For writing personal copy, I've always preferred native apps, specifically iA Writer and Ulysses. They're where I draft most of my work and keep personal notes and tasks.
For tools more similar to Notion, Craft is increasingly popular lately, as is Slite for more team-focused notes. And, of course, there are the wiki-style writing apps like Roam and Obsidian that are other great options, again more for personal than team writing.
Google Docs just announced a bunch of Notion/Coda-esque updates: https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2021/05/smartchips-for-files-and-meetings-checklists-in-docs.html
@dannpetty check out this debate thread about notion vs. roam:
Whatever you do... don't go back to Dropbox Paper.
I've heard of Roam Research as an alternative.
i think it really depends on your use case. i really like obsidian for writing and editing notes as well as building internal links between content. since it works with markdown files, it is easy to edit in other markdown apps if you don't like the obsidian system. there's a robust ecosystem growing for doing just about everything you need, including different options for tasks and calendars. there's a new system (that i haven't tried yet) that replicates the database features of notion. the tools and markdown both take a bit to learn so it isn't as easy as hitting the ground running, however the learning curve is fairly shallow.
Superhuman recently got calendar integration, and has a Rapportive-style sidebar with contact info, but otherwise is mostly focused just on the core email experience. The Command Palette in Superh...
Have seen a number of people move their lives into Notion - wondering if more people do that or if people have other tools they like to use?
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