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.

Pricing starting from:

US$39.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

US$39.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Knack: 78

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Forms
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Forms Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • No-Code
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Relational
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Development
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Utility Billing
  • Version Control
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Integration
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(69)
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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Adam C.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Sky is the Limit

Reviewed on 04/08/2019

Fantastic. We had worked to solve problems for no less than 24 months prior to our introduction to...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Caspio, Ninox and Zoho Creator

Reasons for Choosing Knack

Zoho (circa 2017) ran slow, profiles/roles difficult to provision, integrations broke regularly (though this could be the fault of zapier or integromat).

Switched From

Zoho Creator

Reasons for Switching to Knack

'record' versus 'user' based rates.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Knack is very helpful

Reviewed on 31/12/2019

We use knack to store multiple sets of data. It is extremely helpful in tracking donations (and...

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.

Leanne W.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 05/11/2019

This system worked well for what we needed this year. The main need was to create a system to enter...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Caspio, MyTaskHelper and Tadabase

Reasons for Switching to Knack

Caspio was too expensive for what we received. Tadabase and QuintaDB are not fully realized yet and did not have the required calculation fields necessary.
Patrick A.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Game changer

Reviewed on 27/04/2020

Game changer. Cant imaging our business without it. The speed in which we can develop apps to run...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Google Sheets, Zoho CRM, Claris FileMaker and Quickbase

Reasons for Choosing Knack

The biggest one was setting up remote servers. Plus the ease of development. Although FileMaker gives a much more expanded design aspect, we preferred speed of development and deployment over this.

Switched From

Claris FileMaker

Reasons for Switching to Knack

Only need to develop one platform, the speed of edits, the ability to develop on an iPad, the ease of adding multiple users
Andrew C.
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Knack helps us make chocolate more efficiently

Reviewed on 23/04/2020

Knack allowed us to set up our own "app" by creating a simple database with a front end for users....

Knack allowed us to set up our own "app" by creating a simple database with a front end for users. With limited resources for programming, I learned how to run the builder myself and set the program up for my team. Our Operators enter production data through the interfaces and we've been able to make the system work well enough that I do not need to enter into the builder to fix data errors. Our production managers use their custom interface to ensure records were entered correctly on a daily basis. This eliminated a huge amount of physical paperwork. It also allowed me to have summarized plant performance by a set time on the following production day.

Pros

The pricing model makes it an easy sell to get started. You don't have to pay per user, so if you aren't sure whether you'll be able to achieve your goals, it provides a low cost opportunity to make an attempt.

Cons

My biggest concern is that our app has become complex enough that it will be difficult for it to be handed off to a new user in the future. Once the software is launched for the team, any changes you make are in effect instantly - there's no opportunity to preview them and roll them out later. Additionally there are a couple of glitches in the builder interface which are frustrating at times. Knack is in Beta with a new interface and I anticipate that these will be resolved.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint and Smartsheet

Reasons for Switching to Knack

Smartsheet was too expensive. Excel would not have been stable enough for our goal. SharePoint is not user friendly enough for the builder. The pricing model for Knack makes it very easy to get started.
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Knack FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Knack.

Knack offers the following pricing plans:

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+

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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