Softr and Bubble are both platforms that give you the tools to build your own apps. Softr takes the complexity out of the app-building process, helping you create powerful apps and internal tools with ease. With a wide range of templates, a great support team and fixed price points, you can get started without risk and without any technical skills.
Bubble is also a powerful app builder and, while powerful, people find it quite complicated to use. Building and launching an app can take months and requires a lot of troubleshooting. This steep learning curve coupled with the unpredictable pricing model makes Bubble a solid choice when it comes to functionality, but a risky one in terms of time, financial investment and skills required.
Untapped Capital VC firm keeps its LPs informed with investor portal built with Softr
I tried other tools, like Webflow and Stacker, but they were either too flexible or not flexible enough. When I used Softr, it was clear immediately that the capabilities went beyond what I found elsewhere. Technology is core to our fund, and Softr is key to differentiating ourselves with a custom client portal that allows us to operate efficiently.
Softr stands out as a faster, easier-to-learn alternative to Bubble, with customers consistently choosing to switch for the following reasons.
Compare features: Softr vs Bubble
5 internal, 10 collaborators, up to 100 external users
1 editor user
Available on the free plan
Paid plan required (starts at $29 per month)
$49 per month (Business plan)
$29 per month (Starter plan) + extra for each “workload unit” after the 175,000th
No (fixed workload included in each plan, charges overages based on additional workload at $0.30 per 1,000 workload units)
Raises limits on users, available UI building blocks, record display limits, adds advanced security/governance, advanced login options and customization with code
Increases monthly workload unit limits, increases infrastructure features and limits, adds support for more users, longer server log retention, advanced version control
Quick to learn, easy to master (highly customizable building block framework)
Hard to learn, very difficult to master (requires learning general web design and app development skills)
Easy Google Sheets/Airtable integration
No (manual CSV import, API connection, or third-party plugin required)
Yes (PWA, available in the Business plan)
Yes (PWA, requires building a mobile version yourself)
Advanced authentication options
Google, Email Code, SMS Code, SSO (SAML, OpenID)
None native. You have to build your own authentication methods into each of your apps.
Zapier and Make
Yes (via plugin)
Other native integrations
30, including payment platforms, analytics, marketing, maps and productivity
56, including analytics, payment platforms and productivity
Training & onboarding
Yes (paid plan)
Yes (paid plan)
Access to experts
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Softr helps you take action on your ideas quickly by allowing you to leverage your Airtable data and build powerful websites and web apps. I was blown away by how user-friendly and well-documented the entire product was! I was able to create an app within hours without any external help.
Karthik Puvvada (KP)
Program Director, On Deck No-Code Fellowship
Softr’s ease and speed of use is it’s standout characteristic. No tool is faster to create with. Although there is limited design customizability, this should be viewed as a strength of Softr as it acts as a positive restraint to help you ship things more quickly than you ordinarily would.
I have been impressed with the flexibility of Softr. The ability to pull data from different Airtable bases into different blocks and display them on one page was one of the main reasons I chose Softr.
Director, DS Automotive
I had already tried other tools, so when I started using Softr, it was clear immediately that the capabilities were beyond what I found elsewhere.
General Partner, Untapped Capital
They say that if you can’t explain it in a simple way, you don’t understand it well enough. I say the same thing about any software. If you can’t figure it out in the first 10 min by yourself without any tutorial, it’s probably not for you. Since the first moment we discovered Softr, we started the work.
COO, Bookzdoctr Inc
It took me one day to build the product, learn the integrations, and see how the customer service acts. I was completely flashed that it is so easy, and that everything is working really well. So, I quickly decided 3 weeks later to set up our main page and transferred it to Softr.
As a small business, we needed to use a tool that could grow with us, and we feel that this is what Softr offers us. After wasting time and money trying every web builder under the sun, Softr came to save the day. We cannot recommend this platform enough – it's perfect, easy to use even for a non-technical person like me.
Founder, Nanny Network
I like the diversity of templates that are available and the thoughtfulness that has been taken in making the building process as simple as possible for non-coders.
