Ideas should not be restricted by technology. At least not when it comes to coding.
In the startup world, there are tons of things that one needs to learn to execute things. But because of it, you can't stay eligible for every damn task.
A decade ago, when you had to create even a simple project on the internet, you needed to figure out how to write a code for that. This restricted a lot of brilliant ideas that non-coders had & limited their thought process.
Coding was (and is, still) the most important & in-demand skill. But due to the learning curve, the dreamers & startup enthusiasts with no background in coding became helpless & were highly dependent on coders.
This resulted in lower productivity, lesser execution & required higher expenses even for the smaller simpler projects.
But then, the coders worked on something revolutionary and the roadblock of - ideas getting restricted by skills got cleared for good. What happened? The NoCode tools were born!
What is no-code all about?
When we say no-code tools, we do not mean that the tools themselves are built without a code. We also do not mean that the project that you will be going to execute will not be created using code.
No-code tools simply are the tools that are pre-coded & when certain tasks are done using them, the code gets automatically written as per the activity as per Artificial Intelligence.
The beauty of these tools that makes them useful for tech entrepreneurs (who do not have a coding background) is that they have a simple Graphical User Interface to create, control or modify the activities. You can create your project using this interface.
Yes! No coding is needed.
In simple words, the tool is built using code, the project that you are working on will be created using code, but you do not have to write a single code for doing it.
Why do you need no-code tools?
Be it simple tasks like onboarding a customer or complex tasks like creating websites, building apps, doing marketing automation, or scrapping massive data; such things have become simple recently only due to no-code tools.
Without the no-code tools, these things would require a lot of skills, time, human efforts & expenses to execute. Impossible for people without a coding background!
In every field of business, there are many such tools today, taking shape & available to make things easier. These tools can differ according to the industries.
But if you are a tech entrepreneur, we have assembled a list of 50 most useful no-code tools segmented as per the types, that can make your life easy & open up huge possibilities for you to step into the startup world.
Types of NoCode Tools
Tech entrepreneurs need different tools to fulfill various requirements. And when it comes to no-code tools, it is very difficult to segment them into a particular type as every tool has its own purpose with a unique offering.
But considering all the things that need to be done in a startup, we have listed 50 different no-code tools segmented as per 9 different types of purposes that need to be fulfilled.
At last, we are here to help you build your no-code toolkit.
1. Website & Web App Building Tools
Building a website or a web application is one of the most challenging tasks in the online world. But unknowingly due to a lot of no-code tools already being in the market, we have started finding these things easy to make. Let us take a look at a few no-code tools that will make your website or web app building process like a breeze without writing a single line of code.
Bubble is the a powerful no-code platform that helps in creating digital products. With Bubble we can build no-code web apps in a better and faster way.
Webflow makes it possible to designers to build professional, custom websites in a completely visual canvas without the need of a code.
Thunkable makes it easy for you to build the apps - whether you’re looking to get hands-on with no-code creation, looking to launch your business, or want to extend your existing product to mobile. It has a simple drag-and-drop design canvas and powerful logic blocks that allow you to create apps at ease.
Peaka is the easiest way to build web apps without needing you to code. You can create frictionless, pixel-perfect designs with their visual editor and turn them into customer-facing responsive web apps with no code.
Carrd lets you build simple, free, and fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything and everything.
2. Mobile App Building Tools
Even people who are experienced in making websites using Content Management System platforms or no-code platforms have no idea how a mobile app is created. It has been a complex process for a long (till no-code flourished). But this article is about making things simple for you and not complex. So let's take a look at some tools that will make a mobile application creation task easy for you without making you write a code.
6- Bravo Studio
Bravo Studio is the fastest mobile app-building platform. You can convert your designs into native apps, instantly using their platform.
With Adalo, you can build your very own mobile app & turn your startup idea into reality without coding.
Glide empowers you to build powerful mobile apps from spreadsheets. With it, you can build an app for your business in five minutes, for free, without writing any code.
Once you start using AppGyver, you will never go back to coding. AppGyver is the world's first professional no-code platform, that enables you to build apps for all form factors, including mobile, desktop, browser, TV, and others.
Appsheet is the intelligent no‑code platform. So with it, you can reclaim your time and talent and build excelent no-code apps and automation.
