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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I hope to manage everything in our business through Airtable. I'm not sure of the extent of the formula capabilities but I'm excited to learn my options there. The consolidation of all our data so far has been of great value to keep us organized and productive. The fact that we don't have to be IT geniuses is of enormous benefit because relying too much on outside IT help becomes messy - we need stability and ease of use in our technology, which Airtable has given us so far.
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Dropbox Business

Most useful for accessing documents on the go, or to back up files when switching to a new computer or other devices. The business subscription is great for sharing documents with co-workers, storing commonly used files (such as logos and templates), and for collaboration. Doesn't have all the features of other project management software, but for document sharing, it has everything I need. The recent updates to the platform are helpful in providing quick access to files. Also, I really like that you can link your personal and business accounts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Task Management
Airtable
8.2
Dropbox Business
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Dropbox Business
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Dropbox Business
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Dropbox Business
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Dropbox Business
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Dropbox Business
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Dropbox Business
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Dropbox Business
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Dropbox Business
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Dropbox Business
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Dropbox Business
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Dropbox Business

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.9
Versioning
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.7
Video files
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.2
Audio files
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.2
Document collaboration
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.2
Access control
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.4
File search
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.6
Device sync
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.6
User and role management
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.4
File organization
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.8
Device management
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.0
Performance
Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.0
Reliability
Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.1
Storage Reports
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.8

Pros

  • Airtable is easy to use. It has an intuitive interface and plenty of video/help support for what is not.
  • It makes not only organizing your data efficient, but connects that data to everyone on your team in one centralized database. I love that multiple people can be editing the same records at the same time, and Airtable captures it all in real time!
  • Easy to link data between tables. This makes a lot of information available to users with just a few keystrokes - which makes the frustration of hunting down information a thing of the past.
  • Really appreciate being able to use Zapier to connect Airtable to several of our other systems that house data - MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, Quickbooks to name a few.
  • Being able to change the data views is one of the bigger fan favorites on our team, whether it is in Grid, Gallery, or Kanban, to grouping and sorting by Field Type. There is something for everyone's needs there.
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  • Document backup
  • Collaboration
  • Project management
  • Saves space
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Cons

  • If I had my dream world, I would be able to link data in one base to data in another base - inter-relational database bases.
  • I haven't been able to try out blocks yet, but I can quickly see there are only a couple that would apply to what I'm doing. It would be nice to be able to customize a plus with a select handful of pro items without the pro price. Non-profits aren't big spenders, so unless I can justify use of the majority of the pro features, I will end up not having the few I would like due to overall cost.
  • I would love to be able to group my bases inside a workspace by topic.
  • I haven't yet figured out how to connect Airtable with other things we use. An "easier" tutorial on this topic would be extremely nice. Kind of a guide for non-technical dummies. Don't assume that a person who knows enough to build an inter-relational database also understands the interactive technologies and apps of the day.
  • T-minus tasks. Setting a deadline for a task x number of days prior to or following a program. While I was able to find a workaround using functions, it requires the task deadline to be calculated from a date in the same row. I want the ability to put in a date for the entire base - say the date a program begins - and have the task deadlines calculate from that instead.
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  • Price - minimum $75/mo isn't exactly a big deal, but for what we need it's a bit much. I get more out of other cheaper tools that I use more often. Could use a lower-tiered option because honestly, nobody needs unlimited cloud storage, and I think they know that...
  • Security - they say that transmission is SSL-encrypted, which is a bit dated. Maybe they just need to update their marketing but if they aren't using TLS yet, well they should be.
  • Administering my team isn't the most intuitive feature.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Dropbox Business5.3
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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Dropbox Business8.8
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very easy and fun to use. It is very self evident and from a graphical user interface it is very intuitive. There is really nothing else to say about it.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Dropbox Business7.0
Based on 1 answer
At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
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Performance

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Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 1 answer
Syncing to the cloud is almost instantaneous. Users on the same network can see my changes within seconds on their computer.
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Support

Airtable7.3
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes, I have to wait a bit longer but I'm on a low priced option so I understand why. Generally, they're able to provide me solutions to my problems as long as I'm not in a rush.
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Dropbox Business4.1
Based on 4 answers
Support for Dropbox is adequate.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is much easier to use than any of these applications. The only features that give it competition are nesting tasks within a project, which Asana does well, as well as Trello and Flow. Airtable is also very flexible in terms of capability. The only completion there is Google Sheets, which is must more difficult to use overall, and not very user friendly or visually appealing. Airtable has endless uses, while these other applications are generally found only in the project and task management world.
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I choose Dropbox Business, because in my opinion it is a more robust service to store different types of files in the cloud in a secure way, it also offers other integrated features that Microsoft OneDrive does not have.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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Dropbox Business7.0
Based on 1 answer
The only limit to scaling Dropbox is pricing. After a certain point, using traditional data storage would be more cost effective than per user pricing.
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Return on Investment

  • It's saved me time not having to rifle through multiple spreadsheets for related data.
  • I'm able to quickly compare and contract trends of program strengths and weaknesses.
  • It provides a unifying template that is suitable for the technophobe and the geek.
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  • It is a low priced tool that allows us to share files. Hard to measure ROI but the cost is so low that even saving a bit of time trying to send a large file to someone makes it worth the investment.
  • It is more a need to have tool that something to invest in. Every org that is regularly using computers should have this.
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Pricing Details

Airtable

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Dropbox Business

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details