Software:Notion (app)

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Developer(s)Notion Labs Inc.
Initial release2016
Stable release
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PlatformWeb, macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
TypeNote-taking, Wiki

Notion is an application that provides components such as databases, kanban boards, wikis, calendars and reminders. Users can connect these components to create their own systems for knowledge management, note taking, data management, project management, among others. These components and systems can be used individually, or in collaboration with others.


Notion Labs Inc, a startup based in San Francisco, was founded in 2016. The founders declined meeting venture capitalists or acquiring a higher valuation.[2]

The app launched in March 2016 for web browsers and OS X, May 2017 for Microsoft Windows, and June 2017 for iOS.

In March 2018, the software was upgraded to Notion 2.0, receiving praise on Product Hunt as #1 Product of the Month[3], and being featured on an article[4] in The Wall Street Journal . The company had fewer than 10 employees at this point.[5]

In June 2018, an official app for Android was released.[6]

In September 2019, the company announced it hit 1 million users.[7]

In April 2020, the company raised a round at a $2 billion valuation with 4 million users. [8]


Notion is a collaboration platform with markdown support that integrates kanban boards, tasks, wikis, and databases. The company claims to be an all-in-one workspace for note-taking, knowledge and data management, project and task management.[9]The software is described as a file management tool offering a unified workspace, allowing users to comment on ongoing projects, to participate in discussions and receive feedback from others. In addition to cross-platform apps, it can be accessed via most web browsers. It features a web clipper. The company's tool helps users to schedule tasks, manage files, save documents and set a reminder for the weekly agenda, enabling users to organize their work. It allows users to embed any online content within Notion pages using


Notion has a four-tiered subscription model: free, personal, team, and enterprise. The application offers an account credit system, and can earn credit via referrals. Users will not be charged if they have a remaining balance in their accounts.[citation needed] As of May 2020, the company upgraded the Personal Plan to allow an unlimited number of blocks as opposed to the cap on the number of blocks till then. This allows all new users the benefit of having unlimited storage.[10]


Notion allows users to connect to Slack. It also allows users to write equations, etc., in LaTeX format. Notion also allows users to import into Notion from other applications, such as Trello.

See also


  1. " Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 16 April 2020. 
  2. Bastone, Nick. "This enterprise software startup has VCs literally knocking on its doors to invest, but for now, it's not interested". 
  3. "Notion 2.0 - The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases". 
  4. "The Only App You Need for Work-Life Productivity". The Wall Street Journal. 21 March 2018. 
  5. Shah, Hiten (2019-05-28). "How Ivan Zhao's Notion Is Going After Atlassian and Why It Just Might Win". 
  6. "Notion brings its powerful note-taking app to Android". The Verge. 7 June 2018. 
  7. Newton, Casey (2019-09-17). "Notion’s powerful note-taking app is now free for students and teachers" (in en). 
  8. "Buzzy Work App Notion Hits $2 Billion Valuation In New Raise". Forbes. 1 April 2020. 
  9. "Notion goes where Evernote dares not: what you need to know". Android Community. 8 June 2018. 
  10. "Notion Plans and Pricing". 19 June 2019. 

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