Welcome! This is an unofficial version of
Notion.so electron app. Since NotionHQ is busy doing other amazing feature developments, Linux is low on its priority. Here is the tweet from them explaining that
Hey we don't want to release on platforms that we cannot ensure the quality – the team is still small and we don't use Linux ourselves— Notion (@NotionHQ) September 26, 2017
So I decided to build my own app using
Here is how it looks
Is it your first time finding out about the Notion app?
Before you go ahead and install Lotion, I've found a better implementation called notion-linux by davidbailey00 which works seamlessly via apt/yum installers. You can try it out and if that solution works for you please use that instead.
If you want a portable version, or do not wish to install for all users in that case you can try out Lotion, the web version is lightweight and in my usage a little bit faster than native versions.
Download setup script
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/puneetsl/lotion/master/setup.sh # Or curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/puneetsl/lotion/master/setup.sh > setup.sh # Make the script executable chmod +x setup.sh # Run (with sudo for global installation, without sudo for local installation) [sudo] ./setup.sh native # Or for web installation [sudo] ./setup.sh web
To install into a specific directory (creating a portable linux install) clone the repository and run this in the folder:
During set up select
native. The native version supports offline mode
while the web version is the most up to date Notion web client.
If the script has errors or you would like to install manually, you can refer to these instructions.
Better Icon (courtesy: Konrad Kolasa )
looks stunning in actual usage:
- Here are the instructions to manually install natively if the installer script doesn't work.
- Tray icon
Thanks to sysdrum, I used some of his code and improved upon it
At this point the web version does not support Google SSO logins, this is an issue with Google, they have stopped allowing login from unidentified browser. Earlier this could have been solved by adding a useragent, but now Google is doing sophisticated checks (and rightly so), making it harder for us to bypass. The only solution is to implement our own oAuth, which would require extreme amount of work. So a simple solution to this issue is, use email address
you will be emailed by Notion a login code that you can use to login.
Other way to not have this issue is to use Native version of this app.