Airtable makes simple, shared table management a breeze
February 27, 2018

Airtable makes simple, shared table management a breeze

Douglas Brunk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Airtable

We are using this tool primarily as a fast prototyping tool for solving simple database and data collection problems in administering our development. For example, we have mocked up a new project portfolio where we capture project requests before they go through the prioritization process.

I am also using it privately as a shared repository for maintaining data with groups of people.


  • Fast development of databases either from scratch or from a spreadsheet
  • Allowing groups of users to maintain a shared database in a structured manner
  • Simplified handling of relational tables


  • Would be nice to have a rich text field for formatted text
  • API powerful for editing but is limited when one is trying to retrieve table meta data
  • Pricing model quick jumps in expense when sharing even the simplest data with a small group of people
  • Unfortunately we have not used this tool enough to really provide a response to the question. As a prototyping tool, however, it has helped to turn provide simple and quick solutions rather than needing to resort to other data collection methods.
These other tools were comparable and also feature rich. For our use-cases the simplicity and rapid prototyping make Airtable a better fit.
It is really helpful when trying to maintain a set of data that is shared by a team and needs to updated safely by that team. The grid views particularly can operate in the well-understood paradigm of a spreadsheet without the difficulties of sharing and editing spreadsheets.

One will hit up against its limitations since it is not intended as a full development tool.

Airtable Feature Ratings

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


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