The No Code is part of my life, and yours too. Of everybody's life, to be precise (but few people are aware of that, because most of them don't know what the no code is).
In any case, if you are on this page, it is probably because you have (even if only) a notion of no-code. In fact, it's the concept of being able to realize something (a site, an application, a program, etc.) without code.
However, no code is constantly improving. New no code tools are appearing every day.
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I guess you have already guessed that the first tool I am going to talk about is Webflow, my favorite! I talk about it quite often on my blog, but then again, I made this site itself with Webflow. I'm very happy with it by the way.
And if you want to discover other websites made with Webflow, I advise you to watch one of my videos about the top webflow of the month.
But let's get back to the point. Why is Webflow one of the best no-code tools?
It allows me to create websites as efficient as the others, and this, in record time! Some sites belong to me, others to my clients (and I mean that you can freely create professional sites with Webflow; multilingual webflow sites for example).
Note however that I had no knowledge in code, in website creation language... at my beginnings. So, if you too are just starting out in this field, you have no reason to doubt Webflow. On the contrary, I advise you to be a little more curious. And if you need a little help, I give a free training on Webflow.
Finally, the design of the sites created with Webflow makes it a special tool! By the way, several templates are available in the library: some are free, others are not. And if you have created your own design (personally, I use Figma for mockups), you are able to produce exactly the same one (I almost forgot to show you this little trick to find web and design inspiration). In short, the possibilities are endless!
Discover the tool: http://bit.ly/2M2G511
Airtable looks a lot like Excel sheets. The only difference is that this application has more advanced features. I have already used it as a backend for websites or CMS.
If I were to list all the other use cases for Airtable, this page will not be enough; we will need another guide for that. What I can say is that the spreadsheet templates available in the library can help you in your first steps on Airtable.
Here are some examples:
Discover the tool: https: //airtable.com
Web entrepreneurs often hear about Zapier. The reason is quite simple! Zapier is an application that allows you to automate tasks between different web applications (the ones you use every day), all without a single line of code. Now, there are different zaps, most of them being available for free.
Discover the tool: https: //zapier.com/
As its name indicates, it allows Internet users to register on a site (and thus become a member). The registration process is quick; a few clicks are enough! To give a better environment to the users, you just have to customize the registration pop-up (and yes, it is possible!). The site creator (that's you) will then manage the members from the Memberstack dashboard. In short, Memberstack is a no code plug-in.
Fortunately it integrates easily with any type of site, including Webflow, Squarespace, Wix, etc.
Here are a few Memberstack use cases I've seen, throughout my career:
Discover the tool: https: //www.memberstack.com/
It is often said that content is king, and I agree with that. The existence of several kinds of CMS (content management software) proves it. But today, I'm going to tell you about Storychief. I use it for the creation, management and distribution of content on my blog, and I must admit that it is very practical! Other web actors and professionals also use it: content marketers, agencies, B2B SaaS, etc.
Of course, it is not free. Before you sign up for a subscription though, just try it for free :) Then, the paid version starts at $90.00 USD/month.
Discover the tool: http: //bit.ly/2E8k1yw
This one is a very good alternative to Zapier. Like Zapier, it helps in the automation of workflows. You will have a wide range of choices:
Data transfer and transformation are even possible!
In short, all sectors can benefit from the use of Integromat.
Discover the tool: https: //www.integromat.com/
Imagine having to create a survey or questionnaire quickly (or any other form of online form), and manually! The pressure! In the past, this would have been impossible. Since Typeform was introduced, however, it has become possible.
Especially since it is easy to use, fun as they say. I especially love it because it offers so many options. There is no limit. But still, the forms created with Typeform are simply beautiful and design.
Discover the tool: https: //www.typeform.com/
You will have to create e-commerce sites from time to time. It is therefore essential that you know Stripe, an online payment tool to be integrated on the e-commerce site concerned. Since its creation in 2010, it has made a lot of progress. For example, it is available in more than 40 countries, but still, the payment via Stripe is secure .
It is not without reason that several e-commerce companies (more precisely: 100,000 companies and startups) take it as a reference in terms of online payment.
Discover the tool: https: //stripe.com/
Now suppose you want to create a fully functional application, but you have no idea how to do it. You don't know anything about the different programming languages that are often discussed! Does that mean you're doomed to need a seasoned developer? What if I say no? Because in fact, it's not necessarily necessary. Adalo is perfectly suited for you if that's what you want. In fact, it's a bit like Glide (I'll talk about that later).
