Basic Grading Criteria (10 pt max)
- First Setup/Onboarding: 2
- Adding Favicon without needing to convert: 1
- Guide/method for tracking analytics (visits): 1
- Setup guide for custom URL: 2
- Dark mode/theming: 2
- ‘Wow’ factor: 2
I’ve liked this tool for a while now. I tried it in Dec of 2022, and wasn’t able to get my payment to process or a response from Oopy on Twitter, so I dropped it. They stood out to me with their Customer highlight gallery, and Low cost per domain - $3/domain with my referral link.
Excited to try it again!
Their branding is unique, I like the iconography and simplicity. However, the images in the slider don’t seem setup to pre-load. (As you can see in the screenshot.) When the slider flips to a new image, it takes a second to load
Magic link style account creation/sign in. I really like that I’m not being asked for my first/last name here. No reason for them to ask for it, so they don’t. Love it!
After clicking on my magic link, I need to set a password. I somewhat understand this.
Time to start, they have a really nice gif showing how to grab a page link. I feel gif’s are underutilized, so I love to see this. If you’ve seen the other reviews, you’ll notice they do not have a progress bar on top showing me how many steps I have left, so I’m hoping it’s quick.
Grabbing my personalized oopy.io domain.
After clicking enter, I got this screen. I love the simplicity, but maybe would be worth adding a line: ‘No capitalization, periods, or dashes.’ or something similar.
Made it to the dashboard! It’s a bit crowded for me. Let’s see if the page is live. (D-6 takes a second for me to decipher. 6 days till expiration?)
And we’re live! That was fast.
Back to the dashboard and features -
This is the sidebar of the dashboard. I’m incredibly impressed by the amount of features packed into this section. Tons of integrations, simple theming, just a lot packed into it.
The best part? Each integration has a question mark icon beside it that takes you to a fully written documentation/how-to page. This is the best documentation I’ve seen for a notion project. Some examples: Crisp, Page Passwords, Adsense. Absolutely phenomenal documentation and guides from this team.
But, with all good things, there are a few downsides. Based on what I’m seeing on the right side here, I need to ‘clean’ all of my urls. I have a few Notion websites with 500+ pages, so this becomes unrealistic quickly. I read through the guide on how-to do this here, and they recommended a YAML Code block approach if this is too challenging, but I don’t know what YAML is.
One of the primary reasons I swap to Notion custom domains is for clean URLs, so not having this automatically convert to page titles is a deal-breaker for my specific use case.
Since I had payment issues last year, I’m registering for a month or two, all for the sake of this review. You’re welcome 😉
After clicking register, I got this alert popup:
After registering my card, the page refreshed, and I was prompted to agree to terms again, I got stuck in a loop here. I managed to click out of it, then entered a referral website address and got stuck in the same loop.
After erasing the url up to https://app.oopy.io/mypage, I managed to escape the loop and saw my card was registered.
This page was a bit confusing with the dates. I registered for Oopy on Feb 22nd, not sure where the payment dates and next payment dates came from. Overall, I think the payment pages need some work. If you want a 50% off coupon from Oopy, here you are: https://www.oopy.io?referrer=notioncompare.oopy.io
More on pricing - It looks like as of Feb 2022, they’ve updated to Basic and Pro plans:
It’s a lot of features, so that’s good news. The other good news is that the more domains you purchase, the cheaper it becomes. (Up to 50% off as you host more notion sites.)
In summary, the good news - US payments appear to work.
The bad news - It’s definitely a bit glitchy, and I’m unsure where the charging dates come from, but it’s not too important because of the ULTRA-low cost of this platform. ($3?!? Best price ever.)
Back to dashboard -
They have page views, but I’m not 100% sure if this is GDPR/CCPA compliant, I’d love a disclaimer to demonstrate these are compliant. (They look like it, but just in case.)
Favicon was easy to upload. (Without converting), and the cover image override is a pretty neat feature for consistent branding.
I’m really impressed by the UI customisation, and wanted to highlight it one last time. Lots of really unique features, easy to implement with a click, just love that they took the time to get user feedback and add some simple implementations of it.
This is the first time I’ve seen this, I may come back and test again in the future, but this is not a great error to see. Not sure what’s going on, but this is the first tool this has failed on. Ran it again about 10 minutes later -
Not amazing 😟 Looks like some image optimization is needed. Performance went up to 66 on Desktop, which is a bit better.
In my other auditing tool, my suspicions were confirmed with a site graph. I copied only this subpage (Notion Competition 2023) to be turned into a web page, but it grabbed my entire notion page. (Notion compare) This is really concerning if you were only planning to share part of a Notion page, and it included the Notion parent page.
I think a large part of why the audits turned out so poorly was that the import included the parent page. (Notion.compare)
If this was fixed, I’m convinced all audit scores would quickly improve.
In summary, I’d be using this tool if it had automatic clean URLs, and fixed some of the page import issues. Payment glitches personally didn’t bother me that much due to the low cost. This tool seems competitive with even the low-priced NotionLayer (at $5/domain). With a referral link, $3/domain is a no-brainer.
This was a challenging review, because I really want to love this tool, but the clean URL’s really made me think twice.
Want this review updated? Or want to contribute? Get in touch with me on Twitter: @Bandos_1000
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