NocoDB - the best free Airtable alternative
NocoDB is a NodeJS and Vue based Airtable alternative. It's by far the best open source nocode platform that I could find for now.
Getting started with NocoDB and configuring it is easy as they provide multiple ways to install it:
- With a single npx command line, you get an interactive configuration to connect to your DB and start your project immediately
- They also provide Docker code snippets to start your project with Docker
- And if you're very lazy, they also provide binary files for each platform
NocoDB supports SQL databases only, which are:
- SQL Server
- Amazon Aurora
- Oracle Database
- Google BigQuery
An important thing to note: NocoDB allows a complete import of your Airtable collections. This feature is in beta, it works but there are some limitations for now.
Just like Airtable, NocoDB provides an App Store referencing different integrations with third-party apps. Check their website for the full list of integrations.
I won't go into details, I strongly suggest you to play around with it by your own and scrolling through their documentation.
Rowy - the GCP / Firebase alternative to Airtable
Rowy is a NodeJS / React based nocode platform focused on building your backend over Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Firebase. Because of this particularity, you must have a Google Cloud or Firebase project with Firestore and Firebase Authentication enabled. Of course, Rowy doesn't support any databases except Firestore, so your choice is limited.
But if you chose to go with Firestore, this might be what you were looking for...
Rowy is very focused on developer experience, allowing you to customize and extend your project fully. Just like NocoDB, you can import your Airtable collections for an easy migration. Rowy has the same features as the others nocode platfom, but its particularity resides in the capacity to write backend logic directly from your dashboard thanks to Derivatives and Connectors.
Again, I won't go into details so check their website and documentation and play around