3. Membership Integration & Management Tools
You have your website now, but what next? It is important to assist your customers with onboarding & guide them in your platform. Here is where no-code onboarding tools come into the picture. They will not only make guiding your users a smooth process but will ensure that your users keep coming back.
11- Member Stack
Member Stack provides beautiful user logins & payments for any website. ****If you are building a web application using Webflow, React, Vue, or other, they also have their developer programs.
12- Constant Contact
Whether we are launching an email marketing campaign to engage customers, building a website, uploading products to our eCommerce store, generating social media awareness, or boosting sales with Google Ads, Constant Contact has all the tools and guidance that we might need to achieve the results, all in one place.
13- User Guiding
User Guiding allows you to boost your growth in a couple of clicks using their onboarding flows*.* With their no-code solution, we can build interactive product guides literally in minutes.
SmartyStreets defines themselves as ridiculously awesome address verification platform. They have a solution for USPS and International Address Validation. From their APIs, to their list-processing tools, they have an address validation solution for you.
With Elfsight, we can upgrade our website without using a code. Elfsight widgets help more than a million website owners to increase sales, engage visitors and collect leads. So with Elfsight, we can save our time and money using their ready-to-use solutions and grow our business faster!
MemberSpace allows us to turn any part of our website into members-only with just a few clicks We can create memberships for anything we want like - courses, video tutorials, member directories, and more while having 100% control on the branding.
4. Voice Tools
We all love to give commands to Siri, Ok Google, or Alexa & make them work for us. Consumer behavior when it comes to voice technology is changing and adapting in a subtle way.
But when you need to adopt this technology within your startup to increase your productivity or make things easy, it becomes difficult without knowing how to code.
And here is where these awesome voice tech tools come to your rescue.
17- Voice Flow
Voiceflow is an extremely useful and easy tool to use that helps teams design, prototype, and launch voice & chat assistants.
Otter helps us generate rich notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations. We can call it as our AI-powered assistant.
BotTalk generates speech that sounds so appealing, natural and human like that we can not tell the difference between real voice and BotTalk generated voice! It is an Audio Content Management System for lifelike text-to-speech experiences that can be useful for Entrepreneurs.
MessageBird is an omni-channel communications platform, built for a global scale. Few of the most innovative companies around the world build communication solutions using their applications and APIs.
Easyvoice helps you transform your ideas into life with their voice functionality. And you don't need coding for that! You can create your voice app in minutes and publish it to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
5. Project Management Tools
This is something that is necessary no matter what industry you serve in. Project management tools help you to create to-do lists, assign tasks to your team members, create activity calendars, take notes and so many other things. We can also call them productivity tools.
Motion is a workspace platform that every team needs. They are more than a doc, a table or a sheet. We can customize Notion to work the way we want.
Airtable helps us accelerate the work and unlock our full potential with powerful apps that connect our data, workflows, and teams.
Coda helps you escape for those tedious sheets. They help you bring in all the words, data, and team together.
ClickUp is that one app, that can replace all the other project management aps. They help you put all of your work in one place ie. Tasks, Docs, Chat, Goals, etc.
Evernote helps you tame your work and organize your life. They empower you to remember everything and tackle any project with your notes, tasks, and schedule all in one place.
Confluence is a tool by Atlassian, that helps us accomplish more together. It serves us like our remote-friendly team workspace where knowledge and collaboration meet.
6. Automation Tools
What’s the use of getting online when you cannot automate things? The beauty of automation tools is that they can save you a lot of time, avoid human errors and execute tasks at the speed of light. Only if you are able to automate your daily tasks as such, can you be able to scale up your work & operations.
Zapier is the most popular tool that helps us connect our apps and automate workflows. They call themselves as 'easy automation experts for busy people'. Zapier helps us move information between our web apps automatically, so we can focus on our most important work.
Automate helps us connect our cloud apps. They help us to automate our work. We don't need any IT or coding intervention to do the tasks and can automate the repetitive process in minutes.
Integromat helps us achieve more in less time with fewer people. They lets us connect apps and automate workflows in a few clicks. Moving data between apps without effort has become easy due to tools like Integromat.
They specify it clearly. They have 8 Million+ ready automations for 500+ Apps! With Integrately, all you need to do is select automation and activate it. That’s it!
