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10 Notion Hacks for Beginners

Just downloaded Notion? Let’s get you started with some hacks that I wish I knew when I first found Notion.

  1. Create a table of contents: Use the "Table of Contents" block to create an index for your pages and sub-pages. This will make it easy to navigate to the different sections of your Notion workspace.

  2. Embed Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides: Use the "Embed" block to embed Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly into your Notion pages. This can be helpful when collaborating with others on documents or when you need to reference information stored in other applications.

  3. Use templates: Notion offers a variety of templates for different types of projects, from project management to personal journaling. Take advantage of these templates to save time and structure your projects more efficiently.

  4. Create a dashboard: Use the "Board" block to create a dashboard that gives you an overview of all your important projects and tasks. You can customize the board to display the information that's most important to you.

  5. Create recurring tasks: Use the "Repeat" function to create recurring tasks, such as daily or weekly to-dos. This can help you stay on top of your responsibilities and ensure that important tasks don't slip through the cracks.

  6. Add emojis to your pages: Use emojis to add a bit of personality and visual interest to your Notion pages. Emojis can also help you quickly identify different types of information, such as tasks or notes.

  7. Create a knowledge base: Use the "Table" block to create a knowledge base of information, such as frequently asked questions or company policies. This can be a helpful resource for you and your team members.

  8. Use the database feature: Notion's database feature allows you to store and organize large amounts of data, such as customer information or project details. Use this feature to keep all your information in one place and make it easy to find what you need.

  9. Create a personal wiki: Use Notion to create a personal wiki of information that's important to you, such as favourite recipes or travel recommendations. This can be a helpful resource to refer to in the future.

  10. Use keyboard shortcuts: Notion has a variety of keyboard shortcuts that can save you time when working on your pages. For example, use "cmd/ctrl + B" to bold text or "cmd/ctrl + K" to add a hyperlink.

I hope these Notion tips are helpful for you!

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