Airtable vs Google Sheets: 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, *Google Sheets** is detailed as "Create and edit spreadsheets online, for free". Access, create, and edit your spreadsheets wherever you go—from your phone, tablet, or computer.
Airtable and Google Sheets are primarily classified as "Spreadsheets as a Backend" and "Spreadsheets Online" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Airtable are:
- Link Tables
- Fully mobile
On the other hand, Google Sheets provides the following key features:
- Share with anyone
- Edit in real-time
- Chat & comment
"Powerful and easy to use" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Airtable, while over 5 developers mention "Simultaneous shared editing" as the leading cause for choosing Google Sheets.
Coderus, Appian, and White Rabbit Express are some of the popular companies that use Google Sheets, whereas Airtable is used by Zenefits, Hazeorid, and Cookly. Google Sheets has a broader approval, being mentioned in 81 company stacks & 56 developers stacks; compared to Airtable, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.
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