What do people think of Motion?
The community submitted 195 reviews to tell us what they like about Motion, what Motion can do better, and more.
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I onboarded and had trouble getting set up - so the trial flew by without a warning that I was about to be charged. I decided to stick with it. UX wise, there's a lot of hierarchy and discoverability issues. The interface is too flat with the type and color settings to figure out what is what. Tasks are not working well, I am trying to manage my personal and private tasks by using different time schedules but they are not scheduling my tasks in off hours. They just say they cannot find time for it when I have plenty of time. My biggest gripe is that there are no integration with things like Monday.com or even bigger, Jira. Also Flexible meetings was a big selling point for me and it's not findable without typing it in on the URL. I was so frustrated, it took several days of troubleshooting, then elated I figured it out, then it said it's not available on Outlook calendars and I deflated again. What a drag. Overall, too much money to pay for a year upfront when it takes a few weeks to switch things over and discover that many features won't work.
Weak customer support
Weak visual design
Hard to use
Missing key features
Review of Motion Calendar
So far, the feature set is impressive. Easy integration, easy to start, automatic schedule of tasks to make sure you get done. My biggest challenge is essentially decision fatigue deciding what I need to do when. This takes that out and automatically blocks time for you. SO, the functionality is great. The pricing is a bit steep at first glance- $228 per year up front or $408 a year month by month. (This is more $$ than adobe illustrator month to month 20.99/mo vs. 34.99 for "just" an app!!). Another way to think of it though if it proves its value to me is - So even at the higher tier, it is only a few cents more than a dollar per day. My main gripe? the trial period is only a week- and if you're like me I can't tell if this will fall apart for me in such a short time. So to see if it holds up, I'll have to subscribe my "trial". Even the most basic post it note system works for a couple of weeks for me at least. Other minor thing- lack of dependencies. You can hack it with setting deadlines in right order, but that undermines the selling point of not having to spend my brain power thinking about it. Would be better to be able to say "this task blocks that one" and let the scheduling algorithm figure it out
Easy to use
Strong feature set
Missing key features
Concertned about: privacy, have your calendar messed up, recurring tasks randomly missing, not being able to make a sleep schedule because it can't schedule over midnight appointment, and just taking so much time to set up, and you get locked into a software that you have to pay for, you can't easily switch back to your old calendar.
I'm incredibly frustrated with this product, and have experienced usability issues with it that prevent me from even trying it effectively. The calendar integration with Microsoft doesn't work, after authenticating nothing happens. Then while trying to troubleshoot, I've ended up having to endure the product onboarding video like 30 times because you can't skip it. Then on other occasions the hot keys ctrl + space don't work so you can't add tasks and just get stuck. I spent 3 hours today trying to get a time-saving product to work. That's not cool. I think you guys have an awesome idea, and honestly a lot of my major disappointment is because I live a daily nightmare of meetings and when I learned about Motion it was one of those "I have to have it" type feelings because it looked so cool. I really hope you guys get this working properly because I would love to be a paying customer.