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24 Nov, 17 tweets, 7 min read
Our startup generates $3 million in revenue and runs on a $60/month NoCode stack!

Building tech has become easy, accessible & cheap with NoCode tools.

Today we share 7 types of NoCode tools along with:
1. Specific use case each solves
2. Real examples
3. Alternatives

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7 use-cases:
1) Marketing websites
2) Info websites
3) E-commerce websites
4) Automation workflows
5) Memberships
6) Complex web apps
7) Mobile apps

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1/ Marketing websites

A) Tools:
Unicorn Platform, Usmo

B) Use cases
- You can simply drag & drop elements onto a page

- Build a marketing website in less than 60 mins

- Easily edit your marketing copy & communication to customers
1/ Marketing website (contd.)

C) Example

- We built our entire website of containing over 50+ pages on Unicorn platform

D) Alternatives
- Carrd
- Webflow (covered later)
2/ Database storage and information websites

A) Tool: AirTable

B) Use cases
- Advanced and more UI-friendly excel
- Easily collect data using an intuitive form
- Neatly present the data on your website in intuitive layouts
2/ DB & Information websites (contd.)

C) Example
- To help individuals laid off due to COVID, we built a page listing those who could be hired:…

D) Alternatives
- Tools like Sheet2site, Table2site work well with Airtable to make quick websites
3/ Beautiful info & e-commerce websites

A) Tool: Webflow

B) Use cases
- Build beautiful custom layouts without Code
- Leverage its "CMS" to make numerous automated pages
- Use particularly if you are a designer and want to implement custom design to pixel perfection
3/ Beautiful info websites (contd.)

C) Examples
- We built both Scale (…) and Founder origin stories (…) on Webflow

D) Alternatives
- Bubble ( However, if focus is pixel perfect design, Webflow is much better
4/ Automate workflows

A) Tools: Zapier, Integromat

B) Use cases
- Automate recurring manual effort
- Store data in CRM, send automated mails, integrate tools, etc.
- Zapier is more intuitive but costly, Integromat has a steeper learning curve but handles complex cases
4/ Automate workflows (contd.)

C) Example
- Almost all our dynamic flows are handled by Zapier or Integromat. User signup -> storing their data in our db -> sending them a mail

D) Alternatives:
- Parabola
- Automate
5/ Login & membership systems

A) Tools: MemberstackApp, Memberspace

B) Use cases
- To convert your static website to have signups/logins and to also manage SAAS memberships
- Restrict content or pages to only paid users
5/ Login and membership systems (contd.)

C) Example
- We built a dashboard for new projects viewing, sharing invoices, etc. using the above set of tools:

D) Alternative
- Bubble offers an in-built authentication system but doesn't manage subscriptions
6/ Any complex web-based product

A) Tool: Bubble

B) Use cases
- Job-boards, marketplaces, internal tools => build varied applications using its "workflows" & database
- Quite self-sufficient and removes the need to depend on other tools
- Responsive design is a not the best
6/ Complex web-based product (contd.)

C) Example
- Our internal tool is entirely built on top of Bubble and saves ~160 human hours per month (has sensitive data, so can't share video)

D) Alternatives:
- Adalo, Glide: More suited for mobile apps (discussed next)
7/ Mobile apps

A) Tools: Glide, Adalo

B) Use cases
- Build complex mobile apps with a simple drag & drop functionality
- Automate user actions with in-built workflows
- Use their own DB or even GoogleSheets to store data
7/ Mobile apps (contd.)

C) Example
- Not used these products myself, but a really cool example is of the apps made to help organise & share COVID resources with people:

D) Alternatives
- No credible alternatives that I know of
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