Airtable vs Podio

Last updated: September 14, 2020

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Airtable
Part spreadsheet, part database, and entirely flexible, teams use Airtable to organize their work, their way.
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Podio
Get work done with your co-workers and clients on a social work platform that you make your own. Work with any group of people inside a workspace and your entire company in your Employee Network. Owned by Citrix
Airtable vs Podio in our news:

2020. Airtable raises $185M and launches new low-code and automation features



The spreadsheet-centric database and no-code platform Airtable has raised a $185 million Series D. In addition, the company is also launching new low-code features, as well new automation (think IFTTT for Airtable) and data management. Previously, Airtable users could use pre-built blocks to add maps, Gantt charts and other features to their tables. But while being a no-code service surely helped Airtable’s users get started, there’s always an inevitable point where the pre-built functionality just isn’t enough and users need more custom tools (Liu calls this an escape valve). So with Airtable Apps, more sophisticated users can now build additional functionality in JavaScript — and if they choose to do so, they can then share those new capabilities with other users in the new Airtable Marketplace.


2012. Podio - Social intranet + App buider + App store


Podio - is yet another service to create enterprise social network (like Yammer, Chatter, SocialCast, etc). May be even the definition "yet another" - is not quite correct in this case, because Podio is already one of the most successful representatives of this class. Two months ago Podio was acquired by Citrix, which competes with Microsoft, Google and Salesforce for the enterprise collaboration market. And among Podio's customers are such companies as Alcatel-Lucent, BMW, BBC, Twitter and SubWay. Podio is popular in many countries and available in 10 languages: Russian, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Danish and English. So how is Podio different from its strong competitors?


2012. Citrix acquires cloud-based social business collaboration platform Podio



Citrix has acquired Danish social business collaboration platform, Podio. Podio is a social network for businesses that lets those who use it create apps to enhance the functionality of the service. It's like “Yammer with apps.” Podio offers an App store, where users can add App bundles for specific workflow purposes like a CRM Management tool, Project Management tool or individual Apps like Candidates, an app to manage job candidates, Twitter, an app to monitor tweets and Bugs, an app for internal bug reporting. With Podio you can manage everything from expense reports to hiring, and instead of following fellow users, you follow “Spaces” where these things happen. You can see Frequently Used Spaces, Contacts and Calendar on the right, with an activity stream of all actions on the left. From here you can get to anything, even adding or creating your own task-specific app.