Airtable vs. Honeycode. They both have their issues, but from my experience in Airtable:

  • you can’t do calculation fields without an Enterprise subscription. Ouch.
  • Airtable doesn’t function like an RDBMS, so for example finding the last row in the table to perform some calculation before writing the next row is almost impossible. (Based upon reading the Airtable support groups).

Neither are very well suited for complex workflows. But they do what they are meant to well. Honeycode makes me think of early VisualBasic. You could write complex apps with little to no coding. While Honeycode has a long way to go to get to VB, it provides a mobile first view into the stored data. The workbook has to be shared with others and what is interesting is that you can customize each user’s view of the data.

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Chris is the co-author of seven books and author of more than 70 articles and book chapters in technical, management, and information security publications.

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