Notion AI, Weekly Calendar, and the Future of Notion
It's a big week for Notion! AI, Calendar Views, and more!
Welcome to the Notion Guide Newsletter, folks! It’s been a big week for Notion, with some huge updates.
As always, Notion Guide is the newsletter that focuses on using Notion at your business. Each week we share what you need to know about Notion, offer tips & tricks, and include templates that you can use to better use Notion at your job.
Notion AI general release
Notion AI has been in beta testing for the last 10 weeks. Last week, Notion AI became available for general release.
If you don’t already know, Notion AI is the addition of AI features into the Notion text editor. You can use it to summarize a page’s content, find action items, or help you write any type of content you’d like!
Notion AI is an add on for your paid Notion account, starting at $8/month for each member of your workspace.
What this means for Notion @ Work: Using AI in your writing, not taking, and knowledge management significantly speeds up employees. It can help them find important information, get the ball moving on a blank page, or clean up their content to make it more readable (something I use it for in this newsletter!).
Read more about the release here
This is a huge one and an instant update to Notion Guide’s The System template! Notion now supports display the calendar view by Week (previously it only supported by Month). This is a much better use case for The System, so it was an obvious update to change the calendar view of notes to use the new week view.
What this means for Notion @ Work: Most work is done on a week by week basis. This new view will give you the ability to track and reference things in their best frame, the week!
The Future of Notion
Okay, this might not seem like a huge deal, but bear with me. Last week, Notion released a small quality of life update in Notion sub menus. See the following Tweet to see what I mean:
A li’l quality-of-life update:
Before, you had to be really precise with your cursor so menus wouldn’t disappear on you. Should feel much more polished now
— Notion (@NotionHQ)
Feb 24, 2023
Again, this may seem insignificant, but it shows an important mindset change in Notion’s development methodologies. Notion has been around since 2016, and they have been rapidly adding features for 7(!!) years now. When there is so much focus on new features, these small improvements rarely see the light of day.
Notion is a solid contender in the project management and knowledge management space, but one thing enterprise companies won’t stand for is bugs and low quality software. I am hoping this is the first of many quality of life improvements we will see over the next few development cycles.
What this means for Notion @ Work: If you’ve tried Notion in the past, but the small details (or bugs) caused you to give up embracing it, it’s time to look again.
Tip of the Week: Reminders!
The “@” symbol in Notion is one of the most powerful tools you can use. Without leaving the context of what you are writing, you can easily
@Wednesday and be reminded of that at the selected date (in this case, Wednesday)
The great thing about reminders is that you can use them in pages, comments, database properties and more!
That is all for this week, thanks for reading this edition of Notion Guide!