Airtable

Airtable

Cloud-based organization & collaboration tool

4.7/5 (968 reviews)

Airtable Overview

What is Airtable?

Airtable is a smart organization and collaboration tool that offers any sized team a single and centralized platform from which to manage projects, customers and ideas. As a flexible, mobile friendly system with native smartphone and desktop apps, Airtable enables users to organize anything, with anyone, from anywhere.

Designed to be as fast and flexible as a spreadsheet but with the added power of a database, Airtable aims to provide users with a powerful yet user-friendly organization and collaboration solution. Further to straightforward spreadsheet capabilities, Airtable incorporates rich text fields, customizable forms and displays as well as intelligent content links and integrations. Airtable supports integration with multiple apps such as Dropbox, Slack and GitHub, allowing users to manage the movement of content between apps simply and safely.

With rich field types including checkboxes, dropdowns, long notes, barcodes, drag and drop file attachments and document previews, Airtable enables users to organize all content easily and conveniently. Users can also configure how content is displayed and how records are arranged with grid, gallery and calendar view options alongside powerful filtering, sorting and grouping capabilities. Moreover, users can link related content between tables in order to avoid duplicate data entry as well as tag, message and share content with collaborators directly. To further enhance team collaboration, Airtable saves and syncs any changes securely and automatically across all devices.

Airtable Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Airtable offers 4 pricing plans.

Free: $0 per user/month for 1,200 records/base, 2GB attachment space/base & 2 weeks of revision & snapshot history
Plus: $12 per user/month for 5,000 records/base, 5GB attachment space/base & 6 months of revision & snapshot history
Pro: $24 per user/month for 50,000 records/base, 20GB attachment space/base & 1 year of revisions & snapshot history
Enterprise: To receive an accurate quote, contact Airtable directly.

Airtable also provides special plans for nonprofit and education organizations.


Airtable Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Airtable screenshot: Utilize powerful filtering, sorting and grouping options
Airtable screenshot: Utilize powerful filtering, sorting and grouping options Airtable screenshot: Organize information with unique field types Airtable screenshot: View information and schedule tasks through calendar display Airtable screenshot: Sort and prioritize tasks Airtable screenshot: Display content in gallery view Airtable screenshot: Generate online forms Airtable screenshot: Tag and message collaborators directly

Airtable Reviews

Airtable Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
702

Very good
232

Average
27

Poor
6

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
96% recommended this app
Steve M.

Only limited by your time and creativity

We have about 10 different business processes that we track in Airtable. It's amazing how flexible it is, and the overall experience has been extremely smooth. It's especially easy to get new users up to speed quickly because of how intuitive the Airtable is, which is an especially difficult feat given how extensively you can customize everything. They have a great online help and video training as well.


Verified Reviewer

Main tool

When I found airtable I was struggling to organize all the different projects in my world and business. It was a nightmare that lasted years. Evernote held precious banking information, google had docs, diigo held bookmarks and page notes, and I was using mind map software for planning. When I had to add inventory management to my daily routines, I knew I needed a dedicated database structure and tried several on the market. After making my rounds through many, I choose Notion for its price. A few months later I realized how much more efficient airtable was for my needs and took the plunge. The upgrade was worth it. I am more productive now and getting more data organized than every before with 10 other tools. Thank you airtable.


Shawn J.

Great Amalgamation of a Spreadsheet & Database

I have used AirTable in several areas of my life, but the best example is with a high school program I volunteer with. We have 150 students with 15 advisors, with over 100 data points, in 20 locations. Prior to AirTable, keeping track of everything was a nightmare. Something as simple as trying to contact a student involved either all advisors adding all 150 students into their phone contact list (and update every year) or calling the lead advisor who had to look through a stack of papers to find a number. With AirTable it was as simple as typing in their name and pressing their cell number which automatically dialed them up. I could go on and on about how much AirTable has changed the way I do many aspects of my business and personal life, this was just an example to show how easy it makes things.


Verified Reviewer

Airtable is one to watch in the future

Airtable has very specific uses that would be hard to replicate anywhere else with another piece of software. It has many flaws and drawbacks, but once you accept them (and find ways to circumvent them) it can be quite a handy and interesting piece of software.


