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Brenda Michelle
Brenda Michelle

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Why I Love Notion for Note-taking and Much More

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by notion these are all my thoughts and opinion

If you are interested in seeing a detailed video on how I organize and take my notes check out my newest video.

I have always been in love with stationery, notebooks, pens, colorful highlighters, and when I started learning how to code I was excited to color code my notes and get to it.

However, once I started working on personal projects I realized that handwritten notes were not efficient. I would spend so much time trying to find the specific note that I wanted to reference and even more time trying to decode what my code snippets meant.

That was when I discovered Notion and my life changed. I went from using countless notebooks and apps to just using one. In this post, I will share with you all the top 5 reasons why I love the Notion app for note-taking and much more. If you are interested in knowing more about what I use notion for check out my Youtube channel or leave a comment below.

1. It’s Digital

The fact that it is digital and I can access it from anywhere is a huge plus. I can see my notes on my laptop, phone, tablet, or any other device I just need to login into my account. I no longer have to carry a bunch of notebooks and turn countless pages looking for that one note. With the quick find feature, I can find anything in my notes or in any of my pages.

2. User-friendly Interface

The interface is extremely user-friendly after a few days of using the app I felt at home. It is simple and clean with a side navbar and all the free space to do whatever comes to mind. You can even completely collapse the navbar on desktop which gives you even more space.

They also offer free templates that you can use and customize based on your needs. You can also create templates and reuse them. I have created some free templates that you can duplicate and start using for different things.

3. Endless Possibilities

The possibilities are endless with the Notion app. I personally use notion as my planner, which includes the year, monthly weekly, daily goals, and tasks. I also have a content planner, pages for notes, and templates I’ve made. I have even created a portfolio site with notion. I like going on Youtube or Pinterest and searching β€œnotion setup ” to find inspiration and see what everyone else does with it.

4. All- in – one

It is the perfect all-in-one workspace. Personally, I love just having one app as my go-to. Before using notion I would use a separate calendar app, a notebook planner, Trello and even a to-do list app. Now all of that is in my Notion account. This has helped me be even more time-efficient.

5. An API is coming!

One of the most exciting reasons why I love and am excited about notion is that they are currently working on an API. Just thinking of all the possibilities gets me so excited. Being able to integrate it into other apps, websites etc.

If you are looking for an all-in-one workspace where you can take efficient notes and level up your life I 100% recommend the Notion app. If you already use the Notion app let me know in the comments what are your favorite features or what do you use it for?

I hope this post was helpful. If you have any questions leave them in the comments or if you just want to chat reach out I would love to connect.

Photo by Cathryn Lavery on Unsplash

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Great article, thanks for sharing Brenda! (Fellow) stationery hoarder right here πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I love that Notion makes it easy for the user to customise the look and feel and to add structure to your notes, without overwhelming the user with too many customisation options. The fact that they support markdown is such a great help for us devs, and it's fun to see more and more people creating templates for Notion now that it's gaining popularity. πŸŽ‰ I must say I haven't fully converted to digital notetaking yet though, and I still love having pen and paper by my side in case I want to jot down something quickly or need to do a little braindump (or maybe that's my excuse so I can keep buying notebooks πŸ€” 🀫)!