If you’re one of those people (like me) that constantly push Excel to its limits, you really should check out Airtable. It’s a web app that looks like Access and Google Sheets’s baby. 🙂
Yes, it’s an online DB app that enables you create really cool tools using DB features. I know that you stopped reading already, so I am just leaving you with the Airtable tutorial bellow. 🙂
In this video
I know it’s a longer than usual one, here is what I cover.
- What is Airtable?
- Workspaces and bases
- Field and field types
- Linking tables
- Working with attachments
- What are blocks
What I like about Airtable
Lots of things to like about this app. No wonder it replaced most of my spreadsheets that I use for my small business. To name just a few:
- Easy – Airtable is a lot like Access, but much easier to use, even for less than technical people.
- Collaborative – Bases are easy to share and working with multiple users is seamless
- Fun to use – Filling in tables just seems easier than Excel or Google Sheets
Things to improve
Taking into account that there is a 50.000 limit of rows in a base (that is like a single file) I would say that it’s not an enterprise app. I tried to use it for managing all training in a manufacturing company, gave up because of that limit.
If it’s more for small businesses the pricing would put you out. 20$ / user / month might be a lot for lots of companies from some developing countries.
Want to try out?
If you want to help me get a discount to my Airtable subscription, you can use the link bellow. If not, you can find the website on Google.