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Retool vs Microsoft PowerApps: What are the differences?

Retool: Build custom internal tools in minutes. Custom internal tools have the same building blocks. Retool gives you those building blocks, so you can build them much faster; Microsoft PowerApps: Build professional-grade apps the easy way. It is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Retool and Microsoft PowerApps belong to "Low Code Platforms" category of the tech stack.

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What is Microsoft PowerApps?

It is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

What is Retool?

Retool is the fast way to build internal tools. Drag-and-drop our building blocks and connect them to your databases and APIs to build your own tools, instantly. Built by developers, for developers. Trusted by startups and Fortune 500s.

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What are some alternatives to Microsoft PowerApps and Retool?
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Microsoft Access
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OutSystems
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