Hey everyone! I'm Alexey Shashkov from Moscow – a Notion enthusiast and a newbie in startups. I'm working on a web tool that allows users to build beautiful websites entirely in Notion and publish them to the web on a custom domain. Without coding. Handling these websites is easy like writing a note in Notion. But first things first.
I'm constantly looking for ideas for new products. But how do I know if an idea is valid? To validate, I create simple landing pages, write press-releases, generate traffic, and look at the response.
Previously, I used the Tilda page builder (like Wix). At first sight, a simple and fast tool. Take a template, edit text - and you're done. But in practice, the ready-to-use template never came up to me. Each time I removed half of the default sections and added new ones. The result was a variegated set of blocks with inharmonious designs, and I spent a lot of time trying to bring them to a consistent style.
I began actively looking for a replacement for Tilda and came across products that turn Notion pages into websites on a custom domain.
Their only lack is that they don't allow to customize the styles of the final websites:
All I was missing in the tools I found was the ability to customize the design a little. And I decided to create such an opportunity myself. This is how the idea fromNotion appeared - a web tool when you create a website of any complexity with Notion.
Manage such a website is no more difficult than writing a note in Notion. All content is stored in your Notion pages, and the website is a storefront. If you change the content of the page, the storefront also changes.
Most importantly, you can choose a style and apply it to the entire page. You don't have to manually adjust the settings for each button or title.
As an audience of fromNotion, I see everyone who wants to quickly check hypotheses and launch products but does not want to waste resources on developing a website. These are startups, indie makers, solo entrepreneurs, freelancers, bloggers.
The first version of the product contains:
Now we are working on MVP and want to expand the possibilities for editing elements. Will be done:
Questions for readers:
Do you use Notion for personal and/or work projects?
Are you ready to change your current website builder to fromNotion, subject to similar functionality and price?
If you are a fan of Notion and you are interested in an idea - check out our landing page. We are actively collecting feedback, wishes, and comments - feel free to write here or on Twitter @shashcoffe.
And if not, I will be glad to hear your feedback about the idea itself, its analogs, and competitors.