Do you use web apps?  Applications that run entirely online? Timesheets, forms, data entry, change requests, calendars? One of the most promising and cost effective startups is Coghead.


I’ve been proudly wearing my CogHead T-Shirt for a few months now and it looks like the beta program is opening up to a few more testers soon. The most awesome thing about this software is that you can easily create multi-user applications for business or personal use, within a highly customizable format, without writing any code. I’m not a computer code geek by any means, simple is good, particularly when it comes to making small usability changes to the forms or input fields that you create. Guy Kawaski wrote…

How to Change the World: Reality Check: Coghead

Coghead’s website is both an application authoring tool and an application delivery service. At Coghead’s website people can create an application using simple-to-learn methods (or pick a pre-built app from Coghead’s application gallery) and then invite co-workers to use the application. All anyone needs is a browser and an Internet connection. The key selling points are:

  • There’s no need to purchase new hardware or software.
  • Users can access applications anywhere they have Internet access. 
  • Coghead applications are inherently multi-users.
  • Data and application are managed centrally and off-site. 

These days lots of people complain about needing custom applications to do their jobs better, but not being able to get them because IT is busy with other things or because custom application development is just too expensive. Coghead aims to empower the people closest to the need to create and deliver business applications in hours.

Anyone can use it, and should consider it before going and paying a programmer thousands to write your special app for you. Check out the 101 or this screencast of the application in use. If you are interested in the application, sign up for the beta here.

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Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.