November 6, 2019

Quick Base Alternatives: 5 Of The Best No-Code App Builders

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Quick Base is one of the most popular no-code app development products on the market, but it’s a good idea to shop around for some alternatives before making a decision. And while the no-code app development market isn’t as big as project management, for example, it’s growing fast.

As more products enter the market, sorting the good from the bad will require more research, which means more of your time spent searching Google for quality software products. That’s why we decided to save you some time by narrowing down the best Quick Base alternatives to five vendors.

If you want to save even more time, use our Product Selection Tool for App Development to request a free, personalized shortlist of the best app development software for you. We’ll send you five recommendations based on your specific needs so you don’t have to spend hours on research. Getting started is easy and takes less than five minutes.

Table of contents

  1. Comparison table
  2. Kintone
  3. Knack
  4. Zoho Creator
  5. Caspio
  6. AppSheet
  7. Personalized software recommendations

Comparison table

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Official logo for Quick Base. The Kintone logo. Official logo for Knack. Official logo for Zoho Creator. Official logo for Caspio. Official logo for AppSheet.
Quick Base Kintone Knack Zoho Creator Caspio AppSheet
Our rating 4.5/5 4.5/5 4.5/5 4.5/5 4.5/5 5/5
Best for Any sized business Any sized business Any sized business Any sized business Any sized business Any sized business
App Development Features
No-code Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
User management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workflow automation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Task management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Collaboration Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Mobile app Yes Yes No Yes No No
Dashboards Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Base Kintone Knack Zoho Creator Caspio AppSheet
Zendesk Yes Yes No
Salesforce Yes No Yes Yes
Google Drive Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dropbox Yes Yes Yes
Box Yes Yes Yes
Intacct Yes No No No No No
API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Base Kintone Knack Zoho Creator Caspio AppSheet
SSO Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2FA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SOC I Yes No No No Yes Yes
SOC II Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
SOC III No No Yes No Yes No
HIPAA Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
EU-US Privacy Shield Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

†Cells marked with a  indicate integration is available by creating a Zap in Zapier between the two products


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Screenshot of the new app creator in Kintone.

TechnologyAdvice rating: 4.5/5

Kintone is a no-code application development software with one foot in Tokyo and the other in San Francisco. Provided by Cybozu Inc, one of the largest software companies in Japan, Kintone offers a code-free environment for businesses of all sizes to create workflow automations, online databases, and applications.

Choose from one of many app templates in Kintone, or create an app from scratch using drag-and-drop functionality. Available app templates include CRM, project management, document library, equipment management, and shipping orders.

Looking at our comparison table, you’ll notice Kintone lacks some of the security features offered by its competitors. However, it’s worth noting that Kintone does operate on the secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, and its Japanese data centers comply with The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems (FISC) Facility Safety Standards. These are the same digital safety standards Japanese banks follow.

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Screenshot of an app built with Knack.

TechnologyAdvice rating: 4.5/5

Knack lets businesses create custom apps, something it accomplishes by offering powerful database management tools. Upload your data to Knack, structure it, and connect related data points so you can make your first app.

From there, you can define the database you want your app to use. Knack offers several different interface templates, so users can interact with your data. An embed feature lets you deploy your app on your website by inserting a block of code on the page where you want it to appear.

Knack offers an API, but it also integrates with Zapier so you can create your own integrations with other software systems you use. Set up the Zapier integration in Knack, then configure Zaps in Zapier to create automated workflows.

Zoho Creator

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Screenshot of an app being built in Zoho Creator.

TechnologyAdvice rating: 4.5/5

Zoho Creator is a multi-platform no-code app builder that lets you build custom apps and workflows, collect information, accept payment, and more. This system also comes with features for rapid app development.

Drag-and-drop different elements to build custom apps, and save time by using default scripts and reusable workflows. Zoho Creator even lets you deploy your finished apps as native mobile apps that work on iOS and Android. Tracked changes and version backups keep you from losing work, and a developer sandbox lets you test out changes without fear of breaking your app.

Zoho Creator integrates with a number of commonly-used software systems, including Zapier. You can also create custom requests through an API.

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Screenshot of the user interface in Caspio.

TechnologyAdvice rating: 4.5/5

Caspio is a no-code platform that lets you develop apps with a visual builder. The system guides you through the process of creating apps, and Caspio’s Professional Services team can even build apps for you if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

Turn your spreadsheets into interactive web-based reports and make those reports available for search engine indexing. Once you’ve made an app, Caspio lets you deploy it on your website. If you use WordPress, you can install Caspio’s plugin to easily deploy apps on your WordPress site. You can even deploy your app on your company’s Facebook page.

Use Caspio’s DataHub to move data in and out of the system, or set up one of many supported integrations, including Zapier. Caspio integrates with systems like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box, but Zapier lets you integrate with even more applications.


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Screenshot of the user interface in AppSheet.

TechnologyAdvice rating: 5/5

One of the most highly-rated no-code platforms on the market, AppSheet lets anyone develop applications. Convert your spreadsheet data to automated workflows, fully customizable apps, and dashboards.

AppSheet can pull data from a number of different systems including Google Sheets, Excel, Salesforce, and AWS. Once you’ve built your app, you can use it to capture images, scan barcodes, log locations, accept signatures, build reports, send notifications, and more.

In addition to offering powerful yet simple tools for developing applications, AppSheet also comes with top-notch security. AppSheet is SOC I and II certified as well as HIPAA and EU-US Privacy Shield compliant.

Get your free list of personalized software recommendations

Most people spend hours researching their next software purchase, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you’re still unsure about which no-code platform to go with, use our Product Selection Tool for App Development to request your free, personalized shortlist of the best no-code software for you. We’ll ask you a few questions and then match you with five vendors who best meet your needs.

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