Like most of the no-code tools we've seen so far, Adalo also uses the drag-and-drop system. So, during the design itself, you will already have a preview of the future application.
But of course, every beautiful thing has a price! And this is precisely the case for Adalo. In the end, once you've created the application, you'll be allowed to publish it on the App Store and Play Store, provided you've subscribed to a paid plan. The amount is around $50 per month.
However, most of you have only known Adalo for a few seconds :) So don't think you'll never master it. In fact, they have plenty of tutorials that can help you get started!
Discover the tool: https: //www.adalo.com/
Like the previous one, this one also allows you to create applications easily, again and again without coding! You won't even need to understand anything about languages. However, with Bubble , the most sophisticated applications are easy to create, that is, those with several features. It's hard to imagine that you can have all this without having bothered to write a single line of code, isn't it?
And it's very convenient, in case you have an idea for an application or a project in mind, but unfortunately, you don't have enough resources to call a developer. Moreover, if you create your applications yourself (or if you create them for a client), you can do it quickly with Bubble!
Wait, let me summarize the points that particularly attract me to Bubble:
Discover the tool: https: //bubble.io/
Glide is a bit different. The creation of applications is indeed done from Google Sheet. And when you say Google, you say free :) Unless you need more advanced features, I advise you to stay with the free plan.
It is also obvious that no prerequisites are necessary. On the design side, Glide offers some great models.
Discover the tool: https: //www.glideapps.com/
So far we have talked about creating applications in general. But did you know that for more specific areas (in our case, creating a voice application), there are specialized tools like Voiceflow.
So if you want to create a voice application for Alexa, Google or Siri it's perfect.
I've known a lot of easy to use applications, and Voicieflow is definitely one of them! Indeed, it has an easy to use interface. Now, if "ease" rhymes with "speed", it would mean that Voiceflow is a very profitable tool. Time is money.
Finally, you will find all the tutorials you need on their site. If you are a beginner, you can try your luck with this tool if you want ;)
Discover the tool: https: //www.voiceflow.com/
Do you feel like breaking the rules in app creation (well, it's true that since the beginning of this guide, the whole app creation process doesn't follow the standards anymore)? But I wanted to get to the point that with Thunkable, it still is: you don't have to go through the usual old process.
You just drag and drop all the features you need (complex or simple) on the editing page. Of course, this tool is not like the others. If the latter offer tutorials, this one does not. Anyway, it looks nice! I think it has a lot of potential.
Discover the tool: https: //thunkable.com/
For entrepreneurs who don't have enough time to devote to the digitalization of their companies, and therefore, to the creation of websites, Carrd is also an interesting solution. Indeed, it allows to save a lot of time. Not only is this due to its ease of use, but also, many customizable templates are already ready in their library.
As for the price, you get 3 free sites. Beyond 3 sites, you will have to pay $19/year, which is not expensive at all!
Discover the tool: https: //carrd.co/
Although it seems impossible, you can create a site from a spreadsheet on Google. Sheet2site is the proof! It is obviously a product of Google. All you have to do is to import images, text and all the other elements you might need to create a site into a Google sheet. The tool does the rest.
Discover the tool: https: //www.sheet2site.com/
Designing a website from scratch is not always a real pleasure. Some people even experience the white page syndrome. That's when Umso stepped in. With him, you can skip several steps.
Instead of creating the design yourself, you are simply asked to answer some questions about your web project. Once all the questions are answered, Landen will know your needs, and will then try to point you in the right direction. In other words, he will propose you a site.
Of course, you can then make some modifications in order to create an original and unique website. Fast and efficient!
Discover the tool: https: //www.umso.com/
Obviously, there are many tools to create a website! Because Universe is still one of them. And I'm not going to repeat the same refrain, like it's easy to use, allows to create websites quickly, profitable... Let me instead introduce you to what makes it unique: you can create it on mobile!
I bet influencers, bloggers... will be very happy to use it! However, future professional web designers will also find a lot of joy in using it. For example, how about checking out some of the sites created on Universe here: explore.onuniverse.com.
