In my testing of Airtable for use as a project management tool for my design firm, I have been very disappointed by the Notification options. It appears there are basically three events that trigger notifications:
- If someone @mentions you in the comments field.
- If you manually subscribe to notifications for a single record, you’ll receive notifications ONLY if/when someone comments.
- If a collaborator field is included in a table, you are notified when you are added to a record.
I think that’s it. And that’s not nearly enough to be useful.
Some basic notification features I would love:
A. In addition to subscribing to updates on “comments”, I’d like to be able to manually subscribe/unsubscribe (both at the record and table level) to receive notifications of ANY changes/additions to ANY fields in a selected record (or selected table).
B. If a user is selected in a collaborator field, he/she should receive notifications any time anything changes on that record.
C. “Creators” should be notified any time structural changes are made to the Base (tables added/deleted, fields added/changed/deleted, etc).