General Settings

Within the Settings tab of your app's navigation bar, you can click on the General Settings tab to configure your app's basic, design, and advanced settings. 


Basic Settings

Within this General Settings tab, you can set the following basic settings for your app.


Name your app anything that makes sense to you. This setting is required. 

Once your app is named, the domain information will not be updated should you ever choose to change your app's name. To change the domain information, you must manually update your app slug within your app's domain settings


You may optionally choose to provide a description of your app for your own reference. Providing an app description can be helpful when you have multiple apps and need to track the purpose of each app. App descriptions are for your own reference only. 

Time Zone

This setting will determine which timezone to convert your app's date and time fields to. The default timezone is GMT

When setting dates and times in your app, values will be converted to your app's selected timezone. For instance, if you create a record rule to set the date/time to current date and time, your app's selected timezone will be used to convert the current date/time to your (the server's) timezone. 

Design Settings

You can configure the following settings to set the basic design settings for your app.  

App Icon

You may optionally select an icon to represent your app. The app icon will be displayed alongside the app name when viewing your list of apps and its purpose is simply to help you distinguish your apps from one another among your list of apps.  

Additionally, your selected app icon will be displayed at the start of your builder breadcrumbs at the top left of the builder of your current app.


To choose your preferred icon that represents the purpose or nature of your app, simply click on the App Icon field and enter the text that most closely represents the purpose of your app to generate relevant icons that match your search. For instance, if you have a Contact Directory app, you may wish to enter the word "users" to generate icons that represent a contacts-related application. You can then select one of the generated icons as your selected app icon. 



App Icon Color

You may also optionally choose an app icon color to represent your app and more easily distinguish each app among your list of apps. Simply choose the color of your choice from the color drop-down list.  


These design settings can be used to configure the basic design settings for your app. To configure more advanced design app settings, such as changing your app theme or using custom CSS, please read the relevant articles on these advanced design topics. 

Loading Image

By default, apps use a default spinner loading image to show the page loading status. You can choose to disable the loading image from displaying on your app by changing the Loading Image setting to No


Additionally, you can choose to change the default spinner loading image to a custom animated gif as shown below. 


Custom Favicon

Within this setting you can enter a custom favicon to display within your browser. 



Advanced Features

You can configure the following settings to set some advanced features for your app.

Alpha features

New features are constantly rolled out to the Tadabase builder to continuously improve the ease and speed of your app building experience. To provide best user experience, newly released features undergo a 2-stage process before being officially released to the builder. The first stage is Alpha, when features are in production, followed by the second stage of Beta, when features are ready for testing.

Features in alpha are "raw", are not recommended to be used within your apps, and support is not offered for alpha features. At default, alpha features are disabled within all apps, however users who wish to test-drive alpha features can choose to enable them by enabling the Alpha Feature setting. 


Hide help window

On the right side of each page within the builder there is a help window that provides support videos and documentation to help you with specific page topics. If you wish to hide the help window, you can do so by toggling this setting to Yes


Read only

Enabling the Read Only feature can be helpful while your app is still in development, in demo-mode, under maintenance, or during any time in which you wish to disable anyone from adding or editing any records within your app.

For instance, Tadabase enables the Read Only feature for all of our template apps to ensure that users can view and interact with our template apps but not edit, add, or delete any records on these demo apps.

When enabling the Read Only feature, you can also set a custom message to display whenever a record change is attempted while the app is in Read Only mode. 


Show created with badge

On the bottom right-hand side of each page on your live app, users will see a "Created with no-code using Tadabase" badge.


You may choose to remove this badge from your app by changing the Show Created With Badge setting to No. Changing this setting to "No" will remove the badge from displaying on your app as well as remove the badge from displaying within your app's source code as well. 


The "Created with no-code using Tadabase" badge can not be removed/disabled during the trial period. 

Default App

The default app refers to the app that will be used when your Tadabase subdomain is used without any app name specified. You can set the current app to be your default app by enabling this Default App setting to Yes


Each of your apps work with either a Tadabase subdomain or your own domain. A sample subdomain is However, when using a subdomain, each subdomain can be associated with all the apps in your account. Therefore, users must also specify the name of the specific app they are trying to visit. For instance, By setting a default app, you can designate a specific app to route users to, even when they do not specify a specific app name. 

Don't forget to also set a default app homepage for your app! Click here to learn more about default app pages.

Error Messages

Enter a custom "Page Not Authorized" message to display when users attempt to access a page on your app that is not authorized to them.