Unlock the value of your data with Airtable dashboards and blocks

Blocks work with Airtable databases and provide a swag of different ways to visualise your data, track your KPIs, and create workflows to reach your goals. Block types include map, chart, and timeline, which introduce new ways to visualize your work, through to Google Cloud Vision, translate, and send SMS, which help put it into action.

Airtable introduced Blocks in March 2018 to enhance the functionality already existing in their database app. This is the introductory post which touches on what Blocks mean for businesses and how they can be used. It describes how people are already using Blocks and links to specific workflows for event planning, project management, and editorial calendars.

Introducing Airtable Blocks

Airtable Blocks has been a powerful addition to an already powerful product. The entire Blocks platform has allowed us to surface mission-critical insights in real time as our business evolves—adding an extra layer of operational efficiency to our team.


The founder of Airtable describes how Blocks fits into the low-code movement. Where previously it would have taken significant resources and costs to build custom software, now custom apps can be created in a matter of days without the risk of engaging developers. Blocks is part of this revolution. More thoughts from the Airtable founder are included here.

Airtable : Raises $52 Million and Launches Airtable : Blocks, a Powerful DIY Software Creation Platform for Non-Coders

Airtable announced the launch of Airtable Blocks, a major expansion of the company’s platform. Now for first time ever, people with no coding background can build their own workflows utilizing the latest advances in SMS, AI, and VR, by choosing from a growing palette of mix-and-matchable “Blocks.”


Airtable Universe showcases solutions developed within the Airtable community and shares the bases for inspiration. This example shows how Animalz use Blocks to gain insights into customes. They make use of Charts and Timeline Blocks to answer questions around which type of customers churn quicker, where in the lifecycle do they drop off and who are the most valuable customers.

Customer Analysis Using Blocks

As our content marketing agency has grown and evolved, it's become more and more important to look back on our past customers to better understand our ideal customer profile. Because all of our customer data already lives in Airtable, we can easily pull insights from it using Blocks.