We love the new sidebar frame in Retool. In this article, we discuss functionality and limitations, provide a couple of different layout ideas, as well as some UI tips and tricks for using the sidebar in internal apps.
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In this study, we’ll look at how Red Roots Capital experimented with (clunky) SaaS software, before landing on a custom solution in Retool - built by Bold Tech - where they can not only track and file receipts for their accounting team, but they can do this on the go from a custom-made mobile app.
With the rapid growth of low-code platforms and advanced developer tools, there is a spectrum of ways to create internal apps beyond custom coding from scratch. In this article, we’ll break these options down for you, including examples of software, and the pros and cons of using each.
Internal tools are often overlooked in the development space, but great internal infrastructure can often be the key to unlock greater productivity and rapid growth. So why aren’t people investing in better internal apps?
Build vs Buy is a grand debate in internal tooling, where SaaS products are often brilliant, they're sometimes too generalized to fulfill all companies’ needs. We run through some of your options, how to decide when to build or buy, and the pros and cons of each option.
Effective internal tools are essential for start-up growth in 2023, but how do you calculate ROI on your internal tool, and how do you plan and develop these tools best?
When Chartio announced it was being deprecated in March 2022, Blue Valet & Bold Tech had a mammoth task of migrating 50 internal apps to Retool in just a matter of weeks. Here is how we did it.
In this tutorial we will walk you through some different possible CRUD layouts in Retool, what they are good and not-so-good for, and give you some of our best tips and tricks for layout best (and worst) practices.
In this tutorial, we run through a Bold Tech favorite hack: collapsible side containers. Perfect for making extra space for filters, extra data, charts, and more!
In this article, we walk through how to connect the Google Drive API to your Retool environment, pull your files into an application, and create new ones.
Most Retool apps are based on some kind of CRUD interface, and we think that with form inputs, a little goes a long way in turning an unfriendly UI into an optimized, beautiful user experience. Here’s a couple of simple tips to help make this happen.
Hybiscus and Retool are a dream team, providing beautiful and dynamic PDF reports in a matter of minutes. In this tutorial, I’ll walk through how to sign up for Hybiscus, set up a Hybiscus Resource in Retool, connect it to an application and get started making some stunning, automated reports.
Using the pagination component, we can now make a carousel-style component in Retool, here's how.
In this tutorial we’ll be looking at how to use one to create a dynamic document uploader, to preview, rename files and save them to an Amazon s3 bucket. We’ll also explain some of the basics around the concept of ‘i’, and how to use it when developing ListView elements in your apps.