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What software would you recommend to track commission and manage referrals?

My business has ended up receiving a lot of income from referrals to other businesses in our industry. The companies we're receiving referrals from are all run very differently and have complicated...

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How do you track your business expenses?

Does your team send all receipts to an app like Expensify, or do you track expenses manually perhaps in a spreadsheet? Have company-focused credit cards like Brex and Stripe Corporate Card made it ...

Automate content updates on 100+ landing pages

Hello! We need to create 100+ landing pages for collecting feedback on individual instructors. Each page will have their photo, bio, and a 5 question feedback form. When the instructor's bio chan...

What's a good way to build a client portal?

I manage events with exhibitors and speakers. We've generally managed the information we need from them, and that which they need from us, with a stream of emails in the year leading up to the even...

Google Sheets? Airtable? MySQL?

Guys... In "digital marketing world" it's very common to use Google Sheets to store data. Ex: → Metrics from Facebook Ads → Google Sheets → Google Data Studio → Metrics from Google Ads → Google ...

What's the best way to build a document generation workflow with a branded frontend?

I have the following workflow: Customer Data in Database - Connect Sales Person to customer - generate Document - monitor payment - send payment to Sales Person The Data input should be in an indi...

No code internal tools are replacing entire software stacks.

I run an agency that builds internal tools to SMEs and startups. At a high level, I'm usually replacing spreadsheets or manual labor. Occasionally, the tools I build replace a couple of apps in a c...

Good donor relationship manager / CRM for a nonprofit?

I volunteer with a small nonprofit and we're at the point where we could use a CRM. We don't have much budget at all for tech tools right now but could start setting aside some. Since everybody is ...

What software changed how you think and work?

Most new software adds a slight new twist to the way you already work—perhaps it helps you send email faster or add notes automatically, but generally works in the same way as other tools in the ca...

Is there an "Onboarding as a Service?"

Over the last couple of years, we’ve personally experienced substantial business challenges associated with navigating from manual onboarding of customers to self-service onboarding of customers. L...

How do you manage your contacts?

My phone's contacts app is perpetually a mess, filled with old contacts I don't need anymore, duplicate contacts from merging email accounts and upgrading to new phones, and more. Is there a bette...

Do you use kanban in your CRM, or do you have another way to organize leads and contacts?

Pipedrive perhaps most famously made a kanban-style workflow the default way to move leads through a sales process, and similar kanban workflows are now common in many CRM apps (along with project ...

Are kanban boards the best way to organize stuff?

Kanban boards are everywhere now, the default way to organize tasks, contacts, database entries, notes, and more. Airtable uses them to organize your data. Pipedrive uses them to turn your leads i...

What software categories are the hardest to imagine not existing?

Imagine a world without social media. Seems easy if you try—and yet. Somehow it fills some need where it’s hard to imagine a connected world not having a way to publish your thoughts. Spreadsheets...

Built-in automations vs. dedicated automation workflow software?

Tools like Zapier, IFTTT, Integromat, and more make it easy to connect data between apps and get work done automatically. But sometimes they're not needed. It's increasingly common for software to...

Swiss Army knife or Best of Breed apps?

I am interested to know what people think before I spend more time and money investing into either approach. A bit more context from apps or platform perspective. Either I can choose some all-in-o...

SaaS Landing Page Feedback from the Best?

Hi Everyone, As follow B2B SaaS buyers, I know y'all have the best eye for landing pages. After buying and implementing software at large companies for a few years, I finally started building my o...

PDFFiller for document signing, or alternatives?

Does anyone out there use PDFFiller for document signing? We have a fairly complex process that will create a slew of documents out of Airtable data via Zapier. PDFFiller seems like it checks all...

Managing Marketing Promotions

What tools have you found useful to manage marketing promotions? Airtable? Something that tracks both the creative process (images and/or copy) and is easy to export data. We've been using Basecam...

When software changes our minds.

It's a strange time to be a file. They've never gone away—every app you touch is built on hundreds of them. But SaaS has abstracted files away until they're merely a relic in many business apps. W...

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What software should a modern office suite include?

For over 30 years, the Office suite has meant a bundle of software including a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool among other apps. But are those the most relevant tools for a mode...

Office Suite: LibreOffice, GSuite, Microsoft Office

We use a combination of MS Office and GSuite, but I'm a bit over the recurring cost of MS Office when we don't use it all the time. It's something we have in case we get an excel file. Has anyone ...

Which is the best relational database product besides Airtable?

We build a ton of no code applications and these require databases so we have used Airtable most often. However, now there is a better tool (I think) with Stackby (stackby.com). What other database...

Omission of the "x" to close the window in Notion - rationale? I miss it!