Entrepreneurship Manager, YSYS
I used Softr to build the MVP for my company www.tallsize.com.When I discovered how easy it was to use Softr to create a frontend interface for our users, my mind was blown!!! It was so easy to set up that I literally launched my site in a single weekend. Their support team was incredible throughout this journey and the ability to customize everything the way I wanted was very intuitive and easy to accomplish.
Founder, Tall Size
I have been using Softr for a few months now, and the list of new features & improvements is PHENOMENAL. A no-brainer pick for now and a really good bet for the future!
With Softr, I’m able to create beautifully intuitive and responsive front-ends that integrate directly with Airtable and Stripe. Softr allows me to create and iterate at least twice as fast as traditional web platforms.
Softr is THE website builder to use. From SEO and site responsiveness to database backends and customer support, Softr is the deal of the century!
Check out the wall of love for more feedback from the Softr community.
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Frequently asked questions
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Can I migrate from Bubble to Softr?
Absolutely! We offer a free consultation and answer any questions you may have. Our support and Softr experts teams are ready to jump in and help you move everything effortlessly. To get started, please create an account, reach out to email@example.com and schedule a consultation call.
Does Softr store & process my data? Is my data safe?
Softr doesn’t store or process your data. Your data is stored with your data source provider, Airtable or Google Sheets. We simply pull that data via API and serve it to you on the Softr editor and your apps, without ever looking into what’s inside. Your data is always secure.
Can my apps integrate with Zapier or Make (formerly Integromat)?
Yes, Softr integrates with both Zapier and Make, helping you configure automation and move data across your entire tech stack.
Can I transact payments via Softr?
Yes. Softr provides a native Stripe integration, letting you sell products or services, SaaS subscriptions or offer premium membership to your community.
Does Softr offer discounts to non-profits, educational institutions, or students?
Yes. Softr offers a 30% discount to all non-profits, educational institutions and students. Please create an account and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.
What level of technical skill is required to use Softr and Bubble effectively?
If you know how to use apps like Canva, Mailchimp or Zapier, you’ll have an easy time building apps with Softr. As to building with Bubble, there’s no code involved for simpler apps, but it’s recommended to know the basics of web sign and app development to build better apps.
How does the documentation for Softr and Bubble compare?
Softr and Bubble both have extensive documentation to help you understand and use all of the available features.
How does the user community and resources for Softr and Bubble compare?
Softr has an active community that you can check out here. As for help resources, we have a YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/Softr filled with videos to help unpack each feature, a dedicated Get Started page with plenty of links to begin your journey, a Softr Academy for structured learning, and a a range of workshops to provide a more hands-on experience. We also have a blog where you can read Softr news, learn more about Google Sheets and Airtable, and dive deeper into the world of building apps without code.
Bubble offers thorough documentation, a getting started page, an academy, a series of video tutorials, a blog, an active community, bootcamps and coaching.
Can I build mobile apps using Softr and Bubble?
Yes. Both Softr and Bubble let you create progressive web apps (PWAs): apps you can use on your mobile phone that require a connection to the internet. When building with Softr, your app is responsive right from the start, making it look great on all devices without extra setup time. With Bubble you’ll have to build the mobile user interface and functionality yourself.
Can I host my apps on my own servers using Softr or Bubble?
Softr doesn’t offer the possibility of hosting your own apps on your own infrastructure.
Bubble offers self-hosting on its highest tier pricing plan, Custom.
Can I build internal tools or dashboards for my company using Softr or Bubble?
Definitely! Both Softr and Bubble are great options to build internal tools and dashboards for your company. However, if you’re using Google Sheets and Airtable as data sources, Softr has an advantage due to the easy integration with these platforms.
How does the customer support for Softr and Bubble compare?
Softr’s quality of support is rated on G2 at 9.7 out of 10 (223 total reviews).
Bubble’s quality of support is rated on G2 at 7.9 out of 10 (130 total reviews).