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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Airtable excels in its ability to display complex data in a simple way thanks to predefined layouts.
  • It is extremely easy to switch between the grid and list layouts when necessary. This would require setting up a new spreadsheet every time.
  • The whole app is easily scalable as our requirements change.
  • The proprietary nature of Airtable makes the importing and exporting of data an occasional problem.
  • The learning curve for users with no database background.
  • The pricing model is restrictive.
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August 09, 2019

Free is always good

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Flexibility: there are many view features and different ways you can use the product
  • Integrations: there are so many apps you can integrate it; from Slack to Shipstation
  • Beautiful: it just looks nice to use. Sometimes project management apps are ugly, this isn't
  • Pricing model: we don't like how we have to pay per user.
  • Calendar view: we wish the calendar view was better, or if there were different types of calendar views. Right now there is just one.
  • Complicated: some parts of the app are a little complicated.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Useful for project management and data analysis.
  • Improved calendar feature.
  • A nice mobile application that is accessible at any time.
  • Using complex formulas.
  • It takes time to fully understand using the platform.
  • It needs better visualization tools, like making charts and graphs.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great customization options that allow you to do many different things with it.
  • The ability to link different parts of a base to one another. This has allowed us to quickly and easily link teams to PMs to epics to missions to themes.
  • Customizable slack notification options.
  • I don't like that once you link an item to another element you can no longer color code the item. Instead you have to put a color marker on the row overall which is much less noticeable. It makes it harder to see the status of a given thing at a glance.
  • Not sure if this is just my org or their overall pricing structure as I was not part of the purchasing team but making it a cost per user hampers the ability to share with other people outside of the product organization.
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September 21, 2019

Airtable works for me

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Airtable helps to track the progress of recruiting.
  • We can link candidate documents like resumes and portfolio with candidate data.
  • We can hold various team members responsible for their roles.
  • We would like it if Airtable did not require our clients to have a separate account in order to share the table.
  • It would also be nice if Airtable had a more robust search feature.
  • Airtable has a lot of features that could be more intuitive, but the help guides work well.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great interface and user experience
  • Many ways to implement the database structure according to your needs
  • Different views for different uses make it a very flexible tool
  • The pricing of the paid tiers are expensive
  • Many limitations in the free and plus plans
  • The comments pane inside the cards is very limited
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows various users to interpret data specific to their own requirements. For example, our community manager and communications manager can source and distribute content from the same database.
  • Frictionless sharing of digital assets with media and other stakeholders.
  • Survey and user-friendly input systems attached to deeper levels of information that our team uses to guide strategic and operational decisions as well as for CRM purposes.
  • The differences between the membership tiers are significant and a great deal of functionality is added at the Pro Plan level
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It's an easy to use platform.
  • It is quick to get information to others through links, or by exporting data in CSV files.
  • Spreadsheet appearance makes it easy to handle and manage information.
  • Integrates well with other productivity tools.
  • Payment per month is affordable for small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Easily puts your inventory in order.
  • The errors that may occur during the use of the platform depend on the knowledge of the information and its configuration, otherwise, I consider it an excellent platform to manage databases.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Airtable looks beautiful. I think it's hands-down the cleanest, most attractive spreadsheet software I've used. It's a joy to scroll through and create content. This also makes it impressive to share with other teams.
  • I love the Kanban view, which lets you move items from the leftmost column to the rightmost column. This view is especially great for keeping track of in-progress and completed tasks.
  • I like the Airtable calendar views, which make it easier to see when tasks are due and stay on top of deadlines.
  • Airtable offers some great templates that make it easier to get started. The block/base structure was easy for me to pick up.
  • Airtable isn't the absolute best tool for internal team communication. For example, it would be nice if there was a comment section where team members could collaborate and leave comments. It's not that this functionality is totally missing, but it could be much stronger.
  • Airtable may have a bit of a learning curve for some people. When I was learning how to use Airtable, I ended up clicking around a lot because I wasn't always sure what a button/field would do. People coming from more "standard" spreadsheet software might feel like functionality is lacking in some places, although this wasn't an issue for me as a non-expert spreadsheet user.
  • User permissions in Airtable could be more granular. It would be great if you could give someone "Edit" access for only one column, for example, allowing them to make updates without changing the rest of the spreadsheet.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Customization. There are a million ways to use Airtable; it's very easy to customize and adapt to your needs.
  • Familiarity. If you've used Excel or Google Sheets, you'll have no problem with Airtable. I prefer it over these tools, however, because of the color-coding and interface style.
  • Value. If you're looking for a budget, multipurpose project management tool, Airtable can't be beat. Price goes up if you have a lot of users, but you can set up a combination of free and paid "bases" to meet your needs so you don't have to pay and arm and a leg for every user.
  • Restoring deleted records - it's way too easy to accidentally delete something and not realize it!
  • Dashboarding - it would be nice to create custom dashboards that give a high-level view of different things across bases.
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Frankie Heath profile photo
August 06, 2019

