If you are like me you’ll always have one eye on the new great productivity solution that might make your life and work a little bit better. In this issue - I’m sharing a few that upgrades for productivity that have grabbed my attention that might grab yours too: from Notion workspace updates to some new knowledge to feed your (2nd) brains 🧠 ✌️
Have you heard about Microsoft Loop?
I’ve got a sneaking feeling it could be about to become a serious piece of competition to Notion as a block based personal and team-based customisable productivity platform (say that in a hurry). I’ll put a video out on this soon: but got to say: whilst they might be late to the party, it could be because they’ve nailed it! It promises to bring additional functionality and integrations that will be super attractive for many people, particularly 365 users. Check it out on their website here
Notion’s Better Databases
I’m so excited by the new Notion updates for better databases: we can now join views of multiple databases into single linked database dashboard views, see them in tabs, hide database titles for cleaner page layouts, and even filter and sort in more granular ways - meaning if you share your databases with teams or collaborators, you can all filter views individually without effecting other people’s view. Game changer! (sorry - Youtube cliche-phrase habit). Ha.
On the subject of the new look databases: I’ve been gently tweaking my Complete Notion Version 2 templates
to be optimised to use these new features, If you own one: feel free to check back to the template via your original download link and take a look around if you want to copy any of the changes as I do them. I also had a nice idea to give them an additional set of aesthetic makeovers in the future too. Watch this space 👍
But Most excitingly, at the Block By Block conference a few months back Notion announced the arrival of ‘Synced Databases’. We expect them to be coming we think later in the year: which something I can’t wait for: in build Google Calendar Integration: that will transform a lot of people’s workflows. Watch more about what’s new on the Block by Block Conference Key Note on YouTube HERE