If you're not a developer, building a software app or website traditionally involves having to hire someone to do it for you. Thankfully, there's a new way to build apps and websites without code called no-code technology. Here are some of the top no-code tools that have sprung up in recent years:
Airtable is a database-spreadsheet hybrid that allows you to build flexible databases. It is like a spreadsheet, but with the features of a database.
This tool can be used for various purposes, such as managing content and inventory or tracking projects and tasks. Users can easily create tables and then add fields to them using dropdown menus — these dropdown menus also help with categorizing data. Additionally, Airtable allows users to connect their apps so they can edit data across platforms through a single interface. Airtable is free to use but there is also an option for paid plans starting at $9 per user per month (with discounts based on volume).
Bubble is a visual programming language for building web applications. It’s one of the most popular no-code tools in this list and it’s used by companies like IBM and Coca-Cola.
The Bubble platform provides a drag-and-drop interface to build out your app, with over 100 pre-built components that you can add to your project simply by dragging them from the sidebar onto your canvas, including charts, forms, buttons, sliders and more. You can also use their library of 1 million icons to easily customize your app’s look and feel.
Bubble has been around since 2015 but it still remains one of the fastest growing no-code platforms on the market today with thousands of users worldwide creating apps every day using this toolset
Webflow is a newer, cloud-based tool that has been gaining popularity among both amateur and professional developers. The Webflow editor allows you to build and edit your website visually with the help of easy drag-and-drop components.
The software also includes other helpful features like real-time previews and automatic code generation.
Zapier is a tool that connects various services together by watching for new data in one app and then automatically creating new items or completing tasks in another app, often referred to as an automation tool.
Zapier works with hundreds of apps, including Google apps and third-party services like MailChimp, Trello, Slack and more. You can use the Zapier app to create custom zaps that automate tasks across multiple platforms.
Parabola is a powerful automation tool that makes it easy to move data and automate tasks. Parabola has various built-in functions for moving data from one place to another, like uploading files or downloading them.
Parabola also allows you to create your own custom functions if you need to do something more complicated than the built-in ones support. And best of all, there's no installation required—you can just download the script and run it on any machine with Python installed (including Windows machines).
The best part? All these features are free!
Parseur is a powerful email parser that can extract text from any incoming email and send it to your favorite app like Airtable, Webflow, or Google Sheets automatically.
Parseur makes it easy to get started with Parseur and populate your app with data from Parseur quickly.
Adalo is a no-code app builder that is easy to use. The Adalo editor lets you create apps without code using their visual editor that allows you to drag-and-drop components into place easily. It also uses Google Sheets as its database, so it's easy to get started with Adalo and populate your app with data from Adalo quickly.
Thanks for reading this far! These tools have the potential to make your life easier and more fun, but they're not the only no-code tools out there. Our hope is that you'll find these useful starting points and discover many more along the way.