Easily build beautiful data-driven web apps.

What is Knack?

Build simple web apps like a member directory, job listings, employee time tracking, business directory, contact directory, product catalogue, or equipment tracker.

Knack is a tool in the Web App Builders category of a tech stack.

Why people like Knack

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Knack.

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Knack's Features

  • No cookie-cutter software- define the exact data that your app needs.
  • Easy data types like name, address, email, and more add structure and formatting to your data.
  • Powerful options for formulas, equations, files, and images.
  • Easy and flexible relationships to connect your data (including one-to-many and many-to-many)
  • Import data from spreadsheets or add it manually.
  • Inline editing for quick updates.
  • Unlimited rules and filters to find the data you need.
  • Export your data into CSV, TXT, or JSON files.
  • Build the app interface for your users to view and manage your data.
  • Simple drag-and-drop elements like tables, search, lists, and record details.
  • Add and edit records with forms
  • Complete flexibility to create the navigation and structure you want.
  • Add users manually or have them register right from the app.
  • Create different user roles and permissions.
  • Assign specific data to users so they can log in and access it.
  • Embed your apps right in your website or blog.
  • Embedded apps adapt to your own design and integrate seamlessly.
  • Publish different versions of your app for different audiences.
  • Publish different version for web, tablets, and mobile.
  • Open API for developers to securely access your data and extend your app.
  • Designers can control the look and feel of your app with custom CSS.
  • Handle JavaScript events for extended functionality
  • Each app can be completely customized upon request

Knack's alternatives

  • Airtable - Real-time spreadsheet-database hybrid
  • Google App Maker - Low-code application development for G Suite
  • Stamplay - API Lego for developers. Build back-end piecing together APIs as building blocks.
  • Backand - Backend-as-a-Service for AngularJS and Ionic
  • Blazor - An experimental web UI framework using C#/Razor and HTML, running in the browser via WebAssembly

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