Discover the tool: https: //onuniverse.com/
Let's change the subject a bit now. Let's talk about project management tools :) Managing a project is obviously not easy, which is true even if you use nocode tools to help you (and especially, if you didn't know how to choose the right tool). That's why I propose Notion, a tool for managing your projects, your schedule, your ideas, etc. that I think is great! Why do I think it's great?
It is an "all-in-one" tool, which means that when you use it, you don't need additional project management tools.
Discover the tool: https: //www.notion.so/
Now I'm going to talk about a special tool. It doesn't only allow you to create a professional website; it makes the creation of e-commerce websites very simple. How does it do that? By facilitating the payment option.
You're going to tell me that there's Shopify or Squarespace for that. And I'm going to tell you that's true, but you can't force everyone to like those platforms. Besides, they are more complicated and more expensive compared to Gumroad.
Discover the tool: https: //gumroad.com/
For an e-commerce platform, Foxy Cart is also well known. Before I continue my description, however, I would like to point out that it is not an all-in-one system, with integrated CMS and marketing systems. On the contrary, I would say that it was designed to be integrated (as a kind of plug-in). It's as easy as can be: you don't need to know how to code, you just have to copy and paste a link to make it work! Of course, you can go even further if you know how to code.
To summarize, what does Foxy Cart do precisely? It is intended for developers, web designers and web designers who work on e-commerce sites. With it, you can create powerful and personalized online shopping carts. For example, you can configure shipping costs and taxes according to the customer's location, offer special prices according to the product's characteristics, and much more.
Payment is usually a tricky subject when it comes to e-commerce sites. Fortunately, this is not the case here, as more than 70 payment gateways and options are available with Foxy Cart (including PayPal).
Discover the tool: https: //www.foxy.io/
Maybe in addition to being a webdesigner (or future webdesigner), you're also running a blog to promote yourself. This is a great opportunity, especially if you already have some subscribers. Otherwise, it's never too late; you can start now. Substack might be of interest to you.
It is an online tool that allows you to create paid newsletters . Imagine getting paid, even though you've put in minimal effort! Since its creation, I must admit that I have heard nothing but good things about Substack.
Discover the tool: https: //substack.com/
As webdesigners, we are creators. Buy me a coffee works with creators (they can also be YouTubers, writers, artists, etc.). If you sign up on it and manage to gain fans, you'll certainly earn some freebies (from 3 dollars).
You too, as a creator, will have the right to make one-time, recurring donations. Even better, you will be able to create an online store.
Did you know that big companies also participate in this concept? GitHub is for example one of those who support creators by paying them money.
Discover the tool: https: //www.buymeacoffee.com/
Parabola is yet another no-code tool dedicated to all those who want to make their life easier when creating their website! Indeed, it allows to automate different processes (related to the access and use of data : API, external database, etc.), using the drag and drop system. You can say goodbye to headaches due to codes and spreadsheets, no matter which application you use: Salesforce, Mailchimp, etc. In any case, Parabola supports many other platforms.
Discover the tool: https: //parabola.io/
Most of these mails you receive in your mailbox, early in the morning or at other times of the day, are scheduled. The most appropriate word here would be: automated. All this, to tell you that Autopilot is a tool that allows this automation of emails, but not only. Powerful automation rules can be configured on it: dynamic emails, targeted according to subscribers' interests, etc.
Above all, it works with different systems:
Discover the tool: https: //bit.ly/39kjVF2
I bet you already know Mailchimp too! So I don't need to explain you a long definition of this platform. In short, it's an email marketing platform that offers even more features.
It now offers landing page creation. So, if you or one of your customers wants to test a new product, I advise you to try Mailchimp. The marketing side will be in this case hyper simplified, and thus, the conversion of prospects into customers.
Mailchimp also offers the ability to access additional software like LiveChat and Square. And guess what? It's all free! However, you should know that over time, once you've reached over 2,000 subscribers, you'll have to pay for a subscription.
Discover the tool: https: //mailchimp.com/
Weglot is a no-code tool that I love because it brings a powerful multilingual experience to your website. I get several specific benefits from it, including:
Discover the tool: http: //bit.ly/weglotapp
In short, of all these tools (they are all equally powerful), Webflow remains my favorite. After all, it is the core of my business. For me, it is a must for a webdesigner, because without it, my activity might not even exist. Only after that come the 24 other no code tools :) Anyway, here's another video that explainsother tools for webdesigner and freelance; you might be interested.