Airtable vs xlwings: What are the differences?
Developers describe Airtable as "Real-time spreadsheet-database hybrid *". Working with Airtable is as fast and easy as editing a spreadsheet. But only Airtable is backed by the power of a full database, giving you rich features far beyond what a spreadsheet can offer. On the other hand, *xlwings** is detailed as "Use Python in Excel without add-ins". Replace your VBA code with Python, a powerful yet easy-to-use programming language that is highly suited for numerical analysis. Supports Windows & Mac!.
Airtable and xlwings can be categorized as "Spreadsheets as a Backend" tools.
Some of the features offered by Airtable are:
- Link Tables
- Fully mobile
On the other hand, xlwings provides the following key features:
- Easy deployment: The receiver of an xlwings-powered spreadsheets only needs Python with minimal dependencies — or nothing at all when shipped with the Python runtime.
- Cross-Platform: xlwings works with Microsoft Excel on Windows and Mac.
- Plug-and-Play: No cumbersome installation of Excel add-ins or license keys.
xlwings is an open source tool with 1.38K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks. Here's a link to xlwings's open source repository on GitHub.
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Simple tracking tool for which customers (CBO's) and districts are on board with the system.
Rich feature set. Enjoyable UX design. Good integrations with several other tools we use.