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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 193.7K views

YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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Pros of Jira
Pros of Notion
  • 306
  • 253
  • 148
    Easy separation of projects
  • 113
    Run in the cloud
  • 105
    Code integration
  • 57
    Easy to use
  • 51
    Run on your own
  • 38
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 38
    Great customization
  • 26
  • 11
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 6
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 2
  • 19
    One place for almost every project management work
  • 15
    Very structured documents
  • 13
  • 13
    Easy to get started
  • 8
    Dark Mode
  • 7
    Simple Online Databases
  • 7
    Beautiful design
  • 4
    Quick edition with shortcuts
  • 3
    Integration with slack

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Cons of Jira
Cons of Notion
  • 8
    Rather expensive
  • 5
    Large memory requirement
  • 2
  • 1
    Cloud or Datacenter only
  • 5
    Api is still in development
  • 4
    Lack of database permissions
  • 2
  • 2
    Evernote import flaky
  • 1
    No markdown editor
  • 1
    Unable to hide key fields in table
  • 1
    No integrations with tools like Slack

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What is Jira?

Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.

What is Notion?

A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's a unified and collaborative workspace for you and your team

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