Airtable is a cloud-based project management solution targeting small to midsize businesses as well as departments within larger companies. This system focuses primarily on data organization and collaboration.

The system uses a spreadsheet format to organize data. Related data can be linked together; for example, contacts can be linked to their companies or inventory items can be linked to their vendors.

Airtable is compatible with multiple devices. On desktop computers, users see data in a spreadsheet format, while on mobile devices, data can be viewed as tappable cards. On both devices, users can add and remove data, attach files and share tables.

Airtable integrates services such as Dropbox, Box, Evernote and Google Drive. Tables in this software are shareable, and users can track who is making changes to documents when. A chat tool is also included, which allows users to chat each other while working on tables.

Airtable was founded in 2012 and is offered worldwide. This software is priced on a per user per month basis. A mobile app is available for iOS.

Team task management
Team task management
Team task management
Assignees
Assignees
Tasks
Tasks
Attach files
Attach files
Multiple devices
Multiple devices

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Super easy, super flexible, with room for growth/improvement still

Pros

It makes it SUPER EASY to think of your data more like a roladex than a relational database. The various views are easy to use, flexible, and utterly usable in general.

Cons

I keep running up against little features which, to me, seem obvious, but are still lacking. I think it's fairly young software, and these things will come with time. I also want to try things that are behind the paywall, without committing, but there's no way to kick the tires after your initial trial (which is probably wasted on a new user). I wish the pro/paid trial came AFTER you had the time to get used to the base software.

Stanisa from Strigopix

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

It was a discovery for me! Such a pleasant change!

I love that it's free and so fun to use from marketing to content calendar creations. Loved it!

Pros

It is so visual and there are so many options out there, I really love it. I loved how it took my design to another level. Also, the comment section was really helpful when I needed the review from my clients as we worked together on the content calendar.

Cons

It was a bit hard to learn everything and I needed a bit of tutorial, but it was worth it. It is so complex but so fun to use!

Peter from Allergan Concierge

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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October 2018

Your seat at the (Air)table!

Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend Airtable to any small or even big business. With our employees scattered all over the globe, this is a great tool to manage lots of employees from where ever you are!

Pros

We absolutely love Airtable for its' ease of use! We love the ability to manage a lot of employee information into one database that is easy for several different departments to access and manage!

Cons

There is nothing about Airtable that I dislike

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Good but not easy

I'll keep using it and see if I still like it in a month. Not so sure yet.

Pros

Easy to use at first, when you don't have complicated or big datasets.

Cons

Not very intuitive when you have to input large datasets with complicated fields. Kind of a steep learning curve.

Tyler from Century Benefits ~ Simplifying Insurance

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Absolutely Powerful

My overall experience is super smooth and it makes my life 10,000 times easier. I can add and maintain waves of prospects and clients as they enter my funnel and all the data is in a centralized location. That way if it gets too busy, I don't have to worry about losing track of new leads. I have recommended countless people to Airtable and will continue to do so.

Pros

Ease of use and the ability to quickly access and modify records. It's like a CRM to go.

Cons

Could use a better way to organize and categorize individual records and the data contained within.

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October 2018

Do you hate having to use 5 different project management systems to complete one task? Get Airtable!

Pros

It's really intuitive and flexible. We use it at my office for a wide range of tasks/departments/skill sets and everyone has a really easy time using it. When we were setting up our initial base there were so many options of ways to execute certain tasks, so it was easy to do some trial and error to see what worked best for us.

The custom views are also a game changer. Being able to toggle through Kanban/Calendar/Grid view all on the same platform makes this product amazing. Why use a mix of Google Cal / Trello / Google sheets when you can stay in the same app and have everything integrate together seamlessly? It's a dream!

Cons

There are a few key features Airtable could add that would be really helpful for more in-depth timelines and project management. My wishlist would be adding a gantt view, having the ability to create milestone/dependencies, and the ability to set holidays as black-out periods that you can't book over. It would also be nice if some of the filters were a bit more advanced (right now you can only do "or" statements and "and" statements, but not both). But Im sure these features will come with time, and there are easy hacks/workarounds now.

One last thing, make the mobile app better! This is one area where Trello is crushing the competition compared to Airtable.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Easy to use, but has a little bit of a learning curve

Pros

Has a ton of features that can interconnect and are all easily accessed from the same place. I would describe it as a powerful and more versatile Trello and Excel hybrid. The user interface is pretty nice and once you get used to how everything it works, it's pretty smooth. The template system is interesting too and can be useful if you don't know where to start.

Cons

It takes a little bit to get familiar with everything, especially since there are so many things you can do. There are a bunch of ways Airtable tries to help you get familiar with the software via tool tips and other helpful things, but it can still feel a bit overwhelming to get started.

Jeannette from Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great for staying organized!

Management of major events is much easier, ensuring that we reach full revenue potential

Pros

Very easy to use and great for organizing many projects and events; easily shareable with colleagues.

Cons

Can take some learning to set up automations or integrations with other services

Matt from Rock City Church

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Clean and Crisp

I love to organize and when my role requires details on the teams that I am leading regarding ​people and their skills it has helped compile information in one place for us to share this information together. When it comes to being a data-driven culture we have used airtable to report and review our metrics.

Pros

User-friendly​ and shareable to others when working on projects collaboratively.

