Notion for Android is finally here!
It's your all-in-one workspace for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. It also works offline and syncs great with the browser/iOS/Mac/Windows app!
Clean, simple design, Intuitive, Active development, Extremely personal and customizable, Generous free account levelCons:
Missing an easier way to quickly get data into the system (web-clipper on desktop, share on mobile.) Not great for task management/reminders
The Notion for Android experience is fantastic!
I've been using Notion since beta (about 14 months) and Notion for Android since Beta batch 1 (about 3 months) and from the very first day that I tried Notion it has been in my top five tools. I love the product overall and it was actually a great experience in the mobile browser before any apps were available, though I was jealous when they released the iOS app in September ;-D. I have been a premium user since January.
I love just about everything in Notion. Especially the active development. New features are well thought out, useful, and communication is great. My favorite aspect of Notion is that it is a truly personal experience. The user decides how to build the ecosystem and the customizations and options feel endless. The Android app is very close to the desktop experience with most features available and the UI+UX solid. Visually I prefer the web or desktop because I appreciate seeing a broader landscape of my choices/data but I haven't found many things that I need to do on Android that are not available to me. The app is speedy and has been reliable since the day I installed the first beta. It seems to be light and never shows up as a resource hog on any of my devices.
I don't find much lacking in the app. Anything that is not there I have failed to notice. If there are missing elements they are probably features that I wouldn't or haven't needed to use on mobile or they are also missing on desktop/web..
As far as the overall tool, I find the most significant missing feature to be a web-clipper/easier way to quickly get data into the system. I continue to use Milanote, Evernote, and other curation tools because of the web-clippers.
Some minor gripes:
*Tries to do a wide variety of functions, maybe too many. Then again maybe not :-)
*The addition of charts and tables is a cool idea but a long way to go to match Airtable. Also missing all of the shareable views that make that tool great.
*Not a great experience for true task management especially with passive reminders and lack of integrations with email and calendars. It is not going to replace a Wunderlist/Todoist or even a Trello/Asana for that type of functionality. At least not yet.
I use Notion as my "final destination"/knowledge repository. Everything I do or collect in other tools eventually makes its way into Notion, whether by import or link. Notion is my master collection. Very pleased with Notion, happy to see them featured again on PH, and wish them continued success!Just S has used this product for one year.
Powerful, elegant and simple platform for personal and team in-context communication, action planning and internal/external documentation.Cons:
Databases are not as advanced as Airtable's (group view missing). Regular formatted tables don't exist either.
Notion is definitively a huge contender to every state-of-the-art collaboration product out there. It will be interesting to see how this new fight between Airtable, Notion, and Coda plays out. It is the most powerful amongst the three in terms of layout flexibility and clean interface, although lagging behind in terms of computing and visualizing data.
I'd love to see better API integrations, and possibly (putting this one out there, hoping that the founders see this), an ability for users to query a Workspace via GraphQL.Fernando Parra has used this product for one year.