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    Notion 2.0

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

    Ben Lang
    Ben Lang24Serial hunter ยท Written
    On the B2C side you have people leaving Evernote, Bear, Wunderlist to Notion. On the B2B side you have more and more companies adopting Notion as their internal navigation and knowledge base. Going to be a big year for Notion.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia ยท Written
    Perfect tool for organizing multiple tasks.
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    • Rees Vinsen
      Rees VinsenCEO of Adduco

      HANDS DOWN ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY, ORGANISATION AND RESOURCE WORKSPACE myself or my team have ever touched ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      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. ๐Ÿ“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:

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

      ๐Ÿ“ฆ 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!

      ๐Ÿ“š 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.

      ๐Ÿ›  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 (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Congrats, Notion team) but dreaming of a few things:

      ๐Ÿ’ต Beefier finance organisation/support. Integrations with Quickbooks, Xero maybe? Make it easier to build budgets and organise our money plans!

      ๐Ÿ—ฃ Room to annotate and collaborate on images/PDF's etc.

      ๐Ÿ” Function to lock pages so you can't edit, and the little hover tooltip to edit doesn't show up.

      ๐ŸŽจ 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. 91
    Coda

    It's a new day for docs.

    Al Chen
    Al ChenMaker at Coda.io, Excel power user ยท Written
    Allows you to build docs as powerful as apps.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia ยท Written
    It's a web development platform for macOS. It will certainly rise up in the market.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia ยท Written
    It offers unique features like microprogamming capabilities that make it stand out from the crowd.
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    • John Donham
      John Donhamceo tunein

      The first demo was kinda mind-boggling. Many more people are programmers than think they are - ever put a formula into an excel doc? A3 = A1 + A2. Congrats, you are a programmer.

      Part of what makes excel and spreadsheets such a universal tool is the micro-programming anyone can do and therefore incredibly powerful.

      So imagine if you brought that power to everything outside of spreadsheets. And reinvented spreadsheets too.

      Take micro-programming and applied it to everything, suddenly you could do what feels like magic things for a document to be able to do. Reading through a few of the other reviews, that's why non-app developers are saying things like "it's my to-do list app that I created myself".

      I'm thrilled to see where the journey goes from here.

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    • Zoe Olson
      Zoe OlsonStudent

      I am having so much fun with Coda. I am a senior in high school taking classes at community college, and Coda has helped me to organize my life. The interface is simple and so fun to use that I want to start making all of my documents in Coda. Then, if for any reason I want to turn that document into something interactive and alive, I have that option.

      The first document I made in Coda was a to-do list to keep track of my school assignments and deadlines. In a few minutes, I created an app as powerful as any to-do list app you can find on the app store, and on top of that it was customized to my liking. I even made it so if the due date was approaching, the task would turn orange, and if the due date was that day, the task would turn red. All that with basically just a few clicks. And the best part is I can now add any features I want. For example, my next idea is automation. Taking the info from a weekly schedule, and automatically making that day's to dos into a new list.

      I have had early access to Coda for just a week, but I have already created so much, and my imagination is the only limit. Now that it has been launched to the public, I can't wait to see what other people will create with it.

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  3. 41
    Nuclino

    Part knowledge base, part collaboration space ๐Ÿง 

    Sumiko Noda
    Sumiko NodaWeb designer ยท Written
    This app definitely deserves to be as popular as Notion!!
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia ยท Written
    Enables your team to collaborate with high speed and agility.
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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.

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    • 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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  4. 16
    Actiondesk

    Build powerful automations with just your spreadsheet skills

    Raph Grieco
    Raph GriecoLife happens on Product Hunt. ยท Written
    Do you still think building powerful automation requires the most advanced technical skills? WRONG. With Actiondesk you can automate processes and transform data thanks to your existing spreadsheet skills. Fast learning curve. 10X your productivity in a few clicks. Focus on your business.
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    • As an investor and entrepreneur, I've seen dozens of companies constantly doing the same manual processes to use data to run their operations. Extracting it, combining it, crunching it. Actiondesk can automate that and as such is addressing a strong need in the market! Looking forward to hearing more feedback from their users.

