Notion vs. Socialtext (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Notion
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Notion aims to present users with an all-in-one workspace — for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases, from Notion Labs in San Francisco.
$5
per month per user
Socialtext (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Social Text was a tool that focused on social learning and includes Twitter-like microblogging capabilities. The product competed with MindTouch,Confluence, Jive Team Collaboration and other collaboration platforms. It was acquired by PeopleFluent in 2012 and is no longer available as a separate product, though similar capabilities are supplied by the PeopleFluent platform.
$1
Starting Price Per Month
Pricing
NotionSocialtext (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Personal Pro
$48
per year per user
Team
$96
per year per user
Enterprise
Custom
Socialtext
$1.00
Starting Price Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NotionSocialtext (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NotionSocialtext (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.4
22 Ratings
7% above category average
Socialtext (discontinued)
7.6
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Task Management9.320 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.213 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling7.614 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.612 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Access9.418 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Search7.721 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.716 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.6
20 Ratings
7% above category average
Socialtext (discontinued)
7.2
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Chat7.97 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications8.116 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Discussions8.011 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Surveys9.04 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.717 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.4
21 Ratings
4% above category average
Socialtext (discontinued)
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Ratings
Versioning9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.321 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.911 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
NotionSocialtext (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(27 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NotionSocialtext (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Notion Labs, Inc
Notion is good for a plethora of use cases. The templates that it offers give just a few established pages for common uses but these are some of my favorites:
  • Kanban board: we use it a lot in my company to manage tasks and meetings
  • Note taking: whether in a professional or academic environment, Notion is well suited to take notes of everything regardless.
  • Software documentation: the "code" component to insert code snippets is perfect for creating tutorials and documentation for software development.
  • Finance control: I use the "my finances" template to have a proper following of my monthly transactions, which allowed me to be more responsible with my money.
  • Inventory management: Since I own multiple peripherals and general equipment, being able to have a portable inventory of all of it that includes their original value, warranty length and current state has been perfect to know when clean, maintain or straight up replace everything.
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We use Social Text as a platform to air our issues with different departments. We voice our concerns and suggestions so we can help find a solution to the problems we incur on a daily basis. We need to have social text as an app so we can communicate in real time not only during work hours.
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Pros
Notion Labs, Inc
  • 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.
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  • Version history - Always keeps the edited versions and one can revert back any time
  • Creating and Editing an article is very easy and intutive
  • Sharing the articles with peers
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Cons
Notion Labs, Inc
  • The increase in integrations with third parties will always promote the adoption of the platform in companies.
  • Personalization with logos and corporate colors sometimes makes the difference when selecting a tool in a corporation.
  • Having multiple functionalities for working in manufacturing companies and with devices developed by third parties encourages other companies to select Notion as their flagship tool to offer implementation packages under alliances that favor its use.
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  • Search needs a ton of improvements. It was very slow a year ago
  • Search result quality was also not that good
  • I know they have improved their UI recently but when i used it last year it did not really have any design elements which could be used to make the articles look more presentable. It was important for us as we used it for external communication as well.
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Likelihood to Renew
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
We have a lot of info in Socialtext already. It would be hard to get all that info out and port it to a different system
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Alternatives Considered
Notion Labs, Inc
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.
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I frankly like Confluence better than socialtext because of the speed and the quality of search. They also have better design elements which can help make the articles pleasant to the eyes.
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Return on Investment
Notion Labs, Inc
  • In just a short amount of time, the majority of my course draft has been transferred into an interactive online course, always live
  • Sufficient control over page structure gives a clean look, with sufficient means to add some personal touches
  • After a learning period, I could concentrate on the content rather than the tech
  • A huge motivational drive to learn more about no-code platforms (enthusiastic learner!)
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  • We get solutions to concerns much faster
  • We promote interactions with the other depts
  • We listen and have discussions
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