Here is a list of no-code tools i've collected over time
Also, thanks for pointing out the missing Airtable. Ironically, I must have accidentally deleted it last time I added something to the list, because it's supposed to be on there.
(founder of Makerpad)
It's not that reassuring for someone just starting out wanting to test a random idea that you have to do these big things in order for it to see the light of day.
No-code tools are becoming so powerful that you can build all sorts of things and I built a site with lots of tutorials for that purpose (It's a membership site, some tutorials are free).
Things like a marketplace app like Airbnb, an Instagram like app, eBay marketplace, tools for product/market fit, membership sites and a lot more using a number of tools.
Now I know lots of people have their opinions about cloning sites but personally, I think if you have an idea for a specific site which would work like X then I don't see why using the user experience of a similar site can't be the starting point for where these non-technical folk start testing their ideas.
Also, I think it's powerful for professionals to be able to build themselves small tools in order to increase their workflows, productivity etc without relying on dev resources especially in an increasingly remote workforce.
In order to code something that real people use, a huge amount of time gets spent on things that aren't critical to the actual product and are usually redundant. For example, I think setting up and maintaining servers is annoying. I also hate coding all the piping for transactional emails, password reset flows, etc. I've coded them a million times, and I feel like it's more useful to get that stuff out of the box and focus on things that move the product forward.
This is especially true for a new idea that needs to be validated.
I wish there was a review site for such software :(
I don't want to do a "standard" review site, though... I want to help people answer the question "which no-code tool should I use for my specific task?" in the most efficient way I can.
Ben from Makerpad has the "how to build things" side covered, and I want to focus on the "which software should I choose" step that comes right before building.
I think showing real world examples and some type of standardized assessments (by category) might be the first steps, but I'm not sure how it will look yet... still figuring it out.
(I work at Dropsource)