Mary & Grace Fine Children's Clothing Automate on Knack

Mary & Grace Fine Children's Clothing, founded in 2014, sells traditional bespoke children's clothing ranging in infants sizes through pre-teen sizes. We have implemented a Knack based solution to manage orders, fabric stocks, taking payments, production and shipping. Read More…
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Zapier or Integromat - which should you choose? (Updated)

I thought people would maybe find it useful to see a comparison of these two ostensibly similar products. Not just simply integration tools, they can be used to build logic both within as well as between online services. Read More…
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New Airtable / Integromat Integration

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New Airtable Integration for Integromat - much awaited improvements to the Integromat experience with Airtable Read More…
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Creating Checklists in Ninox

In my last blog post, I covered how to use Integromat to create user defined checklists using Integromat (and, as it happens, Airtable). This time, I am going to tackle exactly the same task in Ninox, a database available in the Cloud or on Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android - this solution will work on any of these platforms! Read More…
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Creating Checklists with Airtable and Integromat

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A while ago now, I wrote a blog post about creating checklists in Airtable using Zapier. Since then I have had several people ask how to do exactly the same - but with Integromat (which really makes it much simpler). So here goes… Read More…
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Coding Comparison - Exemplifying 'Low Code'

I decided to write this short post following a comment some time ago on my comparative review of Airtable, Knack, Zoho Creator - which is now revised to include Ninox. In that comparison, I stipulate that Zoho Creator and Ninox's languages were very efficient in terms of number of lines required and simpler to understand compared to using Javascript (with Knack). Read More…
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Airtable, Knack, Zoho Creator and Ninox Comparison

In this revised article (now including Ninox), I am going to compare the features of Airtable, Knack, Zoho Creator and Ninox – three of these are platforms I’ve chosen to work with for clients following an extensive evaluation of the no/low code database market. Read More…
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Relating to Relational Databases - Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced the basic concepts of relational data and how it mirrors Things and Processes in the real world. In this article I am going to look further at relating information - in particular Many to Many relationships. Read More…
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Sending Bulk Emails in Ninox

I find my self writing this post partially in response to a question in the Ninox forum about sending emails to Contacts. While sending basic emails is simple, the user wanted to know how to send emails to mailing lists periodically and to be able to change the content each time without changing the code. Here goes… Read More…
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Relating to Relational Databases - Part 1

I've been working with Relational Databases for years and one thing has always been clear to me - that most people just don't 'get' them. This series of posts aims to correct that using examples from one of the databases I work with in my practice, Ninox. Read More…
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Ninox Review

I've now been working with Ninox for a while and it's time to do a proper review - taking some examples from tour HR app, KasPer Pro, as we go. Read More…
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Ninox - from iPad to Cloud

I'm always on the lookout for exceptional new database platforms and I recently discovered Ninox - a multi platform database available on iOS, Android, Mac and, importantly, the Cloud.
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Sending a PDF document from your database with Integromat

I've seen several requests on Knack's and other forums asking how to send PDFs from their databases. The recent introduction of Integromat's PDF app, which converts HTML into a PDF, really makes this possible. Read More…
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Presenting at KnackCon London...


Next week, on the 9th and 10th November, Knack are holding their first user conference in the UK! We're expecting some exciting information about forthcoming features as well as sessions covering best practices for building your apps. Read More…
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Discovering Integromat

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If you've been following my blog at all closely, you'll have seen a number of posts discussing the use of Zapier to automate and integrate databases created with Airtable, Knack and others. Integromat is an intriguing alternative with a wide range of additional features… Read More…
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Joining the Knack Builder Network and Sample App

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I've recently become a member of the Knack Builder Network which involved having an App reviewed as part of the process. Coming from an HR software background, I naturally chose to build an HRMS solution to put forward and, in this article, I provide a link to the app so that you can check out the capabilities of the platform. Read More…
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Showcasing Airtable - two sample bases to try

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I've now been working with Airtable for quite a while and have built two 'bases' which I feel would be useful for others. These are KasPer Lite for Airtable and KasTim Lite for Airtable which are Human Resources Management and Project Time Recording solutions, respectively. Read More…
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Creating Multiple Records with Forms

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I recently read a post in a database forum where the questioner asserted that it wasn't possible to use an online forms app like Cognito Forms to capture multiple records for a database in a single form - using Zapier to take the form content and populating the database. I thought this was unlikely and in this post I am going to share how this is done. Read More…
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Automating Processes with Airtable and Process Street

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In this article, I am going to explore how to use the combination of Airtable and Process Street to automate processes in a structured and repeatable way within your business. As with earlier posts, I will be working through a scenario which, as usual, will be supported by Zapier connecting the apps together. Read More…
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Approval Workflows with Airtable and Slack

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As you may know, Airtable has direct integration with Slack 'out of the box'. In this article, I am going to discuss how to use this to build an absence approval workflow, starting from an employee's request through to notifying them of approval (or otherwise) - and with a little help from Zapier along the way. Read More…
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