Knack

We help everyday innovators to create custom, no-code apps.

About Knack

Knack makes custom no-code app development easy:
- Define your Data Model -- easy tools for building an online database so you can access your data from any website at any time.
- DIY App Builder -- add calendars, forms, searches, and more to display and update the records in your database.
- Easy Customization -- developers and designers can easily customize your app to take it to the next level.
- Library of example apps to get started quickly.

We take care of all the hard stuff so you can focus on building a great online database app:
- No programming or I.T. required.
- No cookie-cutter software -- build the exact app you need.
- Live, personal support with English-speaking humans.


Key benefits of Knack

Completely Custom

Forget cookie-cutter software: build a custom solution that fits your exact needs.
Whether building your database from scratch or modifying one of our templates, you get to define the exact features you need: no more, no less.

Supercharge Your Data

Your data never had it so good: super fast searches, flexible filters, and the awesome power of a relational database. Knack handles it effortlessly behind the scenes so you can easily connect related data together - like linking an employee record to a company.

DIY App Builder

Need to display upcoming job records in a calendar? How about delivery records in a map? We’ve carefully designed the perfect library of flexible views to build your interface.

Live Data, Instant Insights

Transform your data into decisions. Create rich dashboards to generate real-time insights with charts, graphs, and pivot tables. Knack provides unlimited flexibility to slice and dice your data. You can even authorize different reports for different users.

Plays Well With Others

Your data is everywhere. Knack lets you connect to all of it with thousands of connections powered by Zapier. Developers can do even more with Knack’s open API, so you can integrate with your existing systems or add additional functionality.

Put Your Data To Work

Centralize your workflows and processes, all in real-time and completely automated. Notifications, scheduled tasks, and approvals keep the right data moving to the right user.

Accept Payments With No Coding

Accept payments, donations and online orders with popular payment providers like Stripe and PayPal. Knack integrates E-Commerce seamlessly with your database so you can store charge information and calculate charge amounts from your records.

Speed & Security You Can Rely On

Our cloud infrastructure is designed for speed and reliability, even if you’re searching millions of records. The security of your data is paramount in every step of the process, from audited internal policies to encryption at rest.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(81)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

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Mike
Mike
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
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Super easy and fast

Reviewed on 2015/11/13

I was looking for an cloud based application that could allow me to build a database in the cloud...

I was looking for an cloud based application that could allow me to build a database in the cloud and present that data securely to users over the web for viewing and editing. I tried out Caspio, Ragic, Airtable and AgileApps also during the process of picking an application.

The only other provider that I like was Caspio- they have a ton of features and can be used fairly easily to build business apps. However, Knack won the day based on the fact that it is more intuitive to figure out (I needed very little help), super fast to edit and view the results and capable of doing so much.

I built my first app in ~ 2 hours. I couldn't change it so that each user could edit their own data, but not the data of other users. Knack customer service helped me with process using just email- that is how easy it is. I could understand their emails and make adjustments.

I am confident I could built a new app in less than a day- even if moderately difficult.

Pros

Super easy to get going (it is the most intuitive interface).
Price by number of apps instead of by user works well with our company.
Powerful features including, for instance, users logging in by their Google+ or Facebook profile (single sign on).
I have not run into any bugs.

Cons

You can't adjust the presentation layer (the website) as much as, say, Caspio. You can change some things like colors and basic layout, but most of the CSS is fixed.
Their formulas are very weak. They only allow basic functions, especially for manipulating text. For formulas, I found Airtable to be much better.

Response from Knack

Hi Mike, thanks for the great review! We take a lot of pride in our support so we always love to hear that it makes a difference. We also have a major formula upgrade coming in the next few weeks!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Knack can knock out work!

Reviewed on 2022/03/31

Pros

Knack is a great tool, especially for internal projects or B2B customer projects -- once built an entire group texting platform using Knack, Zapier, & low-code Twilio!

Cons

wish there were more options for the front end so could use in more consumer-facing applications
record-based pricing is hurting overall industry -- right company will find way to price differently

Alternatives Considered

Bubble and Glide

Reasons for Switching to Knack

Simplicity
Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Very Disappointed

Reviewed on 2017/06/06

Pros

Look of the app is very nice. The "Builder" they have come up with is innovative, not your normal database building tool. It takes some getting used to. There are some limitations to it, that other databases don't have.

Cons

Very poor customer support, if you are on the lowest plan. They will not pick up the phone and call you, nor can you call them. They claim a response time of between 24 and 48 hours....not true. I am now having support requests unanswered for 4 days. Their blog and self-help support site are very poor. There is no main office or phone number, they all work from their homes across the US. Apparently, they don't have titles and they think it's funny to post pictures of themselves on their website with funny made up titles in the organization. This organization needs to grow up and get serious. I will terminate my plan with them and ask for a full refund if things don't improve dramatically in the next day or two.

Holly
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Just what I needed

Reviewed on 2018/04/09

Pros

This is Everything I need from a database & simple interface builder. I took a long time evaluating existing products for my business programs to no avail, and decided I needed custom solutions. As a nonprofit I know we couldn't afford paying someone to do it so I took it upon myself to research options & move forward. Knack was my first intro to "no code" cloud app builder and I love it. I check around every 6 months or so to see what competition is out there, I've yet to find anything I enjoy using quite as much.

Cons

That apps cannot integrate / stay in sync. It's going to take a lot of extra work to integrate all my company's apps, as it is not feasible for all our programs / branches to use one app, and some information needs to be in sync across all apps. I just know by the time I've finally done it, they will have built in the feature / option...

Bernardo
Bernardo
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Use carefully, as good as you are

Reviewed on 2018/11/21

Pros

Its highly customizable and you can adapt it to fit whatever your company needs might be. Be it just a simple data base, a team management software or something else. Its great for large sets of data, but needs you to be smart and data savy.

Cons

Its not always great when using outside the US. The smartphone view is close to impossible to work with.

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Knack FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Knack.

Knack offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$39,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Try Knack for free for two weeks with no long-term commitments -- cancel your account at any time. If users pay for a year, they get two months free. Knack offers 3 pricing tiers. Starter: $39/month for 20,000 records and 2GB storage Pro: $79/month for 50,000 records and 10GB storage Corporate: $179/month for 125,000 records and 50GB storage

Knack has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Knack supports the following languages:

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Knack supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Knack integrates with the following applications:

Zapier

Knack offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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