What is Airtable?
Who uses Airtable?
Why developers like Airtable?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Airtable in their tech stack.
If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.
At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.
Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.
Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.
Node.js and ExpressJS is a good choice for backend, the stack makes it really easy to build a REST API.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by using ExpressJS as an admin panel. Express is a lightweight backend framework for Node.js that lets you build your endpoints quickly and with minimal code. If you're looking for an admin panel to manage the data on your mobile app, check out BaseDash. It lets you view and edit data from your SQL database with the simplicity of Airtable.
Rich feature set. Enjoyable UX design. Good integrations with several other tools we use. Airtable
Simple tracking tool for which customers (CBO's) and districts are on board with the system. Airtable
- Link Tables
- Fully mobile
- Instant collaboration
- Easily undo mistakes