Welcome to the age of no-code. In an industry that’s set to be worth $47 billion by 2025, there’s certainly no shortage of new and exciting no-code platforms available. We’ve taken a look at what’s on offer and landed on these top picks for 2022.
No-code: a quick reminder
Simply put, no-code is a term that’s used to describe building digital applications without the need to code. So whether that’s creating your own website or automating workflows, no-code applications are democratizing the way individuals and teams work.
Why we love them
No-code platforms help level the playing field. Everyone has an equal opportunity to share their ideas and the results can rival the best out there. They also provide a much faster route to launch, which is crucial for businesses looking to scale at speed.
What to look for
There’s no shortage of platforms offering no-code functionality, so we recommend keeping a few things in mind before getting started.
Go for: pre-built features to get you up and running quickly, simple, de-cluttered interfaces that are easy to navigate and affordable price plans (that don’t charge for every individual add-on).
Top no-code platforms
So without further ado, here’s our round-up of 10 awesome no-code tools to try in 2022.
Cobiro’s design-first, no-code website builder is made for creators and platforms who crave the freedom to make the websites they want, without the friction. Think it, then design it - and get published in just a few steps.
A built-in wireframing kit offers millions of combinations, alongside a huge library of fully responsive templates, icons, images and fonts. Once published, the transition to Cobiro’s market-leading advertising apps and integrated Zapier automation is seamless.
Connect and automate tasks to 3,000+ apps with Zapier’s nifty bit of kit. Whether it's automatically adding every new website customer to a mailing list or setting up a Slack notification for every new order, this platform is designed to make processes more efficient.
Anyone can build workflows (called Zaps) and Zapier prides itself on connecting to more web apps than anyone else. The exciting thing about this tool is the time and resources that can be saved by automating tasks, which is huge for companies that are scaling up.
AppSheet helps drive productivity with its no-code app tool. Businesses and individuals can build mobile and web apps with ease by selecting ready-made data from lots of sources such as Google Sheets, Excel, SmartSheet and SQL.
Once the data is added, creators can make use of a host of features, including customizing the look and feel, adding buttons, activating automation workflows and setting it up for offline use. When everything’s done, it can be shared with others for testing before going live.
At its core, Markerpad is a no-code education service and community, with a vision to educate as many people as possible on the possibilities of building without code. Choose from two paths to get started: No-Code Fundamentals or Automation Expertise.
It has more than 350 tutorials, 11,000 members and a jobs board offering the latest roles for no-code professionals. There’s also a podcast series and regular events with real life case studies - both of which are free.
It’s time for voice tech to enter the no-code arena. Voiceflow helps teams to design, prototype and launch conversational experiences, with users designing the flow of their app through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.
From chatbots and custom assistants to Alexa and Google, Voiceflow enables prototyping and launching to be done in minutes. Components and flows can be created and reused, and its advanced logic system can help with conditional paths, loops, variables and more.
6. Cobiro Teams
Cobiro Teams helps contractors and agencies manage multiple client tasks from one place. From websites to marketing campaigns, teams can plan, assign, do and manage tasks - all via an intuitive project management dashboard.
What’s great about Cobiro Teams is that as well as getting access to Cobiro’s website builder and market-leading advertising tools, users can also connect to 3,000+ other apps thanks to its built-in Zapier integration - allowing more tasks than ever to be handled centrally.
Coda makes navigating between documents across different tabs a thing of the past. It brings everything together in its all-in-one flexible surface, and is being used by the likes of BuzzFeed, TED and Figma.
From project briefs to roadmaps, there are plenty of templates available for a quick start. Building blocks then take center stage to connect everything together. And with the same data used in different ways, every view can be customized to the preferences of each user.
Build a powerful, native mobile app with Thunkable. A simple drag-and-drop canvas, design components, easy animations, logic blocks and integrations provide everything you need to build a great app without a single line of code.
Perhaps the best thing about building an app on Thunkable is how easy it is to get deployed and published by the likes of Apple’s App store or Google’s Play store. Plus, all the compliance aspects are managed as well, meaning that once it’s live it’ll remain that way.
SurveySparrow helps businesses create every type of form or questionnaire possible, from chatbot pop ups to your classic satisfaction surveys. They can be shared easily across all platforms, with all the insights you could hope for available via the Executive Dashboard.
It then uses no-code technology to power its integration and automation features. Existing CRM systems can be connected via an API and webhooks can be used to pass survey information to third party applications, helping to streamline data collection.
Become an email marketing expert with MailerLite. This platform allows you to create dynamic emails with ease, thanks to its drag-and-drop editor. Build professional and beautiful newsletters without needing any HTML skills.
Once an email campaign has been built, it can be optimized to help improve conversions. Activate A/B split testing, delivery by time zone and auto resends - and track the results via campaign reports and click maps.
From one-person startups to established teams, no-code platforms are helping businesses to brainstorm, build and launch new ideas quicker and easier than ever before. New products can be tested in the real world, and processes can be optimized in just a few clicks.
However, with so many platforms out there, finding the best ones can be a challenge. Both the innovation underneath the hood, as well as the interface and functionality need to be on point. It’s worth reviewing a few tools and their price plans before getting started.