# 5+ Best Notion Features for Engineers, Architects & Students (2023)

Last updated: December 31st, 2022

Learn how to use Notion to digitize your physical notes, To-Do lists, team collaboration and personal life.

Daily journaling in a physical notebook, structural design with pencil and paper or printing e-mails to store them in binders. Who hasn’t seen it?

And to be honest, any sort of documentation with paper comes with a lot of risks or extra work like

• a physical journal can be displaced or lost
• paper documentation can be lost or needs extra time to scan. And what about changes? One mistake leads you to redo the whole calculation and scan
• printing e-mails needs space in your office and takes often more time to be found when you need it

But I was no different, let me tell you a little story about one of my experiences.

I used to journal my yearly, quarterly and monthly goals in a physical notebook every year for the last 5-7 years.

Guess how often I actually looked at my goals during the year to remind myself of what I wanted to achieve?

Unfortunately never!

I put the notebook in a drawer and basically forgot about it every year to then redo the process and try to do it better. But it never worked.

Now, I might be an extreme case and for some people physical notebooks work just fine. Unfortunately not for me and probably for a lot of more people.

Luckily, in the process of digitizing my whole life, from note-taking to design calculations, I found a tool that lets me define yearly, monthly, weekly goals and I actually look and act on them.

And as you can guess, this tool is Notion.

So in this article, I’ll show you Notion and give you a step-by-step guide on how to get started. This guide is specifically for Engineers, Architects and Students.

Let’s get started

## Personal Take

If you want to replace your handwritten notebook, want to have access to your notes, ideas, to-do lists and files at any point from your phone or laptop, then Notion is your choice. I used to write down my yearly goals on a piece of paper. Guess how often I looked back on those goals and checked if I am achieving them? – Never! But since I use Notion for this task, I look at my goals a couple of times each month and also act on them.

##### Best For

Personal note-taking, connection of files, documentation of workflows, easy access for team members.

##### Features

To-Do lists, interconnected databases, schedules, mobile access, file management, create a homepage, team collaboration, and much more.

## Conclusion

While there are other great software tools which do a certain task better than Notion, the benefit of Notion is that it combines so many features in one platform.

There might even be workflows that are not digital yet, as I was telling you how I journaled my goals the years before 2022.

It’s definitely time to digitalize everything in 2022 and Notion is a great place to start for document storage, team collaboration, personal journaling, scheduling, etc., because it’s

• Easy to use
• free to start and
• equipped with many features

Check out the following articles to further digitize your work.