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Marko_Petrovic
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Does anyone here have experience with using miniExtensions?

Couple of their features (like forms and shared editable view - especially this, looks like it could sold quite a few permission problems we could potentially have with default permissions of Airtable) looks like it could really improve and help with a workflow we plan to implement.

But since they are not some well-known names (like Zapier or Integormat for example), or at least we haven’t heard of them before researching Aritable specific integrations (and I don’t mean any disrespect by saying this) my company can be a bit reluctant to depend on some software packages or integrations that we don’t know anything about

So, if anyone has experience with using their services, it would mean to hear first hand experience, as they have some really good tools (from the information on their site) that could help us a lot and we are seriously thinking about testing them and hopefully using in our workflow if everything goes good.

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ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Back in the day before other Airtable portals existed, MiniExtensions was pretty fantastic!

Many people still use MiniExtensions every single day, including many of my Airtable consulting clients.

However, as the years have gone by, I typically avoid MiniExtensions because they have gotten expensive, complicated, and haven't added too many new features.

These days, I typically recommend that people use other portal tools for Airtable.

Some popular Airtable portals are: FilloutNoloco, JetAdmin, Softr, Pory, and Glide.

Fillout's advanced forms for Airtable is sort of a "light portal" — it's great for updating records from a form, but it was really designed to deliver hundreds of advanced features to Airtable forms.

For a true Airtable portal experience, the tool that I have the most experience with is Noloco.

I give a brief demo of Noloco on this Airtable podcast episode. And I gave an entire one-hour webinar on Noloco called Building a Client Portal on Noloco powered by Airtable.

The CEO of Noloco gave a demonstration of his product on this BuiltOnAir podcast episode.

Hope this helps! If you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with anything Airtable-related, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consultant — ScottWorld

Thanks a lot for the info :slightly_smiling_face:

It helps a lot knowing that there are lot of people using them without any problems. We will definitely test them out and hopefully solve some of the problems we run into while building our workflow (mainly with permissions, but more advanced forms will sure help)

You’re welcome! 

p.s. If you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with anything Airtable-related, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consultant — ScottWorld

We actually did take a look at Stacker a bit, it would be perfect if we could combine both into one software :grinning_face_with_big_eyes:

Ability to build a more user-frendly UI with Stacker and permission control is really good, but it lacks many of more advanced features of miniExtensions, especially if we talk about forms, adding items, linked fields etc.
MiniExtensions are really feature rich, from my first impression :slightly_smiling_face:

My only concern with miniExtensions are that are link fully public, I hoped that you could restrict access to them by domain or someway (like native Airtable share)

But there is no perfect solution in world of software, you always need to pickup between different pros and cons i guess

ScottWorld
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Updating this old thread from 2020:

I don't really recommend 2 of the products mentioned above. MiniExtensions and Stacker.

Currently, in my opinion, the best portals & form tools for Airtable are:

FilloutNolocoSoftr, JetAdminPory, and Glide

I give a brief demo of Noloco on this Airtable podcast episode. And I gave an entire one-hour webinar on Noloco called Building a Client Portal on Noloco powered by Airtable. And the CEO of Noloco gave a demonstration of his product on this BuiltOnAir podcast episode.

p.s. If you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with anything Airtable-related, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consultant — ScottWorld

oh really, i just applied with the company as tech support, do you think its a good place to work?

Michael_Townsen
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I've used them for years, AMA!