sajad torkamani

Notion doesn't have an official desktop app for Ubuntu which is a bit sucky. Fortunately, there's a neat open-source GitHub repository that allows you to install Notion for Ubuntu/Debian.

I managed to install Notion successfully on Ubuntu 20.04.1 but the following process should also work for other relatively new Ubuntu versions or Debian derivatives.

1. Install Node.js and NPM

You need Node.js and NPM installed. I am not sure what minimum version of Node is required but I managed to install Notion successfully using Node 14.5.4. Use a Node version manager like NVM to easily install a more recent Node version if the installation doesn't work.

2. Install other package dependencies

In the terminal, run the following:

sudo apt install p7zip-full imagemagick fakeroot make g++

Make sure p7zip-full is at least version 16.

3. Download the Notion .deb file

Grab the latest .deb release from the releases page.

4. Install the .deb file

In the terminal, navigate to where you downloaded the .deb file and install it using dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i notion-desktop_2.0.11_amd64.deb

Make sure to replace the .deb file name with the one you downloaded.

That's it! Notion should now be a desktop app on your Ubuntu machine. Tada!

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