TableRig is a website for viewing and editing data tables. There is also an API so you can connect TableRig with other software.
Spreadsheets are great for modelling and calculating but not great for storing and sharing data. TableRig doesn't replace spreadsheets though - it's for storage and sharing. TableRig supports data import and export to spreadsheet formats.
It could be an alternative. if you don't want to or can't set up your own database you can use TableRig. You can export your data any time when you're ready to move on.
No, it's not designed for storing very large unstructured data like is common for social networks or search engines. TableRig is focused on the kind of small, interesting data that people and businesses use every day.
To be precise a table is a heading and a body. The heading is a list of column names and their types (like "integer") The body is a series of unique "rows" that have a value for each of the column specified in the heading.
If a table is public, anyone can see it - even people not signed in. If a table is private, only the owner can see it.
Only the owner of a table can edit it
If you need a table deleted get in contact and I'll do it for you. Soon this feature will be available via the site and API.
A file is something like a CSV file, a XLS spreadsheet or a ODS spreadsheet (though currently only CSV is supported). These can be converted to tables. You can use a file as many times as you like - they stay around even after the data has been converted into a table.
Due to national and technical differences there are a lot of different ways to represent written characters. For westerners some common examples are "£", "λ" or "é". This affects some some file formats for example CSV. TableRig will automatically detect the character encoding of any file you upload to it and will show the right characters.
If a file is public, anyone can see it. If a file is private, only the owner can see it.
As with tables - if you need a file deleted get in contact and I'll do it for you. Soon this feature will be available via the site and API.