AI has come to the fore in recent years, significantly transforming how we approach content creation. With a multitude of players in the field, two names stand out: ChatGPT and Notion AI.

These tools not only streamline workflow but offer unique advantages that set them apart.

ChatGPT is revered for its intuitive conversation interface and extensive plugin support. Its strength lies in generating engaging, conversationally-toned content and offering problem-solving capabilities across a series of interactions.

On the other hand, Notion AI, a tool using a customized version of GPT-3, integrates AI into workflow management. Notion AI’s unique inline commands, AI blocks, and database properties make it a potent tool for extracting insights, managing workflows, and refining content.

While they may seem similar at first glance, a closer look reveals the distinct strengths and functionalities of these AI tools.

In this blog post, we will delve into the differences between ChatGPT and Notion AI, comparing their outputs and exploring how they can be used together for maximum impact.

Let’s dive in!

Main differences


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Crafted by OpenAI, ChatGPT harnesses the power of GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 AI models.

Renowned for its versatility, it brings a range of features to the table.

  • Conversational: If you’re interested in engaging with your AI, ChatGPT is a great choice. It’s a conversational specialist, making it a go-to for tasks that require complex problem-solving through a series of interactions. Coders, in particular, may find this feature valuable.
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  • Plugin support: Another distinct attribute of ChatGPT is its plugin support. Users can leverage built-in plugins such as Code Interpreter for coding and data visualization tasks.
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  • Web browsing functionality:
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  • It can browse the web, analyze source codes, suggest strategies, and conduct research, significantly enhancing its utility.

    Moreover, the tool’s web browsing functionality allows for an in-depth analysis of the source code of websites, offering valuable insights.

App store access:

ChatGPT has its own app store where you can install a variety of plugins for specific tasks, like analyzing top-ranking YouTube videos or integrating with various apps through Zapier.

ChatGPT plugins store

Notion AI

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Notion AI employs a customized version of GPT-3, offering several unique advantages.


Notion AI is an add-on that sits on top of Notion’s core structure, integrating seamlessly into the existing workflows of Notion users.

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By leveraging AI in an environment already optimized for task management, Notion AI enhances productivity without disrupting established processes.

This unique positioning allows it to streamline and augment the effectiveness of user workflows with AI-driven insights and commands, ultimately creating a purposeful, efficient, and more intentional AI use case.

Inline commands:

With Notion AI, you can generate long-form content or use inline commands on any given content to extract additional insights.

Notion inline commands

It also features AI blocks to perform quick actions on any given page and AI properties for databases, streamlining content management tasks.

AI properties for databases:

Notion AI properties for databases

Notion AI has special AI properties for databases, allowing users to automate tasks such as summarizing notes in a knowledge management system.


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What sets Notion AI apart is its bidirectional capability. This feature allows the AI to read words both above and below the cursor, enabling you to craft bridging paragraphs that link seemingly unrelated content.

👉 Note: Notion AI also allows for follow-up questions and conversations with the AI, although it lacks a conversational interface like ChatGPT and doesn’t save your conversations.

However, creating a conversational chatbot in Notion is a simple workaround.

Comparing the outputs


Upon running a test where both AI systems were tasked to generate a blog post outline on a specific topic, it became evident that while the quality of outputs from GPT-3.5, GPT-4, and Notion are comparable, ChatGPT’s outputs were more comprehensive and well-structured.

It was also observed that Notion’s content tended to be shorter, perhaps to decrease usage costs or encourage users to utilize inline commands to expand on specific sections as needed.

This section-wise expansion is a feature that some users may prefer over generating an entire blog post in one go.


Overall, it’s clear that both ChatGPT and Notion AI have their unique strengths. While ChatGPT excels at generating comprehensive outputs and shines in its conversational capabilities, Notion AI stands out for its inline command feature and bi-directionality.

In the grand scheme of things, however, these tools can complement each other well. Depending on your specific needs, you might find that integrating both into your workflow can yield the best results.

ChatGPT, with its array of plugins, may require more browser extensions to integrate into your workflow.

Conversely, Notion is designed for building and managing workflows. It incorporates AI for a more purposeful and intentional usage. To use Notion effectively, it is highly recommended that you have a solid life operating system (I use CoreSystem). Otherwise, you may be bogged down by the endless customization options that Notion provides you.

Remember, the ultimate goal of AI is to enhance productivity and streamline workflow. Therefore, the right tool for you would be the one that aligns best with your specific needs and preferences. Choose wisely!