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The 40 Most Popular No-Code Tools

Lacey Jackson
April 7, 2021
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There’s no doubt that no-code software is revolutionizing how we work. By adopting no-code tools, you can enable anyone from your HR department to the finance team to build the workflows they need—without needing support from IT. Give your IT team a chance to focus on bigger projects by turning your general staff into citizen developers. 

Learn More: No-code tools don’t signal the end of developer jobs. Bust that myth and others by checking out this article on common no-code misconceptions

In our 2021 No-Code Economy Survey, we asked respondents what no-code tools they used to power their business. Today, we’re sharing a list of the most widely used tools from our survey, as well as some up and comers you may not have heard about yet. 

There are so many ways to streamline how you work each day. Check out this list to see if your team could benefit from any of these tools. 

1. Formstack 

Of course, we had to call ourselves out first. We’re passionate about easy-to-use, no-code solutions because we are one! 

Formstack is a secure workplace productivity platform built to produce ingenious solutions to the everyday work that slows organizations down. At Formstack, we strive to empower workers to quickly and easily build custom forms, create documents, collect eSignatures, and automate workflows—all without code. Over 27,000 customers use Formstack to do everything from improving the patient intake process to automating marketing and sales processes.

2. WordPress 

46% of survey respondents are WordPress users. 

And it’s no surprise. Since 2003, WordPress has been a leader in the world of website development. 

WordPress (WP, WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) with an array of plugins and pre-built templates that make it easy to get started. Originally created as a blog-publishing system, WordPress has evolved to support other types of web content such as forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores. WordPress is used by more than 40.5% of the top 10 million websites as of March 2021

Formstack + Wordpress: Plug your forms into WordPress for easy, hassle-free data collection.

3. Shopify 

34% of survey respondents are Shopify users.

Shopify is a subscription-based software that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products. Shopify store owners can also sell in physical locations using Shopify POS, a point-of-sale app and accompanying hardware. If you’re a Shopify merchant with both an online and physical presence, your inventory and stock get synced so you can manage your store(s) from one account, on any device.

4. Canva 

29% of survey respondents are Canva users.

Canva is a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions like Canva Pro and Canva for Enterprise for additional functionality.

5. Wix 

29% of survey respondents are Wix users.

Wix.com is a leading cloud-based development platform with millions of users worldwide. The Wix solution makes it easy for anyone to create a beautiful, professional web presence. Promote your business, showcase your art, set up an online shop, or just test out new ideas. The Wix website builder has everything you need to create a fully personalized, high-quality, free website.

6. Bubble 

26% of survey respondents are Bubble users.

Bubble is a powerful, no-code platform that empowers entrepreneurs to build production-ready web apps. Bubble offers total design freedom without any knowledge of HTML or CSS. Create mobile-friendly layouts and dynamic content for a polished product that you'll be proud to show off to your prospects, customers, or investors.

7. Squarespace 

16% of survey respondents are Squarespace users.

Squarespace is an all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Their no-code solution simplifies website building and hosting. Squarespace makes it easy for users to use pre-built templates and drag-and-drop elements to create and modify web pages. 

8. Zapier 

12% of survey respondents are Zapier users.

Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps, such as Gmail, Slack, Mailchimp, and more. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration.

Formstack + Zapier: Learn about using Formstack and Zapier together

9. Airtable 

12% of survey respondents are Airtable users.

Airtable is a low-code platform for building collaborative apps. Airtable allows users to customize workflows, collaborate, and achieve ambitious outcomes. This spreadsheet-database hybrid, has the features of a database applied to a spreadsheet.

10. Adalo 

10% of survey respondents are Adalo users.

Adalo is a no-code platform for building powerful web and mobile apps that can include payments, notifications, and more. Adalo makes creating apps as easy as putting together a slide deck. Turn your idea into a real app—without writing a single line of code. Best part of all, you can publish your apps to the Apple App Store, Google Play, and your own website. 

11. Webflow 

10% of survey respondents are Webflow users.

Webflow is a visual web design platform, CMS, and hosting provider for building websites and prototypes. Webflow empowers designers to create beautiful, responsive websites—without writing a single line of code, or relying on a developer. Its drag-and-drop interface looks, feels, and works like familiar desktop design tools, and writes clean, semantic code any developer would be proud of.

12. Integromat

7% of survey respondents are Integromat users.

Integromat is a no-code, visual integration platform that lets you connect apps and APIs to automate workflows. Connect your favorite apps, services, and devices without needing any programming skills. With Integromat, users can automate workflows themselves to save time and maintain efficiency. 

13. WooCommerce

7% of survey respondents are WooCommerce users.

WooCommerce is a customizable, open-source eCommerce platform built on WordPress. Easily add the WooCommerce plugin to any WordPress site to set up a new store in minutes. Get secure payments, configurable shipping options, and more, out of the box.

14. Notion

6% of survey respondents are Notion users.

Notion is an all-in-one workspace for notes, documents, wikis, projects, and collaboration. Use it on your own, with your team, or as an entire company. Easily customize your own workspace with Lego-style building blocks. 

15. Parabola 

5% of survey respondents are Parabola users.

Parabola is a drag-and-drop productivity tool that runs entirely in your browser. Parabola makes it easy for anyone to automate their manual, repetitive data tasks. Parabola has a library of customizable, prebuilt components specifically designed for eCommerce operations and marketing teams to pull in data, combine and transform it in bulk, and automatically take action.

16. Linktree

Linktree is a market-leading linking platform. Linktree was the first of its kind, creating an entirely new category in tech. Linktree connects your followers to your entire world—not just one feed. Easily point your followers towards your other social platforms, eCommerce store, content, and more! 

