Greetings Fibery Community. I’m a longtime visitor of this site and a first-time poster. First of all, I want to say that I love Fibery. While it’s not perfect but I think it’s the best option available today in the hybrid database/spreadsheet/document/reporting solution category.
I use Fibery to collect data for various aspects of my business. The relationship capabilities are fantastic and allow me to create deep data structures that I use across the full spectrum of needs for a technical consulting business.
The output capabilities are relatively standard but leave me desiring much more usefulness. I think the potential is impressive, but now, printing and generating documents to output isn’t a strength of Fibery. I leverage Make.com, Documint.me, and some google document services to cover the gaps and generate documents and reports for clients. This solution works well and allows me to auto-generate 200-page complex, professional-looking assessment reports that combine data and text in ways I’ve not been able to do previously. It’s fantastic and both business-changing and enabling.
I previously used Airtable as the backend, but Fibery handles text and templating so much better; it’s not even in the same category, in my opinion. I replaced the Airtable backend entirely over a couple of days of work and haven’t looked back since.
I came across another product randomly tonight, Gamma. They created an excellent presentation system based on documents similar to Fibery’s pages and documents. If the Fibery team could implement a similar presentation mode for pages and documents - Fibery would be catapulted to another level of usefulness. Let alone would the need for Make and tools like Documint largely disappear, but it also starts encroaching on the PowerPoint crowd. I can envision creating documents and presentations data driven by the structures and relationships existing in users’ spaces. This is a powerful feature set for me and my current Fibery use case. If Gamma had an API into it, I would replace my Documint.me with it, but it doesn’t appear to yet.
Thank you all (team and community) so much for making Fibery the product it is today. With the impressive roadmap ahead, I look forward to every release.