Airtable has changed a lot since I last used it.
To be candid, it feels a bit overwhelming.
It is colorful; I’ll give you that! It’s also very polished, but at the end of the day, it remains a pretty raw representation of data in a database, mostly made of tables with lines, columns, and neverending horizontal scroll.
It’s a web app, it’s not super snappy, and the native apps on the desktop are just web views. So I am not super excited about the performance.
macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android: it is available everywhere.
The list is long. Airtable can connect to most productivity tools, publishing platforms, and social networks. After a slightly deeper investigation, it appears that most of these integrations, if not all of them, are done through Zapier, INtegromat, or similar.
A strength of Airtable. You can build anything with it if you have the time and dedication.
Airtable is accessible for free, with some limits. Two paid plans are available, for $10/month and $20/month. Prices are per seat, as Airtable is made for collaboration.
My conclusion is similar to the one for Notion: if you use Airtable across your work or personal life, it’s a great option to build a Personal CRM or use one of the templates available online.
If not, I don’t think the extra complexity is worth the hassle.
It’s also important to note that Airtable shines in a collaborative setup, which is a plus if you need to share access to your data with your team.