Notion 1.0 Web + Mac App

Docs, wikis, tasks – a minimal & unified workspace for teams

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Ivan Zhao
@ivanhzhao · Co-founder, Notion
Notion co-founder here. We were accidentally hunted 10 months ago. Since then we have been rebuilding the product from scratch – it's now finally ready for you all. 🙂

To give you some background, our goal is to create the general purpose work tool for a post-file, post-MS Office world. My cofounder and I often joke that this was like the "hot startup topic" of the 90s. Unfortunately, tools for knowledge workers haven't advanced much since then. The state of art is either Google Docs/Quip/Dropbox Paper (multiplayer WordPerfect), or rigid SAAS apps (Visual Basic on the web by outsourced IT). To end users, all the knowledge and workflows are trapped in different "silos", the best people can do is to duct-tape everything together, previously with emails, nowadays with Slack.

Notion wants to challenge this status quo of "software as silos". For the 1.0 release, we are bundling real-time documents, wiki-like organization, and lightweight tasks into a unified tool that can handle pretty much all your team's knowledge needs – and this is just the beginning. 😉

Thanks for the up-vote. Don't forget to download the Mac app (it's a beautiful and distraction-free writing tool on its own). Happy creating! ✌️

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Ivan Zhao
@ivanhzhao · Co-founder, Notion
Notion co-founder here. We were accidentally hunted 10 months ago. Since then we have been rebuilding the product from scratch – it's now finally ready for you all. 🙂 To give you some background, our goal is to create the general purpose work tool for a post-file, post-MS Office world. My cofounder and I often joke that this was like the "hot startup topic"... Show More
Jökull Sólberg
@jokull · Co-Founder, Takumi
I have clocked 50+ hours on Notion, having written our startup’s internal knowledge base in it. I love this product. The editor may seem rough around the edges at first, but it reveals itself as a power tool with a slight learning curve. It produces great looking documents and has much more flexibility than Medium for example. This lets me stay away from... Show More
Sky Winston
@skywinston · Front-End Web Developer, W+R Studios
I must echo the sentiment that so many people here share; Notion is a well-conceived and expertly executed tool for knowledge work. I have used, and considered the merits of so many solutions purporting to solve the problems involved in contemporary knowledge work, and to my mind, none understand the problem quite as well as the team behind Notion. This is... Show More
Fraser Smith
@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
This looks excellent. I'm a sucker for tools like this, but my first criteria is usually, "is this a tool that I would want to use as a single user without any team involvement?" It looks like Notion could well be such a tool.
Louis-André Labadie
@lalabadie · Designer at Hookt Studios
Notion is awesome. It's different from most (web) content editors because it's *not* entirely subservient to document flow. It actually gives a few well-picked layout tools, and that makes all the difference. For example, I've been using it to do translation work. My layout looks like this (Draft template in two columns): http://i.imgur.com/tR0TJNF.png
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