AirTable for your Business Organization

AIRTABLE a combination of Spreadsheet meets Database. Organize anything with anyone, from anywhere.

Do you schedule things for your business? How do you do that? Do you know how to get more done by doing less?

Do you know what works in your business? Do you cut out what doesn’t? If you start each day with only one thing that will grow your business and add only 1 or two more things you won’t be overwhelmed, you will be organized. Every 2 weeks do you go over what worked really well for your business and change what didn’t work?  Might be a good idea. So every day ask yourself what will grow my business today?  Making a video or checking your email? Keep track of it all.

You get the idea. One way to track all that you do for your business is to use AirTable.

If you don’t know Air Table you are in for a treat. I absolutely love it, and hey it’s FREE to start.

It helps with business organization in much the same way as a spreadsheet and a calendar do. Organize anything with anyone from anywhere. Organize anything that you can imagine. Use it on your own or use it with a team. AirTable takes a radically different approach giving you the building blogs to create your own way of organization. That’s why I love it!

Create your own database for whatever you need. A wedding, creating a film, a Christmas event. Track guests, venues or gifts. All with a fast and flexible spreadsheet-like interface. I use it for my blogging business. I keep track of everything.

It also has top-notch mobile experience, real-time collaboration and is cloud-based sync, so you can access your content anywhere. Love having it on my phone.
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Here is a video on what you can do with AirTable. There are more on YouTube I just wanted to find one that wasn’t too long and that gave you the basic idea of what this tool can do. The more you find out about it, the more you will love it!

 

 

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Sign up for FREE, take the video tour they offer on the home page. Spreadsheet meets Database.

After you have signed up there are four ways to create a new database.

Start with a template so you can see how a Base is structured. You can create later one from scratch.

Select “+”  and you see a pull-down menu. Just started using it.

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The Basics Of AirTable
Similar to a workbook in traditional spreadsheet programs. A Base is a single database.

Tables – to add – click on the “+” to insert a new field. Name it, specify a field type.

 

Types Of Options With AirTable

    Before you can create your first Base you need to create an Airtable account. After you have signed up there are four ways to create a new database.

Start with a template so you can see how a Base is structured.
– Select “+” pull-down – start with a template.

The Basics Of AirTable
Similar to a workbook in traditional spreadsheet programs. A Base is a single database.  To add a Table click on the + or Ctrl+ to insert a new field. Name it, specify a field type.

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16 basic field types, some provide options for colours formatting and default values

Single or Long Text
Attachments attach files to records. Upload files from your computer or services like Dropbox, GoogleDrive Box, and even Evernote. Useful for collaborating on files, all can preview and download files from any device.

CheckBox – Add a green checkmark or remove it.

Single Select – Add or remove and edit the options by clicking the column header and selecting the configure button

Multiple Option Select – Allows you to select more than one option Remove click on X.
If you wanted to assign multiple people to a task this the field to use.

Date and Time – Optional into a column. A calendar will appear to make it easy to select a date. (optional)

Phone Number Will format values as a US phone number, on mobile they show you buttons to call or text that number

Email – Format the text in the field as an email address. Click on the email address, it opens up your computers native email client to the To: field that you clicked.

URLs – Clicking on an URL within a URL field will open up that page.

2. Each Base can have one or more TABLES, similar to worksheets in a spreadsheet.Tables hold a list of one particular type of item.

3. Views are a different way to look at the data in a table. Unique settings for columns and row order, hidden columns, and filters.

4. Fields are the database equivalent of a spreadsheet column. AirTable fields can have a special field type for each kind of rich content. File attachments, checkboxes, phone numbers, long text and dropdowns.

5. Records are the database equivalent of a row in a spreadsheet. Each record is basically an item in your list.

Attachments attach files to records. Upload files from your computer or services like Dropbox, GoogleDrive Box, and even Evernote. Useful for collaborating on files, all can preview and download files from any device.

CheckBox – Add a green checkmark or remove it.

Single select – Add or remove and edit the  options by clicking the column header and selecting the configure button

Multiple option select – Allow you to select more than one option Can remove click on X. If you wanted to assign multiple people to a task this the field to use.

Date and Time – Optional into a column. A calendar will appear to make it easy to select a date.

Phone number  Will format values as a US   phone number, on mobile they show you buttons to call or text that number

Email – Format the text in the field as an email address. Click on the email address, it opens up your computers native email client to the To: field that you clicked.

URLs – Clicking on an URL within a URL field will open up that page.

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After you take a look at  what  AIRTABLE  can do and listen to a few training videos you will see that it is so versatile that you can use it for many uses. I think it’s a great tool to have for business owners. You can also upgrade to the paid version later on it you like. I receive $10 in credit for every person I refer to Airtable. I can use this credit to upgrade to one of their premium plans.Try the FREE version and see if it’s for you. AIRTABLE  is definitely for me.

 

About Kathryn Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
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