The WATZ Stack

In Case You Missed It: On Friday, I shared my conversation with Mat Sherman, founder of Forward Thinking City. We covered a wide range of topics, but one of my favorites was the future of no-code. Mat’s a firm believer that there will one day be multibillion-dollar tech companies built without a single line of code.

Forward Thinking City is entirely built using a suite of no-code tools that Mat’s cleverly coined the WATZ stack.

Webflow - A visual way to build a website. Similar idea to Wix and Squarespace but with significantly more design capabilities. If you don’t have prior HTML/CSS knowledge there will definitely be a learning curve, but it’s 100% worth it. I just moved my website over from Wix to Webflow and couldn’t be happier.

Airtable - A multifunction spreadsheet-database hybrid that makes it easy to store, index, and manage data. It’s easy to visualize like an Excel spreadsheet, but powerful like a relational database. It can also be used as a CRM, project management tool, or collaboration tool.

Typeform - The easiest way to build and distribute online forms and surveys. Can be used for contact forms, customer research surveys, quizzes and more.

Zapier - Their slogan says it all. Zapier is the easiest way to automate your work. With over 2,000 integrations, Zapier enables you to connect your web apps together to create seamless automated workflow processes. Here’s an example:

Pretty neat.

With Zapier, the possibilities are endless. This is something that I’m just now starting to play around with to help me save time in my day-to-day workflow. I’ve found the Zapier Learning Center to be very helpful in getting started.

If you’re interested in learning more about the future of no-code (and other products Mat mentioned like Adalo and Memberstack), it might be worth checking out these two no-code communities (No Code Founders and No Code Devs) that popped up on ProductHunt a few days ago.

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