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Free Airtable Alternatives

The best free alternative to Airtable is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DBeaver or Baserow. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Airtable and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Airtable are AppFlowy, Google Sheets, LibreOffice - Base and Walling.

Airtable alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Database Managers or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Airtable.
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  1. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

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    hellih

    Norion is more like a wiki and a document repositiry. Airtable is more a Spreadsheet/Database hybrid with additional features.

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    Very versatile; can do tables and databases but also free-form text.

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    Michal

    Notion seems like a wiki, but it's tables are databases with much similar features like Airtable has (you can link items, save different views like kanban, calendar, gallery and so on). And you can combine that with the wiki features, having different displays of your base put in one page with different filters on to have a custom dashboard for example. Only thing it lacks are native forms, but you can embed third party forms into your pages.

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    Airtable is more like a beefed up Excel. Notion, though similar in how they handle flexibility in data, it is more like a wiki.

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  2. DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

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    DBeaver is DB manage tools, while Airtable is Software as a Service (Saas)

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    It is not the same kind of product: DBeaver is a DBMS manager; Airtable is like a spreadsheet but on steroids

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    lupin

    This is a sysadmin tool. Airtable is a community manager one.

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    Baserow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Open source no-code database and Airtable alternative. Create your own online database without technical experience. Performant with high volumes of data, can be self hosted and supports plugins.

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    xplosionmind

    It is simple, open source, self-hostable. In a few words, it is great.

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    latotale

    Not yet comparable to airtable in terms of functionality, but the base is perfect. It really is the open source alternative to airtable as this is for now identical. Best tool for 2021.

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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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  5. Google Sheets, part of Google Drive , is an online spreadsheet app that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people. Here's what you can do with Google Sheets:

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    Google Sheets cannot do half of what airtable does

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    Google sheet is not a database

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    LibreOffice - Base

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    • PortableApps.com

    Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users, for all kinds of usages, such as keeping track of collections of objects,maintaining customer information databases,maintaining student grade and curriculum...

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    LibreOffice Base is a local database. AirTable is defined by the fact that it's an online, not a local database.

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    Walling

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    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.

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    Not an alternative to Airtable at all. It's just not a (relational) database.

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  8. NocoDB is a feature-rich, open source #NoCode platform that turns any database into a smart spreadsheet similar to Airtable.

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    tangycandy

    The best and most affordable contender to Airtable. Has a lot of potential.

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    sivadstala

    Free open-source & easily connects to existing database

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  9. Follow your data through its entire lifecycle. From fluid brainstorming and research, through to a structured system for collaborative use, Zenkit is the flexible workspace you can use to organize anything.

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    Most users think Zenkit is a great alternative to Airtable.
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    Memento

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Java

    Memento is a personal database that allows you to store all personal data in one place.

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    Most users think Memento is a great alternative to Airtable.
    timheymans

    Memento is very Android orientated and is disappointing on desktop. Fibery is great on desktop but doesn't even have an Android app. ("Mobile Last. No Android or iOS apps, never tested on a touch screen" - that's a quote from their website.)

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