Table/Desktop UI Option for iPad Pro


#1

Please consider adding the table UI as an option within your app for iPad Pro (at least the full size model), a la your desktop/browser UI.

Thank you,

A.


#2

We’ve received quite a few requests for this, and it’s certainly something we’re considering!

One of the reasons that we made the mobile UI card-centric is because cards are far easier to tap and manipulate on a touch surface than tiny grid cells. Why, in particular, would you want to have the table/grid view available on iPad? What makes that view more appealing/useful to you, as opposed to the card view? Something we’ve heard from a lot of our users who’ve requested grid view on mobile is that many of them want to ditch (or have already ditched!) their desktop computers entirely in favor of iPads. Does this describe you?


#3

Hi Katherine,

I totally get the decision to go with “cards” on mobile; and agree, it’s a better interaction model for taps. The thing that’s interesting about the iPad Pro is that it’s big enough for table view AND has pretty decent keyboard and “trackpad”/pencil support. And yes, we have some users that barely employ their desktops/laptops now, especially in meetings. One of the biggest proponents of the Pro is our CMO actually, because he’s on the road so much.

That said, I also think that a card-based model could be interesting on desktop/laptop at least for reporting views. Or maybe it’s that your future reporting views are sorta card-like.

Anyway, my team recently started using Airtable, after many years using a Filemaker solution, and we’re pretty psyched. There are really only a few key features missing that have prevented us from replicating our old workflow. We’re happy to help you-all in any way we can.

Cheers,

A.


#4

Agreed that its easier to work with cards on mobile but the full “spreadsheet view” on iPad provides an overview of the data with a quick glance. I would prefer to have the option of both views depending on the tasks on hand.

M


#5

@Katherine_Duh, I’ll add my :+1: to the idea of having the standard desktop view available on an iPad Pro. I’ve been using the large iPad Pro for a while with Apple’s Smart Keyboard. In most cases, it functions a lot more like a laptop with touch support than a standard iPad.


#6

I can’t see full text at a glance because columns on my iPad are narrower than they need to be and it doesn’t wrap or allow resize. When collaborating with other airtable users I’m not able took see the same view as them when they are on a desktop which is frustrating.


#7

Just want to re-up this request. There really needs to be an option for having the full web version Airtable through the iPad Pro. The screen is big enough and high resolution enough to facilitate the types of things you really can’t do on a phone.

To me the best option would be enabling web view from Safari on the iPad - and those that would prefer to use Card View can simply use the App.


#8

Imagine Airtable under iOS 11… :zap:


#9

@Katherine_Duh, yes. I do not have a laptop any more.
The AirTable app is unfortunately not very functional, intuitive, or consistent, on the iPad.

The desktop version could work pretty well for us, with the exception of the scrolling which unfortunately would not work in Safari on IOS at the moment.


#10

I too would like this - the full UI would be perfectly serviceable on an iPad - just have to sort out the scrolling!


#11

I would also like this function- I recently ditched my laptop in favor of an iPad Pro and much to my sadness AirTable does not function for me without being able to have the full spreadsheet view. I use it to track the text for my podcast, e.g., I have a column of Titles, Descriptions, Show Notes, Facebook Ad Message, Call to action, Images Used, etc., and being able to see a whole column at a glance helps me keep my messaging consistent but not repetitive when I can see what I said in the previous 4-6 weeks.

I prefer AirTable, but until this functionality exists I will have to use another project management tool that is more further developed for iOS.

Thank-you for creating a great product and hopefully I will be able to return once this functioning is available.

Thanks,

Jen


#12

Yes! I was so sad to discover that now that I’ve switched to iPad Pro Airtable is basically not functional for me. It is just too clunky to create records, (as compared for example to sheets where I can drag content into cells) and the views are so limited. So far Airtable is literally the only reason to keep my laptop, and I can’t justify carrying it around for that. Please let us have the web version option!


#13

Would also love to see the iPad app closer match the Mac and web views. Especially Kanban.


#14

Why wouldn’t scrolling work? Two fingers, just like everywhere else within iOS.

Honestly, a big iPad Pro has more pixels than many laptops… So scrolling is not needed MORE when “mobile”.


#15

Yes, speaking out on behalf of myself and a client who also want this - Pleeeeeese, because we can’t see grouped records in the app. This is an important aspect of tracking BI through the data we’ve collected in our base.