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Top 5 No-code Platforms in 2022

Written August 19, 2022

With a myriad of options available on the market, which are the best no-code platforms to build your app or website on?

Why is choosing a no-code platform important?

Choosing the right no-code platform is the first step you need to think about when you want to design an application or website without using a programming language. With their simple drag-and-drop features, users can build applications for their personal or business use on these platforms.

In addition to its inherent advantages, a feature-rich and user-friendly no-code platform will ensure both your user experience and your work results.

Let's take a look at the top 5 best no-code platforms today.

Before that, make sure you check out: What is No-code?


Top 5 No-code Platforms in 2022

1. Glide

No-code platform Glide for mobile apps
No-code platform Glide for mobile apps

Glide is a useful no-code platform for creating mobile apps for internal business processes, e.g. apps for inventory, tracking sales processes or maintaining employee contacts.

The platform works on a data source like an Excel file or Google Sheets, and then helps you add visual components using a drag-and-drop interface. All you need to create an app with Glide Apps is an account with them, a Google Drive account so you can use Google Sheets, and a small amount of your time.

Thanks to the variety of ready-made templates and components, it is very accessible to those with no coding experience. Glide doesn't just make your spreadsheets easier to see, it turns them into easier-to-see web apps.

2. Airtable

Organizing and data management tool Airtable
Organizing and data management tool Airtable

Airtable is a project management software that works on spreadsheets and databases. Management interfaces help you work as a team effectively. You can see how your own and other members' work is progressing.

They feature a user-friendly interface, with options to customize colors and viewpoints. Users can organize their data to tables and lines for easier tracking. In particular, data information is stored easily on the software.

Airtable can store information in spreadsheets in an attractive and easy-to-use way, but it's also powerful enough to act as a database that businesses can use to manage customer relationships (CRM), task management, project planning and inventory tracking, or whatever business you want to build.

The no-code platform Airtable offers a free version up to 2GB and 1200 records. You also have the option of $10 and $20 per month plans for a more advanced experience.

3. Webflow

Webflow platform with diversified designs
Webflow platform with diversified designs

Webflow is an interesting hybrid between two traditional website building tools like Wix and classic content management systems like WordPress.

This no-code website design platform offers diverse, unique and modern ready-made templates, making it easy to style your website. Smooth UI user interface, a variety of available templates, allowing to type both static or dynamic content are the advantages of Webflow.

A growing demand is the need to quickly build good quality websites, or even a simple app, that can be given to users to introduce a new product. Webflow is a great tool for idea generation and theory testing. It can even be used in user testing sessions.

Webflow currently offers a variety of service plans from free, free plans to commercial packages.

4. Zapier

Automation tool Zapier
Automation tool Zapier

Zapier is a no-code platform that automatically links to all your favorite apps, from which you can create workflows that include multiple daily tasks that take up your time. Automation tools like Zapier will greatly reduce manual workload, save time and ensure you don't miss any action.

You can use Zapier's Free plan for up to 100 jobs/month or pay extra to unlock other plans with more benefits.

Recently, Zapier is also emerging in the No-code/Low-code community as one of the reputable parties specializing in providing detailed and useful reports on this field. A typical example is their report on the rise of No-code in the US enterprise market, released this past July.

5. Bubble 

Bubble is the leading no-code platform today
Bubble is the leading no-code platform today

Bubble is at the forefront of the no-code movement. Bubble's Visual Programming Tool (visual programming tool) helps you create UI easily by dragging and dropping, in addition, you can also design the database closely, thereby creating many different web services with just point-and-click operations.

With a powerful scalable database management system and integrated workflow, Bubble lets you create virtually any application. The private version control system also helps you manage changes and collaborate with up to 40 other individuals.

Over 750,000 users have built websites with the Bubble no-code platform for their businesses. Not only that, there have been many startups successfully raising capital when building apps with Bubble (Y Combinator is an example).

Traffic to Bubble's websites grew at a compound growth rate of more than 50% from 2017 to 2021. They were also named one of the most innovative small and mighty companies of 2021 by Fast Company.

Plugins developed by the Bubble community will help extend your app by enabling third-party functionalities, like billing, SEO, analytics, and more.

With its diverse features and easy-to-use interface, the Bubble no-code platform is suitable for a wide range of audiences:

  • Students who want to create web applications without formal programming.
  • Individuals who want to create and launch MVPs, focusing on function rather than form.
  • Individuals who want to create any SaaS product.
  • Businesses want to create an online MVP to save time and ensure financial security.

With a free plan and a paid plan starting at just $25/month, this is a bargain compared to the powerful technology it offers.

To better understand what Bubble.io is, CitizenDev has published a comprehensive analysis of the platform. You can read it here!


Conclusion

Above is a summary of the top 5 best no-code platforms today. With their unique benefits and features, CitizenDev hopes that you will be able to find the most suitable platform to start building your own website.

The no-code trend will continue to develop further to help small and medium businesses develop websites with short time and cost savings.

Stay tuned for our frequent updates on the latest no-code development trends!

If you need support in the process of self-learning and No-code application development, CitizenDev provides free consulting services as well as outsourcing with only 30% cost and time compared to traditional approaches. Contact now.


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