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Setting up Motion


Welcome to Motion! This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of getting started with Motion, from signing up to navigating the onboarding flow. Let's dive in and unlock the full potential of productive scheduling!

Step 1: Sign Up and 7-Day Free Trial

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    Visit the Motion website at
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    Click on the "Sign Up" button to begin the registration process.
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    Choose the plan that suits your needs: Individual or Team Trial. The Team Trial is ideal for users who want to collaborate with their team members (invite team members via email addresses).
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    Provide your billing information. Rest assured, we place a $1 card hold to verify your account, and you won't be charged during the trial period.

Step 2: Connect Your Calendar

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    In this step, you'll need to connect your Google or Microsoft Outlook calendar to Motion.
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    Grant all the necessary permissions to ensure a seamless integration.
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    Motion's event sync is bidirectional, meaning we pull in your Outlook events and synchronize them with Motion.
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    During this step, you'll also be asked to specify which sub-calendars belong to you.

Step 3: Onboarding Flow

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    Work Hours Schedule: Create your work hours schedule where your tasks will be auto-scheduled and can move within those defined hours. This provides flexibility and efficient time management. You can create multiple schedules to accommodate different needs.
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    Recurring Tasks or Routines: Set up recurring tasks or routines that are part of your daily or weekly schedule. For example, reading each day or walking the dog. This helps establish productive habits.
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    Workspace: Create a workspace, which serves as a central hub for organizing your projects, tasks, and events. It keeps your work structured and focused.
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    Project Creation: Start by creating your first project within the workspace. Projects help you group related tasks and streamline your workflow.
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    Task Creation: Create three tasks to get started. Motion's auto-scheduling feature intelligently assigns tasks within your defined work hours. They will be automatically adjusted and shuffled as needed to optimize your productivity.
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    Choose Your Display: Pick your preferred display mode—light or dark—based on your visual preferences.

Step 4: Onboarding Completion

Congratulations! You have successfully completed the onboarding flow. Now you can fully explore and utilize Motion's powerful features.
Note: Remember, you can always revisit and modify your settings and preferences later in the Account Settings section.


With this step-by-step guide, you are now equipped to make the most of Motion's productivity tools. Whether you're an individual or part of a team, Motion helps you stay organized, manage tasks, and optimize your schedule for maximum productivity. Get started and unleash your full potential with Motion today!