Last updated: 18 July 2020 | Reading time: 4.5 minutes
Slite and Notion are two new note-taking tools in the market. Both follow a different path, but the goal is the same. What makes them different? Which one should you be using? The blog post looks at both and covers Slite vs Notion (2020).
Table of contents
- How do both work?
- Sharing and exporting
- Other features
- Which one should you use?
- Wrap up
Both are available for Windows PC, macOS, iOS, Android, and web. The web version of both supports all the major browsers. While downloading Slite on Windows PC, the Windows Defender showed the warning that “the app is not signed by its publisher”. Well, this should not be a major issue, but the company should see this as a problem and fix as quickly as they can. You can also read more about this warning on Microsoft Answers.
Slite mobile app comes with a nice and sleek design. You get the home, add new, and notifications at the bottom and options and chat at the top. Slite uses channels, and in each channel you find notes. Slite is designed for teams and the premium plan of Slite also focuses on the teams.
Notion contrarily comes with a nice and comfortable design. Both support the night mode, but you won’t find the tool under Notion settings on devices which offer the dark mode, as the app uses the system’s default in that case. On the Notion mobile app, you find the search, notifications, and add new note buttons at the bottom, whereas the search and options are up the top. The top-left menu handles pretty much all the global settings.
This is the round of Slite vs Notion, where both are different. Take a look at the below table which compares all the tools. The green text indicates that the competitor does not offer a separate feature for that tool.
Embed (videos and more)
Figma link (integration)
Restore Deleted Pages
Change text colour
Link to Page
Date or Reminder
Full Page Table
Full Page Board
Full Page Gallery
Full Page List
Full Page Calendar
Upload or Embed Image
Upload or Embed File
Embed Google Drive Files
Embed Google Maps and seven other services
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Restore Deleted Pages
Both do offer so many tools, but Notion gets the cake here as it offers more than 30 block types to add to the note.
How do both work?
Both are block-based services where you add new blocks as you go. Both can be used for complex pages as you would see on sites such as Wikipedia.
Regarding the usage, Notion is more difficult to understand, as it is a multi-level app. For example, adding a full page calendar allows you to create a note on each day, and then you can add blocks in that page. Slite offers to mention users and comment on blocks, but it does offer to add notes to blocks.
Both provide templates to give you some inspiration, but Slite only offers four templates, whereas Notion comes with over 60.
Sharing and exporting
Regarding sharing, there are not many surprises. Both offer to share notes with anyone via a public link, and you can add members to collaborate. Both offer to link access for the team members, but you need one of the paid plans to unlock certain features.
Both offer to export in PDF and Markdown sheet formats, but Notion also offers to export in HTML documents.
This round in Slite vs Notion covers some of the other features which might make a difference.
- See the page history for free (limit revisions)
- Ping a team member
- Lock the page and stop further edits for free
- Change text style
- personal plan is free for students and educators
Both follow a different pricing model. The infographic below is all you need to compare the pricing and plans.
Which one is for you?
The answer to this question can be found in the plans and pricing. For startup teams, both are great as both offer unlimited team members to collaborate. A couple of elements where Slite beats Notion are the total storage and integrations. Looking at all the tools, you should try Slite first, but if you are a student or a teacher, you must enjoy the personal plan of Notion.
The blog post: Slite vs Notion covered the essential topics. I hope the information on this page was useful. Please share your ultimate tool with us so everyone can choose wisely, and subscribe to the newsletter for future updates.