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Are Airtable databases stored locally or only online?

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(Sorry if this is wrong group, but I found no other more suitable for this very basic question.)

The questions really says it all. With the desktop Airtable app, are databases stored on the local computer (Mac, in my case) or only online?

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Only online. The desktop app is just a shell to view your data that is stored on the cloud.

Thank you. Too bad - I don’t want my data somewhere else!

Actually, if you care about the security and safe storage of your data, you will not store it locally. The likelihood of your local system being hacked is vastly greater than a SaaS provider with SOC 2 compliance. Or, maybe I’ve not estimated your situation and you have created a local desktop with this environment.