17. 8base

8base, a Techstars-backed company, is a next-generation backend-as-a-service for developers to build and run SaaS and market-facing applications using serverless and GraphQL. 8base is great for anything from personal projects or hackathons to building consumer-grade software applications for Global-2000 companies.

18. Betty Blocks

Betty Blocks is a citizen development platform all about educating and empowering a new generation of developers and breaking the boundaries of technology for business innovation. Betty Blocks citizen developers help organizations innovate and challenge assumptions of what a no-code platform can achieve.

19. Bildr

Bildr is a design and development platform that provides entrepreneurs and teams with a new way to create SaaS products. Bildr was built using Bildr. It is the first visual programming tool created with no-code for non-coders. Eliminate the design-to-dev handoff with features like Collaboration, Live Preview, and Resonance. It’s fully extensible where needed yet comes out of the box with everything you need to design, build, and launch. 

20. Unstack

Unstack's no-code platform lets marketing teams and entrepreneurs build appealing websites and landing pages that work. The platform's integrated SEO tools and analytics help you optimize your content and measure your performance, and the built-in A/B testing lets you optimize your website design, copy, and more. Plus, Unstack offers a bunch of one-click integrations, so it can fit right into your existing marketing workflows.

21. Workato

Workato is the leading enterprise automation platform. Workato enables both business and IT teams to integrate their apps and automate business workflows without compromising security and governance. It enables companies to drive real time outcomes from business events.

22. Tray.io

Tray.io is ushering in the era of the automated organization. With Tray.io, citizen automators throughout organizations can easily automate complex processes through a powerful, flexible platform, and can connect their entire cloud stack thanks to APIs. With Tray.io’s visual workflow builder, customers can create automations that drive their business processes without writing a single line of code. 

23. Automate.io

Automate.io lets you connect your cloud apps and run business workflows on top of your existing cloud applications. Integrate your cloud applications and automate marketing, sales, or payment processes with amazing ease.

24. KissFlow

KissFlow is a no-code workflow solution that allows anyone to create automated processes, build a project board, handle a case flow, and collaborate on work topics—all in one intelligent and easily integrated platform. 

25. Gumroad

Gumroad is a no-code, eCommerce tool that enables creatives to sell directly to their audience—so that they can make a living doing what they love. Writers, designers, game developers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers use Gumroad to earn money off of their creative efforts.

26. Glide

Glide creates innovative software solutions for real estate professionals. Founded in 2017, Glide has been adopted by over 40,000 California realtors and is already used to make over 260,000 transactions fast, simple, and safe.

27. Universe

Universe is the easiest way to make a website. Choose a custom domain, build your site, and share it in less than a minute—all on your iPhone, for free. 

28. FlutterFlow

FlutterFlow is an online no-code platform that empowers people to build native mobile applications that run on both iOS and Android. FlutterFlow takes state of the art technologies in application development and makes them effortless to use. 

29. OutSystems

OutSystems is a modern application platform that enables organizations of all sizes to deftly tackle any kind of critical application—from legacy modernization and workplace innovation to customer experience transformation.

30. Unqork

Unqork is a no-code application platform that helps large enterprises build complex custom software faster, with higher quality, and lower costs than conventional approaches.

31. Landbot

Landbot is a platform that helps companies to create conversational experiences. Boost customer engagement with human conversations, at scale.

32. Mendix

Mendix allows users to realize their vision, from enterprise-grade apps that help factories run smoothly to simple tools to save you time. 

33. Zaptic

Zaptic is a connected worker platform providing job instruction and collaboration for frontline teams, and a no-code toolkit designed to accelerate digital transformation of daily operations.

34. Rows

Rows creates tools that make computation accessible to everyone. The Rows vision is to enable one billion spreadsheet users to easily build the tools they need to work better—all in a familiar interface and without code.

35. Actiondesk

Actiondesk is a spreadsheet that lets you import and refresh data from SQL, Stripe, Salesforce, Hubspot, and more. Actiondesk allows users to import data from any data source.

36. Jirav

Jirav delivers smarter financials and faster insights, helping you understand where your business has been and predict where you’re going. The system joins your cloud-based accounting, HR, CRM, and billing data to automatically surface a sophisticated, interconnected model that is unique to your business.

37. Abacum

Abacum connects operational KPIs with your financial models, saving 70%+ of time and makes reporting 10× faster. Their collaborative workflows enable finance teams to share and get insights, driving faster decisions.

38. Passbase

Passbase makes user verification simple. They give developers the tools they need to verify new users faster, cheaper and with bank-level confidence. Their mission is to create a more privacy-centric future that gives people control over their data. 

39. Figma

Figma is the first professional-grade online tool created specifically for interface design. Born on the Web, Figma helps the entire product team create, test, and ship better designs, faster.

40. Thunkable

With Thunkable, anyone can easily design beautiful apps, program powerful functionality with drag-and-drop blocks, and upload apps to the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

Thunkable also allows users to build web apps, which are apps you don't need to download and can be directly accessed online. 

We dive deeper into the power of no-code tools in our on-demand webinar The Rise of the No-Code Economy Panel. Watch now to get insights from no-code experts at Webflow and Adalo. 


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Lacey Jackson
Lacey is a Product Marketing Manager at Formstack who is dedicated to creating content that showcases the power of the Formstack Platform. When she’s not creating Formstack Builders tutorials, she can be found reading, playing board games, or strolling with her dog. Lacey is a graduate of Franklin College.
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