The biggest knocks on Notion

If you do any research into the tool Notion online you’ll find some common complaints coming from users. These include: slow loading times on mobile, no real offline mode, and no native application for mobile use. Now I’m a fan of the tool, don’t get me wrong. It’s the closest thing to a Swiss army knife I’ve found when it comes to taking notes, organizing data, and handling images all in one place.

This could just be a case of feature frenzy but I think there is something more here. Notion is a small shop of dedicated people, but it is just that, a small shop. Making the changes needed to maintain their momentum in the marketplace is key if they want to continue growing and succeeding. Rumors have it they are working hard on coming updates to address issues such as performance and offline modes. If that’s the case, great. However perhaps dedicating a little more time to the community side of the platform, for example the “Notion Pros” program they had talked about starting, could be the best thing to buy them additional time and good will as they continue their development efforts.

I want to see Notion succeed, really I do. I just hope they remember that this type of tool is as much about the people using it as the features of the tool itself.