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Do More With Knack

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Now that you’ve got the basics down, explore these other great ways you can add additional functionality to build a custom database solution that fits your exact needs.


Using features like form rules, custom emails and more, you can set up workflows that run your business, including:

  • Notifications & Reminders
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Status Indicators
  • Approvals & Life Cycles
  • Roles & Permissions

Learn more about the different workflows you can build in Knack with our Workflow guide.  


With Knack’s reporting features you can turn you data into real-time insights displayed on:

  • Grids
  • Pivot tables
  • Pie charts
  • Line charts
  • Bar charts
  • Area charts

Learn more about the different reporting options you can create with our Reporting & Dashboards guide. 


Using Knack’s E-Commerce feature you can accept payments, store charge information, and calculate charge amounts from your records. You can create a custom payment app for:

  • Customer Invoices
  • Purchase Orders
  • Online Donations
  • Event Tickets

Learn more about different ways you can use E-Commerce in your app with our E-Commerce & Payments guide. 

Custom Design

Upload your logo, embed your app on your website, or add in custom CSS to completely control the look and feel of your app, including customizations to your:

  • Font Types
  • Colors
  • Layouts
  • Images

To find out more about customizing the style of your app, see this page

You can read more on embedding your app here.

Integrate with Other Services

Zapier and Integromat make it easy to extend the capabilities of your Knack app by connecting it to hundreds of other services, including:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Formstack Documents
  • And many more
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Further you can integrate with Formstack Documents which allows you to automatically generate documents like PDFs using records from your app. Read more on using Formstack Documents here.


Using the Knack API, Javascript and CSS, developers can customize virtually every aspect of your application. You can:

  • Update your records, connect your data and access your users
  • Add event driven actions and custom views
  • Control every design aspect of your app

Read more about using custom code with your app in our Developer Documentation.  

Knack Expert Network

Need some help building or customizing your app? Or maybe you need some Knack coaching? We have a group of vetted Knack experts who are available to assist you in designing and building your application. Search Knack experts and receive estimates from Knack builders based on your project requirements.

To submit your project, check out our Expert Network

If you’re ready to jump in and start building your app, check out our Builder Guide or Learn More about specific topics.

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