record action items as discussions evolve. It also helps me keep track of all my work interactions and exchange ongoing feedback with my co-workers. My favourite part? All the action items from my different meetings get centralized in one easy-to-read personal to-do list, so I remember what I promised other people on my team and can follow-up on the things they promised me.
- Maybe "changed my life" is going a bit far. But when you feel busy yet still want to feel like you're reading, Blinkist has been great so far for getting thin exposure on books that I can then decide whether or not I really want to take the time to actually read. It's a better hedge for understanding than simple summaries found on Amazon or just flat out purchasing the book and then never getting around to reading. I admit, it's a bit lazy because you can always make time and read. But like I said, if you're going through a busy period but still want to feel like you're reading, then Blinkist is great!
This has quickly become one of my most frequently used apps. It also just feels a lot healthier to read these than Facebook posts or 'same story different day' news articles.
I wrote a full review of Blinkist on my blog, here: http://www.daveenjoys.com/blinkist-staying-current-break-neck-world/