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    • At first, Actiondesk's interface is a bit confusing. once you understand how it works, the power it gives you to manipulate your data, and set automations is unrivaled.

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  5. 14
    Flawless 2.0

    Make polished design implementation for every iOS device

    Lisa Dziuba
    Lisa Dziuba6FlawlessApp.io Founder ยท Written
    Lisa Dziuba made this product
    I believe in our small unicorn team :) We already made ๐ŸŽ‰ design tool for leaving feedback on iOS apps in a moment โ€” Flawless Feedback ๐ŸŽ‰ a tool for compering design with real app โ€” Flawless App ๐ŸŽ‰ free tool for making Sketch files smaller, called Reduce ๐ŸŽ‰ community blog for mobile developers โ€”Flawless App Stories with 80+ guides and 25+ writers ๐ŸŽ‰ Awesome Design Tools with 500+ great products for creative people Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • Peter Witham
      Peter WithamDeveloper, Designer, and Dreamer

      I tested the Beta of Flawless App and have to say the team are dedicated to user experiences and feedback.

      The app is great for testing layouts once I start moving to code and wanting to get that pixel perfect reproduced layout from the concept designs.

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    • Alex Kukharenko
      Alex KukharenkoEntrepreneur, Designer

      As designer I've included FlawlessApp into a process. I always say my devs that they should use this solution to guarantee the smooth transition from static mockup to working layout. And it is always working!

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  6. 5
    dashdash

    The best data & APIs for business in a spreadsheet

    Emanuel Pinho made this product
    Nowadays the web is rich in content and services we can get and use to improve our tasks. However, just programmers and technical people are able to get that data. With dashdash we make use of spreadsheets to collect data from api's just the way you know. Dashdash gives you, as spreadsheet's user, the power you need to create web apps.
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    • Francisco Rebello de Andrade
      Francisco Rebello de AndradeCo-founder @ Sceelix

      Neat! I've already requested an Early Access account. Sounds like it could be great for Sales/Growth Funnel Automation. Will you guys allow Macro functions?

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    • 1) Is there a list of all the functions? 2) Couldn't add cell references while building a formula through clicking as you normally would in Google Sheet, bug or feature to come?

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  7. 5
    Loom

    Seamless screen, mic, and camera recording for Chrome

    Ugur Armagan
    Ugur ArmaganQA Engineer, Conversant Media ยท Written
    Best browser recording extension for chrome and now they have a desktop application that came out this year.
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    • Adelaida Diaz-Roa
      Adelaida Diaz-RoaCo-founder @ Nomo FOMO

      Best thing ever. I use it a lot when product testing, it's so much easier to explain when I find a bug to our developers, also works great for recording calls and doing demos or tutorials.

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    • Patrick Barnes
      Patrick BarnesCofounder and CEO of Advocately

      I use loom to create screen recordings to send to customers who use our software. It is the best way to answer customers questions about how to do something with a software product. Far superior to explaining via email or with support articles. Not only is it better, it is faster! Yes, it is faster to use Loom's chrome for a screen recording walking the customer through the process than it is to type an email instructing them. Love Loom.

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  8. 4
    Launchaco 2.0 ๐Ÿฆ„

    Simple landing pages for your startup

    Im waiting for the new version of launchaco !!!
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    • Thallyson Dias
      Thallyson DiasCEO Argo Digital

      simple and powerful system. Respond to needs by creating a website for a startup in less than 5min.

      Would recommend adding the possibility to create menu ancora on the website;)

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    • Anish Shah
      Anish Shahdigital strategy @ mcgarrybowen SF

      LOVE IT! It seems super simple for a non-coder like me, but at the same time enables me to include most functionalities I'd want to add in a landing page.

      Kudos to the team.

