10 No-Code Tools for Non-Technical Founders

January 7, 2021

We are living in a fast-changing world that keeps evolving with time. We’re inspired by the success stories of how Adobe and Apple started in a garage and then went on to be the world leaders. Steve Jobs had an entrepreneurial vision and also very strong technical skills.

Since then, the world has come a long way and today even non-technical people can develop web and mobile apps without writing a line of code. These no-code tools have enabled non-technical founders to develop complex web apps and launch their startups in a short period of time. Let's look at the top 10 no-code tools that will enable you to develop applications in no time.

1. Bubble

Bubble is one of the best no-code tools we’ve come across for building full-fledged web applications. A person with no programming knowledge can create interactive, multiple-user applications that will run in both desktop and mobile browsers. According to Bubble site, users can develop complex applications like Facebook or Airbnb easily using their web builder and database manager.

Additionally, Bubble automates the process of deployment and hosting your app in their server without any usage limitations.

Pricing: Starts at $25 per month

2. Webflow

Whether one is looking to design a 100% responsive website or a complex e-commerce platform, Webflow allows you to do it easily. Using their visual design-builder, one can design and develop web apps easily. The learning curve is also small that makes Webflow a top choice for website designers.

They also provide a strong Content Management System that can be used to build complex applications. Similar to Bubble, Webflow also offers managed hosting solutions that automate deployment and maintenance. It is hosted in Amazon Web Services and hence offers blazing fast loading times with zero maintenance. 

Pricing: $12 per month

3. Memberstack

This no-code tool is useful in user management and payment integration in your web app or website without writing a single line of code. By just embedding a JavaScript snippet, visitors can register to your application in a beautiful form. It also provides a complete user management console where users and admin can login and view their dashboard.

In addition to user management, Memberstack also offers an easy to user payment gateway for web apps. Websites can set one-time membership or recurring membership and collect payments accordingly. 

Pricing: Their basic package costs $25 per month with a limit of 10000 members. 

4. Softr

Softr is a no-code tool that allows anyone to build powerful websites and web apps with airtable.

Softr is the easiest and fastest way to build powerful websites & web-apps on Airtable, in 10 minutes. Without any code. It defines the next level of software building, and enables everyone to go beyond just being a user, and lets you build your own web app without having to know coding. It uses Airtable as a database to the visual set of components to assemble and launch fully functioning products.

You can choose from a number of templates or customize your own web app from scratch. With Softr, you can build dynamic web-apps like Listings, Online Courses, Job Boards, Upvoting Sites, Services Marketplace and more. The large variety of customization options makes Softr a powerful tool for web app development.

Softr allows anyone who has an idea for a web app, to build it and launch it into the world. It creates a safe environment for creatives to make their dreams happen, no matter what their skillsets may be.

Pricing: starts at $12 per month

5. Versoly

Versoly starts off simple and allows you to quickly build a landing page and start collecting emails. As you grow you can start to add multiple pages, blog posts, knowledge base articles and job posts. Which is great from an SEO perspective. 

One thing we noticed about Versoly is how fast it is 99/100 on desktop. The platform is perfect for non-technical users that care about conversions and performance.

Pricing: Starts at $19 per month

6. SubStack

Unlike the other tools mentioned above, this is not a tool for creating websites but it is used for creating newsletters. Substack is a no-code tool used for creating beautiful newsletters and to build a reader’s community. Anyone can start a newsletter within a minute without any code and start publishing. Anyone can launch a newsletter business and start accumulating subscribers without any charges.

They also support paid newsletters without any additional setup. This is by far the best no-code tool we’ve come across for publishing and running a paid newsletter business. 

Pricing: Publishing and running a newsletter is free. For paid newsletter they charge 10% as their fee. 

7. Unicorn Platform

This is one of the most powerful no-code platforms for building beautiful landing pages for startups, SaaS companies and mobile applications. Uniform platform offers a superfast hosting solution with free CDN and SSL.  Their visual drag and drop builders enable non-technical founders to create stunning landing pages in a short period of time.

They offer a wide variety of templates which makes the task further easier.  Some core features of this tool are form integration, payment integration using Stripe, blogging and fully responsive design. 

Pricing: Starts from $8 per month.

8. Zapier

So far, we’ve seen no-code tools that are used for creating web apps, but this tool is unique. Zapier is a no-code platform that connects various apps and automates workflow. You can create a web app using any of the tools mentioned above and then use Zapier to connect it with third party apps and automate dataflow between them using various triggers.

Zapier supports more than 2000 apps till date and is fast increasing. Anyone with zero technical knowledge can build complex applications using Zapier and it is very easy to learn. 

Pricing: They have a free plan which is more than sufficient and their paid plan starts at $20 per month.

9. Glide

Glide is a no-code tool to create complex web and mobile apps using Google sheets. Glide converts your spreadsheet into a modern looking app in minutes without writing any code. Some of the popular companies using Glide are Uber, NASA, Costco, Zoom, etc. Glide offers a powerful visual editor that enables you to create stunning apps which works across platforms.

Apps creating using Glide can be used as web apps in browser also as Android and iOS apps. Team members can collaborate and design the app simultaneously using the Glider editor. 

Pricing: They offer a free plan their paid plan starts at $12 per month.

10. Designmodo

Designmodo is a no-code platform to create beautiful websites and email templates easily. Designmodo offers 3 main products namely Email designer, Website builder for static pages and Bootstrap template builder.

You can create a corporate website or landing page easily using Designmodo easily. You can also design and send beautiful email templates using their email designer. 

Pricing: Their pricing starts from $21 per month

This article is written by Rajan Ramachandran, Founder of Social Duce – A Digital Brand Building Agency.

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