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Updates on Knack’s New Builder 🚀

06/12/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Updates on our new builder beta program, new features and improvements, and how you can help drive the direction of our live apps.

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San Mateo County Uses Knack to Empower Citizen Volunteers

06/04/2020 Posted by Jeremy

How a California county used no-code to coordinate  thousands of volunteers to help respond to COVID-19.

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How to Optimize Slack for Remote Work

05/26/2020 Posted by Liz


While everyone’s been talking about Zoom video conferencing of late, business communication tool Slack has also been adding millions of new users in the past few months. These tools have smoothed the transition from the office to Work From Home, but your remote communication woes aren’t going to be magically solved by simply hopping on a Zoom call or shooting a Slack message into the ether.

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The Life and Times of an Accidental Knack Consultant

05/22/2020 Posted by Jeremy


Carl Holmes didn’t intend to start a Knack consulting business. Like many Knack Partners now in our Builder Network, he just wanted to find an easier way to solve critical business problems.

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Don’t Go Back to the Office

05/14/2020 Posted by Jeremy

With sports on hold due to COVID-19, our new national pastime seems to be predicting how the pandemic will shape the future. Spoiler alert: No one really knows.

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What Your Boss Needs to Understand About Working Remotely

05/07/2020 Posted by Jeremy

The novelty has worn off. The honeymoon is over. Zoom fatigue has set in. Just as weeks spent cooped up with significant others have necessitated relationship adjustments, it’s now time for an intervention with your boss.

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South Africa’s Tech Community Uses Knack to Coordinate Nationwide Pandemic Response

04/30/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Stephen van der Heijden never thought he’d be the one implementing technical solutions to help South Africa’s official response to the coronavirus pandemic. As VP of Growth at talent marketplace OfferZen, he’s not a coder. But thanks to no-code solutions, Stephen found himself leading the way on building an application that’s now coordinating volunteer efforts across the country.

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How Frontline UK NHS Healthcare Workers Are Using No-Code Software to Fight Coronavirus on a Global Scale

04/23/2020 Posted by Jeremy

In the battle against COVID-19, it’s easy to follow the strides and stumbles of presidents and prime ministers. But years from now, when the books are written and movies made, the best stories will be of those who put their lives at risk on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Knack Helps Fight COVID-19 with Contact Tracing in The Philippines

04/15/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Once a suspected case tests positive for COVID-19, it becomes a race against time to find all those who have had personal contact with the infected. If contact tracing and isolation don’t happen quickly enough, mitigation efforts will rapidly fail to contain the virus in any community.

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4 Essential Rules for Businesses to Survive COVID-19 and Beyond

04/10/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Just a few weeks ago, none of what you are about to read would have seemed particularly important. Just another post that you scroll past on your LinkedIn feed, shared by some former colleague who always seemed to be just a bit too…out there. And then, like a train wreck in slow motion, COVID-19 has lumbered in between all of us, derailing everything.

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