Airtable is Great!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows the posts to be scheduled day to day
  • Allows for monthly view of the scheduled posts
  • Allows for others to collaborate on scheduling
  • It would be nice to have enough space to see more than 3 events in any given day
  • It would also be nice to have the ability to mark off a day as complete.
  • More space to write captions.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Airtable has the best customization features out there. They allow you to customize you spreadsheets or tables in a variety of formats. They allow you to customize a variety of field types, field sizes and various colors.
  • Airtable has a great collaboration feature that makes it easy to share and grant access to tables and a variety of information.
  • Airtable has great compatibilities that allows you to directly upload spreadsheets from excel into a customizable table.
  • Airtable is easy to teach and understand quickly, and does not take time for someone who is not technically advanced to understand
  • I personally don't have any cons with Airtable this is one of my favorite softwares I have ever used
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Collaboration Tool
  • Planning Tool
  • Integration with Other Apps
  • Lots of ways to customize
  • Very expensive for the paid plan
  • More embed options
  • More privacy options for clients viewing tables
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Keeping track of project statuses
  • See who's working on which project
  • Add details to project statuses, like contact name, when it's due, etc.
  • More user friendly aspects
  • Tutorial
  • Maybe a more in depth set of instructions as well, as there are a lot of features
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • You can manipulate data like a real database would
  • It is basically an Excel sheet on steroids
  • It has an underlying API that makes it great for a database
  • The documentation surrounding the formulas could use more information.
  • The javascript API is basically an Ajax API that doesn't offer a lot, hopefully it could be converted into another layer that makes writing formulae easier.
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August 27, 2019

Airtable

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • multiple users
  • tagging
  • formulas
  • Allow for comments and notes
  • Track on calendar
  • Different users different permissions
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August 14, 2019