Udayan W.

Google Sheets/Excel on steriods

Overall experience with Airtable has been amazing, I think it's a brilliant product for cross team collaboration and I love the flexibility you get.


Steve M.
Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Only limited by your time and creativity

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 30/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We have about 10 different business processes that we track in Airtable. It's amazing how flexible it is, and the overall experience has been extremely smooth. It's especially easy to get new users up to speed quickly because of how intuitive the Airtable is, which is an especially difficult feat given how extensively you can customize everything. They have a great online help and video training as well.

Pros

Airtable brings actual structure to our working environment. We use for a team of 15 to track tasks, projects, and even for lightweight documentation of work done or where stuff is. I really like the flexibility and the ability to create just about anything with it and still make the finished product look nice. The UI is what people first comment on when I invite them to our shared set of bases--either "it looks great" or "this is easy" or something like that. I especially love the integration with Zapier so that if you need to go outside an Airtable base, you probably won't have to do manual entry--it can sync with your other app.

Cons

With the free version, you will hit the record limit will pretty easily. I wish they had a lower-priced plan that was above the free version, but below their much more expensive tiers.
A second huge miss is that there was really no way to do rich text. That severely limits the usefulness for using Airtable as any kind of repository for content or anything like that. Basically you convert everything to HTML markup and store it as plain text in Airtable, but like I said they have promised to fix this . . .

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Main tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 11/02/2020
Review Source: GetApp

When I found airtable I was struggling to organize all the different projects in my world and business. It was a nightmare that lasted years. Evernote held precious banking information, google had docs, diigo held bookmarks and page notes, and I was using mind map software for planning. When I had to add inventory management to my daily routines, I knew I needed a dedicated database structure and tried several on the market. After making my rounds through many, I choose Notion for its price. A few months later I realized how much more efficient airtable was for my needs and took the plunge. The upgrade was worth it. I am more productive now and getting more data organized than every before with 10 other tools. Thank you airtable.

Pros

Easy start.
Speedy app.
Flexible uses.
Customizable.
Scalable. Ramp it up to any size/ use.
Drag and drop fields, input, and images from other sources.
Constantly evolving.
Strong learning resources available.

Cons

Pricing options. If you need just one block the only option is $20 a month. There needs to a one or two block option available at the first tier $10 a month. But now that I have to say now that I have all those blocks, I am finding new ways to use them.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Shawn J.
Industry: Photography
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Amalgamation of a Spreadsheet & Database

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have used AirTable in several areas of my life, but the best example is with a high school program I volunteer with. We have 150 students with 15 advisors, with over 100 data points, in 20 locations. Prior to AirTable, keeping track of everything was a nightmare. Something as simple as trying to contact a student involved either all advisors adding all 150 students into their phone contact list (and update every year) or calling the lead advisor who had to look through a stack of papers to find a number. With AirTable it was as simple as typing in their name and pressing their cell number which automatically dialed them up. I could go on and on about how much AirTable has changed the way I do many aspects of my business and personal life, this was just an example to show how easy it makes things.

Pros

The fact that basically all database applications I tried were basically meant for enterprise-level businesses, and generally required a steep learning curve to even set up. I only needed basic database functionality, and to be able to easily edit single or groups of entries. AirTable solved this perfectly. Also, the team over there seem to be constantly adding on new functionality, which I see and realize that could solve problems I did not even realize I had. The best part is just how easy it is to use. I have some people on my team that are far from tech-savvy, and with a quick overview, they were even able to utilize it.

Cons

Their forms have a bit to be desired, but that is mostly just the appearance when I send them out. Also when sorting and filtering, it requires 3 or so clicks, when I think they could make it one.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Games

Airtable is one to watch in the future

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 17/07/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Airtable has very specific uses that would be hard to replicate anywhere else with another piece of software. It has many flaws and drawbacks, but once you accept them (and find ways to circumvent them) it can be quite a handy and interesting piece of software.

Pros

When I first started to use Airtable, I came away deeply frustrated with it's usability. It's sometimes slow, straightly obtuse to use and has many "pending features" that would be extremely helpful for some of the simplest of tasks.

