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Using Airtable Sync

The future is looking very bright for Airtable. Not only did they receive another round of investment at $185M this week, they also released some incredible new features. The most anticipated of these is arguably what they have dubbed Airtable Sync. This new tool gives us the ability to connect data across our Airtable bases (databases)!

If you find yourself creating the same tables in...

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September 2020: New Airtable Updates

Airtable has shipped some very exciting new updates for September, 2020! Check out this walkthrough as we review their new announcement and dive into the future for the software. Specifically, Airtable has focused on three new features:

  1. Blocks are now Apps and there's now a marketplace for developers to share their creations
  2. Airtable Automations are officially announced, including new trigger...
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How Airtable Automations Differ from Zapier

With the new release of the Airtable Automations feature, Airtable has unlocked amazing new potential for its users. While it's still in the early stages, this feature allows us to automate from directly inside our databases, without needing to use a third-party software. But does this mean that users can completely abandon their Zapier accounts and run all of their automation directly inside...

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Capture Historical Data Snapshots in Airtable

The most powerful feature of Airtable is that it is a relational database. However, this very capability can often prove troublesome. More specifically, a relational database is outstanding at presenting the current state of things. However, it's not always the best fit for demonstrating historical data.

For example, imagine you have an inventory tracking database built in Airtable. As new...

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New Feature: Exploring Airtable Automations

For the past three years, I've been building my automated Airtable processes using Zapier. If you're unfamiliar with it, Zapier is a powerful tool that connects software on the internet using "If this, than that" logic. It allows you to set up processes that are governed by a set of rules. For example, if 'x' happens, then do 'y' and 'z.'

A lot of our work here at GAP Consulting relies heavily...

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How to Automate a Booking System | Part 2 of 3

In last week's tutorial, I outlined the database structure that would support an hourly consulting agency. We mapped the steps to creating the Team, linking that with Consultations and Clients. We also outlined the steps to adding a table of Invoices so that our team members can get accurately paid for their efforts.

But of course, the proper database structure is only the first part of this...

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How to Build a Booking System | Part 1 of 3

Scheduling meetings is a vital part of many businesses, so it's no surprise that software like Calendly has become very popular in the online world. Calendly, a scheduling software, syncs with your personal calendar and allows others to schedule time with you if they have your personal link. Many people use a free version of Calendly and enjoy the benefits of eliminating those pesky...

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Automating Social Media Creation (Part 2 of 2)

In this, the conclusion of my social media automation video series, I'm walking through using automation to create an image ready for social media.

Bannerbear is a fun new software that I discovered recently. The premise behind it is that you potentially waste time by creating an image based on a template. For example, I have YouTube thumbnails for the videos that I upload to YouTube. They are...

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How to Structure a Social Media Database

Social media has become something that practically every business needs to leverage in order to stay competitive. When speaking with clients, it's very common for them to tell me that they reached out because of our YouTube channel. In our case, using video to help with Airtable demonstrations is a critical component of our business, but of course it's not the only option. Businesses of all...

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Which is best for me: Page Designer or Formstack?

I often get asked questions about the Page Designer block in Airtable. If you need to build some reports, documents, or otherwise visualize the records in your database, you have likely explored this popular Airtable block.

But, as is true with all software, there are limitations to be aware of. The Page Designer Block, while it is a fantastic and ingenious tool, is not always the best...

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