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, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Airtable
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Metadata Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Prioritisation
  • Product Data 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
  • 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
Vasilis S.
Vasilis S.
Owner in Greece
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A good organizer.

5 2 months ago New

Comments: That's the one app I am using all day. Restrictions, everywhere, as it's a kind of pseudo-database, but something like an improved excell sheet with database in it.
Its my preferred app because of the easy fast way to organize my work.
Sharing tables with colaborators may be tricky because charge may come higher than you thought.

Pros:

This is the case, when I can only tell cons, however I am using Airtable every day, organizing all my business with it. It's not a powerful database like Caspio for example, there are lots of things don't work as should. BUT it's a handy, internet based database, allowing you to easy create views, and see information sorted, to hide fields ot group by a field it's probably the best way in my opinion, you can view the information the way its most productive for you. check boxes, multi-select or single select fields, autonumbering and a range of colors you can use to see information , easy way to introduce colaboration with "Make" - ex- Integromat , and Zapier and Jotforms and more makes Airtable a handy tool. I would not give 5 starts to any of its features. And still is the application I use everyday to plan my jobwork.

Cons:

Deduplication fields. Guys, please: I need to deduplicate all lines, pressing one button. Why can't you include the option 'dedup all' - on my own risk and I have to do it one-by-one and ask me if i agree? And the 'merge option' is buggy. Automations are buggy. It's a feature supposed to run javascript code, that's not exactly working here. Also, to combine tables and fields, as they say it's handy but doing many things here one by one, and can't press to apply some rule to all , is really missing. However, if you do small tasks, it's probably the best app.

Sarah S.
Director of Marketing in US
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The Google Sheet of your dreams

4 last month New

Comments: There is a slight learning curve, but I found Airtable to be really customizable to your unique needs and also your unique perspective on how to use the software. Being able to change the views a zillion different ways and filter accordingly makes it easy for anyone on our team to jump in, find the information they need and organize their own work in a way that makes the most sense to them.

Pros:

I love that Airtable largely functions (at least visually) like an Excel doc, which so many of us use to organize ideas and plan projects in a grid form. It maintains that structure but seriously levels up what you can do with the information you put in it.

Cons:

There have been times when I did miss the simplicity of a Google Sheet/Excel in organizing my information, like being able to merge cells or intersect certain columns/rows visually, but not by the data itself. I wish there was an option that could give you an Airtable view that functioned like a flat excel doc if you needed it to.

Rebekah H.
Product Manager in US
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

For the right company it would work

3 last month New

Pros:

I think it was fairly easy to figure how to use most of the templates or features. I think it’s good for very straightforward tasks.

Cons:

For teams or companies wanting more dynamic use Like ours I don’t think it was a good fit. We needed more robust tooling (no fault of Airtables). I wouldn’t recommend the project/task tracking features

Miles T.
Self in US
Financial Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Airtable is our daily driver and trusted data keeper

5 2 months ago

Comments: Overall Airtable is a great product that we will continue to use because the alternative, competitive products simply do not have the feature set, and are even more difficult to learn. We find that with Airtable we can be as productive as possible in a reasonable amount of time, and feel secure that our data is safe.

Pros:

Airtable, once learned, is simple to use for data collection, data management, and reporting. We like being able to build custom forms, quickly, to add data to records and it makes our employee's jobs easier. The mobile features are strong and allow us to get work done on the road by phone, and we feel like our data is safe and accessible.

Cons:

Airtable has a learning curve for admin and users. Not to say this is Airtable's fault, but to say Airtble is "plug and play" would be false. This learning curve has proven time consuming and creates delays when onboarding new employees who's strength is not data management platforms.

Verified Reviewer
Data Analytics Manager in Philippines
Verified LinkedIn User
Logistics & Supply Chain, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Powerful and flexible collaboration tool

5 last month New

Comments: Overall, Airtable has given us a flexible collaboration tool which allowed us to work more efficiently, both internally, and externally with our various stakeholders.

Pros:

I like how easy it is to switch between a tabular view and a kanban view for the same data. We always needed an easy visual tool (kanban) for our workflow but also needed a tabular view for an overall look of our work. Airtable seamlessly combines these two along with other features.

Cons:

The dashboarding feature is quite new and is still a bit limited. The row limitation is a little too low.