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Guide: Using Notion for API Documentation (w/ Free Template!!!)

Skip the headache — use Notion to provide documentation for customers. Perfect for software engineers, support teams, and startups.

3 min readApr 3, 2021

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Ask any developer and they’ll agree: Notion is awesome. It truly is the all-in-one workspace for your company.

At my prior companies we’ve used notion for literally everything, including:

  • Internal Wiki
  • Help-Guides for customers
  • API Documentation
  • HR Wiki
  • Document storage
  • Engineering Wiki
  • Product Roadmap
  • Sales Playbook
  • Basic CRM
  • […]

You get the point. It’s a versatile tool. But, one of my favorite use-cases for Notion is as public API documentation.

Want an example?

There’s many great examples of this, including this API documentation by beestat, and this great example documentation page. Here’s what that looks like:

[from beestat.io docs]

As you can see there’s a top navigation section. Then, through smart utilization of sub-pages, lists, and code blocks they’ve created their entire product documentation inside Notion.

How can I replicate this for my documentation?

Step 1: Duplicate the template

  1. Create a Notion account.
  2. Copy my pre-made Template by clicking the button below (or going here) then clicking “duplicate” in the top-right corner.




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