- Here's an example of a roadmap in Notion https://notionpages.com/454/publ...It's helpfull in so many ways. Easily build a roadmap and make It public.
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.
- Airtable is amazing for roadmapping, using the labels to assign different statuses is a big part of our workflow. We link our main roadmap view to a Kanban for design planning, so if a feature is marked "Designs Needed" it'll go in to the Kanban board.
This app is simply amazing! I have been using this as my replacement to Google Spreadsheets. The features inside of this amazing service are endless. If you have lots of data and want to organize it efficiently, this is the app for you :)
We started using Airtable to manage our content projects at work. After using it for a month, I decided I liked it so much that I signed up for Zapier and Airtable to manage my personal projects as well. It has completely changed everything.
- Nuclino has a kanban board view that works great for roadmaps. Works like a combination of Trello and Google Docs. A lot faster and more lightweight than most alternatives, focuses on essential features.
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!
- Great tool, clean interface, intuitive, just the right set of features.It really depends on what you mean by roadmap. Should you want to publicly share with your customers what you're up to then Productboard is ideal as it's a product management tool that will help you build everything that will eventually lead to a roadmap.
We've been using productboard to build our MVP and it helped us to get everybody on the team on board with what we're building and kept us focused. I love that productboard helped us also gather feedback from different sources (Intercom, emails and various conversations) so now we're processing the user feedback and planning our next product improvements - all in one tool. That's just the best!
Productboard led to the death of spreadsheets and emails at our company when it came to product management. I've become a true fan of this solution and the great way it solves such a painful problem. Before adopting we played with Aha! who are a competitor, Productboard blew them out the water as far as I am concerned. Love it.
- Super useable, integrates with Jira (a must!) and I love how there are multiple ways to pivot the video so you can see roadmap items in a class time view (like a gantt chart) or by theme, or like a table of records. Also, they make it really easy to share - either via the app or as a slide.
- Aha! is my go-to product management suite. It's especially useful if you're creating a portfolio roadmap for multiple products and/or product lines. The ability to develop strategy/positioning, user personas, and goals all in one suite has also helped me achieve alignment with the various stakeholders across my company.
- Marcel Folaron made this productLeantime was built to visualize your product from ideation through research to milestone planning and it includes task management.
- for me personally, it's a realtimeboard. i'm adoring this product because it has a lot of templates. i take it first in mind when need some plan, journey, storming with sticky notes. there is also template of the roadmap and it's a way to have a beautiful picture of it, but i'm not sure, that it would be very comfortable to track the progress on it. maybe you can connect it with asana and it's gonna work.
Such a huuuuuuuge fan! I use RealtimeBoard for so many things - both in and out of work. From client projects to internal business planning to operation processes to personal planning, I can't stop raving about how much I love RTB to everyone I know. I'm also super impressed by the constant product iterations and feature updates that are constantly being released. Bravo, awesome work guys, I'm absolutely gushing but it's well deserved.
I'm not a designer, but I use RTB a lot to create simple sketches for some of my ideas on our products with comprehensive text descriptions. One image worths of thousand words! My sketches helps our designers and developers to quickly understand what I'm talking about and how my ideas connect to other products (thanks to unlimited workspace). I used to use Google Presentations for these purposes before, but RTB just stolen my heart! Good luck to the RTB team! Great product deserves fast organic growth! :)
- Prioritize product development and feature requests with stakeholders. Manage high level product improvements and incoming feature requests from Sales and Support teams. Prioritize feature requests for upcoming sprints and create a transparent development process. Organize user stories and customer feedback for quick reference. Establish development and design requirements for implementation using checklists. Make sprint planning more effective by adding story points to cards for estimating the difficulty of building features. Agile Sprints Agile workflow is all about collaboration and self-organization. This Trello board helps you manage your product workflow in one place while giving your team perspective of the whole agile process. Keep all code, specs, and key user stories easily accessible in one location. See the status of tasks as sprints progress in a shared team view. Collaborate seamlessly with engineers and scrum masters in real time. Manage and prioritize the product backlog with stakeholders and product owners. Transparently share with business stakeholders what’s shipped and what’s up next. Sprint Retrospective Replace whiteboards with Trello boards for more informative and accessible team retrospectives. Stay effective and remove roadblocks for success with regularly held retrospectives after every sprint. Create an open and encouraging environment that puts people (introverts and extroverts) on the same level. Celebrate what went well, what needs improvement, and any action items required to improve communication and collaboration. Empower team members to vote and openly discuss the issues that matter most to the team and users. Keep distributed teams in sync by removing geographic barriers with this accessible from anywhere Trello board. Project Overview Product managers are always juggling tasks, goals, and stakeholders across the board. This workflow will help you easily manage cross-functional team projects. Get perspective on all moving parts during cross-functional team projects. Clearly establish the high level business goals for each element of the project in one location. Create a workflow to organize tasks as they move from research phases to implementation. Visualize the progress of tasks and quickly surface information by applying filterable labels to cards. Stay organized by attaching all research notes, data, and design mockups for each task. Feature Requests Create an actionable inbox to receive and prioritize feature requests from customer-facing teams like Sales, Support and Marketing for your product roadmap. Establish a transparent workflow to prioritize feature requests so teams know who to contact and how their request fits on roadmap. Transparently share the progress of features selected for development to reduce frequent follow-up inquiries and emails. Capture important details about requested features including customer pain points. See the frequency of feature requests by asking team members to attach tickets to cards for a better understanding of urgency and popularity of user needs. Help improve customer success by letting Sales, Support and Marketing know when a highly requested feature has been released.
Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.
As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.
If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.
I had to sign up with a secondary email because I never received a confirmation to my primary email nor any error message or warning, just failed to arrive.
I couldn't get email module to work. I sent some test emails, they never went through. Could be user error. The email section of help doesn't have any tutorials yet.
Sync only one Google account/calendar, which would be a deal-breaker for me (free tier issue??)
I think this is going to be a very good app as it matures. For now, a few too many bugs for me to rate it positively or negatively. Just a bit of limbo.
Found 2 bugs during my test and they got fixed in minutes. Really looking forward into what will come! :)