Cons

I use the basic level so I don't have access to all the options. I'm not ready to spend more money to get all the bells and whistles but from what I've seen it allows me to do what I need to get done.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Great for tracking contacts/CRM

Pros

The software is very adaptable, and you can search easily within it.

Cons

I don't love the interface, and it would be great if when you started typing it autopopulated (similar to Excel) rather than having to choose from a list.

Robbin from BLOCKbETA Marketing

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Easily Create Lists and Data Sets to Drive Your Business

Loving this tool and recommend it all the time.

Pros

Airtable is used in many ways for my whole organization and for working with clients. It's an amazing and user-friendly tool which we use in any number of ways including:

To-do lists
Marketing campaign management
Media contacts lists
Website asset management
SEO evaluation checklists
Website valuation checklists

Cons

Hard to say what's missing, but maybe some top-level admin -- so databases can be organized by large groups (like business vs. personal) rather than just workgroups? Maybe some tools built on top for things like asset management?

JIL from Jil Sonia Interiors

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Oh so easy to use.

Great resource for interior designers.

Pros

Being an interior designer, I have to keep track of all the items I'm selecting for my clients. This makes it super easy.

Cons

High cost. It's great but quite pricey.

Chais from 24 Hour Tees

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

More than a simple relational database...

We literally run our $500,000/year custom apparel & accessory small business (24 Hour Tees) exclusively with Airtable (and many other excellent third-party tools that play nicely with Airtable) #BusinessIntegrations #BusinessHacking

Pros

We are thrilled with Airtable and it is the only way we start out a new business idea!

When we need to track data for new businesses, tracking everything a business can track (customer info, transaction details, service tickets, timesheets, profits & losses, etc.), we choose Airtable because we love the convenience it provides our team!

#WeFeelLikeDatabaseManagers #NotReallyButClose

Cons

In its current version, Airtable is a bit on the consumer side...

If Airtable added the following features I believe more businesses would use it exclusively as their business database:
- Linking Records Between Bases
- Allowing Commenting via the API
- Better internal (templated) CRM Management (User Front Front End - Possible GUI interface like your 'form' tool)
- Webhooks from specific views

Claire from North Country Chorus

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

A remarkable product

Pros

Airtable is very flexible and user-friendly. I use the free version and probably only scratch the surface of its available features. It offers plenty of powerful options. I've used it for several different kinds of projects, some of which involve sharing with others, which it accomplishes easily. Updates happen in realtime; there is no confusion about multiple versions on different local computers. Help documents are effective.

Cons

I haven't found anything that's not first-rate.

Kenneth from BUILD1x

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Airtable is the Glue to your business

Overall the product is awesome - even the free version. The templates are a big help.

Pros

Ease of use to set up a database for a non-technical founder

Cons

Had to search externally to find out how to sync up the database to use airtable to create the database for my web site

Joan from Catholic Campus Ministry

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Love this product

Airtable is great when you need to look for certain features over a larger body of information. The filters that are used are extremely helpful. I used it to register new students and it made contacting them extremely easy. Overall great product for organization.

Pros

I love this software, I like how you can create filters for what you are looking for. You can also create new fields for people to enter their information. I also like how easy it is to use. I was able to share the link created with everyone who needed it. I was able to sign up a bunch of people for my organization.

Cons

When other people are using the same table as you and they apply a filter, the filter then changes what you are looking for. It only works best when one person is using it and applies a filter or when multiple people are using it and no one applies a filter. I have to change the way I have the information laid out to do the work I need when multiple people use it.

Yuma from Semiconductors

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Better than excel.

I am satisfied with airtable. The free plan can still do a lot of things.

Pros

This software can display a lot of data in different formats that facilitate the understanding of the data. Don't get bored with the endless amount of rows and columns, use airtable to display the data more friendly.

Cons

I need to pay to unlock features. Of course, nothing is free, but I wish they had a different pricing plan.

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Airtable is a Dream Database

Airtable has been a wonderful resource for us in that it has enabled all members of our team to have access to the information they need in real time instead of waiting for documents to be emailed. It also helps that we have been able to store all of our important databases in the same location for review instead of saving them in multiple locations or buried in folders (i.e. google drive). We love having everything at our fingertips and for such a reasonable price!

Pros

- I can create multiple databases all in one location
- I can share databases with my team who can then update and alter the databases in real time, giving everyone the same info at the same time
- I can manage all of this for free
- There are tons of filters for organizing my information
- It is easy to duplicate databases or move data around amongst them

Cons

- Some of the options that would be very beneficial and basic are paid options (such as color-coding different info)
- databases on the free plan are limited by the number of records, HOWEVER, you can have as many separate databases as we want, so this is a (very) minor issue

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

So many features, so little time

Pros

I love how Airtable allows me to communicate with other facets of our business while listing items in a spreadsheet-type of organization system.

Cons

There are so many features of Airtable that I sometimes feel overwhelmed, and don't know the best way to go about setting up my tables.

Margaret D. from Hutchens Law Firm

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

If you want to organize something, this tool is it!

I use this for business and personal projects.

Pros

It started with a search to organize and catalog my landscaping plants for personal use. When I created that tool, I found billions of other excuses to use Airtable. It allows pictures to be connected to data and displayed in a multitude of ways. You can create an organization tool for anything at all. It's like Pinterest and Excel got married and had a Gerber baby! I've told lots of my creative contacts about it, and they are addicted to it. We look at each other and say... Airtable.

Cons

The app had some issues with loading, but customer service was awesome and helped me fix the glitch.


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