Airtable is a relational database app with minimal learning curve
February 20, 2018

Airtable is a relational database app with minimal learning curve

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Airtable

We are using AirTable as a workflow management tool for new research concepts, and for aspects of our contracting process.
  • Airtable provides the core benefits of a robust relational database while being easy to set up and use.
  • I have found that many tools look great when they are set up with limited amounts of demo content, but the choice of UI often stops being a strength when you have real world content populated. This is not the case with Airtable - we are using bases with hundreds of records contained and it continues to give a clear representation in a single view.
  • The revision history functionality and exportable data provide a good level of comfort for organisations used to local hosted solutions and version control within separate files.
  • The biggest hurdle for us has been that each base can only lookup information stored within itself (albeit on separate sheets). In terms of a use case, this means that you can't have staff data on a separate base and then relate project details back to it. For me, this has required us to have a staff list on a sheet with each base.
  • Formulas are a little basic, but this hasn't been a major for us.
  • Formatting is quite good, but additional options would be useful.
  • Early indications are positive. Uptake has been rapid, and people are actively using the system with minimal onboarding.
The combination of the ease of use, clean well-designed UI and underlying functionality sets Airtable apart from other comparable systems we've tried.
Good solution for basic databases that would benefit from being on a cloud-hosted relational database rather than as a single dimensional spreadsheet. I imagine that project listings, idea listings, sales pipelines etc. would be well at home in this system.

Airtable Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated