Notion vs ClickUp: Which Project Management Software is Better?

Working from home is the norm these days. Many IT companies, including Twitter, Spotify, Google, and Salesforce, are encouraging employees to do things from home. Trello, Asana, and Jira are some of the traditional tools for managing projects and tasks like a pro. Recently, we have seen a new category of software like Notion, Coda, ClickUp, etc. It takes a modular approach and offers more customization and flexibility to adapt to user needs.

Among them, Notion and ClickUp are emerging as two of the most preferred workplace solutions out there. If you get confused between the two shows, you have come to the right place. Let’s compare Notion to ClickUp and see which one suits your use case.

Notion vs ClickUp

The comparison will be based on cross-platform availability, UI, UX, templates, sharing, price, features, and more. Let us begin.

Cross-platform availability

Cross-platform availability matters a lot when it comes to project management applications. Your team members may be on different platforms and some may prefer to manage and view tasks on mobile devices on the go.

Notion is available on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and the Web. To provide a seamless experience across all platforms, the company uses the same user interface on mobile devices, PC, and the web.

However, Notion’s mobile apps are a huge disappointment. Rather than being native, they are essentially web wrappers and take too long to complete simple tasks.

ClickUp has you covered on every platform you can think of. The software can be accessed on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, and the Web. ClickUp is also available as an add-on for Gmail and Outlook.

UI, UX and Getting Started

Notion offers a giant blank canvas upfront. You can organize from scratch or use templates to get started.

The main options, such as pages and subsections, are on the left. The thing about Notion is that it won’t throw all the UI elements and editing options to the user. Some even end Notion as UX disaster as all the options are hidden and I have seen users abandon the software due to the current implementation.

notion of home

ClickUp takes a conventional approach to browsing. The organization tries to imitate the operation of a traditional company. You can create a workspace and add different sections to it, such as Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Manufacturing, and other departments.

ClickUp Home

Overall, I found the ClickUp UI to be more polished and better organized compared to Notion’s simple approach.

Dashboard views and templates

Templates play an important role in both ClickUp and Notion. Speaking of Notion, I highly recommend that you start with one of the project management templates.

In the example below, I am using the traditional Kanban view to organize articles in TechWiser. I like how Notion offers to add so many views to a single plate. Just click the ‘+’ button and you can implement the Lists, Timeline, Gallery and Calendar view in a project.

notion boards

Each card allows you to add details like date, assign users, comments and you can even more properties like URL, email, phone, etc.

add project details in notion

ClickUp once again triumphs over Notion with more options. The software offers a total of 124 templates to choose from. The real action happens when the software deals with you with multiple dashboard views.

click templates

You can add dashboard, calendar, activity, Gantt, mind map, timeline, workload, and more. Users have the flexibility to customize and add as many dashboard views to the space.

click board options

With each task, you can add estimated time, time tracking, subtasks, attachments, comments, and more.

Import from other services

Notion allows you to import your boards and tasks only from Asana and Trello. ClickUp works well with more third party software like Basecamp, monday.com, Wrike, Todoist, and of course Trello and Asana.

Features and sharing

The notion is more than just a project management tool. With Notion templates, you can create the perfect travel plan, subscription tracker, finance manager, and more. The possibilities are endless here. It is up to the user how he wants to use the software.

notions reading list

ClickUp offers an excellent feature called Control Panel. Using a centralized dashboard, you can add chats, checklists, embeds, and integrate as widgets to create your dashboard.

click panel

The software also allows you to create a document for the team to review ongoing project details, rules, and other comments.

The exchange works perfectly in both programs. Invite as many members to a project, tag them, assign users and receive feedback in real time.

Price

Notion is completely free for personal use. As for team sharing, you can invite up to 5 users to a team. Paid plans start at $ 4 per member per month.

The free ClickUp plan is limited in terms of storage. At $ 5 per member per month, you can unlock unlimited dashboards, integration, goals, and other features.

Conclusion: Notion vs ClickUp

As you can see from the comparison above, both Notion and ClickUp take different routes to manage projects. ClickUp details project management features, integration, and third-party plugins. Notion works best on a personal level, and at the same time offers a decent project management experience. We suggest you try the free version of both and then choose one.

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