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Exploring the Gannt View in Airtable

Project Management in Airtable just got a huge upgrade with the new Gantt View. Airtable recently created this new view type to allow users to visualize their data on a timeline, improving the way we track projects, tasks, and due dates.

The Gantt View maps your data across a timeline, using start dates and end dates to illustrate duration. You can move your records by dragging them along the...

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Creative Tips for Entering Data into Airtable

Airtable's mobile app is certainly not as robust as the desktop version. That said, there are many times that you may be on the go and need to enter data into your database. What's the quickest way to get that data where it needs to be?

For example, I have an Airtable base that tracks my weight. Every day, first thing in the morning, I step on my scale and check in with myself. My...

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Exploring the New Airtable Trigger by Zapier

Automation from Airtable is a powerful tool, but the software that it connects to is still limited. By contrast, Zapier allows us to connect to over 2,000 different software choices, making it a much more flexible tool. However, the ability to trigger automation between Zapier and Airtable effectively has been limited for years. Specifically, Zapier only triggered one time per record - leaving...

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How to Filter Softr Data by User Email

It has long since been possible to add views to your Airtable base. These views can be uniquely crafted and shared with external parties to give them a chance to view their data. These features work very well, but they come with some downsides - namely:

  1. Each view must be created manually
  2. Many views can add clutter
  3. Views aren't as customizable as a webpage

In the case where Airtable users may...

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How to Update Airtable with a Form

There are many reasons why you would want to update Airtable data through a form. Most popular of these is the fact that it can be difficult to limit data access for the users in your Airtable database. However, if you could create a "read-only" view for them, and allow them to push a button to update data in that view, all your problems would be solved! With this approach, you can (1)...

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How to Create a Membership App using Softr

In this post, I'm delving into more detail about Softr - specifically, I'll be showing you how I created a membership app (from scratch) in less than 30 minutes.

The first thing to explore in Softr is the left panel. This allows you to access your app's Pages, Blocks, Data, and Settings. I go into each of these categories in this week's video, but let's focus on the Pages and Blocks for...

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Meet the New Interface for Airtable - Softr.io

Airtable is clearly a very powerful tool and it thrives in this no-code space where complex data-structures require unique solutions. The flexibility of the software is undeniable and the CEO of Airtable, Howie Liu, has compared it to a box of Legos on multiple occasions. However, the front-end of Airtable isn't quite as flexible. Over the years, we've experienced numerous use-cases where...

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How to Track Stocks in Airtable

Last week, history was made on Wall Street when a group of self-proclaimed degenerates banded together and sent GameStop's stock soaring. Regardless of your opinion and position, it's undeniable that this event has rippled through the financial world and inspired thousands, if not millions, of new investors. The effects of this will be written about in finance text books for decades to...

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Airtable Automations - New Features

Last week, Airtable quietly shipped some new features for Airtable Automations, including one new trigger and one new action step! These new additions will allow you to build more complex automations and are available on both the paid and free plans!

New Trigger: At a Scheduled Time

This new trigger allows you to schedule your automations for specific dates and times. Although we have...

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Using Automations to Create New Tasks

A very popular question I get regarding task management in Airtable is about creating new tasks that automatically get assigned to team members, based on a template. While there are a number of ways to do this (including a more advanced approach using an Airtable Script), I prefer to build automations directly inside of Airtable. The steps are straightforward, and editing the automation in the...

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