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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Retool and what they use it for.
  • App builder
    To build the app, you can use retool. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • Alternatives to Sparklite?
    Probably the closest thing would be to use Google sheets with - Source: Reddit / 19 days ago
  • Low-code development (Node-RED alternative)
    Hi - PM from Retool here. Have you tried our product? Should be super easy ~5 min to spin up a table + form CRUD application for your database tables. Plus, we can be deployed on-premise with SSO and source control. Would love to hear what you think! - Source: Hacker News / 22 days ago
  • Trying to replicate a website template
    Hey, I am trying to build a website that is similar to Retool's website. Have been looking at webflow and bubble templates but could not find anything that looks exactly like it, anyone has any ideas on how to replicate a template? - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Web no-code/low-code tool recommendation? Backend+frontend+analytics and simple to learn
    As well as Appsmith & Retool. They all have generous free tiers, in my opinion. Each can be self-hosted too. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Ask HN: Any low code frameworks on top of Django?
    Well this isn't related to django, but it sounds like Retool may be what you're after: - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • Unusual programming language that you use (Work, Hobby)
    Sa amin if API lang yung given and di ka familiar sa Frontend development/coding, we use Retool. Drag drop lang sya and makakagawa ka na ng dashboards ready to be used. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Logseq plugin API are available to other applications
    This is great. You can build quick interfaces in something like now, bypassing plugin development for certain use cases. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
    I also just remembered retool which I've heard good things about. It looks like it should be flexible enough to not limit you very much, and allows on-premise hosting so if retool goes under you can take your app with you at least. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Front end for DevOps/Backend dev
    If you're only building a front-end for internal use you may consider using a low-code solution such as retool ( where you can quickly drag and drop components with minimal configuration to create a basic GUI to display data from the API. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Admin panel
    Look into Retool. I've used it to make an admin panel and then used firebase to connect it to the app. It works with a lot of databases. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is this good enough to pass your code review?
    Hi r/reactjs! I've been working on a new React app builder called Implement. My goal is to build a Retool-like editor, but instead of being a closed platform, it outputs a React frontend. The idea is that even if you can't deploy software like Retool/Tooljet inside your company, you can almost certainly deploy a static React app. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Looking for small App UI framework
    Not sure if I understood the question correctly but ? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Low-Code tools & Frontend
    Does any of you use a low-code tool like Retool or Appian? If so, what is the most common use case? - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Measuring World Cup sentiment with Twitter and Tinybird
    I love Retool. Sure, I can hack together some HTML/CSS/JavaScript and build something myself, but for a project like this Retool is perfect. I can just add the Tinybird APIs as resource queries, and then use pre-built React components with a drag-and-drop editor. Easy peasy. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • Decker, a platform that builds on the legacy of Hypercard and classic macOS
    Have you seen Retool ( It feels familiar to HyperCard / Visual Basic, but now in the cloud. I’ve used it and like it. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Backend developer here: recommendations on frameworks for creating a web app
    I'm just learning about Retool - but it might work in your case. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Developing FINNoco and why we at FINN love using NocoDB
    What was crucial for us is that with NocoDB, you can connect your own SQL database and make it into a no-code or low-code database. Yes, we wanted to have a user interface (UI) layer. For example, with no-code or low-code tools, such as Make (formerly known as ‘Integromat’) and Retool, we will connect things through NocoDB. But at the same time, we also wanted to have the freedom to connect directly to our... - Source: / 5 months ago
  • What are data apps?
    For the user interface, however, there’s typically less customization required. This creates the opportunity to take advantage of the new category of no code / low code tools like Appsmith and Retool, which can be used to quickly build analytics interfaces. - Source: / 7 months ago
  • Creating a tool for service entries
    Go here: and connect to that database - it may help to go through the tutorial first, as it gives you some sample data sources too. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Any no code builders which can be extended with React.js?
    Retool is a no/low code builder but not sure if it fits all requirements. It has react components and can be further extended using react. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Retool

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Best Google App Maker alternatives in 2020
For small to medium sized businesses, it’s hard to pass up Retool for flexibility and price. While not free, AppSheet is similarly low-priced at $5 per user per month to begin with and is already integrated within Google Sheets and infrastructure. Many companies are already using the Microsoft Office365 suite of tools, making Microsoft Power Apps a great option as well. Salesforce Lightning may be the best option...

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