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Ycode: Your Adalo alternative

Adalo is known for its user-friendly UI to create mobile and desktop apps with ease. Building is quick and visual, but customization possibilities and features are limited.

Ycode is for builders that want full control over their apps. This no-code tool comes with significantly more features like advanced (global) design settings, SEO settings, and native Airtable integration.

Design

Ycode

Build from scratch, tweak a template or clone an existing project. In the WYSIWYG drag and drop editor, you can edit all screen sizes individually. The design settings are endless: add hover states, morph effects, backdrops, and more. Create color palettes so your app maintains a consistent look.

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Adalo

Choose the app type (desktop or mobile) and start building from scratch, clone a project, or pick from a variety of templates. The editor is user-friendly and makes it easy to build apps visually. However, the customization of components is limited, and global design settings are missing.

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Start from scratch
Start from a template
Clone projects
WYSIWYG
Responsive design
Custom states
Advanced design settings
Global design settings

User authentication

Ycode

Ycode creates the routes, controllers, and views needed to register and authenticate users. After enabling authentication, pages like login and password reset are created. Tweak these TailwindCSS-styled templates or build each page from scratch instead.

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Adalo

With every new Adalo app, a built-in user data type is included. This allows website visitors to sign up, log in, and log out—also with a Google or Apple account. Similar to Ycode, you can edit all user authentication pages.

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Built-in user authentication
Automatic authentication pages

Dynamic content

Ycode

Easily connect database fields and display content dynamically. With dynamic pages, there's no need to manually create each page. Just build a template once and new entry pages are created automatically. Great for collections, blogs, directories, etc.

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Adalo

Like Ycode, Adalo makes it easy to import data for dynamic content in their database. Import data manually or in bulk via a CSV file. You have the choice to add basic, user-related content or get more advanced and use formulas for dynamic content.

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Local database
Simple database UI
Import data in bulk Paid plan
Import data one-by-one
Dynamic content

Workflows

Ycode

Workflows automate the way you work—saving you lots of manual work. With workflows, you can do things like send emails, redirect users to other pages, show or hide elements, submit forms, and even delete database records!

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Adalo

With Adalo, you can create workflows that are called Custom Actions. They can make a variety of things happen, such as make users write a form that triggers an email, run custom code, or connect to Slack.

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Send email Paid plan
Redirect Paid plan
Wait seconds Paid plan
Show or hide elements Paid plan
Submit a form Paid plan
Delete a database record Paid plan

Elements

Ycode

If you know how to drag and drop, you can build in Ycode! Open the top panel and insert elements from the dropdown menu behind the different categories. In the Layers sidebar, you can reorganize layers and see your project's hierarchy.

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Adalo

Adalo's editor also has an easy drag and drop system. Drag elements from the component menu into your design and re-order them as pleased. Component designs can be edited, but advanced alterations require technical knowledge.

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Intuitive builder
Responsive elements
Custom states
HTML embed Paid plan
Custom code Paid plan
Drag and drop builder
Collection filters
Search

Collaboration

Ycode

With Ycode, you can purchase additional user seats and work together with other people on your project. Each user seat invitation gives the invitee access to work on projects, transfer projects to different accounts, and use the live chat to talk to team Ycode in real-time.

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Adalo

Multi-user accounts are available in the highest-paid plans. You can add additional seats and assign different roles to users. There's no simple way to transfer projects from one account to another, you'd have to use the clone feature.

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Multi-user accounts Paid plan Paid plan
User-permission management Paid plan Paid plan
Project transfers Paid plan

SEO

Ycode

Ycode provides everything you need to rank high: from static and dynamic meta tags to image alt tags and social settings. All code is clean and SEO-friendly. There's also the option to be excluded from search results.

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Adalo

Adalo's code is clean as well. However, in terms of SEO, many functionalities are missing. If you're looking to rank and gain visibility for your web project, this isn't the best no-code builder to meet those needs.

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Clean code
SEO meta data
Social sharing data
Exclude from search results

Integrations

Ycode

Ycode lets you connect to any external API. You can also use the native integration with Airtable to import and sync data into your Ycode account. Or, connect to 2000+ web services using the Zapier integration.

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Adalo

In Adalo, you can connect to any external API as well. Local database creation is available, though there is no direct integration with Airtable. There is a Zapier integration available for Adalo.

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Native Airtable integration
External APIs Paid plan
Zapier integration

Hosting

Ycode

Each project comes with a Ycode subdomain and SSL certificate. Or, set up your own custom domain. Ycode provides reliable and secure hosting. Backups are made automatically, but you can also manually create a backup at any time. Soon, you'll be able to export code and host it elsewhere.

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Adalo

All accounts include hosting (no SSL). Unlimited apps can be created for free, but if you want to publish projects under a custom domain, or need 50+ rows of data, you'll need a paid plan. You can create backups using a third-party integration like ParabolaHQ. This only backups database information, not the entire project like in Ycode.

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Automatic public URL
Custom domain Paid plan Paid plan
SSL
Backups Paid plan

Pricing

Ycode

Start for free and upgrade to a project plan whenever you need more features and space. To add more user seats within one account and collaborate with a team, you can use the account plans.

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Adalo

With Adalo, you can also start building for free and unlock more features and perks once you need them. Monthly Pro plans are priced higher than Ycode's pricing. There's the possibility to add more user seats within an account.

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