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Airtable vs Asana: 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, *Asana** is detailed as "The easiest way for teams to track their work". Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android.
Airtable and Asana are primarily classified as "Spreadsheets as a Backend" and "Project Management" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Airtable are:
- Link Tables
- Fully mobile
On the other hand, Asana provides the following key features:
- Updated in real-time
- Multiple workspaces
- People views
"Powerful and easy to use" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Airtable, while over 150 developers mention "Super fast task creation" as the leading cause for choosing Asana.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Asana, whereas Airtable is used by Zenefits, Hazeorid, and Cookly. Asana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 665 company stacks & 333 developers stacks; compared to Airtable, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.
I'm comparing Aha!, Trello and Asana. We are looking for it as a Product Management Team. Jira handles all our development and storyboard etc. This is for Product Management for Roadmaps, Backlogs, future stories, etc. Cost is a factor, as well. Does anyone have a comparison chart of Pros and Cons? Thank you.
I just switched to ClickUp for my development agency - I am the product team, and I relay everything there betwixt designers, devs, and clients.
Clickup = Jira + Confluence but better - more ways to slice and dice your data & documents, make custom views, mind map relationships, and track people's work, plan goals... I even use it to manage project finances and household to-dos.
They have a very comprehensive free tier that never expires, and on top of that they're extremely generous with trials of their paid features, have more-than-fair pricing, and top-notch customer support.
I'm trying to set up an ideally "no- code" way to have a backend of 3 different tables and be able to find a value in table #3 (contains businesses & cities) by first finding a record in table #1 (7,000+ zip codes) that corresponds to a city (table #2 has the unique cities), and then finding which businesses are located in these cities ( in this specific, original zipcode lookup). And return the business and a description via an API to a front-end results page, which happens to be a WordPress page - but doesn't need to be. I've tried Airtable's API, AirPress (a finicky WordPress plugin for Airtable's API), and I've looked at Sheetsu and a similar spreadsheet as backend and a simple API. I run into the issue where they work fine when you just need to query 1 table, but when you need to use the result from that query in another query to a different table. I'm back in SQL land - where sure it could be done with SQLite - needing to probably create an intersection table or a JOIN and build an API off of that. Is there a way to accomplish what I want without going back to SQL queries and some API?
You're right that there isn't a great way to join tables with Airtable's API. The closest you can get is to use a linked record field, which acts as a pointer to another record. You still end up with the problem you mentioned of having to run another query on the second table separately.
Your best bet is to stick with an actual SQL database. Using an ORM should make your life significantly easier so you don't actually have to write raw SQL. If you still want a graphical interface to your data, BaseDash lets you view and edit SQL databases just like Airtable. A full API with join support is coming soon, so that could be your perfect solution to this problem.
Let me introduce you to integromat. It connects these services without you having to work any code. And it even has a decent database built inside it.
It makes is an easy process to develop multistep workflows with multiple services and it’s free tier is surprisingly functional.
Both Asana and Trello support Kanban style project tracking. Trello is Kanban-only project management, knowledge management, actually card-management tools. Asana is much more complex, supports different project management approaches, well integrated and helpful for any style/type project.
We choose Asana finally, but still some projects kept in Trello
Procezo is an excellent free-for-life task managing tool with several benefits. Its clear, user-friendly interface is perfect for small businesses and startups as well as enterprise-level use. It makes it a seamless transition from any other project management tools. Its simple but effective layout allows new users to quickly adapt to its ever-expanding set of features. Procezo allows users to create boards and provide access to users or teams as required, set priority and precedence of the task and allowing for subtasks and discussions to be created. With unlimited tasks, users, projects and free support, Procezo is quickly making its way into businesses from across the world and the ultimate growth hack tool.
trello has a much simpler interface and easy to learn for any team member. asana might have more features and configuration options but do you really need a complex system for developers to manage tasks?
After Microsoft took over trello, it has become more restricted these days but still good for startups.
Keep it simple! Focus on your product, not tools.
Pros of Airtable
- Powerful and easy to use19
- Robust and dynamic8
- Quick UI Layer6
- Practical built in views4
- Robust API documentation3
- Great flexibility0
Pros of Asana
- Super fast task creation160
- Flexible project management149
- Free up to 15101
- Followers and commenting on tasks99
- Integration with external services57
- Email-based task creation25
- Plays nice with Google Apps17
- Clear usage14
- Plays nice with Harvest Time Tracking14
- Supports nice keyboard shortcuts6
- Integration with GitHub4
- Slack supported2
- Integration with Instagantt for Gantt Charts2
- Integration with Alfred1
- Both Card View & Task View1
- Easy to use1
- Friendly API1
- Slick and fast interface0
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Cons of Airtable
Cons of Asana
- Not Cross Platform0
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