11 March 2019

How Notion pulled itself back from the brink of failure

It was around that time we noticed Ivan in Figma. He suddenly popped to the top of our most active user list — spending upwards of 18+ hours a day in our design tool. As we’d later find out, he was designing frenetically and barely sleeping, pumping out version after version of a new app that would become Notion 1.0.How Notion pulled itself back from the brink of failure

At first I was just surprised to see Figma so openly saying they have a “list of our most active users” - and that they keep track of it. On a more general level, I’m sceptic to articles like this that celebrate Notion’s success through “working 18+ hours a day”.