App Onboarding Flows

What makes a great App onboarding?

All the actions a user needs to take after downloading an application and before being able to use it are the app onboarding.

That can include registration, a tour of the app, an explanation of its features, and so on. The good onboarding flow is fast, informative, and well-designed. It helps the user understand how to use the application in a non-boring way.

Our top 10 favourite app onboarding flows.


Monzo gives us a typical example of a great onboarding experience. That banking app allows its users to open a bank account from their phones and way faster than in a regular bank.


Coinbase is one of the world's biggest platforms that allows you to buy, sell, store, and earn cryptocurrency. Same as Monzo, the registration and identity verification can be done in a matter of minutes. It’s user friendly and easy to use.


Uber’s onboarding is clean and simple. The app does not require a lot of information, but just the essential input. For even better user experience, Uber separates the requested data into separate screens.


The onboarding flow of Spotify is friendly and engaging. After you create an account, you should choose your favourite artists. When you do that, the app recommends others, similar ones. Then, Spotify suggests playlists that you may like, so that you can start listening to your favorite performers without wasting time.


Everybody loves Slack’s onboarding and here’s why. Slack values your time. You should enter as much as your email and company name and you’re ready to go! The onboarding flow is created with attention to every detail and the copy is excellent.


Notion onboarding process excels as being closely integrated with the tool itself. The app uses organized notes to educate new users on how it can be used.


If you’ve ever needed cloud storage, you’ve probably used Dropbox. It’s a sharing and storing solution for both individuals and businesses. The onboarding process is fairly long, but at the same time, it’s user-friendly and understandable.


ClickUp is a collaboration and project management tool, and its main strength is its deep level of customization. During the onboarding process, you simply choose the project template that fits you best. The template project is already pre-filled with tasks and fields that you can easily adapt to your needs. Again, just like with Notion, ClickUp uses its own features to present the service to new users in action.


Calendly offers a step-by-step onboarding process that helps new users set up their meetings link. At the end of the onboarding process users learn all the service features and already have their meeting planner set up for immediate use.

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