Notionlayer and Fruition, What’s the Difference?

Notionlayer and Fruition, What’s the Difference?

Notionlayer and Fruition are both tools that are capable of publishing Notion Sites under custom domains.
You can find fruition at
As a team, we’ve used Fruition before and feel that it’s a great tool for it’s purpose. But, Notionlayer is something different.

Main difference between Notionlayer and Fruition

The main difference between the two lies in how they work.
Fruition uses a simple approach of redirecting the entire webpage from Notion under a different domain name.
In comparison, Notionlayer gets the content from Notion, then it recreates the webpage from scratch using the information coming from Notion.

But what does that mean for me?

Notionlayer is a low-code website builder. It uses Notion to gather the content, but it’s goal is not to mimic Notion, or simply have it under custom domains, Notionlayer is made to build good looking, performant websites.

What are the advantages of Notionlayer?

No technical knowledge necessary

Notionlayer comes equipped with commonly used features, like caching, SEO optimizations, widgets, and more. You can start building right away using one of our templates at
Template Gallery

Maintained by us, for your convenience

We keep up to date with new Notion features, so that you don’t have to.

Easier customisation

Since Notionlayer works on the level of raw content, rather than webpage, it is able to support deeper and more complex customisations. You can have widgets from our
Widget Gallery
, working natively with Notionlayer.

Looks unique

Well, since we are not limited to Notion styling, with Notionlayer you can have styling that is unique for your design language.

What are the advantages of Fruition?

It’s free

Well, we cannot beat free. But we strive to keep Notionlayer as affordable as possible.

Looks exactly like Notion

What you see is what you get with Fruition. Your website will look exactly like how it looks in Notion, because that’s how it is.

Supports customisation

It is still possible to inject code into Notion Sites with Fruition, though it requires a little bit of technical knowledge.

What are the disadvantages of Fruition?


Due to how it works, Fruition includes some hacks to fool Notion to work under the custom domain. From time to time, changes in Notion might break your site. That means, you need to keep Fruition up to date. Don’t worry though, it’s not too much work.

Limited Capabilities

Fruition doesn’t have the possibilities Notionlayer have, and it doesn’t have the fully managed UI to support.

Lower SEO Performance

Since Notion Sites are not optimized for SEO, Fruition is also not.

When should I use Notionlayer?

  • You’d like to have a unique looking website.
  • You don’t want to see code, at all.
  • You need to have top-notch SEO performance.
  • You are building landing pages, blogs, portfolios, and similar professional websites.

When should I use Fruition?

  • You need something that is completely free.
  • It’s not that important to have your website up all the time.
  • You are sharing single documents, personal information and such.