Knack Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Knack

We help everyday innovators to create custom, no-code apps.

4.38/5 (63 reviews)

Knack overview

What is 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.
www.knack.com

Pricing

Starting from
$39/month
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish and 12 other languages, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Knack reviews

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Adam Copenhaver

Sky is the Limit

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-04
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Patrick Albrecht

Game changer

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leanne Wesdyk

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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ANDREW CREIGHTON

Knack helps us make chocolate more efficiently

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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James Franklin II

knack... Just wow!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

knack has been a huge help for our company. We were looking for a online database solution that we could customize for our unique business. And knack for the build 100 times over.

Pros
Great online builder with a very easy learning for it. They offer get webinars that demos a lot of the You can get up and running in minutes not months once you have a plan. You can even customize with css and javascript.

Cons
Only con i would say and was not a deal breaker was the use of css take a bit to get use to for major customization

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Knack pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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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 features

API
Access Control
Auditing
Data Visualization
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (184 other apps)
Activity Tracking (99 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (98 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (142 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (97 other apps)
Compliance Management (101 other apps)
Data Import/Export (126 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (108 other apps)
Monitoring (236 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (114 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (135 other apps)
User Management (88 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Knack

Key features of Knack

  • Build database apps without I.T.
  • High-quality customer support
  • Mobile friendly Apps
  • Send Custom Emails
  • Equation & formula calculations
  • SEO snapshots for Google indexing
  • Customize with CSS & jQuery
  • Inline editing
  • Data encryption
  • Security & encryption
  • Pivot tables
  • Simple field types
  • Modal popups
  • Responsive design
  • Multi-page forms
  • Field formatting
  • Advanced SSO
  • User access controls
  • Ad hoc query
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Application integration
  • Secure backup
  • Batch update
  • Calendar management
  • Change management
  • Change tracking
  • Charting
  • Contact database
  • Credit card integration
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom development
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable branding
  • Data filtering
  • Data visualization
  • Digital signature
  • File storage
  • eCommerce integration
  • Email notifications
  • Forms management
  • History tracking
  • Invoices
  • Permission management
  • Purchase orders
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Display records with tables & calendars
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • SEO friendly
  • Single sign on
  • SSL security
  • Task scheduling
  • Quickstart template library
  • Third party integration
  • SEO friendly
  • Publish apps website
  • Workflow management tools
  • Receipt management
  • Database integration
  • Authentication & security
  • Ratings
  • API
  • Role-based permissions
  • Activity monitoring
  • Custom online databases
  • Custom dashboards
  • Customizable maps
  • Approval process control
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Email reminders
  • Archiving & retention
  • Access control
  • Password management
  • Version management
  • Document management
  • Task management
  • Event tickets
  • Customer portal
  • Geolocation
  • Data migration
  • Data querying
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Benefits

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.