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Alternatives to Notion

Evernote, Jira, OneNote, Trello, and Airtable are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Notion.
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What is Notion and what are its top alternatives?

A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's a unified and collaborative workspace for you and your team
Notion is a tool in the Project Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Notion

  • Evernote
    Evernote

    Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks. ...

  • Jira
    Jira

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster. ...

  • OneNote
    OneNote

    Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. ...

  • Trello
    Trello

    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. ...

  • Airtable
    Airtable

    Working with Airtable is as fast and easy as editing a spreadsheet. But only Airtable is backed by the power of a full database, giving you rich features far beyond what a spreadsheet can offer. ...

  • Confluence
    Confluence

    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update. ...

  • Dropbox Paper
    Dropbox Paper

    It is more than a doc, it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place. You can write together, share comments, embed images, and more. If you have a Dropbox account, you can use Paper for free. ...

  • Asana
    Asana

    Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android. ...

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Evernote

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PROS OF EVERNOTE
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    Search text in images (OCR)
  • 5
    Checklist
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    Dark mode
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    Great mobile app
  • 3
    Syncs quickly
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    Encrypt Text
CONS OF EVERNOTE
  • 3
    On life support
  • 2
    No document structure

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Jira

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The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software.
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PROS OF JIRA
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    Powerful
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    Flexible
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    Easy separation of projects
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    Run in the cloud
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    Code integration
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    Easy to use
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    Run on your own
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    Great customization
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    Easy Workflow Configuration
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    REST API
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    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
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    Confluence
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    Complicated
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    Sentry Issues Integration
CONS OF JIRA
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    Rather expensive
  • 5
    Large memory requirement
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    Slow
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    Cloud or Datacenter only

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Johnny Bell

So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

#StackDecisionsLaunch

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 297.2K views

Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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OneNote

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A digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything
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PROS OF ONENOTE
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    Works great with OneDrive
  • 1
    Syncs quickly
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    Dark mode
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    Search text in images (OCR)
CONS OF ONENOTE
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    Trello

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    PROS OF TRELLO
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      Great for collaboration
    • 627
      Easy to use
    • 574
      Free
    • 375
      Fast
    • 347
      Realtime
    • 237
      Intuitive
    • 215
      Visualizing
    • 169
      Flexible
    • 126
      Fun user interface
    • 83
      Snappy and blazing fast
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      Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
    • 27
      Kanban
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      Clean Interface
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      Card Structure
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      Easy setup
    • 17
      Drag and drop attachments
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      Simple
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      Markdown commentary on cards
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      Integration with other work collaborative apps
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      Lists
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      Satisfying User Experience
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      Cross-Platform Integration
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      Recognizes GitHub commit links
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      Easy to learn
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      Great
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      Versatile Team & Project Management
    • 4
      Better than email
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      Effective
    • 3
      Trello’s Developmental Transparency
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      and lots of integrations
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      Easy to have an overview of the project status
    • 2
      Agile
    • 2
      Powerful
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      flexible and fast
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      Easy
    • 2
      Simple and intuitive
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      Kanban style
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      Personal organisation
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      Customizable
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      Email integration
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      Great organizing (of events/tasks)
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      Name rolls of the tongue
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      Nice
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      Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects
    CONS OF TRELLO
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      No concept of velocity or points
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      Very light native integrations
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      A little too flexible

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    Johnny Bell

    So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

    When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

    With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

    I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

    In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

    #StackDecisionsLaunch

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    Francisco Quintero
    Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 1M views

    For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

    What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

    You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

    We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

    Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

    We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

    An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

    Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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    Airtable

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    PROS OF AIRTABLE
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      Powerful and easy to use
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      Robust and dynamic
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      Quick UI Layer
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      Practical built in views
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      Robust API documentation
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      Great flexibility
    CONS OF AIRTABLE
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      Jason Barry
      Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 10 upvotes · 225.1K views

      If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.

      At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.

      Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.

      Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.

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      Confluence

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      One place to share, find, and collaborate on information
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      PROS OF CONFLUENCE
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        Wiki search power
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        WYSIWYG editor
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        Full featured, works well with embedded docs
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        Expensive licenses
      CONS OF CONFLUENCE
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        Expensive license

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      David Ritsema
      Frontend Architect at Herman Miller · | 11 upvotes · 657.7K views

      We knew how we wanted to build our Design System, now it was time to choose the tools to get us there. The essence of Scrum is a small team of people. The team is highly flexible and adaptive. Perfect, so we'll work in 2 week sprints where each sprint can be a mix of new R&D stories, a presentation of decisions made, and showcasing key development milestones.

      We are also able to run content stories in parallel, focusing development efforts around key areas of the site that our authors need first. Our stories would exist in a Jira backlog, documentation would be hosted in Confluence , and GitHub would host our codebase. If developers identify technical improvements during the sprint, they can be added as GitHub issues and transferred to Jira if we decide to represent them as stories for the Backlog. For Sprint Retrospectives, @groupmap proved to be a great way to include our remote members of the dev team.

      This worked well for our team and allowed us to be flexible in what we wanted to build and how we wanted to build it. As we further defined our Backlog and estimated each story, we could accurately measure the team's capacity (velocity) and confidently estimate a launch date.

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      Priit Kaasik
      Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 9 upvotes · 507.1K views

      As a new company we could early adopt and bet on #RemoteTeam setup without cultural baggage derailing us. Our building blocks for developing remote working culture are:

      • Hiring people who are self sufficient, self-disciplined and excel at video and written communication to work remotely
      • Set up periodic ceremonies ( #DailyStandup, #Grooming, Release calls and chats etc) to keep the company rhythm / heartbeat going across remote cells
      • Regularly train your leaders to take into account remote working aspects of organizing f2f calls, events, meetups, parties etc. when communicating and organizing workflows
      • And last, but not least - select the right tools to support effective communication and collaboration:
      1. All feeds and conversations come together in Slack
      2. #Agile workflows in Jira
      3. InProductCommunication and #CustomerSupportChat in Intercom
      4. #Notes, #Documentation and #Requirements in Confluence
      5. #SourceCode and ContinuousDelivery in Bitbucket
      6. Persistent video streams between locations, demos, meetings run on appear.in
      7. #Logging and Alerts in Papertrail
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      Dropbox Paper

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      A collaborative document-editing service
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      PROS OF DROPBOX PAPER
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          Asana

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          PROS OF ASANA
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            Super fast task creation
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            Flexible project management
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            Free up to 15
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            Followers and commenting on tasks
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            Integration with external services
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            Email-based task creation
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            Plays nice with Google Apps
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            Clear usage
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            Plays nice with Harvest Time Tracking
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            Supports nice keyboard shortcuts
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            Integration with GitHub
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            Slack supported
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            Integration with Instagantt for Gantt Charts
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            Integration with Alfred
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            Both Card View & Task View
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            Easy to use
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            Friendly API
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            Slick and fast interface
          CONS OF ASANA
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            Not Cross Platform

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          Lucas Litton
          Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 197.2K views

          Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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          I'm comparing Aha!, Trello and Asana. We are looking for it as a Product Management Team. Jira handles all our development and storyboard etc. This is for Product Management for Roadmaps, Backlogs, future stories, etc. Cost is a factor, as well. Does anyone have a comparison chart of Pros and Cons? Thank you.

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