Notion (productivity software)
|Developer(s)||Notion Labs Inc.|
|Platform||Web, macOS, Windows, iOS and Android|
Notion is an application that provides components such as notes, databases, kanban boards, wikis, calendars and reminders. Users can connect these components to create their own systems for knowledge management, note taking, data management, project management, among others. These components and systems can be used individually, or in collaboration with others.
Notion Labs Inc, a startup based in San Francisco, was founded in 2013. The founders declined to meet venture capitalists or discuss acquiring a higher valuation. Ivan Zhao who is CEO of Notion founded Notion.
In March 2018, Notion 2.0 was released. It received praise on Product Hunt as #1 Product of the Month, and was featured in an article in WSJ. The company had fewer than 10 employees at this point.
Notion received $50 million in investment from Venture Capital in January 2020. The company's corporate value is $2 billion, entering the unicorn ranks. 
The Korean version of Notion was officially released in 2020. South Korea is the first overseas version of notion  South Korea not only has the largest number of users after the United States, but is also one of the fastest growing countries.  Korean startups Toss, StyleShare, Sandbox, Fast Five, Class 101 Zigzag, Karrot and Ridibooks are in use. 
Notion is a collaboration platform with modified markdown support that integrates kanban boards, tasks, wikis, and databases. The company claims it is an all-in-one workspace for note-taking, knowledge and data management, and project and task management. It is described as a file management tool offering a unified workspace, allowing users to comment on ongoing projects, participate in discussions, and receive feedback. In addition to cross-platform apps, it can be accessed via most web browsers. It includes a tool for "clipping" content from webpages. It helps users schedule tasks, manage files, save documents, set reminders, keep agendas, organize their work. Users can also embed online content in their Notion pages using Embed.ly.
Notion has a four-tiered subscription model: free, personal, team, and enterprise. It offers an account credit system where users can earn credit via referrals. Users are not charged if they have a remaining balance in their accounts. An academic email address allows a free personal plan. As of May 2020, the company upgraded the Personal Plan to allow unlimited blocks, a change from the previous cap in the Personal Plan. This allows all new users the benefit of having unlimited storage.
On January 4, 2021, Notion experienced a down period preventing users from accessing their files. It was reportedly caused by difficulties with Amazon Web Services.
On February 12, 2021, Notion experienced an outage that lasted several hours, preventing users from accessing their files. It was reportedly caused by phishing complaints which prompted a temporary hold on Notion's domain.
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