Exploring some of the top no-code tools to improve your business.
The world is changing.
The way we do business, the way we take notes, the way we buy groceries—everything is becoming more and more digitized, machines and programs are helping us achieve tasks that would require a bunch of time right away. For a long while, we dreamt of creating products or automating processes without the need of a developer; and we have never been closer to this dream.
The no-code approach is sweeping the world, as hundreds of amazing products powered with Graphical User Interfaces and sometimes Artificial Intelligence are helping shorten the development process of apps and processes.
In this article, we’ll go over the best no-code tools for each aspect of a business, but first, the basics.
What is a no-code tool?
A no-code tool is a product that you can use to solve specific problems that would normally require coding, without coding. They help non-technical people create products, websites, landing pages, UX elements; automate processes and analytics.
In 2022, most companies use at least a few no-code tools to achieve better results and most of these no-code products are proven to work in various industries.
Why is No-code Important for Businesses in 2022?
No-code AI can be easily customized according to a company’s needs using platforms and integrable modules. This not only saves time and cuts down on costs, it boosts productivity.
As per a Dotscience report, most enterprises spend over 6 months on the journey to AI. By enabling the creation and deployment of AI models in days (or even minutes!), companies are saving many months by using no-code.
No-code AI automates tedious, repetitive tasks ranging from processing data files to managing data pipelines, cloud deployment, API management, and more. It helps non-technical teams to take development and automation into their own hands.
The bottom line is: AI has become a strategic priority for all enterprises. Stepping into 2022, it has become even more clear that AI will continue to serve a large portion of all businesses. That means, even if business leaders do not have any prior experience in handling these kinds of advanced technologies, no-code presents a major opportunity to assist them and provide the tools needed to stay competitive, proactive, and agile.
Let’s go over the popular no-code tools with different functions and see what the no-code community has achieved.
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No-code Tools for Business
Bubble.io - Product Development
“Creating a few UX elements and automating a few sheets of data is one thing, you can’t simply develop products without coding.” At least, that's what someone would say a few years ago, if you mentioned no-code tools.
And it would surprise this someone to hear that you can create your own “Instagram” from scratch, without coding, using the most advanced no-code development tool; Bubble.
Bubble has been the pioneer of the no-code industry for a while, and they are vocal about it. Wherever Bubble appears, talks of the future of development and how no-code will help exist.
Over 700,000 people use Bubble to create Web products, they “build better and faster” thanks to the no-code platform. Completely powered by GUI elements, which you can refer to as Visual Programming. Without writing a single line of code, you can create your local Airbnb and start going big.
With many integrations and plugins and templates, Bubble is here to help redefine product development.
Webflow - Website Creation
Let’s go smaller.
Let’s say you don’t want an Airbnb of your own, you just want a great website for your business, with a bit of functionality.
Wordpress and Wix have been no-code for years, but Webflow doesn’t limit you with “themes” and “templates.”
With Webflow, you can create the website that you would normally ask a HTML developer to make for you, all the colors and the shapes and animations you want in your website, you got it!
With a more responsive website, and an easier editor, Webflow is the product for those who don’t need more than a great website.
Monday.com - Project Management
Project management helps you take your ideas and transform them into a streamlined and successful reality - if you have the right tools.
monday.com is a low code and no code platform where organizations of any size can create the tools and processes they need to manage every aspect of their work. You can create an entirely custom workflow without having to touch a single piece of code. Want to use their coding framework to create and customize apps, allowing you to create a workflow that’s perfectly suited to what you need? You can do that, too.
Their project management software not only helps automate processes, it helps teams build or customize the workflows of their dreams.
We like that monday.com offers a unique, free forever plan for small teams. Even the best free project management apps might only provide free trials that limit your creation of projects and tasks, but monday.com includes it all in their free plan.
Carrd - One-page Site Creation
Let's say you just need a single page for your business, and that’s it. No need for fancy sub-pages, all the different themes and use case pages and so on.
Just a single page, but the best one you can get.
Again, you can go to an HTML developer and they can provide you with a seamless design that rocks, you can also do the same with Carrd.
Carrd is especially designed for single page sites, it is free, and helps you create the fully-responsive page that can actually compare to the one in your ideas. Whether you are looking to create a website for yourself, or just a landing page for your business, Carrd can help you get the most out of that page.
UserGuiding - In-product Experience
UserGuiding is a 3rd-party user onboarding tool that lets you create interactive product tours, in-app triggered messages, checklists, and self-help centers without coding.
Also, it is perfect for optimizing users’ in-app experience, since with its segmentation feature, you can start segmenting users based on different groups and show them the right elements at the right time.
In addition, UserGuiding’s new Analytics dashboard lets you track the performance of your creations and highlight low-performing steps for you to further improve them.
UserGuiding is perfect for:
- Onboarding new users with interactive product tours,
- Engaging the right users at the right time with triggered in-app messages
- Guiding users to success with checklists
- Offering help whenever they need with self-help centers
- Gathering feedback with tools such as NPS surveys.
UserGuiding is completely free to try and starts from $199/month with 20.000 Monthly Active Users.
Zapier - Integrate All Your Tools
Remember when a business only used a few 3rd-party tools and their integration to their workflows were simple?
After already mentioning 5 no-code tools, I can’t go on without giving you a way to connect all these. Zapier, which for me has the coolest name among all these products, is the only integration tool you’ll need.
The tool is absolutely amazing with more than 2000 apps to integrate and countless integration possibilities that you can automate workflows with. With Zapier, you can enable different apps to work together in a simple manner, as if they were intended to work together in the first place.
As their motto goes: “Anyone can build workflows with a few clicks”...
Obviously.ai - AI-Powered Data Predictions
We can't talk about no-code tools and not talk about the power of no-code AI. And we may be a bit biased, but there's a reason we're touted as the industry's fastest and most accurate no-code machine learning platform.
People here at Obviously AI were very aware of the future of data analysis, and they knew that data was not for only technical people but for everyone, so they’ve introduced a no-code AI platform.
The function of Obviously AI is to help non-technical people make predictions.
All you have to do is put in your data sheet that you got from your platform of choice, and choose the column that you want to predict, and that’s it. Plus, we just launched our newest product, Time Series, which allows you to make predictions down to a specific date with the least amount of data possible, all without writing code.
To see your data generate predictions in real time, be sure to book a demo with our team!
No-code is the future, it keeps disproving the concerns of many every day.
With new and more innovative products coming out every day, we should definitely keep an eye on the market to be the first-adopters of game-changing no-code platforms.
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