Notion is... isn't a Note-taking App
Notion is one of the best note-taking applications and at the same time is not... ☝🏾 let me explain.
You've probably heard, "Notion is what you make it." That quote has become somewhat cliche' in the Notion space and community but for all intents and purposes... this cliche'... is... what it is.
You have to essentially accept this cliche' if you are really going to appreciate that trying to put a "term" on Notion will... never... work.
Don't take it from me, take it from someone much smarter than me:
This comment came from a question I posted to the Notion Made Simple Facebook Community, where I asked everyone: Do you consider Notion a note-taking app?
Mind you the responses were interesting, some said yes and some said no but Luke's response struck me because it's so... well... cliche'. But it essentially...is...what...it...is.
☝🏾 My point is: you will get out of Notion what you put into it and it will serve the purpose that you make out of it, so, yes it is a note-taking app and at the same time it isn't.
If you don't feel like Notion is a good note-taking app, that's probably because you haven't provided the structure to make it so. Don't @ me about that! 😏
Personally, I enjoy Notion as a note-taking app because when I need to take a quick note I go straight to my mobile dashboard and type in a quick note.
No, this isn't anything fancy but when I need to take a quick note, it doesn't need to be fancy. This page is also easy to access because I keep it in my favorites in the side bar, right at the top, so I don't have to search for it... or I can easily access it from the Notion widget on my 📱.
When I need something a little bit more fancy, I've built my Notion workspace to accommodate that perfectly because well... I built it that way.
Most applications have a specific structure built into them that I don't particularly like because I can't customize it into something that fits with my brain and how I want to work based upon the need and use case.
Notion allows me to, in a sense, code an app the way I want it to be. It can be as fancy and complex or as simple and straight to the point, as I want it to be.
Yes, you may internally respond and want to just call me a "Notion sheep 🐑" or tell me that I have just "drank the cool-aid" (cliche') and my reply would be... thank you!
I accept this cliche with open arms! And yes, call me what you want! I'm a tech geek and love to try new technologies and applications... and it has taken me years to get to the point of finding something that... "is what you make it".
☝🏾 Mind you, this approach isn't for everybody. Notion does have somewhat of a learning curve because "With Power Comes Responsibility" (cliche') and can become a disaster if your Notion workspace isn't structured properly in the beginning 👉🏾 I can help you with this 😉.
But with an intentional approach to your Notion workspace, it can and will become something that you will enjoy throughout all aspects of you life... not just work.
So hop aboard the cliche' train and enjoy the ride because it is true... "Notion is what you make it." 😌
Published: Sep 2, 2021
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