Approved (5.19.21)
Revision note: What was previously blocks is now called Apps.
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Apps, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • * Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • * Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • * Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • * A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • * Sales CRM
  • * Applicant Tracking System
  • * Inventory Management System
  • * Project Management Tracker
  • * Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • * An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • * A pure document store
  • * Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
maguay's avatar
@maguay

approved - Nice update, thanks for sharing!

a year ago
Approved (6. 8.20)
Revision note: formatting
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • * Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • * Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • * Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • * A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • * Sales CRM
  • * Applicant Tracking System
  • * Inventory Management System
  • * Project Management Tracker
  • * Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • * An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • * A pure document store
  • * Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
Approved (6. 8.20)
Revision note: fixed bullet points
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • * Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • * Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • * Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • * A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • * Sales CRM
  • * Applicant Tracking System
  • * Inventory Management System
  • * Project Management Tracker
  • * Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • * An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • * A pure document store
  • * Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
Approved (6. 6.20)
Revision note: Fixed bullets
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • - Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • - Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • - Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • - A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • * Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • * Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • * Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • * A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • - Sales CRM
  • - Applicant Tracking System
  • - Inventory Management System
  • - Project Management Tracker
  • - Etc.
  • * Sales CRM
  • * Applicant Tracking System
  • * Inventory Management System
  • * Project Management Tracker
  • * Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • - An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • - A pure document store
  • - Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
  • * An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • * A pure document store
  • * Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
awwstn's avatar
@awwstn

approved - 🙌

2 years ago
Approved (6. 4.20)
Revision note: formatting
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • - Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • - Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • - Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • - A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • - Sales CRM
  • - Applicant Tracking System
  • - Inventory Management System
  • - Project Management Tracker
  • - Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • - An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • - A pure document store
  • - Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
Approved (6. 4.20)
Revision note: Fixed H3 header.
  • ###What is Airtable?
  • ### What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • - Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • - Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • - Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • - A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • - Sales CRM
  • - Applicant Tracking System
  • - Inventory Management System
  • - Project Management Tracker
  • - Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • - An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • - A pure document store
  • - Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
Approved (6. 4.20)
Revision note: added h3
  • ###What is Airtable?
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • - Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • - Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • - Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • - A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • - Sales CRM
  • - Applicant Tracking System
  • - Inventory Management System
  • - Project Management Tracker
  • - Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • - An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • - A pure document store
  • - Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
Approved (6. 4.20)
Revision note: First draft
  • Airtable is a relational database with a spreadsheet UI; this means that it has the ease of use and navigation of an Excel or Google spreadsheet, but powerful features of a relational DB (data validation, links and relationships across data tables). Additionally, a set of add-on "plugins" to Airtable, called Blocks, allow you to deploy mini-apps on top of a database. Finally, Airtable has a number of native integrations, and a fairly powerful API.
  • Airtable can be used as an individual tool, but it's most powerful when you have some or all of the following needs:
  • - Maintaining data integrity in a way that spreadsheets aren't cut out for
  • - Lots of real-time collaboration on the data (particularly when different people need different cuts on the data)
  • - Need for integrations with 3rd party tools
  • - A visual (and colorful) UI that allows you to intuitively keep up on what's going on in a given database
  • People often use Airtable to build lightweight internal tools and apps with a table-like interface:
  • - Sales CRM
  • - Applicant Tracking System
  • - Inventory Management System
  • - Project Management Tracker
  • - Etc.
  • Airtable is NOT good for:
  • - An internal wiki (it doesn't work well for notes, visual embeds, etc.)
  • - A pure document store
  • - Extensive modeling (e.g., financial models) or for power users of formulas
awwstn's avatar
@awwstn

approved - Excellent summary!

2 years ago