Back in September, Google’s internal Area 120 incubator launched Tables as a “user-friendly, intuitive work tracking tool.” The Tables team announced today that the service has proven a “success” and that it will become a “fully-supported Google Cloud product” in the next year.
Last September, we beta launched Tables in Area 120 with the goal of proving market demand for a solution that helps teams organize and track work, and it was a success! Google Cloud has committed to investing in this product area long-term. Moving forward, the beta version of Tables will still be available until we release a fully-supported Google Cloud product – which we expect to complete in the next year.
Google announced the news in an email to existing users today, noting that there is sufficient market demand for the tool.
As a tracker, Tables can be used for: Project & task management, IT Operations, Customer tracker & sales CRM, Employees, teams & recruiting, and Product launch & development. It features automated action Bots, customizable views, Google Chat and Slack integration, and templates that allow for Sheets and .CSV import.
Until the new product is released, the beta version of Tables will remain available for free — there are two per user/month tiers, but Google never charged for the “Paid Plan.” Users will be required to migrate when it launches.
In the near-term, the beta version of Tables will remain as is until we release a fully-supported Google Cloud product, at which time we will require users to migrate. As a reminder, you can always “Export to Sheets” from any workspace or table.
In graduating to Google Cloud, Tables becomes one of the more recent Area 120 products to prove successful:
- [Update: Shutting down] ‘Demand’ is a live music data analytics platform from Google’s Area 120
- Google is shutting down Area 120’s popular ‘Rivet’ kids reading app
- Google shutting down Area 120’s hyperlocal social network Shoelace on May 12
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