6 new apps to streamline your workflow
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6 new apps to streamline your workflow

Earlier this year, we launched Marketplace, a place to share and explore Apps built by Airtable’s growing community. Learn more about the six latest apps to join the marketplace, and how you can leverage them in your workflow.

In September, we introduced Marketplace, a place to discover Airtable Apps created by the community. A set of building blocks built for creators, by creators, apps are designed to enhance the way you work in Airtable.

To help streamline your workflows, we’re excited to share the six latest apps to enter the Marketplace. Spanning a number of powerful uses—from form power-ups to in-base shortcuts—these new apps are designed to amplify and enrich your existing workflows.

Here’s what’s new:

1. Batch export attachments from multiple records with Bulk Download Attachments

Developer: miniExtensions

You can now compile and export all attachments from multiple records with one click using Bulk Download Attachments. Define the attachment field you want to download, and filter by view before downloading the attachments in one pass.    

Bulk Download Attachments also gives you the option to rename attachment files based on another field in the same record. With this functionality, you can rename attachments en masse while you download, making it easy to associate downloaded attachments to the records in your base.

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2. Automate QR code creation using the QR Code Generator app

Developer: Little Appy Co

Generate high volumes of QR codes with a few clicks using the QR Code Generator app. Based on existing records in your base, QR Code Generator creates unique QR codes for the record(s) of your choice, adding them to your base in the form of attachments. Each QR code it generates is automatically associated with the record it’s sourced from.

“It’s most helpful for generating QR codes for inventory and asset management databases,” says Little Appy Co, the developers who built the app. “But it's not specific to those use cases. It can really be used with any dataset that you want to generate a QR code for.”

And in the midst of COVID-19, QR codes are especially beneficial for brick and mortar businesses. Reports show that businesses are increasingly reliant on QR codes to keep customer interactions safe and touchless.

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3. Pre-populate forms using the Formula for a Prefilled Form app

Developer: Kuovonne V.

“Prefilled forms can save time and improve accuracy, but manually building the URLs for prefilled forms can be tedious and subject to typos,” says Kuovonne, creator of the app. “This app creates a formula that you can place in a table to generate a unique prefilled URL for each record using the values in that record.”

Using prefill parameters in the URL of your form, you can fill in a subset of your fields. Based on prefill parameters, The Formula for a Prefilled Form app makes it even easier to generate form prefill links.  

Say, for example, that you want a customer to fill out an evaluation form. You already have information like the customer name, or their account details. “You can use this app to build the formula field that will generate that prefilled URL,” Kuovonne says. “That prefilled URL can then be used in an email to the customer, who will be redirected to the pre-filled form.”

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4. Add signatures, CAPTCHA challenges, and more to your forms with miniExtensions Form

Developer: miniExtensions

Building on the existing functionalities of Airtable forms, this app lets you add new features to your forms. “You can use it for editing records, collecting signatures, scanning barcodes, and much more,” miniExtensions explains. It can also be used to add CAPTCHA challenges, and to collect respondents’ IP addresses.

Some examples of how it’s already being used include:

  • Companies sending forms to customers to update their own information
  • Landlords using the form to complete inspections and collect signatures
  • Warehouses managing inventory by scanning barcodes

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5. Run, save, and schedule API requests via Data Fetcher

Developer: Andy Cloke

You can now run, save, and schedule API requests without leaving Airtable through the Data Fetcher app. Data Fetcher works with virtually any API to pull information into your Airtable base, or to post base information to an external source.

“Although there are existing tools that help move API data into and out of Airtable, Data Fetcher allows users to do this right within their bases, so they can see the effects of a running API call immediately,” Andy says. “Once a user has set up an API request to run in their base, they can save it and run it again later, or schedule it to run at certain times.”

Some examples of how it’s already being used include:

  • Fetching up-to-date monetary exchange rates
  • Getting product management tasks from Jira
  • Grabbing timesheets from time tracking software

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6. Create a GraphQL endpoint for your base using BaseQL

Developers: Ben O. and Daniel F.

GraphQL is a query language for APIs, as well as a runtime for fulfilling the queries you can create within it. GraphQL, like all APIs, retrieves information based on user-defined endpoints. Using BaseQL, you can turn your Airtable base into a GraphQL endpoint.

Through this app, you can now build custom interfaces on top of an existing Airtable base. The uses are virtually unlimited, according to Ben and Daniel. “Use it for building a CMS in Airtable, data analysis, or creating custom endpoints, to mock frontend, to build minimum viable products (MVPs) and more.”

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Next: Streamline your tasks and processes even further without a line of code. Learn how to automate your workflows using Airtable Automations here.

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