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How to Use Notion, the Do-It-Yourself Productivity App Embraced By Gen Z

By Maddie Ellis

18 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Notion turns personal planning into a “visual art form.” For the uninitiated, the WSJ provides some useful tips for how to use the productivity app.

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Gen Z is turning personal planning into a visual art form. In doing so, it is putting a 6-year-old productivity app in the spotlight.

The Notion app, launched in 2016 as a digital workspace for organizing work and personal life, lets users customize their budget trackers, class schedules and job-application databases with distinct emojis, images and color palettes. Think of it like building a website, but for mainly personal use.

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