What Is Airtable?

Airtable is the relational database for the rest of us. With a spreadsheet-like interface that anyone can use, realtime collaboration, and rich features like file attachments and reporting, Airtable is the friendliest modern database.

Who Uses Airtable?

Small business and teams within larger organizations

Where can Airtable be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Airtable
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2013

Airtable support

  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Airtable
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2013

Airtable support

  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others

Languages

English

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Features of Airtable

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Brainstorming
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Channel Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client/Property Matching
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Conversion
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Inbox Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Metadata Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Pipeline Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Publish Scheduling
  • Real Time Editing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Airtable

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Eduardo
Eduardo
Creative Director in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Once I started using it, any other table option makes me turn off

5.0 last month New

Comments: It absolutely gives me the edge in planning my work.

Pros:

Just the variaties of ways to show data - table, kanban, gallery, calendar, timeline, form! Its incredibly versatile and means you can craft it to many different types of people from CEO, to Marketing, to Finance.

Cons:

The only downside I can see is that the per-seat amount can get high for multiple team members, I wish this could be lower or to only include core team members in that amount while having 'visitors' that have less access in the document.

Laurène
Head of Customer Success in France
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Airtable is very powerful for building internal tool or back-offices, UX could be more user-friendly

4.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: We use Airtable in several ways:
- Internal ticketing system + reporting (works great)
- Custom apps for our customers, synced with our own software (back-office logic is great, end-user UX is not, we should have used a third-party app builder to make it more user-friendly)
- CRM extension (good for one-off analytics)
- Database for some automations using Make.com (having structured data really helps)
We are overall satisfied, we manage to do everything we want and integrate Airtable with our other software. We hope that Airtable Interfaces will get better, along with some improvements in formulas.

Pros:

Airtable is very powerful. It makes database logic accessible to non-developer profiles. Being able to view your data in so many different ways is great. Usecases are endless.

Cons:

I was disappointed by the inability to create easy-to-use apps for the final user. You can either share the entire database with them - which can be overwhelming - or cherry-pick views you want to share with them - which is impractical, especially because those views aren't editable. This makes Airtable great to build internal tools for tech-savvy teams, but in order to make it usable by other people you'll have to use a third-party app builder (Airtable will then be used as the database / back-office of your app). In addition to that, I sometimes get frustrated with some formulas, especially "datetime" formulas and recursive logic. These can become overly complicated in Airtable.

Nica Chesca
Social Media Manager in Philippines
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Tool worth trying

3.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Though it's something I didn't use for long, I still had a good experience using the tool for a couple of months. It's still worth trying just depends on what type of projects you will use it for.

Pros:

I like the many features that it has like surveys and different views of your project.

Cons:

It can also get so messy at times and difficult to use since it has many functionalities that are not user friendly. Has a steep learning curve compared to others that I've tried before.

Verified Reviewer
Partner in Israel
Verified LinkedIn User
Venture Capital & Private Equity, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Just didn't do it for me

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I found Airtable to be a nice database alternative at first, but after using it for a while I felt it restricted me too much and was a mess to manage (too many "views", separate databases and filter-states)

Pros:

Easy import of Excel data, multi select fields, customizable fields

Cons:

Too many "views" make it difficult to see what part of the data you are managing right now Hard to find the export data option (it's there but it's well hidden) Filtering system difficult in complex situations Slow to make change Pricing limits you by number of rows

Gary
Director in US
Higher Education, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Transformational

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Airtable has transformed the way I do my work. I am able to automate tasks, share information with others, and quickly compile data. It is so integrated into the way I do my work that I can't imagine functioning without.

Cons:

Data is easy to get into Airtable and it is easy to manipulate data and information in Airtable. Getting data OUT of Airtable (e.g. printing reports) is still not as functional as I would like.