Catch some Airtable

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Color coding various types of content makes it easy to see, at a glance, what is coming up for marketing initiatives.
  • Airtable has amazing templates built out to help you get started quickly.
  • If you don’t want to use a template, you have the freedom to customize the template for exactly what you need.
  • We are able to store user personas, keywords, types of content, etc. and access it all in one view.
  • It would be really helpful if Airtable had a stronger “onboarding” or “how-to-use” when sharing the table to a client or other user.
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Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Once our data was loaded, Airtable allowed us to make multiple versions of our organization chart quickly.
  • Inside of Airtables product, we could switch formats and drag and drop objects quickly.
  • The software did not require a lot of software to be able to use it, but when needed the help center had sufficient information.
  • It was very frustrating that we couldn't easily print our organizational charts, because organization charts were the main reason we adopted the tool. The lack of printer-rich features made us discontinue the use of the product.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Within 1 base, you can link data from multiple tables and manipulate that data to calculate a summary of useful info. For example, if you have different teams working on different parts of a project, with each inputting their own set of data. The manager is able to work out a summary of the info and get a clearer view. That said, it is not an easy task to manipulate the data. You will need in-depth knowledge of database and excel.
  • You can create specific views of each table and provide those views to anyone. This is useful when you want to provide a summary of info (which constantly changes) to outsiders without providing them the detailed input of data. For someone with no knowledge of calculating the data from a SQL database, this is useful.
  • You can also create forms for people to fill in. This is similar to Google Forms. I like this Airtable form because it submits directly to the tables where data can be calculated and integrated with the rest of the tables.
  • One issue we face was the inability to link bases. So for any calculations to be made, all tables have to be from the same base. So this makes a base very big and potentially dangerous with multiple teams updating different parts of the same base in different tables.
  • If different bases can be linked, there can be more segregation of data and access. I hope this can be implemented in the future.
  • Viewing of a single base with multiple tables is messy. Unlike a SQL database where all the tables are in the left sidebar, in Airtable, the look is more like Excel, where each table is a tab. This gets unsightly when there are over 5 tabs.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Users across the project can collaborate in real-time, without having to wait for someone to close the document, and without worrying about edits contradicting each other.
  • Airtable allows for easy implementation of functionality like column types, without the complicated and time-consuming functions of Excel required to accomplish the same things.
  • Creating a base and inviting your collaborators is quick and easy. Users can be granted different privileges.
  • The tool is flexible enough to manage many different types of projects, everything from simple action item tracking and tagging to complex details and dates associated with client implementations.
  • It is frustrating that collaborators cannot view different filters of a base concurrently. This has caused confusion during meetings, i.e. "Who removed my filters?"
  • I wish that adding color to the records was not a paid feature. That seems like very basic functionality compared to all the other functionality included in the free version.
  • It would be nice to have the option to auto-fit the row heights to the text, instead of a fixed row height across the base. That way we could see all the text in each record without having to double-click on some longer ones even in the "Extra Tall" view.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Visualization - Airtable has colorful tags which help you easily identify things.
  • Collaboration - Multiple users can work on a project at the same time.
  • Filtering - Airtable has a complex set of filters.
  • Simultaneous collaboration - if multiple users are on the same sheet and a filter is applied, the view changes for everyone.
  • Complex calculations - you cannot do mathematical formulas within the software.
  • Data analysis - would be great if they had charts and graphs.
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September 20, 2019

Airtable is Amazing!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use platform.
  • Amazing service.
  • Templates to help get you started.
  • Free plans are surprisingly great.
  • It would be nice to get more emails explaining things.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (164)
8.4
Resource Management (158)
8.5
Gantt Charts (62)
6.9
Scheduling (134)
7.9
Workflow Automation (111)
7.3
Team Collaboration (178)
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology (82)
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology (55)
7.1
Document Management (137)
7.9
Email integration (87)
7.6
Mobile Access (155)
8.2
Timesheet Tracking (67)
8.7
Change request and Case Management (80)
8.0
Budget and Expense Management (98)
8.7

About Airtable

Airtable is a collaboration platform designed to empower 30,000+ companies for content pipelines, product management, events planning, user research, and more.

The vendor’s value proposition is with the friendly interface, customizable grid, calendar, form, and stacked card views, and a fully flexible structure, Airtable empowers users to build workflows that work the way they want.

Airtable Features

Project Management Features
Has featureTask Management
Has featureResource Management
Has featureGantt Charts
Has featureScheduling
Has featureWorkflow Automation
Has featureTeam Collaboration
Has featureSupport for Agile Methodology
Has featureSupport for Waterfall Methodology
Has featureDocument Management
Has featureEmail integration
Has featureMobile Access
Has featureTimesheet Tracking
Has featureChange request and Case Management
Has featureBudget and Expense Management
Professional Services Automation Features
Does not have featureQuotes/estimates
Does not have featureInvoicing
Does not have featureProject & financial reporting
Does not have featureIntegration with accounting software

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Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No

Airtable Support Options

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Airtable Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android