I’ve been using notion for a while now and generally really like it, I live in Australia and Notion lets me down in 2 areas; performance is getting worse and the spell check is American English! the spelling is not a huge issue, but the performance especially compared to Roam is awful.
Has anyone used Craft? as an alternative? it looks pretty nice and seems to do mostly what I want it todo
At the moment, craft is not at feature parity with notion. Craft can’t support tables or any of the embeds notion supports (Youtube, Dropbox, Figma, etc). I think if Notion meshes well for your brain (it doesn’t for mine), Craft is a Mac-ified experience which is focusing on the writing part being done right.
I’m extremely excited about Craft. It looks great, and I’m hopeful it can be a great native Notion alternative. I really dislike electron apps and Bear never quite sat right with me (mainly the organization).
For now, I’m really optimistic and am starting some testing today.
That was a comprehensive review of Craft. I just downloaded it two days ago and tinkered for only a bit but this review let’s me know it’s likely worth the effort to dig in deeper. Thanks for the find Chris
I cannot believe how inexpensive this app is. I’ve been playing around with it all morning and I’m blown away at how easy - maybe even joyful - it is to use. That’s on the Mac (catalyst), iPad and iOS.
I’ve been tinkering with Roam and Notion … and thankfully craft doesn’t have nearly as many features as them … and it’s a delight to use.
I’ve subscribed. I’m convinced I will get an enormous amount of value out of this.
Are there any more updated grids or feature/function comparisons across Notion vs Craft vs Bear (vs any others)?
I use Drafts a lot these days as both its core function as a ‘text processor/mover’ as well as a place to retain notes, so I’m seeing a ton of overlap with Bear, which for me functions more as a place to retain notes longer term. Also paying premium on Bear (and Drafts) but wondering if that is necessary and could possibly eliminate a subscription and split items between Drafts (premium) and Craft (free) as an example.
Welp, I’ve already exhausted my ‘free’ allocation on Craft and I am barely 1/3 of the way through my notes on Bear. And a $51/yr annual subscription to Craft (Notion is the same) is a deal breaker/not worth it to me when Bear serves most of my needs for about $15/yr. Can subscribe to Drafts AND Bear with $15 left over for that price, or try to see if Drafts can possibly serve both needs!
With all the apps that are discussed/reviewed here and on MPU, I’d love to have the team list out what are the must have subscriptions because there is a point where all these subscriptions are going to break people’s budgets and it just can’t sustain.