May 19, 2020 07:51 PM
Continuing the discussion from Did Microsoft copy Airtable?:
oh boy … this is the perfect copy - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/announcing-microsoft-lists-your-smart-info...
Just wondering… should Airtable be happy with that? or not?
I guess it is a good thing for you to be copied, no?
What are your thoughts?
May 19, 2020 07:52 PM
My first thought is that Airtable’s lawyers should jump down Microsoft’s throats. It’s a complete & total ripoff of Airtable, right down to the stolen icons and the stolen color schemes!
May 19, 2020 10:24 PM
Well, the problem with that is that MS have a bigger budget to spend on this things.
May 19, 2020 10:31 PM
Good news is that nobody trusts nor enjoys Microsoft’s products. People don’t willingly choose Microsoft’s software.
May 19, 2020 10:35 PM
But hopefully Airtable can match them soon on the missing features — such as the automated email notifications.
But I’m still in shock that Microsoft copied EVERYTHING about Airtable, down to the activity log and the comments. It is a pixel-by-pixel, completely 100% identical reproduction of Airtable. This has got to be illegal.
May 19, 2020 10:58 PM
Yes, I totally hope that will be the thing…
To be honest, despite this is a complete ripof, I reckon Airtable could come out and mention that they are super happy that MS finally admitted that Excel / SharePoint / Access needed a redesign and they are happy with the fact that MS completely copied them not only in design, but also in concept! :slightly_smiling_face:
May 19, 2020 11:49 PM
Well, whenever I have to write multiple pages of text (but less than a book), I’ll gladly choose Microsoft Word over any other word processor.
From the bit that I saw, MS Lists seems targeted at situations when people use Excel when they really should have been using Access. (Sadly, that’s a lot of situations.) But Excel, Access, and Airtable all have tons of functionality that doesn’t exist in MS Lists.