Knack

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

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Knack Overview

What is 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.

Knack Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 12 others, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media

Utilize Knack on laptop, tablet or smartphone device
Preview data
Add customer fields
Manage forms
Import & export customer data
Import spreadsheets in CSV format
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Knack Reviews

Knack Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
39

Very good
16

Average
5

Poor
3

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,1
86% recommended this app
Adam C.

Sky is the Limit

Fantastic. We had worked to solve problems for no less than 24 months prior to our introduction to knack. From the time we started with knack we had a minimum viable internal product within 90 days and a customer facing web-portal (providing sales, project, and invoice detail) in 180 days. With knack we have have saved an immeasurable amount of time and resource.


Verified Reviewer

Knack is very helpful

We use knack to store multiple sets of data. It is extremely helpful in tracking donations (and donors), restricted grants (and foundations/organizations who provide grants), and complex volunteer jobs for a non-profit. We are able to track and analyze all of this information through Knack. I especially like that we can attach documents to records in Knack so all of the information we need is right in one place. Also, being able to set up scheduled reminders is a lifesaver to ensure that we won't miss deadlines for important tasks.


Leanne W.

Numerous bugs and lack of customer service taint an otherwise useful tool

This system worked well for what we needed this year. The main need was to create a system to enter and track points from our various members for year-end awards. This was a complex system to build because of the many different categories involved, and so far Knack has handled it. Building the system was extremely frustrating at times, as fields and properties would sometimes refuse to update, or the system would just hang and not do anything. I have built other apps with much the same issues. Customer service was initially helpful but now seems to ignore my requests for looking into bugs even after multiple attempts to have them resolved. We are on the middle tier plan. For example in one of my apps, the app simply hangs if I sort a certain table by one of the fields. Their answer was to not sort it by that field when using the app. I have also had records that should have been deleted not be deleted. I have put my own stop checks into the app and have not had any corrupted data as of yet, but the issues I've had do concern me.


Leann A.

Affordable and did everything we needed!

I loved Knack! The fact that it was completely customizable made it so it did everything we needed to do and more!


Patrick A.

Game changer

Game changer. Cant imaging our business without it. The speed in which we can develop apps to run companies is unmatched. We have tried to find a replacement, there isn’t one. Also a big bonuses is how quickly this scales. We run family owned plumbing operations up to globally companies operating in several countries all from the same platform with no need of expanding local server resources.


Adam C.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Sky is the Limit

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/04
Review Source: Capterra

Fantastic. We had worked to solve problems for no less than 24 months prior to our introduction to knack. From the time we started with knack we had a minimum viable internal product within 90 days and a customer facing web-portal (providing sales, project, and invoice detail) in 180 days. With knack we have have saved an immeasurable amount of time and resource.

Pros

Very simple to solve for Secure, HIPPA, PCI compliant user logins. Ability to pivot large data-set with simplified permission based views - no incremental expense for additional users / views / roles.

Cons

Support. Our reliance on knack is significant in pre-sale functions and as a result, when it breaks we have always defined the solution (or created the work-around) several days before a knack tech gets around to responding to our requests.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Accounting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Knack is very helpful

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/31
Review Source: Capterra

We use knack to store multiple sets of data. It is extremely helpful in tracking donations (and donors), restricted grants (and foundations/organizations who provide grants), and complex volunteer jobs for a non-profit. We are able to track and analyze all of this information through Knack. I especially like that we can attach documents to records in Knack so all of the information we need is right in one place. Also, being able to set up scheduled reminders is a lifesaver to ensure that we won't miss deadlines for important tasks.

Pros

I like that in Knack I can access all-inclusive data, and see it reported in a variety of ways. I can opt for simple summary reports, more complex detailed reports, or even colorful and pretty graphs. I can use a wide variety of parameters to create the report, and I can sort the included data in a variety of ways. I can also export data in different formats. Knack is extremely flexible for me. Full disclosure - I am a frequent Knack user, but I do not record data into Knack, nor do I set up the databases at all. That magic is all done by someone else, so I cannot comment on the administrator aspects of Knack.

Cons

Sometimes Knack will log me out while I am in the process of using it. I try to accept the blame when this happens because I always have too many tabs open in my browser, and I often work in 2 different sections of Knack simultaneously. However, it is definitely frustrating.

Also, I have a pet peeve about the number of items I can view in one page of a report. For a report with lots of items, I have to navigate forward or back between many pages. I would much prefer to scroll further down the same page to see data in a long report. I don't know of any way to alter the number of items per page.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Leanne W.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Numerous bugs and lack of customer service taint an otherwise useful tool

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/11/05
Review Source: Capterra

This system worked well for what we needed this year. The main need was to create a system to enter and track points from our various members for year-end awards. This was a complex system to build because of the many different categories involved, and so far Knack has handled it. Building the system was extremely frustrating at times, as fields and properties would sometimes refuse to update, or the system would just hang and not do anything. I have built other apps with much the same issues. Customer service was initially helpful but now seems to ignore my requests for looking into bugs even after multiple attempts to have them resolved. We are on the middle tier plan. For example in one of my apps, the app simply hangs if I sort a certain table by one of the fields. Their answer was to not sort it by that field when using the app. I have also had records that should have been deleted not be deleted. I have put my own stop checks into the app and have not had any corrupted data as of yet, but the issues I've had do concern me.

