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How Do I Manually Connect My Notion Database(s) to the Make Work Fun app?

Have full control over how you connect with Notion.

I want to build my own integration with Notion and Make Work Fun!

If for whatever reason you don’t want to use our integration to easily connect Notion and Make Work Fun and connect within a minute, you can manually connect instead. This process will take 5-10 mins, so we highly recommend using our integration instead for convenience.


Step 1: Navigate To Your Account Page

  1. Go to
  1. Click on Connect Manually
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  1. You’ll see an interface to add information about your database that you wish to connect to the app.
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Step 2: Get Your Notion API Secret

Create your own integration that can read from your Workspace.

When you create the API integration key, please allow it all capabilities.
When you create the API integration key, please allow it all capabilities.

Step 3: Add Your Integration To The Database

Make sure you give the integration access to your Notion database (or else we won't be able to display your wins!).

We highly recommend connecting the Success Plan from L-CTRL or Gamify Your Life because it contains all the properties out of the box to gamify all aspects of your wins.

Step 4: Get Your Database ID

Grab the database id by simply grabbing the URL of the database. Paste that into the form and you're good to go!

  1. Navigate to the database and right click, and press Copy Link
  1. Paste both items into the application to continue. You can give the database a custom name.
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  1. Click Save and Test

Step 5: Test Your Connection

Check if you have all of the properties needed to gamify your database.

  1. Make sure you have the required properties. If you are connecting the Success Plan, you should already have all the properties..
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  1. Add in optional properties if you want have more meaningful tracking for your wins.

Step 6: Share Wins With The Family!

Your player won't be initialized until you send a win to the app.

  1. You can do this by checking 'Share With Family?' on any completed win.
  1. Wait a minute or two for the app to update your information and pull your wins.
  1. You’ll know your wins are pulled when you have the Family Connection property shows “Shared With Family”.
  1. Go back to the app and you’ll see your win pop up!
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