However, there came a time when I had to organise a league table for a tournament over the internet, and all of sudden, Airtable clicked.

What Airtable is good at is creating a database of entries for a specific use, so for example, making an internet registration form where a user can enter data and "register" their interest in a particular thing is so quick and easy to do.

I created an application form which auto stored the data into a highly organised table that I could then use however I wanted (I created a league table from the registered users with ease and shared the results of the league as the scoring progressed) - all via the internet, I don't know of a way that I could have achieved this without AirTable, Google Docs would have been a possible solution, but Airtable allows you to add attachments easily (so images, etc) as well as allowing you to manipulate (And hide) data in any way you can think of using Rollups and Lookups - two of it's most powerful features.

Once you get used to it, Airtable becomes useful, and I can see myself using it again and again when I want to organise a very specific and distributed task on the internet.

Cons

Don't think this is Excel in a different disguise, it's not, it's not as adaptable and not as powerful as Excel. You couldn't use it to track a project or manage a holiday system or anything like that, but creating a full customer list for a newsletter? Yep, easy, that's the kind of thing it DOES do really well.

It could use a few more features on the free tier of the software (the paid tier unlocks "blocks" - which is a strange name for plugins, which allow you to view the data in different visual ways but ultimately it's not as well integrated as it should be and therefore has a limited use)

Another thing is that Airtables mobile interface is woeful compared to it's desktop version, and for some reason you can't access the desktop website via mobile. I have no idea what compelled them to make this decision but it's something they need to address in the future. The mobile layout is next to useless.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Udayan W.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Google Sheets/Excel on steriods

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience with Airtable has been amazing, I think it's a brilliant product for cross team collaboration and I love the flexibility you get.

Pros

While there are a lot of things that are great about airtable, these are the ones I love the most:

1. Flexibility to do everything from project management, sprint management, and GTMs.
2. Ease of use: This is like using excel sheets so creating a new task project is basically hit enter and start typing. Obviously, the features are 10 times better on airtable.
3. The different kind of views that I can have is also brilliant, the calendar view, kanban view and my favorite.

Cons

I think the only place this tool lacks is in just pure documentation. While you can write long form content here, it doesn't feel natural or intuitive. I really wish they improve the long form text field with rich content formatting and more.

One more thing which is a pain is the mobile app. Feels like an MVP but the viable is so low. I can't even add comments via the app. Quite sad.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.9/10
Based on 968 user ratings
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Airtable Pricing

Airtable Pricing

Starting from
US$12.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Airtable offers 4 pricing plans.

Free: $0 per user/month for 1,200 records/base, 2GB attachment space/base & 2 weeks of revision & snapshot history
Plus: $12 per user/month for 5,000 records/base, 5GB attachment space/base & 6 months of revision & snapshot history
Pro: $24 per user/month for 50,000 records/base, 20GB attachment space/base & 1 year of revisions & snapshot history
Enterprise: To receive an accurate quote, contact Airtable directly.

Airtable also provides special plans for nonprofit and education organizations.

Airtable offers 4 pricing plans.

Free: $0 per user/month for 1,200 records/base, 2GB attachment space/base & 2 weeks of revision & snapshot history
Plus: $12 per user/month for 5,000 records/base, 5GB attachment space/base & 6 months of revision & snapshot history
Pro: $24 per user/month for 50,000 records/base, 20GB attachment space/base & 1 year of revisions & snapshot history
Enterprise: To receive an accurate quote, contact Airtable directly.

Airtable also provides special plans for nonprofit and education organizations.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 968 user ratings
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Airtable Features

Airtable Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritising
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Timesheets
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Airtable

