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Airtable app review: a flexible database organizer for all of your organization needs

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Introduction

As I sit at my desk trying to think about how to get organized to start writing my first novel, I’m a little overwhelmed. How the heck can I keep all of the characters and storylines in order? This is my current dilemma, but you may be more interested in figuring out how you can organize your next camping trip than a novel. Whatever you’re trying to organize, the Airtable app can help.

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This app acts as a comprehensive and highly functional database for all of your organization needs. With easy drag-and-drop features, and the ability to add visual cues, the only question you’ll have after you start using this app is - why didn’t I find it sooner? Airtable is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Airtable - Flexible database and organizer

Free

Organize Your World

That really is what this app can do for you – organize your world. It’s not an exaggeration to say that you can use this app for organizing just about anything you can think of. There are plenty of other apps designed to help you with itineraries, lists, and to do’s, but none of them are as user-friendly and detail oriented as this app is. Apps like Evernote have excellent tools that can help you organize your life, but what separates Airtable from the competition are the visual cues it uses. As human beings we remember things better when we can associate them with pictures.

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The first time you open this app you’re greeted by one of the best app walk-throughs you’re likely to ever come across anywhere. And, that’s not an exaggeration. They do a great job of explaining how things work. Another great thing about this app, is that it really is completely free – there are no ads to clutter up your workspace and know in-app purchases constantly annoying you. The Airtable - Flexible database and organizer app will require 24.6 MB of available space on your iOS device.

How It Works

Once you’re finished with the walk-through, and you’re ready to get started using the app, the first thing you’ll do is select from a list of potential uses that they prompt you with upon first starting this app. If the items in this suggested list match what you’re looking for then great, if not then you can add whatever you’d like to organize, to the database. Simply tap on the + icon on the main table page and add in the name of whatever you’d like the database to be called. Once you’ve done this you can add tables to your database simply by using the menus located at the bottom of your table. In some cases, you may actually have secondary tables within your main table – there really is a lot of flexibility here.

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Once you’ve created a table and added items (or cells) you can tap on these at any time to view all the information in that record and to make any changes necessary. You can also use the customized fields option to add a new field at any time. The app will then ask you to choose the type of field for this item from a list of available options – it’s pretty comprehensive so there is a very good chance that what you’re looking for will be there.

Airtable - Flexible database and organizer

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No ads or in-app purchases
  • Highly customizable
  • Create organized databases for any interest you like
  • Excellent walk-through of the apps main functions
  • Simple drag-and-drop functionality

Cons

  • None

Final Words

Airtable is one of the best organization apps you’ll find in the App Store. This app is highly customizable and very user-friendly. If you’re looking for a great way to keep your life organized, look no further.

Airtable - Flexible database and organizer

Free
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Rick is a longtime freelance writer covering a wide range of topics from sports and travel to health and fitness. Rick has written for many premiere outlets like CBS and LiveStrong. In addition to his exciting role with Apppicker.com, Rick can be found at his Travel Blog CalExplornia.com.