November 24, 2022

Automation Tools

Automation tools make things an awful lot easier. Here you'll find no-code tools that automate those repetitive, tedious tasks, move your data for you and connect the apps you use. They're incredibly useful and are probably going to transform your work.

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TOP TOOL PICKS

Best for simple automations
Zapier

Connect Your Apps and Automate Workflows

Best for complex automations
Integromat

Integromat is the glue of the internet

Best for Enterprise automations
Processica

The No-Code Micro Automation Suite

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Want to know which platform is the best? Check our buying criteria here then select a tool from the list.

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When considering a no-code tool, we always recommend taking 4 key factors into account:

Ease of use. How easy is it for a non-technical person with no coding skills to use this tool to make apps? Is there a big learning curve? Can someone who has a basic grasp of Microsoft Office also get a grasp of this tool? Or does it require a lot of up-front training? This is perhaps the most important factor to consider.

Flexibility. How much flexibility does this tool have in terms of what you can build? Can it handle complex decision-making behind the scenes and allow you to bring any app idea to life without any coding at all?

We award extra points here for tools which allow you to integrate with other tools for extra functionality, or let you add your own custom code. Consider whether or not all of your desired functionality is supported by a tool before you use it.

Design freedom. Does the tool give you full freedom to bring a design to life? Not all no-code tools have complete flexibility. Remember, this can be a double-edged sword. If you're not confident in your design abilities, you may wish to pick a tool with less design freedom, as often these tools will set beautiful defaults for you.

Glide is a great example of this. You can customise the branding colours and the order of components, but Glide ensures your design stays looking like a proper app appropriate for either the iOS or Android platform.

Cost-effectiveness. Simply, how affordable is this tool? Remember, this can get complex. Some tools will start with a trial while you build, but charge you to publish your app live. Other tools have specific limits, such as a certain number of records in your database or not being able to integrate other tools into your app without paying extra. As long as you can afford the lower tier plans and have a solid monetisation for your app, don't worry too much about scaling or long term costs as often you'll have income in future to supplement these.

Remember: A low score in any one category does not mean the tool is bad. For example, a tool with a high ease of use, but low flexibility and design freedom could simply indicate that this tool is incredible easy to use and perfect for a beginner. It could also mean the tool is focused on being the best tool on the market for a very specific type of app, like a portal or marketplace.

Make sure you check out our individual reviews for more information.

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Automation Tools

Integromat
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Integromat is the glue of the internet

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Zapier
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Connect Your Apps and Automate Workflows

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Parabola
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Hand off your routine data tasks by describing them in Parabola. Build once, reuse infinitely.

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Actiondesk
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

ActionDesk lets you work on and transform your company’s data from a familiar spreadsheet interface.

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Clay
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Clay brings together the best parts of spreadsheets, coding & simple automation.

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Processica
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

The No-Code Micro Automation Suite

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
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Processica
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Interested in NoCode and Automation, but frustrated with the lack of integrations with Microsoft 365, Azure and other platforms?

Processica has you covered - Think of it as Zapier for the MS suite! Works well with Microsoft-partnered App Builder Betty Blocks too!

Macro
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Supercharge your team's workflows

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
OUR VERDICT
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Macro
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I quietly love this tool. It's like an automation platform for your real colleagues. You can create checklists, manage workflows and integrate tools like Gmail or your favourite CRM.

Highly recommend trying it out!

Phantom Buster
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Code free automations and data extraction

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Axiom
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Quickly use no-code bots to automate your repetitive work

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Standard Library
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

A tool for connecting APIs together, for NoCoders and Developers alike

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Octoparse
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Easy Web Scraping for Anyone

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness
Whalesync
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Two-way sync Airtable, Webflow, Notion, Postgres, and more.

Ease of use
Flexibility
Design freedom
Cost-effectiveness

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Want to know which platform is the best? Check our buying criteria here then select a tool from the list below