September 16, 2022

Softr App Examples: Profitable No-Code Startups Built with Softr.io

Discover really good Softr app examples. Learn what's being built on Softr, and what you can build, too.

Are you looking for inspirations and examples that can give you an overview of what can be built on Softr?

Read on if your answer is yes and if want to learn about:

  • What kind of no-code apps are being built on Softr?
  • If other creators are making money from their Softr apps.
  • How easy or difficult is it to build a web app on Softr?
  • Some of the very intriguing examples of revenues, number of paid subscribers, app acquisitions, etc...

We have compiled the very best no-code startups built on Softr. [If you new to no-code, we recommend you read this in-depth guide to What Is No-Code]

1. 100 Days Of No Code

100 days of no code
100 Days Of No Code

100DaysOfNoCode is an online community and an education platform for no-coders. They help creators bring their dream projects to life, without writing a single line of code of course. It provides educational no-code tutorials to facilitate hands-on learning. Over 10,000 creators have benefitted from this community so far and over 5,000 connections have been formed within this no-code community. They even claim to have helped ship over 500 no-code projects till date.

Their learning resources constitute numerous workshops, cohort-based courses, standalone tutorials, events, and learning labs - Some led by Max, and others by the no-code experts within the community. On the networking front, the paid members get access to a slack group, 1-1 virtual coffee sessions, demos and weekly sessions. Membership fees range from £4/month to £8/month.

100DaysOfNoCode has an interesting story behind it. It was started as a Twitter #hashtag challenge. The founder, Max Haining wanted to keep himself accountable for his no-code learning and thus started the challenge. More people joined in. This led to the formation of the community. Though the initial draft was built on Carrd, later it was migrated to Softr and new features were added afterwards. Read more on this story from this case study.

2. LetterHunt

LetterHunt
LetterHunt

LetterHunt is a comprehensive directory of newsletters, neatly tagged, organised, and categorised for easy discovery. The platform lists 10,000+ newsletters across 20+ categories. LetterHunt made over $4,000 within two months of its launch. The directory has sort and filter functionality based on variables like frequency, engagement, etc. The directory is available in both free and paid versions. Check out the full case study here.

3. Listr

Listr
Listr

Listr lets its users find top Twitter lists across categories. There are over 100 lists on this platform. A Twitter list is a curated list of accounts in various niches. It helps you get useful content in these respective niches. Some of the niche categories covered on Listr include Design, Philosophy, Investments, Cryptocurrency, etc. The lists are without any distractions, Ads or whatever else. Listr was recently acquired by TweetHunter, a France based startup. The site got 8000+ users in the first month and 1500 returning users.

4. SelfSchool

Self School
Self School

Self School is a directory of 650+ free courses across 10+ categories. Over 20,000 learners are actively using Self School to discover their next free online course. The platform aims at democratizing online education. One just needs to signup for free to access the directory. Self School was #3 Product of the Day on ProductHunt.

5. Canny

Canny
Canny

Canny is a marketing content platform built specifically to fulfil the needs of small and medium interior design business owners. This is a library of over 1000 customisable, content pieces. Canny is built to save the precious time and money for interior design business owners. The content creation tasks that easily eats up hours can be done in a matter of minutes by taking advantage of Canny library. Weather it's for the social media, ad creatives, emailers, ad & website copy, etc... Canny helps speed up both ideation and creation of marketing content. Membership fee is priced at $29/month.

  • Creator/s: Shankar Shethe
  • Official website: CannyHQ.com
  • Category: Marketing & Advertisements
  • Revenue: $400+ MRR
  • Build Time: One week (platform build time). Whereas, content creation is an ongoing effort

6. Nanny Network

Nanny Network
Nanny Network

Nanny Network connects parents with childcare providers in their respective localities. The platform lists services such as babysitting, nannying, maternity nursing etc. Parents post their specific requirements as a job post and nannies can join the platform to apply for these jobs. All the applications are evaluated and verified. Every nanny and babysitter applying to this platform goes through intense vetting process to get their services listed. Their references are also verified. Nanny Network is based in London and was founded in 2011 (migrated to Softr recently).

7. DreamMe

DreamMe
DreamMe

DreamMe is a web app providing personalized dream interpretations. It helps track your dream themes and interpret them. The app also helps its users to calm their minds through meditation, just before sleep. And, the app reminds users to record their dreams as soon as they wake up. Based on this information, the theme of the dream is recognized. Over a period, the patterns of dreams start to emerge and thus paving a way for interpretation. This application is entirely on no-code; Softr, ConvertKit, Airtable and Zapier are used to build the member site. Through the member site, users can login, provide their records of dreams and get them interpreted.

  • Founder/s: James Duffen
  • Official website: DreamMe.co
  • Category: Membership Sites
  • No-code tools used: Softr, Zapier, ConvertKit, Carrd, Airtable

Wrapping Up

This is a very good place to start if you’re looking for Softr app examples to find your no-code startup inspiration. This roundup will help give you an idea how powerful the Softr platform is for certain specific use cases.

Also, keep in mind that in the examples above, usually there are a few other tool integrations at play too.

Lastly, We'd advise you to spend a good amount of time to detail out your use case/s, your feature needs, your business applications, etc. Only after you're fully clear of your needs, start considering different tools at your disposal. There is no dearth of no-code app builders in the market.

#Just-in case if you are interested: Check this massive listicle on No Code Startups.

Below are the answers to some of your most common questions on Softr apps:

What is Softr?

Softr is a no-code app building platform. It allows you to build a front-end for Airtable to build internal tools, web apps, websites, resource directories, and a lot more. Over 30,000 companies, creators and entrepreneurs are taking advantage of Softr for their business use cases. The platform comes with 70+ pre-built, customizable blocks. Also, Softr has Mailchimp, Stripe, Hubspot, Zapier and a dozen other integrations out of the box. You can build Softr apps within minutes, quite literally - and you don’t have to write even a single line of code.

Sounds interesting? Learn more about Softr here.


What can I build with Softr?

With Softr, you can build full-stack websites, web applications, internal business tools, templates, web portals, resource directories, virtual communities, landing pages, portfolio sites etc. Discover more Softr app examples here.


What I can't build with Softr?

Mobile applications, Complex CMS websites, Low-code development, Super-customized design elements/features.


Can my Softr App scale?

It's a myth that the apps built using no-code cant scale. Your Softr apps can scale up reasonably. You can build smaller projects and scale them to full fledged web platforms. Softr apps give you that flexibility.


What other tools/services can Softr connect and integrate with?

Softr apps can seamlessly integrate with Stripe, Zapier, Google Analytics, Maichimp, Hotjar and a dozen more.


Where can I learn "how to build apps on Softr"?

Softr has an impressive library of learning resources: Video guides and User Guides. It should be more than enough to get you started. If you are interested in more learning resources, then check out Makerpad’s Softr Tutorials and these YouTube channels: Gap Consulting and Doc Williams.


How long will it take me to learn Softr?

Softr is super intuitive. It shouldn’t take more than one or two hours for you to get acquainted with the platform. With some additional hours of tutorials and playing around, you should be able to build some really dope Softr apps!

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