Brizy.Cloud - like Versoly and Umso, but extremely cheaper
Webflow - the most versatile NoCode website builder, but also one with a learning curve
Application builders (both mobile and web applications)
Glide Apps - the easiest to get started with, to build PWAs from Google Sheets
Adalo - a drag-and-drop web and mobile app builder
Thunkable - like Adalo, but with account-level billing
Bravo Studio - build mobile apps from your Figma designs
Budibase - clean web apps builder, ideal for internal tools
Stacker - internal apps builder, using Google Sheets and Airtable
Noloco - Instantly create customer portals, partner apps & internal tools from your Airtable or Google Sheets
Bubble - the most powerful app builder in the NoCode space
If you want to build a website, I would suggest starting with Softr.
If you want to build an app, I would suggest starting with Glide Apps.
Resources to Get Acquainted
Even before you start building your product, it would be a great idea to go through a few videos that show you around the platform.
Platform’s YouTube Channel
Usually, each NoCode platform has their own YouTube channel where they have curated playlists to get you acquainted with a new thing you wish to learn. Webflow’s YouTube channel is a great example of curated playlists covering an overview of the platform, building a product for a problem statement, How To videos, etc.
Experts’ YouTube Channel
There are also NoCode platform experts that run active YouTube channels where they spill the beans about how they do certain things on the platform. Webflow, Bubble, Glide Apps - each has such experts giving away valuable information on YouTube.
Reverse Engineer Templates
Once you have acquainted yourself with the platform, pick up the free templates from the NoCode platform’s Template library.
Copy it to your account.
Look under the hood.
Get familiar with where the controls are.
Change little things and see how the output changes.
See how each building block is configured.
Check each screen’s hierarchy.
Ideas to Build
Once you have selected a platform, the next step is to find ideas to build.
If you chose to build a website, pick up any website, landing page, etc. on the internet and try to build it with the platform you chose.
If you chose to build an app, the following are a few great ideas to cover a wide range of functionalities.
Listings/Directory - an app that shows a list of things (places, wish list, people, books)
Personal CRM - an app to build better personal relationships
To Do List - an app to keep track of things on your To Do list
Calculator - a simple calculator like home loan, investment portfolio tracker
Each NoCode platform has a thriving community where the platform experts and the platform team are helping anybody with questions. It’s a great place to learn and get inspiration from others too. Besides, the founders of each platform are listening closely to the conversations on their platform community.
If you’re still stuck, each platform has an Experts directory who you can get in touch with.
NoCode is an exciting space. Amidst the chatter, I hope this guide helps you find your own way in this jungle of information and options. It worked for me, and it may or may not work for you.
When you build something, don’t hesitate to to show it to the world.
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