What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
260 Ratings
8 Ratings

Notion

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
260 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.9 out of 100
8 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Notion ranks higher in 1 feature set: Communication
  • Opal ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.5

Notion

75%
7.9

Opal

79%
Opal ranks higher in 6/7 features

Task Management

8.4
84%
18 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

7.5
75%
12 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Scheduling

6.9
69%
12 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

6.0
60%
10 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

7.8
78%
16 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Search

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

8.2
82%
14 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Communication

7.1

Notion

71%
6.1

Opal

61%
Notion ranks higher in 6/7 features

Chat

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Notifications

7.2
72%
14 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Discussions

7.3
73%
10 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Surveys

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

9.5
95%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.2

Notion

82%
9.1

Opal

91%
Notion ranks higher in 4/8 features

Versioning

8.2
82%
12 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Video files

7.7
77%
12 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Audio files

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

9.3
93%
19 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Access control

8.4
84%
16 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

6.9
69%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

8.9
89%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Notion and Opal are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Notion

92%
25 Ratings
9.2

Opal

92%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Opal

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Notion

  • Turning a basic spreadsheet (I have countless of those scattered around when researching subjects) into a database with views and filters, in a clean layout.
  • Embedding interactive tables inside a document (no duplication of information required)
  • Clean and friendly minimalistic styling
  • No additional steps required: everything you write is "live". You only have to decide whether to make a doc public or not
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Notion

  • Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams.
  • Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text.
  • Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
Garrett Lemons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Notion

  • The search in Notion leaves something to be desired. It can be hard to find a page unless you know exactly what it is titled.
  • The sidebar and groupings of pages on the side bar can be a bit tricky to navigate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Notion

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Notion Editions & Modules

Edition
Team$961
EnterpriseCustom
Personal Pro$483
  1. per year per user
  2. none
  3. per year per user
Additional Pricing Details

Opal

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Opal Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Alternatives Considered

Notion

Trello only has the Kanban board feature and is great for task management, while Notion has a vast array of features, is easier to use, and has a more visually-appealing interface. I choose to use Notion over Trello due to its increased versatility and greater customization capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Notion

  • Being able to have insight into personal OKRs feeding into companywide OKRs
  • Creating a home base for all of our different departments' internal documents for items where Google Drive doesn't make sense to house them
  • It's super great to have my task list to keep myself moving forward to my OKRs
Amy Schatzmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Notion

Add comparison