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Desktop Notifications

One of the key features that can significantly enhance your productivity in Motion is the use of Desktop Notifications. This setting enables system notifications that keep you informed and updated about important tasks, calls, or events, irrespective of what you are currently working on your computer.

Enabling Desktop Notifications

Mac Users:

  1. 1.
    Go to Mac Settings
  2. 2.
    Go to the Notifications section > Application Notifications
  3. 3.
    Click the Motion app
  4. 4.
    Toggle “Allow Notifications” on
  5. 5.
    Update banners/alerts, sound, badge application, etc. depending on your preference

Windows Users:

  1. 1.
    Go to Window Settings
  2. 2.
    Search for Notifications & actions
  3. 3.
    Click on the Motion app
  4. 4.
    Turn the “Notifications” toggle on
  5. 5.
    Select the types of notifications you want to receive.
  6. 6.
    Close the window.

Understanding the Difference: Web App vs. Desktop App Notifications

Motion offers two types of notifications: web app notifications and desktop app notifications. Let's dive into the difference between the two.

Web App Notifications:

Web app notifications in Motion are native to the browser tab where Motion is running. For instance, if you're working on a project and have multiple tabs open, web app notifications will only pop up in the specific tab where Motion is active.
Consider a scenario where you're conducting research for a project. You have multiple tabs open for various resources, and one of those tabs is Motion. A web app notification will only appear in the Motion tab and not in any other tabs, maintaining a focused notification experience.

Desktop App Notifications:

Desktop app notifications, on the other hand, take your notification experience a step further. These are system notifications that reach beyond the confines of a specific tab and appear on your desktop, regardless of whether the Motion app is in focus or running in the background.
Imagine you're drafting a document in Word, but you have a meeting coming up. Even if the Motion app is not in focus or minimized, a desktop app notification will pop up on your screen, reminding you of the meeting. This feature ensures that you never miss an important event, regardless of the task at hand.


If you prefer notifications that are always visible and accessible no matter what you're doing on your computer, enabling desktop notifications in the Motion desktop app is the optimal choice. This feature enhances your workflow by keeping you informed about upcoming events and tasks, thus improving your productivity and helping you stay on track.
Try enabling desktop notifications in Motion's desktop app today and experience the convenience of being always updated, no matter where you are on your computer. It's a productivity-boosting feature that ensures you never miss out on anything important.