The Tools You Need to Build Products Without Code

Product Managers

Product managers have had it rough. You’ve always known best what your customers want, but you’ve been powerless to change it yourself until recently. Any little adjustment required a call to engineering, and we all know how long that can take. But the no-code / low-code movement is finally letting product managers break free from the dev cycle.

What is the No-Code / Low-Code Movement?

With a slew of tools that rely on a visual, drag-and-drop approach to software development, product managers are now free to deliver what their customers want without knowing a single line of code. Simply put, no-code / low-code solutions put product teams in the driver’s seat so they can get more done without waiting on a lengthy dev cycle.

Imagine it: No more expensive investments in engineering or long waits for developers to do your bidding. Now, no-code tools empower product managers to effect change where it matters most — directly in the product.

Essential No-Code / Low-Code Tools for Product Managers

We’ve rounded up a list of the no-code / low-code tools you need to know as a product manager in order to get your product up and running on your own.

Asana: This project management tool helps keep teams organized by tracking goals, projects, and tasks.

Clubhouse: Specifically designed for software teams, Clubhouse is an intuitive project management platform that helps streamline existing workflows.

Figma: Figma sells itself as a vector graphics editor, but — more importantly —  it’s a collaboration tool that lets everyone in on the design process.

Google Drive: Everyone knows this one. It’s simply the most convenient tool for sharing files and collaborating on documents and spreadsheets.

Heap: Heap lets you analyze user data without having to enter clunky code into your app.

Hotjar: Another analytics tool, Hotjar tracks website use with easy-to-use features like heatmaps, session recordings, and surveys.

Intercom: Intercom facilitates better communication with customers through chat via an embeddable node on your app or site.

Notion: Notion lets you keep all of your work in one place so teams can collaborate and track projects.

Productboard: This code-free product management software helps you better understand customer needs so you can prioritize tasks and get your entire team on the same page.

Slack: You already know this one. It’s chat for the technology set. How else would we talk when we’re all working from home?

Typeform: Typeform lets you build and distribute code-free surveys so you can keep on top of what your customers want and iterate accordingly.

Webflow: Webflow is the easy way to build codeless sites, letting you create a responsive website right in your browser without any CSS.

Segment: This customer data platform uses a single API to allow you to collect data from your web and mobile apps.

Zapier: Zapier connects the apps you use daily in order to automate work processes and create workflows that save time.

Zoom: You may be sick of all those Zoom meetings by now, but could we really have gotten through the pandemic without it? Not a chance.

These are just a smattering of the no-code tools at your disposal as a product manager. Now, forget about those engineers, and start building! 

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