Why do our customers quickly outgrow Miniextensions and move to Softr?
MiniExtension is a group of extensions for your Airtable bases to view and update data visually. While Miniextensions enhances your Airtable use with helpful mini-tools, Softr on the other hand is a full web-app building platform with built-in authentication, payments, user groups, permissions, and replaces the need to stitch together multiple extensions and pay extra.
Softr and MiniExtensions are both platforms for businesses to create tools digital tools on top of Airtable like client portals, custom forms and more, but which one is right for you? In this video, Gareth will compare the two and give you the info you need to decide.
6 unique things you can do with Softr
Softr is a full-interactive application builder platform, that replaces the need to stitch multiple tools together from Miniextentions, which makes your base clunky and error-prone.
Build powerful client portals from Airtable
MiniExtensions is a great tool to create forms from your Airtable data. With Softr, you can create fully interactive public or internal portals, for your clients and employees to securely access, manage and share their entire information.
Control how your data is shared
Need to share data with clients or employees? Granular permissions allow you to make sure only the right users have access to the right information, while everything is securely stored in Airtable. Customize which information is shared, and which stays private to you.
Create plug-&-play memberships in minutes
Let users sign in/up securely with email/password, magic link, SMS, SSO - we have it all. Create gated content pages in seconds based on the user's roles and membership plan.
Unlike other solutions, Softr uses server-side authentication to protect your data (powered by AWS).
Don’t reinvent the wheel – 30+ templates to start from
Our support team is always here for you. Every single user is important so everyone gets an answer.
Need some additional help to create your app? Here’s a team of Softr experts ready to jump in and help when needed.
Leverage 30+ native integrations
Softr offers native integrations with commonly used apps like Stripe, Zapier, Make, Google Analytics, Intercom, Mailchimp and obviously Airtable.
Run payments, analyze data, chat with customers – all possible via Softr apps.
Compare features: Softr vs MiniExtensions
FREE (including custom domain)
Starts at $79 USD per month
Internal & External apps
Membership portal (with user authentication)
Internal tools for teams
Marketplace (with dynamic filtering)
Design Flexibility & Customization
Full control of the design
Start from scratch
30+ templates to start from
Responsive design (web, tablet, mobile)
Advanced authentication options (SSO, Google Sign-in, Magic Links, Sign in without passwords, Sign in with SMS and more)
Works without Airtable too
User Groups & Permissions
User Groups with powerful AND and OR conditions
Field level Create/Read/Update/Delete permissions
Record level Create/Read/Update/Delete permissions
Page & block level visibility rules (per user group)
Advanced Building Blocks
Chart, Kanban, Calendar, Organizational View blocks
Real-time data retrieval and update
Zapier & Make (formerly Integromat) native integrations
Stripe Payments (one-off and subscription)
Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Hotjar, etc.
Product experts directory
Livechat (for all)
Training & onboarding
Don't take our word for it
See what some of our 150,000+ users from across the globe have to say.
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.
We’ve summarized the most frequently asked questions about Softr.
Can I migrate from MiniExtensions to Softr?
Absolutely! We offer a free consultation to help you answer any questions you may have and plan the move. Our support team and Softr experts team are ready to jump in and help when needed. Please create an account and contact us via email@example.com to schedule a consultation call.
Does Softr store & process my data?
No. Your data is always stored in your Airtable. We do not store your data in our systems, but only retrieve it via Airtable API, and map it to our frontend. Your data is always secure.
Can my apps integrate with Zapier or Make (formerly Integromat)?
Yes. Softr Integrates with both Zapier and Make which lets you run more powerful automation in your Softr app.
Can I transact payments via Softr?
Yes. Softr provides a native Stripe integration, that lets you sell any goods or services, add subscriptions to your SaaS 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. To apply, please create an account and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.