What do you like best?
At first sight, you see a solution for real states vendors. A lot of colours. But when you try it, the first surprise is the ease of implementation.
The second surprise is Blocks. There a lot of needs when you work with hardware like bar scanners or label printers. With Blocks, you can find workarounds to avoid developments.
The multiplatform capacity and the mobile apps allow using Airtable in different environments.
What do you dislike?
Almost the important issues of Airtable are related to user interface/experience. For example, not there is any way to prevent the creation of records accidentally when you work in Grid view.
The lack of an autonumber option that backs to next value when you delete the last record created accidentally.
No there are professional solutions to export bases.
Blocks are a game changer on Airtable, but they need more development.
The file upload from Google Drive is not good.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Airtable, at first sight, seems a solution for non-professional customers. But just try it. Is a really professional tool for a lot of needs in a company.
You can use Airtable to mockup solutions. But is probable that a lot of mockups will transform in final products without leave Airtable.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Airtable allows resolving urgent needs related to databases solutions.
Any user with experience on spreadsheets can create a solution without waste time explaining the problem to a developer.
The benefits are the excellent use of time.