Download the app
On your device's browser, go to www.notion.so.
Click the button on the homepage to download Notion for your device.
You can also go to the App Store or Play Store app on your device and search for Notion.
Sign in with your email and you're all set.
Note: You'll need to be running iOS 13.0+ for Notion to work on your device. You can check to see what version of iOS you're running by navigating to Settings → General → About.
You need to be running the latest version of the Android OS, Android Pie, for Notion to work smoothly on your device. Check what version you're running by going to About Device → Android Version.
Differences on mobile
Here's a quick summary of what is different between the desktop and mobile experience:
A tour of the mobile app
Create a new page by tapping on the pencil & paper icon at the bottom right.
Quick Find can be opened by tapping on the magnifying glass at the bottom left.
Open your All Updates menu by tapping the bell icon at the bottom middle.
The sidebar is hidden by default, but can be revealed by tapping the
Notifications & settingsreplaces
Settings & Membersand includes the ability to edit notification, password, and appearance options.
Help & Feedbacktriggers the same menu as the
?button at the bottom right on desktop.
Some settings are only available on desktop
On mobile, you can't take the following actions. You'll have to log in on desktop or browser.
Delete or leave workspaces.
Edit plan or billing settings.
Edit workspace security settings.
Change your account information (photo, email address, name, etc.)
Add content from the mobile toolbar
Editing content on Notion pages works very differently on mobile devices.
On desktop, you can add content blocks using slash commands (i.e.
/todo) or by hitting the
+icon that appears in the left margin on hover.
On mobile, you need to press
+in the toolbar above your keyboard to choose what content type you want to add to your page.
In that same toolbar, you'll see options to @-mention a page or person, add a comment, add an image, delete content, indent content, and more. On desktop, these options are usually triggered by clicking the
⋮⋮icon that appears to the left of content on hover.
Key interface differences
You cannot select multiple blocks by tapping and dragging the same way you can click and drag on desktop.
There are no hover states on mobile. Instead, you'll see
+icons persist. On desktop, these icons only appear on hover.
There are no columns on mobile. Any column structure that you created on desktop will be collapsed to a single column.