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How to Keep Yourself Organized with Notion

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Students need to take notes. Managers oversee projects. Families keep track of work, chores, finances, and so many other things. Individuals have goals, wish lists, collections, and so much more to keep track of. What do all of these people have in common? They would all benefit from a tool that makes organizing, planning, and list making easy. That is where an app called Notion comes in.

What is Notion?

It is a note taking app, but it is also much more. It provides databases, kanban boards, calendars, and reminders. These components can be integrated into an all-in-one workspace. You can use it to make a to do or shopping list or you can use it to manage a complicated project. What can you use It for?

  • Make a list of any type.
  • Take notes.Manage a project.
  • Plan a vacation.
  • Outline an article.
  • Create a reading list.
  • So much more.

It is great for planning, organizing, and managing. Learn more
here.

Pricing

Notion has four levels of pricing. Here is the break down.

Personal – Free

  • Unlimited pages & blocks
  • Share with 5 guests
  • Sync across devices

According to the Notion website this is for organizing every corner of your life.

Personal Pro – $5 per month

  • Unlimited pages & blocks
  • Share with 5 guests
  • Sync across devices
  • Unlimited file uploads
  • Unlimited guests
  • Version history
  • API access

According to the Notion website this is for power users who want to do even more.

Team – $10 per month

  • Unlimited pages & blocks
  • Share with 5 guests
  • Sync across devices
  • Unlimited file uploads
  • Unlimited guests
  • Version history
  • API access
  • Unlimited team members
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Advanced permissions
  • Admin tools

According to the Notion website this is for teams who want to work together in one place.

Enterprise – You have to
contact their sales team to get pricing

  • Unlimited pages & blocks
  • Share with 5 guests
  • Sync across devices
  • Unlimited file uploads
  • Unlimited guests
  • Version history
  • API access
  • Unlimited team members
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Advanced permissions
  • Admin tools
  • SAML SSO
  • Advanced security
  • Dedicated manager
  • Custom contract

According to the Notion website this provides controls and support to run your company.

Why Should You Use It?

  • One of the most notable things about it is how it allows you to do and keep track of so much, all in one place.
  • It makes for a great simple text editor. That makes it great for making grocery and basic to do lists.
  • It is great for journaling.
  • It is good for taking notes. You can even embed video, audio, images, Google documents and spreadsheets, and PDFs.
  • With unlimited nesting you can organize or plan anything.
  • It makes it simple to make a Kanban board.
  • It has many available templates to make your planning, organizing, and whatever else you are doing easier.
  • You can sync between your home computer, work computer, phone, and tablet.
  • Even if you decide to go premium it’s affordable.
  • It is great for teams.
  • You can create a personal wiki about anything.
  • Keep track of and organize your hobbies.
  • Set and track your goals.
  • Keep track of recipes.
  • And so much more. The applications of Notion are limited only by your imagination.

If I am giving the impression that what you can keep track of and organize with it can appear to be endless then good. It really is an amazingly useful app.

Get and Install Notion

Notion is quick and easy to install.

  1. Download Notion.


    Download Notion


  2. Install the file you just downloaded.


    Install Notion


  3. Run it and log in. It’s ok if you don’t have an account. Notion will allow you to create one.


    Sign in to Notion


    If you are asked any other questions just fill in the answers. Setting up Notion is quick and easy.

For installing it on your phone get it from the play store and follow the prompts till it is all set up.

Tips for Using Notion

  • Take advantage of Google Drive’s tight integration in Notion. Type “/Google” (without the quotes) and it will open the Google Drive and allow you to choose a Google Doc, sheet, or a picture you have uploaded to Drive to add to your page.
  • Take advantage of the fact that Notion is cross-platform. Install it on your home computer, phone, and tablet. That way all of your pages will always be there waiting for you wherever you are.
  • Make use of notion’s boards feature and the Kanban method. Boards are comparable to the way Trello works. Trello is basically an online Kanban board system. The Kanban method is a simple and effective way to manage workflow, planning, or pretty much whatever else you choose to apply it to. You can find a great Kanban tutorial here. This is just one example to show you how the kanban method works. You can apply the Kanban method to almost anything you are planning to managing. Here is an article that will explain Trello. With Notion you can use this method and do so much more.
  • Implement it for both work and personal use.
  • Keep an open mind and be creative in your application of using Notion. It might surprise you how many ways it can be of use to you.
  • Click here for some great tutorials to get to know Notion better. You can find some useful ones both in the Notion app and through a simple Google search.

Here are a couple of webpages the will give you some great exmples of what you can do with Notion:

How I Use Notion

Notion is a very powerful and easy tool to use to get yourself organized. Here is a list of some things that I use notion for.

  • Manage Tech Marks The Spot.
  • Goal setting.
  • Gift lists.
  • Study notes.
  • Memorization lists.
  • Any general planning that I have to do.
  • To do lists.
  • Keep track of schedule for regular PC and mobile device maintenance.
  • Just about any other organization, planning, and list making needs that I have.

Notion is a useful and simple tool. The free plan is good enough for the needs of most users. Check it out and start organizing your life.

Tech on and have the best day.

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