App of the Week - Notion

These days, the name of the virtual workspace game is flexibility. One app is taking this concept to a whole new level by filling in some of the biggest gaps left by some of its predecessors.

If you’re someone whose work has to be accessible on the go, it’s time to meet Notion.

According to the app’s website, Notion aims to be “the all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.”

With Notion, it’s not so much about structuring your or your team’s daily tasks into a predetermined template, as some other task management tools are used. Instead, Notion helps both individuals and businesses organize, collaborate, write, and plan out their to-do’s in the ways that are most effective for them.

For instance, Notion allows its users to customize its features to create the most efficient and sensible workflow for each individual or business. This means that aesthetic preferences, as well as the ones more anchored in productivity, can all be adapted to fit your specific needs.

Users will be able to integrate Slack to enable push notifications between team members, embed the tools and apps you use on a regular basis, and create an overall more productive workspace for themselves and their teams.

Notion has mobile, web, and desktop capabilities for both iOS and Android users, meaning you’ll never miss an opportunity to type out a list or forget to complete and create tasks.

Pricing for Notion depends on whether a user decides to choose an individual or group option. While there is a free version, your storage will be capped at 1000 blocks and a 5MB file upload limit. The paid versions include Personal for $4 a month, Team for $8 a month, and Enterprise for $16 a month.

Have you made the workspace switch to Notion yet? Curious about other productivity apps and gadgets aimed to make your work life run a little more smoothly? Be sure to let us know on Facebook or Twitter.


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As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

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