Knack Definition & Meaning

Knack is a software for no-code database development and management that launched in 2012. Its founders, who worked with web applications and databases, wanted to simplify the set of standard development features that they kept seeing. Knack allows its users to create their own applications with the software, which they can implement in their businesses and websites. Users can also design and manage databases without coding, making it easier for employees who don’t have any dev experience to work in databases and manage company data.

Knack features

Knack provides its users with the ability to make queries within their database and import data from other apps into the database. Through Knack, users can track and manage different parts of their business processes, such as ordering items or assigning tasks to employees. Knack also has a calendar management function. Database developers and managers can control user access, limiting employees to particular functions of the database. Knack offers technical support to users as well.

Knack also offers:

  • Notification features for tasks, emails, etc.
  • Scheduling options
  • Templates users can design to fit their needs
  • E-commerce features for setting up payment apps and recording payments in the database

Knack integrates with platforms such as MailChimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive. It can use Zapier as an in-between for connecting to other apps. Knack also offers an application programming interface for facilitating interactions between apps.

Knack security

Knack markets itself as a company that takes security very seriously. Knack encrypts data in motion, stored data, and their API. The company also backs up data and databases and uses different locations to store databases. Knack uses Amazon Web Services security features and carefully manages employee access to applications and access controls. Users can add and customize some security features for the apps they build, such as IP address blocking.

 

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Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps is a contributor for websites such as Webopedia.com and Enterprise Storage Forum. She writes about information technology security, networking, and data storage. Jenna lives in Nashville, TN.

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