What is Knack?
Knack makes it easy to do amazing things with your data.
It all starts with a powerful online database. Knack provides a secure location for you to collect and manage all of your data.
Knack then makes it simple to design applications to unlock that data:
Display your data with searches, maps, and calendars.
Empower your data with workflows, e-commerce, and reporting.
Share your data with logins and user permissions.
Connect your data with other online services.
What can you build with Knack?
The best way to show off what Knack can do is to see some examples. Let’s take a look!
View in-depth case studies of how actual Knack users have built apps to help them build their businesses.
Data Management and Client Applications: Medical Healthcare Network Solutions
"We had hundreds of excel sheets that were wasting so much time. Our clients were constantly contacting us with the same issue. Knack has allowed us to reinvent ourselves as a company. We have less paper, spreadsheets, and confusion. This has allowed us to have more clients, revenue, and efficiency across the board."
Event Manager: Kinetic Events
"Knack changed the way I sell; last year we had 3x growth over the prior year. Since we have a large number of repeat clients, we can easily recall prior events, staffing personnel, images, number of attendees; all the data, instead of having to reinvent the wheel with every event."
We have a large library of demo app. These apps are great to see what is possible using Knack - test out the different workflows and functionality and see how a finished app is built. On each app's page, you'll find helpful guides to build your own!
The Learn More section of our Knowledge Base shows how you can use Knack's features to build powerful functionality into your Knack app. Each guide includes many examples and links to how-to articles that will help you set this up in your own app.
- Connect Related Data
- Users & Access
- Emails & Notifications
- Search & Queries
- Calculations & Logic
- Reporting & Dashboards
- E-Commerce & Payments
How does Knack work?
Each collection of data, forms, reports, and more is called a database application.
You design and build these applications using the Knack builder.
The Builder contains your data, where all of your data is defined and stored.
...and pages, where you design how your users can interact with your data using tools like forms, reports, maps, and more.
Your users will access these pages through the live application where they can view and update the data that you’ve shared with them.
Each application can be embedded in your own website or accessed at a personalized Knack URL.
Your First App
Once you’re signed in, click the Add App button. You can create a new app from scratch or use one of our template apps:
The template apps are great ways to quickly get started or see how certain apps are built. It’s also simple to start from scratch and build the exact app you want.
Up next, learn about Designing Your Database in Knack.