Ready to start syncing Notion pages? Here’s all you need to know about adding your Notion workspace to Unito.
Table of contents:
- Adding a Notion database to Unito
Things to keep in mind before you start
Here are a few things you should know before you add Notion to your Unito workspace:
Create a shared Notion account
Only one Notion user per workspace can connect to an app like Unito — this is a limitation from Notion’s API.
You could create a service account (AKA a bot account) in your Notion workspace for the sole purpose of syncing your pages. All you'd have to do is make sure that account has access to all pages and databases you plan on connecting to Unito.
If multiple users try to connect the same Notion account to different Unito workspaces or log-in to your workspace with different email addresses, your Notion flows may stop working as intended. So if you don't use a service account, be sure to only give Unito access to people on your team who absolutely need it.
Add a last edited time field to your database
Before you add Notion to your Unito workspace, make sure the pages you want to sync have a last edited time column.
- Click the + symbol on the right-hand side of your table, or right-click on any column, then Insert left or Insert right.
- Then select the new column and change Property Type to Last edited time. You can hide the column afterwards if you don't want to see it on your page.
Connecting Notion to your Unito workspace
After signing up for Unito, you can add Notion to your Unito workspace in one of two ways. Either when creating a new flow or through the Integrations page. Both steps are described in this article on how to connect tools to Unito.
If you're new to Unito, you can read more about our Notion integration here.
When creating a new flow
If you’re working in a brand new Unito workspace, you’ll be taken right to Unito’s quick-start walkthrough.
The first step of [creating your flow] is connecting your tools. This is where you’ll connect your Notion workspace to Unito. Click on Start here, then click on the + Add a tool to this flow dropdown and choose Notion.
Click on + Choose account, then + Connect a new Notion account.
Next, you’ll see this screen, where you’ll be asked to give Unito permission to access your Notion workspace. You can choose the Notion workspace you want to connect in the top right. To proceed, click on Select pages.
After that, you'll see a list of all the Notion pages in your workspace. Make sure the ones you want to sync are checked. Feel free to uncheck any pages you don’t want to sync.
Now go to the Notion page you want to sync, click on the Share menu, and make sure you see Unito there.
Unito needs Can edit permissions in order to sync your pages. If you ever add a new page to your Notion workspace that you want to sync, you don’t need to re-authorize Unito. Just go to the Share menu, and invite Unito, making sure to give Can edit permissions.
And that’s it! You’ve connected Notion to your Unito workspace, and you can start syncing information to and from Notion. Just add another tool to your workspace and create your first flow.
Connecting Notion from the Integrations page
So let’s say you’re not working in a new Unito workspace. In that case, your default screen when you log in will be the flow list.
You can add Notion to your workspace by creating a new flow, but you can also do so through the Integrations page. Start by clicking on the profile icon in the top right of the screen.
Click on Integrations.
Here, you’ll see every integration you can connect to your Unito workspace. Scroll down until you see Notion and click on Connect account. You’ll get the same authorization screen as in the process above.
Just click Select pages, check the pages you want to sync, and you’re done. It’s the same exact process, minus the flow creation.
IMPORTANT: Only one Notion user per workspace can connect to Unito — this is a limitation from Notion’s API. We recommend setting up a shared account for your team's Notion flows.
If multiple Notion users attempt to login to your organization's Unito account to create flows, it may cause previously created flows to stop functioning.
Adding a Notion database to Unito
You can sync pages from any Notion database in your account as long as you have edit permission in that database. Here's an example of how databases appear in Unito: