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Dec 12: Build apps & websites in hours. Without writing any code 👾. It's time to act on your side project!
Softr is the easiest and fastest way to build powerful web apps and portals from Airtable, in minutes. No code required.
A. The Problem and The Pitch
Building web pages and apps from scratch can leave you limited by templates, expertise, & time to get it right. Whether you need to build an internal tool, resource directory, or online community - there is no easy way to do this without an engineer. 🤷
What if you had a way to build apps and websites that...
would otherwise take days to build 📅
and could only be built by engineers 😎
...in a few hours by yourself?
That's no code.
It democratizes the creation of software.
Just what phone cameras 📸 did for video creation.
And, Softr is one of the best no-code apps out there.
Softr is the easiest and fastest way to build powerful web apps and portals from Airtable, in minutes (Airtable is Excel/Sheets on steroids). No code required.
It is super simple - your data sits in Airtable. And Softr allows you to create an effortlessly flexible (but template-driven) user experience for it.
With Softr, you can build:
🤝 Client & employee portals
⚙️ Internal tools
💜 Online communities
📒 Resource Directories
💻 Websites & landing pages
Here are a few apps and websites built with Softr:
💯 100 days of no-code: An online community for no-code
🧰 Tool me up: Find your next startup tools in 3 clicks
🗃️ Adsets: Discover the best performing ads in your industry
Softr is especially useful for side-projects that involve a list/collection.
B. What's special?
No-code's never gonna match an actual programmer. But Softr makes the process of building an initial website/app 10x faster and simpler. It lowers the barrier to entry. It's the modern way to build v 1.0 for the web 🌐
And it's picking up fast. Softr is now used by more than 15,000 companies and creators around the world! 🚀
🧩 Simple & easy to use: It’s like building a lego. Anyone without technical or design skills can use Softr and create a beautiful web app using 70+ building blocks.
🚀 Powerful: Build a professional and robust web app with out-of-the-box memberships, payments, search, filtering, roles & permissions, using Airtable as your data source. No need to stitch five different tools together to create a fully functional application.
📱Responsive by default: Every page built with Softr will look great on tablet and mobile too.
💜 Your domain on the free plan: Only on Softr you can launch your app on any domain without paying! Validate your idea first, then keep iterating with ease. (Almost no one else does this for free 🥳)
🌄 Interactive lists: List, Card, Grid, Table view pre-built layouts to display data. Real-time search, dynamic filtering, and sorting all out-of-the-box.
📝 Custom form builder: Create custom forms with a wide range of field types like email, files, etc. Collect responses in Airtable or any other service using Zapier/Integromat.
C. What's more?
🏃♂️ What's the best way to get started with no code? Connect with a few others exploring no-code tools, start learning with a goal in mind, and make a tiny start. Here’s a short starter video.
📚 Want a more comprehensive guide to getting started with no-code? Head over to Zero to MVP to get 21 chapters on building apps without writing code.
🗃️ Here's a collection of over 200+ projects featured across no-code, automation, and low-code made with a variety of no-code tools.
🖼️ Here's a no-code tool to generate an NFT collection (your own CryptoPunk-like characters): Nifty Generator
🗒️ There are a wide variety of no-code tools out there.
D. What’s next in the 🗓️ App Advent Calendar?
🗓️ Dec 13: The world’s fastest, most thoughtful calendar (I’m sure you’ll love how well it is designed)
👋 Dec 14: Nurture professional relationships. Be intentional. Be thoughtful.
🔖 Dec 15: Search bookmarks like you think (If you liked Raindrop.io on Dec 4, you’ll love this one!)