How to Use Notion - The Beginner’s Guide
Yetunde Ososanya & Okikiola Babalola | Friday, 17 September 2022
Working with too many tools is undeniably inconvenient and messy. However, with Notion, one tool is sufficient to meet all your online work requirements. Here is a simple beginner’s guide on how to use Notion.
As a remote worker or freelancer, you will always need a simple workspace to help you work creatively, collaborate with team members on projects, and stay organized with your work. Notion is that ideal tool! You may be familiar with Google workspace tools or other online tools, but Notion differs from these note-taking tools. With Notion, you can adapt and customize your work needs with any template you desire.
What is Notion?
Notion is a project management and note-taking software that allows you to think, plan, write and collaborate with team members in a single space.
Its flexible features allow you to customize and build just anything with several work management tools, broad templates, and project styles. Notion helps you stay organized and creative with every feature at your disposal.
Unlike Microsoft Word, Notion offers remote collaboration, database creation, task assignment, and most importantly, the ability to work from anywhere and everywhere with Notion’s mobile app. Interesting, right? Let’s take a quick dive into the basics of how to use Notion.
How to use Notion
As a beginner on Notion, you can keep it simple by starting with a single workspace. Follow these steps to create an account and workspace:
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Voila! You’ve successfully created an account and workspace on Notion!
Setting up your workspace
After you’ve successfully created your workspace, the next step is to own it. Your workspace is your territory. You have the right to customize and design it to suit your work needs. To achieve this:
Adding and Editing Contents on Notion
Every piece of content you add to Notion is called a “block”. Blocks can be texts, images, headings, videos, databases, etc. Creating these blocks or contents on Notion is super easy, all you have to do is:
Collaborating with Team on Notion
Notion allows you to work with your team members from the comfort of your home. It allows you to assign tasks, create to-do lists, share pages, add comments, add discussions, view updates and add reminders to tasks, among other interesting functions.
To collaborate with your team:
Since you're on your way to becoming a Notion expert, here's some additional juicy information: the Notion team plan has a free trial with a limit of 1,000 blocks. Also, its single plan is free for individuals.
Now you understand why Notion is the ideal all-in-one solution for you and your team. You can become a Notion expert in no time! Don’t be afraid to explore the various features on Notion; after all, it’s your workspace.