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APITable vs. Airtable: Open source versus expensive

APITable has a folder tree structure, allowing you to view all folders (the 'base' in Airtable) on the left and all tables (the 'table' in Airtable), which makes it easy to combine the data of multiple teams, businesses, and scenarios.

Using Airtable, you will face a relatively high cost: the plus version costs 120 US dollars per person per year, the pro version doubles, while APITable costs only 1/3 of the price, which means you can enjoy the “Airtable” functional experience for $40 per person per year.

Meanwhile, APITable has been open sourced on Github, and you may choose either the SaaS or open source version according to your needs: the SaaS version is easier to use, and the open source version is more customizable.

Have you ever been frustrated by the inability to associate tables across different databases when using Airtable?

Suppose you wanted to associate detailed info from a different base so that you could see how much effort was put into achieving the OKR in the table used for product releases. In Airtable, you cannot associate information across different bases.

Not only that, teams with clear permissions might also have to assign permissions based on the role, or even based on certain information in a table that is visible to some but not to others. In spite of sounding closed and conservative, it serves to clearly define roles and responsibilities at work.

APITable is extremely helpful in resolving these issues.

APITable has a folder tree structure, allowing you to view all folders (the ‘base’ in Airtable) on the left and all tables (the ‘table’ in Airtable), which makes it easy to combine the data of multiple teams, businesses, and scenarios.

It creates a collaborative work environment for your team by arranging tasks in one workspace and allowing permissions to be set down to roles, rows, and columns.

Let’s spend a little more time learning about APITable’s features.

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