Hi, I have used Notion since early 2018, and I can never get used to the lack of the "x" to close a window of a Page when it's in modal mode. I have assumed this is some kind of "trendy" approach ...

A question on many's mind: Any insight out there as to when the Notion API is actually coming?

Hi, I, like I am guessing 100's here in Capiche, cannot get past a day without envisioning all the ways I will be using the Notion API when it finally comes out. There seems very little info of an...

Excel vs. Google Sheets: What's the best spreadsheet in 2020?

It's been decades since spreadsheets became the original killer app on personal computers, one of the main reasons people bought early PCs and Apple IIs. And they're still some of the most versatil...

Meet the Capiche Community, July 2020.

Just joined Capiche, or finally jumping into the conversations after watching from the sidelines for a while? We’re glad you’re here! And we'd love to learn a bit more about you. What are you wor...

AWS has a new no-code app builder: Amazon Honeycode.

Honeycode is almost an Airtable + Glide competitor—or a Microsoft Access alternative, if you go back a bit further. it’s a way to build a spreadsheet-style database, link content, build a form-base...

Is Asana worth paying for?

I'm trying to find any solution to manage our projects and also for my personal use. I love Asana's clean UI, but I have to pay for at least two seats. Is there is any other SaaS like Asana but th...

Repercussions of sharing a log-in...

Hello all. So we're deep into loving Airtable but also deep into hating our ever-mounting monthly bill. Obviously strong functionality and continuous improvement come at a cost -- literally. But we...

Repercussions of sharing a log-in...

Hello all. So we're deep into loving Airtable but also deep into hating our ever-mounting monthly bill. Obviously strong functionality and continuous improvement come at a cost -- literally. But we...

What is your favorite kanban board layout?

Kanban boards are everywhere, after Trello popularized them with its simple kanban-only workflow. You can reorder your Asana tasks (along with those in many other project management apps) in a kanb...

What software do you wish existed?

What software are you looking for that you've never been able to find, and wish there was something for that exact use case? Maybe there's something that almost fits your needs but not quite. Or m...

What is the best no code software to hack a B2B web app that requires web forms to be sent from businesses to their clients?

My app needs a UI for businesses, a web forms functionality where users can submit texts and attach documents, an SMS API (thinking of using Twilio). Is Airtable sufficient for the DB, what to use ...

What do you think about Infinity App?

I just saw it on Producthunt today. Infinity App. what do you think about it? Do you think lifetime membership is attractive? They claim to replace Trello, Asana, Monday, Clickup, Airtable. and how...

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What is the best tool for building, generating and sending quotes?

We build and market websites and we are trying to shift away from an all-you-can-eat type of service, and move towards a quote based system. Does anyone have any good tools for building, generatin...

Thoughts on Retool?

I've been using Retool for a bit to build internal tools, and I'm becoming a fan of this type of system. If you haven't seen it, check it out: https://retool.com/. I really like the concept, defi...

Which one is the best for personal project management?

Airtable, Asana, Clickup, Monday.com, Trello and Notion. I have been using Notion for a while but I want to know more about others database application as well. Anyone wanna share their experience??

Do you know of any product — other than Roam — that use the power of Graph Databases?

I always felt restricted by cabinet-filing systems. We see it everywhere in the real world, in our offices, in our libraries… In the digital world it's still the same with file-systems and the same...

What are your favorite tools to build an MVP?

I've used Airtable extensively to build simple internal apps as minimal viable products, but would love to build something bigger without coding. What are your favorite tools to build MVPs?

What old, unsupported software do you miss today?

I still find it sad that Microsoft Access hasn't continued to be a well-supported way to build simple database applications, though Airtable has largely replaced it for my needs. What older deskto...

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Is there an Airtable discount for startups?

Airtable's free plan is great—but we're starting to get near the limits and thought it'd be worth looking for discounts.

What are your favorite Airtable blocks?

I've used Airtable for years but never added blocks to my workflow. How do you use blocks in your databases?

Can you replace Trello with Airtable?

We love Trello, but need something a bit more customizable. Would Airtable work, or would we be better getting a more advanced project management app?

Has anyone replaced Microsoft Access apps with Airtable?

Since Microsoft is not supporting Access web apps anymore, is Airtable sufficient as a replacement?

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What custom apps have you built in Airtable?

Our team has used Airtable to essentially replace Trello for managing an editorial workflow, but would love to see any more full-featured apps others have built in Airtable.

How do you add spreadsheet functions to Airtable?

I can't seem to type functions into cells in Airtable—they just show as plain text instead of performing the function as in Excel.

How do you import a spreadsheet into Airtable?

Would like to move our team's spreadsheets from Google Sheets into Airtable.

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