Save Links to Notion: The Ultimate Guide

Save Links to Notion: The Ultimate Guide

Are you tired of losing track of all the links you save? Do you use multiple tools to save them? It's time to simplify your life with Notion, the all-in-one tool that can handle everything. In this (short) guide, I’ll show you how to save links to Notion and keep them organized.

Create Your Content Database

Before you start saving links, create a database to store them. You can categorize links based on the type of content: articles, videos, podcasts, etc. Then, you can further categorize them based on subjects you're interested in, such as entertainment, research, hobbies, or work projects. This database can be the Resources section of your PARA system. Notion makes it easy to create and customize your database, so you can tailor it to your needs.

Your first database should look something like that:

Save links to Notion | Content database (simple table)
Content database (simple table)

Now, you might wanna twist it a bit.

  1. A list or kanban view might be more appropriate
  2. You can group items per Type or Tags
  3. You can show only unchecked elements (so that after you consumed some content, you check and it disappears from the list) by using filters.

Let’s have a look at our new & final version (you can switch views to see both versions).

Save links to Notion | Content database (Kanban view)
Content database (Kanban view)

Pro tip: you can also take notes from your content in your associated database item page.

Save Links to Your Database

Once your database is set up, you can start saving links. Notion's Web Clipper is an app that allows you to easily save links and web content directly to your Notion database. This helps you keep everything in one place and makes it easy to access and organize your saved links. The powerful search capabilities and ability to take notes on your content in the same database make it a game-changer for creating a personalized knowledge base.

To use the Chrome extension:

  1. Install the extension on your browser
  2. Go to a link you wish to save
  3. Click on the extension
  4. Rename the link
  5. Select your database (in my case, it was already on the good database)
  6. Ta-da!

Notion Web Clipper Illustration
Source: Notion's website

Final Actions

Saving links is just the first step; the real value comes from revisiting them. Bookmark your Notion database for easy access, and schedule some time to revisit the links. Notion's filters can help you keep track of what you've already checked out, so you can focus on what's left.

Using Notion to save links is a game-changer. It helps you keep everything in one place, and its powerful search capabilities make it easy to find what you're looking for. Plus, with the ability to take notes on your content in the same database, you can create a personalized knowledge base that is easy to access and use.

Are you ready to start organizing your links with Notion?

Download the Notion Web Clipper and get started today.

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