Albato is that one single platform, that is enough for you to do all sorts of automation. With Albato, we can connect any apps in just 5 minutes without the need of programmers.
7. Analytics Tools
If you aren’t tracking your user activity - be it on your website or on your app, you are losing a massive amount of data that can actually help you optimize yourself for growth. And tracking users don't have to be complex. If you simply master these no-code analytical tools, you are all set to dig for the gold.
Obviously makes data predictions possible within minutes, without making us write code. The entire process of building machine learning algorithms and predicting outcomes is made easy with just a few clicks.
Mixpanel is a powerful tool, that makes it possible to self-serve product analytics and help you convert, engage, and retain more users.
35- Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, currently as a platform inside the Google Marketing Platform brand.
Matomo is a Google Analytics alternative that protects your data and your customers' privacy. With their powerful data analytics platform, you can 100% own your data unlike other alternatives.
Fathom is easy to understand, less time-consuming to use, and best, does not exploits visitor data for big tech to profit. Fathom revolutionized website analytics by making them user friendly and respectful of privacy laws (like GDPR).
38- Piwik PRO
Piwik PRO helps us analyze our customer journey across websites and apps. It is an analytics suite with a focus on user privacy and data security. They also claim to be the perfect alternative to Google Analytics.
8. Customer Service Tools
The way people will experience your business and the impression they will have about your brand is going to be highly dependent on how your customer services are. Did you notice on every other review site, most of the time people complain or appreciate the customer service of a particular company? These tools will make your & your customers’ experience smoother in this aspect.
Zendesk helps us to make our customer service better. They have built their software to meet our customer needs, set our team up for success, and keep our business in synchronization.
Intercom is a customer service platform and they simply make it easy to connect with our customers.
Helpjuice is easy-to-use and most powerful knowledge base software which helps us to scale our customer support, and, collaborate better with our team.
Freshdesk is an omnichannel service which improves interaction and supports every student, parent, and faculty with delightful customer service across every channel.
HelpScout is a customer support platform for growing businesses. It is simple to start, powerful to grow, and has proven to build better customer relationships.
9. Marketing Tools
This is going to be the bloodline of your business. Without effective marketing, you are not going to move ahead even an inch in your business. Thus, having the marketing tools handy that will not require much learning curve & will do the tasks for you effectively is going to help you big time in your startup marketing activity.
Hubspot is a CRM platform that is both powerful and simple to use. With them, we can create delightful customer experiences and have a good time doing it.
Mailchimp started as an email marketing tool, but they slowly got transformed into an advanced marketing platform. With them, we can get down to business and grow sales.
Drift helps us bring our go-to-market teams together to deliver personalized customer experiences in real-time – so that we can increase our revenue, shorten our sales cycles, and work more on strengthen your brand.
GetResponse, another tool started as a simple email marketing tool has now transformed themself into a powerful, simplified tool to send emails, create pages and automate our marketing.
Zoho offers a robust marketing and customer relationship management tool that has empowered a global network of more than 250,000 businesses across 180 countries and helped them convert more leads, engage with customers, and grow their revenue.
With Pipedrive you can see, track and manage your entire sales pipeline from one place. It is the CRM specifically designed for sales teams to increase their conversion rates significantly.
50- Active Campaign
Active Campaign helps us drive growth using their customer experience automation. They empower us with email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools that we need to create incredible customer experiences.
Start Your No-Code Entrepreneurial Journey!
By now you must have understood how powerful no-code tools are and what all possibilities they open. If you master even a few tools from the above list, it will be the most useful toolkit you will ever have in your entrepreneurial journey.
But mastering a tool is just a small part to start working on your side project. It is not enough for you to prepare your side project for success, launch it and transform it into a startup in the future.
Besides no-code skills, you need a lot of things to validate your idea & take it forward to make it big. That’s the reason why at Foundership we have designed a 4-week mentorship program called ‘Build Your Side Project With NoCode’.
It is not some recorded online course, but a dedicated cohort-based mentorship program where you get trained & guided by experienced no-code mentors, platform builders & creators who have launched successful startups earlier, been there & done that.
To know more about the program, check out this page & apply for the upcoming cohort (only limited applications are accepted).