Pros

-Easy to learn and build numerous apps
-Lots of functional field types
-Easy to customize CSS and Javascript for each app if desired
-Excellent price point

Cons

-Very buggy
-Customer service was initially very responsive, but eventually stopped responding to my requests for simple bugs in my app to be fixed, even after numerous attempts to resolve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Leann A.
Industry: Banking
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Affordable and did everything we needed!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/06
Review Source: Capterra

I loved Knack! The fact that it was completely customizable made it so it did everything we needed to do and more!

Pros

I love that Knack is completely customizable! This product can do almost anything you need it to do with little to no programming experience required.

Cons

To get Knack to do exactly what you want, you have to build it which can be time-consuming but ended up being it worth it for us in the end.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Patrick A.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Game changer

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/27
Review Source: Capterra

Game changer. Cant imaging our business without it. The speed in which we can develop apps to run companies is unmatched. We have tried to find a replacement, there isn’t one. Also a big bonuses is how quickly this scales. We run family owned plumbing operations up to globally companies operating in several countries all from the same platform with no need of expanding local server resources.

Pros

The fact that the software acts like a native app but is in reality a micro website. Edit and upgrades are pushed out with a refresh with having to go through the process of submitting to an App Store. Also dont need to develop for different platforms/screen sizes. One size fits all

Cons

There are several features that have been requested over the years from many users that seem to be left behind. The biggest one in 2020 is that the mobile side needs a big upgrade in order to compete with native apps. A big one for us is uploading of photos on the mobile side. Its very cumbersome and slow. We have lost a few jobs because of this. Need some sort of mobile app that connects to these databases.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 64 user ratings
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Knack Pricing

Knack Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 64 user ratings
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Knack Features

Knack Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Knack

Additional information for Knack

Key features of Knack

  • API
  • Access control
  • Activity monitoring
  • Ad hoc query
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Advanced SSO
  • Application integration
  • Approval process control
  • Archiving & retention
  • Authentication & security
  • Batch update
  • Build database apps without I.T.
  • Calendar management
  • Change management
  • Change tracking
  • Charting
  • Contact database
  • Credit card integration
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom dashboards
  • Custom development
  • Custom forms
  • Custom online databases
  • Customer portal
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable maps
  • Customize with CSS & jQuery
  • Data encryption
  • Data filtering
  • Data migration
  • Data querying
  • Data visualization
  • Database integration
  • Digital signature
  • Display records with tables & calendars
  • Document management
  • Email notifications
  • Email reminders
  • Equation & formula calculations
  • Event tickets
  • Field formatting
  • File storage
  • Forms management
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical data presentation
  • High-quality customer support
  • History tracking
  • Inline editing
  • Invoices
  • Mobile friendly Apps
  • Modal popups
  • Multi-page forms
  • Password management
  • Permission management
  • Pivot tables
  • Publish apps website
  • Purchase orders
  • Quickstart template library
  • Ratings
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Receipt management
  • Responsive design
  • Role-based permissions
  • SEO friendly
  • SEO snapshots for Google indexing
  • SSL security
  • Search functionality
  • Secure backup
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Send Custom Emails
  • Simple field types
  • Single sign on
  • Task management
  • Task scheduling
  • Third party integration
  • User access controls
  • Version management
  • Workflow management tools
  • eCommerce integration

Benefits

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.

Knack FAQs

Knack FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Knack.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Knack offer?

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

Q. What are the main features of Knack?

Knack offers the following features:

  • API
  • Access control
  • Activity monitoring
  • Ad hoc query
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Advanced SSO
  • Application integration
  • Approval process control
  • Archiving & retention
  • Authentication & security
  • Batch update
  • Build database apps without I.T.
  • Calendar management
  • Change management
  • Change tracking
  • Charting
  • Contact database
  • Credit card integration
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom dashboards
  • Custom development
  • Custom forms
  • Custom online databases
  • Customer portal
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable maps
  • Customize with CSS & jQuery
  • Data encryption
  • Data filtering
  • Data migration
  • Data querying
  • Data visualization
  • Database integration
  • Digital signature
  • Display records with tables & calendars
  • Document management
  • Email notifications
  • Email reminders
  • Equation & formula calculations
  • Event tickets
  • Field formatting
  • File storage
  • Forms management
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical data presentation
  • High-quality customer support
  • History tracking
  • Inline editing
  • Invoices
  • Mobile friendly Apps
  • Modal popups
  • Multi-page forms
  • Password management
  • Permission management
  • Pivot tables
  • Publish apps website
  • Purchase orders
  • Quickstart template library
  • Ratings
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Receipt management
  • Responsive design
  • Role-based permissions
  • SEO friendly
  • SEO snapshots for Google indexing
  • SSL security
  • Search functionality
  • Secure backup
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Send Custom Emails
  • Simple field types
  • Single sign on
  • Task management
  • Task scheduling
  • Third party integration
  • User access controls
  • Version management
  • Workflow management tools
  • eCommerce integration

Q. Who are the typical users of Knack?

Knack has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Knack support?

Knack supports the following languages:

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

Q. What type of pricing plans does Knack offer?

Knack has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Knack support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Knack supports

Q. What other apps does Knack integrate with?

Knack integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, Chargebee, Cyfe, LeadMaster, Localize, Performance Culture, Retently, VisitorTrack, Workato, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Knack offer?

Knack offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Forum