How to Build the Ultimate Note-Taking System in Notion

If you want to add a well oiled note-taking system to your Notion workspace, then you’re in the right place.

After spending nearly 10 years using Evernote, I started using Notion for some of my work back in 2018. In those two years, I’ve built a company wiki, a huge video project tracker, and lots of other things within Notion – but I’ve struggled to adapt it to my note-taking needs.

Despite Notion’s flexibility and huge number of features, I found it difficult to do some of the things I could easily do in Evernote, such as:

  • Viewing all my notes, and sorting them by their last modified date
  • Easily categorizing notes into multiple levels of hierarchy (while still being able to view them all in a centralized place)
  • Quickly capturing notes in a place that would allow me to easily sort them later on

However, I’ve finally solved all of those problems. In the video below, I’ll show you how to build what I believe is the ultimate note-taking system right inside of Notion.

Note: You can watch this video ad-free on my streaming service, Nebula (I’m an owner). It comes bundled with CuriosityStream for $3/month. If you’d like to support my work, get ad-free videos, and see exclusive content, check it out.

I’ll also build it for you, as I’ve turned my system into a template, which you can access and duplicate right from the Notion Template Gallery.

If you’re the type that likes to dive in head-first, go ahead and duplicate the template and play around with it.

However, I’d also suggest watching the video so you understand how the system works and can get the most out of it.