Additional information for Airtable

Key features of Airtable

  • @mentions
  • Access control
  • Action management
  • Active Directory integration
  • Advertising management
  • Agile development
  • Applicant tracking
  • Application integration
  • Attendance management
  • Audit trail
  • Automatic backup
  • Automatic notifications
  • Availability management
  • B2B integration
  • Barcode scanning
  • Budgeting
  • Bug tracking
  • Built-in database
  • Bulk send
  • Business analysis
  • Calendar management
  • Campaign management
  • Campaign planning
  • Campaign scheduling
  • Cataloging
  • Categorization
  • Charting
  • Chat
  • Client management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Communications calendar
  • Compensation management
  • Content filtering
  • Creation
  • Custom charts
  • Custom development
  • Custom forms
  • Custom online databases
  • Customizable fields
  • Data filtering
  • Data import/export
  • Data storage management
  • Data synchronization
  • Database Access
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • Event management
  • File management
  • Forms management
  • Full text search
  • Inbox management
  • Inventory management
  • Link related content
  • Message board
  • Multi-department / project
  • Multiple projects
  • Permission management
  • Product catalog
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Project development
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project notes
  • Project planning
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time data
  • Reporting & statistics
  • SMS integration
  • Search functionality
  • Single sign on
  • Social media integration
  • Status tracking
  • Tags & keywords
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Time / task reporting
  • To-do list
  • Video management
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Airtable offers numerous organizational templates, equipping users with a quick and easy solution for tracking any event or managing any project.

  • Users have access to rich field types such as checkboxes, attachments and long texts notes, ensuring thorough content organization.

  • Airtable includes grid, calendar and gallery views as well as intelligent filtering, sorting and grouping, affording users the freedom to arrange content how they want.

  • Users can link records between tables, aiming to help users avoid duplicate data entry.

  • Airtable supports integration with multiple popular project management, file management and communication apps, enabling users to communicate and collaborate effectively and efficiently.

  • Airtable FAQs

    Airtable FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Airtable.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Airtable offer?

    Airtable offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$12.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Airtable offers 4 pricing plans. Free: $0 per user/month for 1,200 records/base, 2GB attachment space/base & 2 weeks of revision & snapshot history Plus: $12 per user/month for 5,000 records/base, 5GB attachment space/base & 6 months of revision & snapshot history Pro: $24 per user/month for 50,000 records/base, 20GB attachment space/base & 1 year of revisions & snapshot history Enterprise: To receive an accurate quote, contact Airtable directly. Airtable also provides special plans for nonprofit and education organizations.

    Q. What are the main features of Airtable?

    Airtable offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • Access control
    • Action management
    • Active Directory integration
    • Advertising management
    • Agile development
    • Applicant tracking
    • Application integration
    • Attendance management
    • Audit trail
    • Automatic backup
    • Automatic notifications
    • Availability management
    • B2B integration
    • Barcode scanning
    • Budgeting
    • Bug tracking
    • Built-in database
    • Bulk send
    • Business analysis
    • Calendar management
    • Campaign management
    • Campaign planning
    • Campaign scheduling
    • Cataloging
    • Categorization
    • Charting
    • Chat
    • Client management
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative review
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Communications calendar
    • Compensation management
    • Content filtering
    • Creation
    • Custom charts
    • Custom development
    • Custom forms
    • Custom online databases
    • Customizable fields
    • Data filtering
    • Data import/export
    • Data storage management
    • Data synchronization
    • Database Access
    • Document storage
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • Event management
    • File management
    • Forms management
    • Full text search
    • Inbox management
    • Inventory management
    • Link related content
    • Message board
    • Multi-department / project
    • Multiple projects
    • Permission management
    • Product catalog
    • Progress reports
    • Progress tracking
    • Project budgeting
    • Project development
    • Project estimating
    • Project management
    • Project notes
    • Project planning
    • Project templates
    • Project time tracking
    • Project tracking
    • Project workflow
    • Projections
    • Real-time data
    • Reporting & statistics
    • SMS integration
    • Search functionality
    • Single sign on
    • Social media integration
    • Status tracking
    • Tags & keywords
    • Task management
    • Task planning
    • Task scheduling
    • Task tracking
    • Template management
    • Third party integration
    • Time / task reporting
    • To-do list
    • Video management
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Airtable?

    Airtable has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Airtable support?

    Airtable supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Airtable offer?

    Airtable has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Airtable support mobile devices?

    Airtable supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Airtable integrate with?

    Airtable integrates with the following applications:

    Accelo, ActiveCampaign, Dropbox, Gmail, LinkedIn, Skedda, Slack, Tray.io, VisitorTrack, Workato

    Q. What level of support does Airtable offer?

    Airtable offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials