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3-2-1: Notion!

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In this week’s issue of 3-2-1:

  • Notion Sites

  • Search & Replace with cmd + F

  • Notion Charts (Teaser)

  • Database Automations

  • Thomas Frank ‘Notion Sites’ Tutorial

  • Notion layout on mobile

Hey — it's Rames

For those who've been following this newsletter for a while, you know I have a knack for climbing. Whenever I can, I try to go to climbing gyms to do some bouldering. But recently, I’ve been experimenting with other types of climbing.

First, urban climbing, or buildering. It’s the act of climbing on buildings, or any sort of architecture that was not designed for climbing. There are so many opportunities everywhere, and it always offers original routes.

More recently, tree climbing! This is where it all started for many of us when we were kids. I remember the joy of going from one branch to the other. There’s something very primal about this activity that makes me feel super good.


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3 Tips

1/ Notion Sites

Notion's first crazy new feature from the summer batch is out, and it’s a little thing called Notion Sites 👀

I know what you’re going to say: “We can already make Notion websites.” Yes, that’s true. But Notion Sites now allows us to do in-app what a lot of Notion web-builders were doing, such as:

  • Custom domain (for an extra $10/mo)

  • Opengraph

  • Light/Dark mode

  • Favicon

  • Breadcrumbs

  • Add pages in navigation bar

  • Google Analytics integration

To turn it on, nothing has changed: click SharePublish, and to customize your website, click Site customization. To add a custom domain, click your current domain (ex: → Manage domains.

If you’re wondering what’s going to happen to the already existing Notion Web Builders, I recommend you read Bhanu's (Feather’s founder) great perspective on the subject.

TL;DR: Notion just massively expanded @feather_blogs’s market.

Fun fact: Notion was initially built to be a web builder 😉

2/ Search & Replace with cmd + F

A smaller but much-needed update: hit cmd/ctrl + F to search and replace text within your Notion page. The Search function was already available, but the Replace feature is a new and particularly useful addition. The design of the search box has also been improved and is now much cleaner.

3/ Notion Charts Teaser

And now for the second biggest announcement of last week, please welcome…🥁🥁🥁… Notion Charts!

Again, we could already create charts using third-party tools such as Chartbase, but this time, it's going to be native to Notion, and much easier to set up. This announcement was very well received by the community, and here's a sneak peek into what it's going to look like.

2 Resources

1/ Database Automations

Did you know you could automate your Notion databases directly in Notion? It's an often overlooked feature, and still quite new, but it has a lot to offer when it comes to automated workflows without having to leave Notion.

I wrote a complete guide to native database automations, where I cover:

  • Triggers

  • Actions

  • Use cases

  • Access & Limitations

2/ Thomas Frank ‘Notion Sites’ Tutorial

If you want to fully understand how Notion Sites works, Thomas Frank has released a new video where he goes over all the new features. He also provides a website example to demonstrate how these features exist in the real world.

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