Hi @Shiv, about a year ago I was looking for a tool to turn a Google spreadsheet into something a little bit more visual and friendly.
I feel comfortable sharing the list of tools I researched at the time (yeah Google Keep, told you my life would be rough without Google products ):
(@JackVaughan @david @Mark @Jason If you feel like sharing such a list is inappropriate in the community forum, please let me know of course and I can amend my post or remove it entirely.)
This is a copy-paste, please do your own research as this list is probably outdated now:
– Nocode development platforms –
AppSheet (pricing per user)
Awesome Table: visualize/view the Google Sheets in the browser (diff. formats)
Glide (pricing per app)
Bubble (web apps, website)
BettyBlocks - Pricing per app complexity
Spreadsheet Converter (licence-based, limited options)
– Gated app –
You can also check out Makerpad or Nucode to discover other tools.
Every builder/developer has their own set of criteria when choosing a tool. Mine were: minimalist app design that doesn’t allow me to mess up (I cannot design for my life), simple to build, based on Google Sheets, affordable to get started to see if I might stick to this, fun (!), seems like the company will go somewhere (team, speed of development).
Glide fit all of this. And more. Glide Learn is special: @JackVaughan’s way of presenting information could not fit my learning style better, I love his explanations, the information is easy (for me) to digest. What an incredible talent Jack is, I swear. Also, I had not at all anticipated the importance of the Glide community. I didn’t know it at the time, but the strong community has made a huge difference in my app building journey.
I tried a few other solutions before choosing Glide.
Bubble: the learning curve was too steep for me.
AppSheet: it felt too pricey to get started and I was disappointed by how the apps looked.
BettyBlocks: I tried quickly but for some reason didn’t get into it.
I tried Glide and was instantly hooked. Now Glide feels like a family anyway, so they are stuck with me
So I haven’t told you anything about AppSheet because I never got that far. I could just share my journey about choosing the tool that fit my needs and why I chose Glide.