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April 26, 2018

Powerful, good-looking management tool

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Airtable

My team is using Airtable for a wide variety of projects: tracking summer camp applications, invoicing and financial tracking, and as a data management tool for logging updates to grants. I am the primary user of Airtable and my team will also use it depending on the project at hand. We needed a flexible and customizable tool that would allow us to manage a couple of different things in a central location.
  • It's very easy to link information across several tables.
  • The UI is simple to use and pretty!
  • I like that I can view data in a couple of different ways, depending on the questions I'm asking or the specific needs of a project (i.e., calendar view, grid view).
  • I haven't had much of a chance to play with the new Blocks features, but scrolling through the 'explore' page, I'm wondering if I'll be able to use more than 4 of the Blocks offered. I hope that there may be more fun tools in the future.
  • The help section had some good content on basic formula operations, but they weren't sufficient for my needs. I'd love to have a section that offered some more advanced formulas that we could use.
  • Airtable fills a data management/organization gap in our institution's suite of software. I anticipate that our ROI will be realized quickly in terms of productivity and accuracy.
I enjoy using Asana for task lists, but I don't love the mobile app and I didn't get the most out of it since my projects are usually not collaborative. Smartsheet has a good gantt chart tool, but the UI is terrible and it isn't as dynamic as I'd have liked. Airtable combines the best of both.
I'd absolutely recommend Airtable to colleagues that I knew were capable of building simple databases or understood how to write formulas. I think that you need to be at least an intermediate Excel user to really get the most out of Airtable.

Airtable Feature Ratings

Task Management
7
Resource Management
5
Gantt Charts
5
Scheduling
5
Workflow Automation
4
Team Collaboration
10
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
5
Email integration
5
Mobile Access
9
Timesheet Tracking
5
Change request and Case Management
5
Budget and Expense Management
5