We love using Airtable. It looks like a spreadsheet but acts like a database. It’s a perfect fit for business users and no-code creators alike, who choose Airtable for its flexibility and robust feature-set. It’s great at what it does, but if you’ve been using Airtable for a while, you may have noticed that there are some things that it isn’t so great at. Things like fully custom views (frontends), granular user permissions, and working with databases -- these are all things you may want your business tool to do, but they aren’t achievable with Airtable alone.
Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve brought Airtable’s powerful platform to Internal. Starting today, you can use Airtable as a data source, allowing you to build on top of its data and connect it to other systems with Internal.
What you can do with Internal + Airtable
Build a fully custom user interface
Go beyond Airtable’s grid, gallery, form, and other views -- Internal lets you build a fully custom user interface that works with your Airtable data. Visually build your frontend by dragging and dropping prebuilt components onto a canvas, and then select Airtable as your data source to hook it up. With Internal, you can get even more out of your Airtable data with unique components like charts, stats, file uploaders, buttons and more.
Control your data better
With Internal, you can go one level deeper with user permissions: Airtable lets you control read & write access at the Base-level and table-level. Internal lets you set read & write permissions at the field-level (the individual columns within a table), giving you much more granular control over your data’s security. Plus, Internal comes with a full set of enterprise-level security features: including a full history log and built-in roles and permissions -- Internal is designed to handle the sensitive data found within internal business tools.
Connect business systems easily
Internal lets you connect Airtable to a number of business platforms like Salesforce, Zendesk, and Hubspot without the need of a connector platform like Workato or Zapier. If you’re also working with databases, Internal provides native connections to most popular databases. This means you can build tools that can update your Airtable and database simultaneously, while also processing a Stripe transaction and sending a Zendesk reply - Internal lets you build workflows that go across multiple systems in a simple, no-code manner.
Want to see it action? Check out our tutorial on building an applicant tracking system using Airtable data: