Notion vs. Zeplin

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
Zeplin
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Zeplin, from the company of the same name, is a platform supporting collaboration in application development by engineers and designers by providing an API with popular collaboration, development and prototyping tools and creating a space where productions can be shared and reviewed.
$0
per user per month
Pricing
NotionZeplin
Editions & Modules
Personal Pro
$48
per year per user
Team
$96
per year per user
Enterprise
Custom
Free
$0
per user per month
Team
$6
per user per month
Organization
$12
per user per month
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NotionZeplin
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NotionZeplin
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.4
22 Ratings
7% above category average
Zeplin
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Task Management9.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.721 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.6
20 Ratings
7% above category average
Zeplin
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Chat7.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.116 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Discussions8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.717 Ratings00 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
Zeplin
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Versioning9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.221 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Access control8.418 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Advanced security features7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.911 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NotionZeplin
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(27 ratings)
7.0
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
NotionZeplin
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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Zeplin
I still have some issues, especially with color integration between the style guide and also project. When we update the colors, it's not automatically sync to every project. Aside from that, zeplin solves my problem for hand-off design from design to developer. I set zeplin is source of truth design file
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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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Zeplin
  • Ease in automatically building design style guides, saving time that might be spent on building style guides in another tool (such as InDesign).
  • Users can use Mac, PC, or web versions of this app to collaborate on a single project, enabling us to work with a wider pool of contractors.
  • Accelerates the design-to-development workflow, as it’s very easy to import Sketch or Photoshop files through plug-ins, and HTML/CSS codes are automatically created based on designs.
  • Provides cross-platform specifications for web, iOS, and Android, which can save developers time in figuring out specifications beyond the “main platform" on their own.
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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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Zeplin
  • The uploading and syncing of assets is great for sketch and photoshop but we use illustrator and that can be cumbersome/tedious at times.
  • There are certain elements that have been a bit confusing to navigate at times, but for the most part, it's pretty user-friendly
  • More integrations
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Likelihood to Renew
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
Great tool
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Usability
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
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Support Rating
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
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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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Zeplin
Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does. So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
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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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Zeplin
  • Development time has reduced as the design updates are communicated in real time to developers and they don't have to write the boilerplate code as it's already generated.
  • Employee engagement has improved as every stakeholder is aware about the design changes from the beginning and can give their inputs.
  • Designers save a lot of time as they don't to explicitly communicate when the update or publish their designs and also it just takes a couple of clicks to publish their designs. Also, lot of rework is saved as every stakeholder is involved right from the beginning.
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