Sometimes you need a new app—and there's nothing that exactly fits the need. That's part of what's made tools like Notion so popular, since you can customize them and build new tools that fit what you need best.
What are your favorite ways you've built unique tools out of existing software?
IMO Coda is by far the best / most powerful and useful. I went back and tried Notion for something recently and it just seems like a toy by comparison.
I couldn't find a budgeting tool that fit my needs so I built an integration that syncs my transactions and balances into Airtable. It worked so well for me that I made it public-facing. (https://finta.io)
Airtable makes it super easy to set up custom iOS widgets (using Scriptable) and email notifications.
With Google Sheets:
- A habit tracking tool
- Business metrics tracking
- Country selection tool based on country metrics(digital nomad)
Oooh! Fun question :)
When Google Sheets first released, I had created a bunch of two player games using different sheets such as Chess, Battleship, Hangman, and such.
Most recently I also used Google Slides as a multiplayer Game Room with each slide as a room with two players playing games simultaneously with other 8 other pairs on another set of slides. It was so amazing.
I just thought of one of the first no-code "apps" I built, and comically it was powered by WordPress. Essentially we needed a way for individuals to review items, post their reviews on a site, send related notifications, and more. So I used WordPress to run the site, Gravity Forms to pull in reviews and turn them into new posts on the site, and Zapier to run some automations to send out notifications and more. The most surprising thing, perhaps, was how easy it was to build what almost felt like a custom app powered by little more than what powers the average blog ... and that was before Airtable, Notion, and the like made no-code dev even simpler.
I built two apps with Airtable + some ruby:
* one for the finances of our company of 2: import transactions from the bank, import, parse and sort invoices from Dropbox
* one for my pantry inventory: scan a barcode, store in Airtable. I don't use it for what's in the kitchen, only what's in our basement. This helps us avoid wasting food.
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