Notion can be accessed in some form or another from just about any device with an web browser, so it’s no surprise that Notion works on Windows. The support goes further than just opening up Notion for Web using Google Chrome, though: There’s a dedicated Notion for Windows client that can be downloaded from Notion’s website, offering one-click access to the popular workspace software.
One thing we should note, however, is that Notion for Windows is nothing more than a wrapper – a website disguised as a desktop application – of Notion for Web – so it offers a near-identical feature set to what you’d have if you were to open up Notion in a browser like Google Chrome. The main benefit here is a clean, distraction-free interface without the temptation of tabs, says Notion.
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The other perks are push notifications when someone mentions you, assigns you a task, or you set a reminder for yourself, and the option to edit pages offline. If you’re after a native desktop experience, this is as good as it gets. Here’s how to install it, and some information about keeping the application up to date should you decide to use it. Just don’t expect it to look and feel drastically different.
How to Install Notion on Windows
- Head over to Notion’s website and click Download for Windows.
- Open the .exe file after it has finished downloading.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your machine.
- Open the Notion application and log in to your Notion account.
How to Update Notion on Windows
Since Notion for Windows is a wrapped up version of Notion for Web, all of the updates take place in the background and are automatically applied when you open the application. Every once in a while though you may need to update the client if something isn’t quite working right – after updating to a newer version of Windows for instance. Sadly this isn’t quite as simple as hitting a shiny button.
That’s because only way to update Notion for Windows is to uninstall it, then download and install the latest version.