"We did an analysis of both Internal and Retool, and concluded that what would take 30 minutes in Internal would require 3 hours to build with Retool. Plus, Internal is easy to use, making it possible for non-technical teams like PMs and Ops people to help build — not just engineering teams."
From databases and APIs to business apps, Internal works with your existing data. It unites everything in a single, powerful interface with built-in CRUD capabilities.
One major competitive difference between Retool and Internal is in the level of security settings available. Retool allows you to control whether or not end users can access a particular app, but once an end user has access, they can view and write anything within that app. Internal allows you to set granular permissions, where you can control whether an end user can view data or edit that data as separate controls. Further, you can set data controls down to the table-level and field-level in Internal.
This means that if you wanted to bar a certain role from viewing certain sensitive fields (like banking data) or editing certain fields, Internal can do it while still allowing that role to access and use the tool. Or you can make it so that a particular role can only view data but cannot use any functions to edit or delete data. In Retool, such controls would be all-or-nothing: an end user could either do everything within the app, or they wouldn’t even have access. To ensure your users can’t edit or view specific fields, you’ll likely need to create a different app for various access levels.
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