Notion Just Acquired Cron, Here’s What it Could Mean for Both Apps

Dave, The Notion Coach
4 min readJun 14, 2022
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Just last week, Notion announced they’ve acquired Cron, a calendar for professionals and teams. While the Cron team has stated that the product will remain available as a standalone desktop app for the foreseeable future, there are a few potentially huge upgrades that may be coming to Notion as a result.

What is Cron?

If you haven’t used or heard of Cron, you’re not alone. The desktop released in beta in late 2021, and has been available by invite only.

There are a few key features that set Cron apart from other calendar apps, and they’re squarely focused on teams, how they schedule meetings, and gaining better visibility into everyone’s availability.

For example, there’s a Share Availability button, which allows you to copy a URL, paste it (into Slack for example), and have a teammate or collaborator schedule some time for a meeting.

Cron is also optimized for the Zoom era, making joining meetings via video link seamless, acknowledging this is becoming status quo for meetings.



Dave, The Notion Coach

Notion Consultant and Productivity Specialist. Sharing advice to optimize operations and unlock team potential with Notion.