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Fortunately for you, there's another option you may not know about: building your own internal tool with a database builder.

From tools like Microsoft Access to more modern apps like Zoho Creator, there are database builders that make it simple to build any type of app you need.

Even the industry-leading time-tracking app for lawyers, Clio, didn't fit their needs.

"Clio just wasn't customizable enough," said in Vigor Law Group founding partner Kyle Hulten.

That was exactly the dilemma the in Vigor Law Group had in finding a tool to track their work for billing and more.

"We'd tried a number of different solutions and they were all clunky and not customizable," says in Vigor Law Group founding partner Kyle Hulten.

So with custom needs piling up—and software options whittling down—you come to a conclusion: it's time to build your own web app.

But the thought of that—the billable hours or staff time—make you cringe.(Let's not dwell on whether or not Access lived up to that promise).Today—through newer versions of Access and other online database builders like Knack and Zoho Creator—it's even simpler to make your own software tools.The only requirements are that your data can be entered with a form, stored in a database, and displayed in common rows, tables, or charts.If you're able to manage that, you'll get an app with Have you ever needed a particular tool for your work, but even after trying dozens of apps couldn't find anything that fit your needs precisely?Coding your own custom software is difficult, time consuming, and expensive—it's far more trouble than most teams can justify.