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Airtable Review

A while back I reviewed a great time management tool, Trello.  Since then, I’ve discovered Airtable. It hasn’t replaced my using Trello but it has joined it to make me even more productive than ever before. Want to learn more? Read on for my full Airtable review:

What is Airtable?

Airtable is a cloud-based, spreadsheet-style database system.  With gorgeous pre-made templates and the ability to create your own file from scratch, it takes the standard spreadsheet to a whole new level!

If you know me in real life or have been around the blog for a while, you know I love spreadsheets.  I’ve been known to make up new reasons just to make a spreadsheet! That being said, this program was right up my alley.

How do I use Airtable? What can I use it for?

Airtable has, without a doubt, the best tutorial setup I have ever seen on a website.   By following along with their videos, I had a great starting point for using its many features.

About those features: some of my favourites include the ability to link records, switch views (I especially love the calendar view!), and attaching files directly to a cell.

I am fully convinced that Airtable has infinite possibilities. I’ve used it for everything from cataloging my personal library to creating our editorial calendar for here on the blog! Check out their case studies and templates for some more inspiration.

All About that Base

No treble? Well, less trouble (pardon the terrible puns!) Another favourite feature of mine is Airtable’s bases and workspaces. Because I use it for so many different things, I’d struggle to find anything without being able to sort my bases into workspaces – I use titles like “For the Sake of Good Taste,” “Personal,” and “Writing.”

Then, within each workspace, I can add a variety of bases, which act like individual files would in Excel.  You can change the colour, icon, and title of each base, which makes it super simple to identify what you need at a glance!

Final Thoughts

Airtable has seriously become one of my favourite productivity tools! Not only does it keep me organised, but it fuels my ever-present obsession with spreadsheets!  Whether you test out one of their templates or start from scratch to create your own design, you’re bound to find a great use for it!

Have you tried Airtable yourself? If not, has our Airtable review convinced you to?

Airtable Review


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