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  9. 6
    Woven Calendar

    An intelligent calendar

    Makes it so much easier to schedule those external meetings and factor in travel time - single view of all your calendars
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    Julie McHenry
    Julie McHenryMarketing Whisperer. ยท Written
    It's great to have all my calendars in one place, and to visualize my day/travel time using map view. Also has streamlined scheduling by eliminating email back & forth.
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    • Keegan J. Sard
      Keegan J. SardFreelance Consultant

      It's the best calendar app since Sunrise! I know big call but i'm beyond impressed with the tool and the team behind it. Their roadmap is impressive and they release new updates frequently. Highly recommend.

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    • Anna Addoms
      Anna Addomstech enthusiast, early adopter

      Woven is the only way I access my calendar now. I feel that Woven for iOS has almost made desktop calendaring obsolete - I can now do everything on my phone, no computer required

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  10. Best project management tool in 2019
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    This product is amazing. The best.
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  11. 3
    Flexport

    The freight forwarder for modern logistics teams.

    Flexport deserves to be here because it operates in an unsexy industry (freight forwarding) and still managed to raise $1B through SoftBank. Insane growth potential - literally a rocket ship. Will be exciting to watch.
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    Zulip

    Open source team chat with first class threading.

    Zulip has the the best threading model among all chat applications which makes everyone super productive.
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    • Zulip is built by keeping productivity in mind. Each conversation in Zulip has a topic. This allows you to take part in more than one conversation at the same time. This also make catching up on conversations efficient as compared to cSlack, Mattermost etc where you have to scroll through hundreds or thousands of messages to figure out what is going on. Zulip is the most active open source chat application in GitHub and has 350+ contributors from all across the world.

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    • Vishwesh Jainkuniya
      Vishwesh Jainkuniyawhile(true){Code^2|Eat|Sleep}

      Zulip chat is awesome.

      It's best alternative for Slack, Mattermost, Hipchat and other group chat apps.

      It has amazing search feature with lots of operators.

      know more features at https://zulipchat.com/features/

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  13. 1
    Virtlo

    Find nearby places using AR

    @virtlo because this app can show nearby places in 1 click by Augmented Reality and also internet connection is not requiered which is best chooise for travelers
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  14. 2
    Lite IM

    Easily buy crypto in Messenger, Telegram or SMS

    Super easy to use, fast and fun!
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    • Dmitrii Solomakin
      Dmitrii SolomakinGH, Innovator

      When I tried to buy 2 ETH, it showed a Coinbase +4% exchange rate and when I proceeded to the payment screen, I had another $15 commission included. In total, the price was Coinbase +10.9%. When trying to buy 10 LTC the price was 344.12 which is Coinbase +9.38% Too much considering other purchasing options

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  15. Eduardo Drapier
    Eduardo DrapierSports Marketing ยท Written
    The platform will be launch soon. It will be a game changer in the sport industry
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  16. 1
    Stripo.email

    Free email template builder for designers and developers

    Yuriy
    Yuriy36Marketing Manager @ Ardas ยท Written
    All-in-one email builder with drag-n-drop and HTML design opportunities, built-in image editor and banner designer, free responsive HTML email templates, interactive tools and a bunch of other cool stuff!
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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

      Comments (2)
    • 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.

      Comments (1)
  17. 1
    Corus 2.0

    A market for survey data and research insights

    Jason Abromaitis
    Jason AbromaitisFounder at Corus ยท Written
    The marketplace is growing quickly and coming out of stealth just now.
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  18. Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. ยท Written
    Earn ETH for sharing your wisdom & creativity.
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  19. Robert Kwan
    Robert KwanHelping the world grow together. ยท Written
    Robert Kwan made this product
    WSID.com is a Q&A site that helps you answer the question: โ€œWhat Should I Do?โ€ It combines the engaging quality of a social networking site with interactions that can empower and support individuals. Users can post a question and offer three choices for the WSID community to vote and comment on. The votes are calculated and displayed instantly in a real-time polling chart.
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  20. 1
    Coin Market Manager

    Smart accurate, crypto portfolio coin tracking software.

    Gazzerman
    GazzermanSmart Accurate Portfolio Tracking ยท Written
    Gazzerman made this product
    The crypto market is moving fast! The tools for keeping track of your trades are very basic and insufficient, Coin Market Manager is a total game changer! Get real time break even and rolling profit loss on all your trades!
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