What is Airtable?
Airtable is a combination of spreadsheet and relational databases which has features and flexibilities just like a database but as easy to use as a spreadsheet. It serves a wide variety of use cases like business CRMs, project management, inventory tracking, campaign tracking, user research and many more.
The question is why one needs Airtable when we already have an Excel or Google spreadsheets?
So, with our limited knowledge, we can say that if you need to run a lot of computations then it might be better to stick to Spreadsheets. But, if you have large data where you need to track things like inventory, lead, project, etc, Airtable turns out to be a very good match for such use cases. Particularly, if you need linkages between your tables or to add thousands of data rows in a single tab, Airtable might be your best friend. Also, the UI/UX, collaborative editing is much more advanced in Airtable. One of the biggest cons for Airtable is that it does not work or rather works in the read-only format in offline mode. So, you have to be careful while picking this as your CRM or database if your work involves a lot of offline periods.
What is the cost of Airtable?
Airtable Pro costs around $24 per month per user (if paid monthly) or $20 per month per user (if paid annually). You can check out the detailed pricing plans at https://support.airtable.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010928147-Airtable-plans.
What are the best alternatives to Airtable?