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Markdown copy pasting and sometimes inline table and kanban board not being that good. Can't set domain to a public page
Because of its flexibility, it's really easy to create a mess unless you get really tight on how you organize pages and content. The delineation between private, shared, and public pages can get a bit messy (mostly because permissions look different between those three types of content, and you can easily find yourself in a situation where you've accidentally shared something you shouldn't, or locked out something everyone needs access to). Like any content hub, the biggest challenge over time is that it can be difficult to find what you need. Search works ok, but can return a lot of useless results if people are using similar words or naming paradigms for their pages.
There is a learning curve to fully utilize Notion. It's too much horsepower for a simple note-taking app.
I haven't had this issue yet but I wonder if search becomes tough as you create more in notion.
There is enough overhead to "learning" notion, that in a large enough company, a lot of people get frustrated by it or make mistakes in it. The hotkeys are super weird/non-intuitive, the structure is kind of odd, the commenting interface is really in-effective. There's a lot of learning notion's quirks to get it to format correctly or work the way you thought it would when you started writing something. It's much easier to get people to adopt gdocs.
The lack of an API. It would be extremely valuable to have the data available outside of the Notion UI.
The usability of the mobile app isn't good. It's easy to make mistakes while typing, sometimes accidentally deleting stuff.
More difficult to sign enterprise contracts with than other services, with no discounts or benefits
Lack of a public API or integration with Zapier or other similar services is probably the thing I like the least about Notion. Although, they say it's coming soon, it's already been a while in coming. The ability to connect to other apps/services would add to the game-changer status that Notion already enjoys and would bring unbelievable power and flexibilty to the platform. Can't wait for that.
The bundling of products into Notion’s all in one software, while generally convenient, is confusing and disorganized at times. The number pages created gets unwieldy and then organizing them after the fact can be difficult.
Can become messy if you don't have a methodology to organize your documents/knowledge
Communication about product roadmap could be better. Some features have been "coming soon" for a very long time (looking at you, public API).
It's just a fancy wiki, just like using something such as Confluence. You need to have someone actively managing it in order for it continue being valuable. "Notion smell" is definitely going to become a thing.
I wish it had a better way to show you edits made by other members when you collaborate on pages.
Search. We have a lot of workspaces in the sidebar, just going to the correct one is too manual. Might be me not knowing how to do it. Search results should possibly be a full size view.
I feel like when you try to push the tool with formula and creating kind of automated to do for your time you hit the celling very quickly. That's why I use notion for very basic stuff (which are 80% of my every day work).
No API! It’s coming and it will be worth the wait. But it would be nice to interact with my data to further enhance and streamline my cloud setup. Notion already replaced so many tools. The API will for sure reinvent work and secure confidence to invest into further use of the app.
It starts to get very complicated when you try to build proper structures for "folder-like" segmentation and connect it back to other docs and start managing things at scale.
easy of embedding notes in other notes can make it difficult to find what you're looking for. there's no good way to see what somewhere within notion. if you're not careful, and clear on your note taking/organizing strategy, it can quickly become untenable
Some parts of the experience could be better polished. For instance, upon PDF export, tables get converted to Black & White, which makes them look less beautiful than within Notion.
Oh, and I wish they had a proper Offline Mode.
I dislike -
that you have to dig deep to setup a reminder and it only sends the reminder on notion not on email or something
no API. This really means i can't connect notion to a hundred different things of my own
I hate -
It's still a bit buggy at times and the writing experience isn't amazing. I find myself writing in other tools and posting into Notion as small thinks in the text editor and spacing isn't great. Although that stuff is hard to get right in a multi use product like Notion.
I wish it would recognize addresses as a type of properties. This would make it easier/possible to automatically create maps from a list of places.
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