Introducing new integrations to enable creativity and increase productivity
Note: "On September 14, 2020 we changed the name of Blocks to Apps. You can learn more about this name change here."
Today, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve opened up our blocks platform to five trusted partners to create deeply integrated experiences that combine the power of Airtable with their respective products.
With these category-leading services available right inside your Airtable base as blocks, you’ll be able to expand your work system to incorporate even more powerful workflows and collaborate with more speed and agility than ever before.
The Pexels photography community is more than 100,000 strong, and their collective creativity has built one of the world’s most diverse and unique collections of visual assets. With this block, you can instantly search Pexels’ extensive database of free, high-quality photos and add them directly to your Airtable base.
Rather than switching between multiple tools during your creative or editorial workflow, with the Pexels block, you can find assets directly in context for a faster and more streamlined experience. And with no account or setup required, finding the right image is as simple as searching right next to where your records are.
Here’s how Canva uses Pexels and Airtable together to save time in content workflows:
The Formstack Documents block allows you to leverage Formstack’s powerful document automation solution to generate polished, templated materials based on information in your Airtable base. From proposals and contract agreements to donor receipts or college student paperwork, with this integration you can use Airtable to create the flexible, custom systems you need to move work forward and trust Formstack Documents to generate beautiful documents. You can even save those documents directly back to your base.
Dissolve content silos and connect where your data resides with how you publish your information.
Let’s say you’re a nonprofit with a roster of members and donors that you keep in an Airtable base, along with a record of every donation they’ve made. With the Formstack Documents block, you can not only generate individual receipts and certificates of gratitude for each donation, but at the end of the year, you can roll up all those donations into a single cumulative receipt for tax purposes.
With the Miro block, you can create or update a Miro board directly within your Airtable base. Miro's online, collaborative whiteboards offer completely flexible, free-form tools for ideation, brainstorming, workflow-planning and more. By embedding your Miro boards within Airtable, you can combine the creative freedom and potency of unstructured planning with the power of structured information and workflows in Airtable.
No matter whether you’re editing in Airtable or Miro, all changes update in real-time, so you can collaborate with confidence. You can even leave notes for your teammates using sticky notes - just like you would at their desk.
The Miro block is especially useful for planning or visualizing the workflow your Airtable base contains. By using a Miro board to lay out the entire process first, you can then quickly and easily model the process with your base to turn it into action. You can even see who is collaborating on your base in real-time, whether they are in Airtable or Miro!
The Typeform block allows you to create a custom form connected to your base without leaving Airtable. Leverage Typeform’s advanced features such as logic jumps, hidden fields or beautiful layouts to create truly personalized and immersive form experiences.
Marketing teams in particular can benefit from this integration by connecting custom campaign lead capture forms directly to their bases for specialized campaigns. UX research and product teams as well stand to enjoy seamless intake of complex product feedback with surveys built in Typeform that pipe directly into their UX insights repositories built in Airtable. Connecting data collection from Typeform to Airtable is easier than ever before.
With Loom, you can record your screen, voice, and face to create an instantly shareable video in less time than it would take to type an email. Now, when you record a quick Loom video, you can play it directly in Airtable with the Loom block! This can be particularly useful for technical or remote teams that need to easily communicate deep context within Airtable.
We’re especially excited because Loom is a great tool for recording quick demo screen shares. With this block, teams can store screen recordings related to a specific task or deliverable in the context of a project. Teammates can then watch the Loom video as they review the task details, leading to crisper communication and context for all.
We’re thrilled to have partnered with these five leading products for our first foray into other product teams building on the Airtable blocks platform—and to introduce powerful new capabilities for our users. Head to our blog to see more detailed videos of these apps in action. If you’re a developer looking to connect your tool to the Airtable ecosystem, we’d love to chat! Please get in touch via this form—we can’t wait to see what you build.
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