Retool scales for any organization — from startups to Fortune 500s.
Retool lets you quickly build internal tools with rich GUIs around any sort of database or API.
It generally takes an engineer around ten minutes to understand the concepts of Retool, and another hour for it to feel natural. Watch our intro video to get started.
After building your app in Retool, just send your link to a coworker. They'll be able to login and immediately use the app, with deployment, hosting, and authentication and authorization all managed by Retool.
User mode is meant for the people who will be using your app — they get access to all the functionality you've built but can't edit the app's underlying queries and logic.
Creator mode is available on all plans. On the Free plan, user mode is not available. On the Team plan, users can toggle between creator and user mode. On the Business and Enterprise plans, admins can granularly control permissions, on a per-app basis.
If you have more stringent data requirements, you can deploy Retool on-premises in your own VPC/VPN. The setup is via Docker and takes around 15 minutes to get running.
Except for a license check that happens every 6 hours, Retool doesn't require any external data connectivity.
Generally engineers build apps in Retool. But people who know SQL can pick up Retool pretty easily too. At this point, a good chunk of Retool users are non-technical.
Once you’ve built a useful app in Retool, you can use it yourself or deploy it to other members of your organization in user mode. Using Retool apps requires no technical knowledge.
A user is anyone with their own login access to Retool. All users in your Retool account are billed at the same plan rate per month.
Retool is secure by default. Your customer data is never stored on our servers and we use end-to-end encryption to keep your data safe while it’s in transit. For more information, see our security documentation. If we don't answer your question there, let us know.