1 | Hugo is purpose-built for meeting notes and tasks.
With Notion, you can build powerful docs that can do anything. That’s both a blessing, and a curse. What takes hours to build and perfect in Notion, Hugo does out of the box.
2 | Hugo uses your calendar to help you stay organized.
Hugo pulls in your meetings, making it fast and easy to set agendas and take notes. Everything is auto-organized based on your calendar event data, like who is at the meeting and what company they’re at.
Notion stores notes with tags and folders. For a lot of people, this is tedious for meeting notes, because they are only organized by date or who you met with. Hugo auto-organizes by both.
3 | Notion doesn’t help before and after the meeting. Hugo does.
Hugo helps you prepare for meetings with agenda templates and pre-meeting tasks. Then after the meeting, with integrations with 20+ CRMs and project tools, Hugo wants to sync your work with the tools you use everyday.
Working in Notion provides little benefit before and after, and almost guarantees extra work to send the info where you need it.
Both Notion and Hugo offer free plans, with options to upgrade for larger teams.
Notion starts at $4/user/month for the Personal Pro plan, but if you’re using Notion for meetings at work, you’ll likely want the team plan, which is $8/user/month.
Hugo also offers paid plans for larger teams (11+) and those who desire premium features. The Pro plan costs $6/user/month.
Maybe. Hugo ultimately is here to help your meetings. For setting agendas, taking notes, and tracking tasks related to meetings, Hugo is an excellent alternative to Notion.
However, Notion is excellent for a variety of other types of documents. Believe it or not, we even use Notion at Hugo to help with research, brainstorming, and planning our projects. We even sometimes link to Notion docs from our meeting docs in Hugo.
Most people track tasks using checkboxes in Notion, although you can get a lot more sophisticated than that if you want to use a database.
Hugo also offers checkable boxes. This is quick and easy in both apps. Hugo, however, has full-featured task tracking as well—and you don’t have to set it up or customize it.
For any meeting in Hugo, you can create tasks, assign them, and apply a due date. You can set reminders about your tasks to go into your email, or in Slack. This makes Hugo a great way to track meeting action items. You can also use tasks in Hugo to help prepare for meetings, like by assigning tasks to fill in parts of the agenda or read a document ahead of time.
Yes. Just like you can share a Notion doc with anyone, Hugo does the same. Sharing with Hugo may actually be easier.
Since Hugo connects to your calendar, the app knows who is invited to every meeting. This lets us surface smart suggestions for who to share with, so you don’t even need to type someone’s email address, for example.
Absolutely. Hugo is the safest place for your meeting knowledge, with investments that support compliance with security protocols like Privacy Shield and SOC2. We also offer a variety of privacy controls, so, for example, you can even have a private meeting note and a shared note for the same meeting.
Learn more about our privacy terms and policies here.