Hi Retool gurus & team members
Coming from engineering background, low-code platform is a great solution for me, and Retool stands out among the rest. When I saw this post and @srikrishnas answer, coupled with my experience so far. I couldn't help but wonder:
Retool is certainly a lot more than a dashboard builder now, and feels like it can build a lot things. But where is the boundary when it's not the right solution any more?
As an analogy, regardless how well a hand screwdriver is engineered, if you need to fasten 1000 screws, it's the wrong tool. If you only need to undo a couple screws, an electric screwdriver is likely the wrong tool as well.
Retool is certainly "a very well engineered tool", but like every tool in the box, it has its job types.
This is a very high level question, and its answer will depend a lot on use cases. But there might be some sort of general description, or common denominators.
In my specific use case. I'm hoping to build a somewhat hybrid of CRM & task management, because our current SaaS are scattered and doesn't integrate very well, plus some procedural we have are simply not supported in any SaaS we know of.
It's going to take time to build, and it'd possible turn out to be a mega-app, at least for us internally. End goal is like below
- operate on 20-40 tables in postgres
- these tables can group into about 10 modules, each module will need it's own CRUD
- each modules CRUD has to to split into: list page, detail page, upsert page
- navigation between all these pages, not sure if this quantify as complex nav
- on top of all these, several dash board (report) pages
- in the back end, integration with maps, email, PDF, other SaaS
- and ultimately, client portal page if possible.
So, if my goal is 1,000,000 screws. Is retool a hand screwdriver? Or an electric one? Or I need AI powered Humanoid Robots...