Softr and Stacker are both platforms for businesses to create client portals, membership websites and internal tools, but which one is right for you? In this video, industry expert Gareth Pronovost will compare the two and give you the info you need to decide.
"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."
Yohei NakajimaGeneral Partner, Untapped Capital
5 reasons that make Softr different from Stacker
Softr stands out as a simpler and more powerful alternative to Stacker, with customers consistently choosing to switch for the reasons highlighted below.
Started my journey with Stacker and had a tough time using the platform, support was slow and I had to book a Calendly meeting every time I needed help. This meant I had to wait for a date/time that was available to the agent and not what worked for me.
Small Business Owner
Quick and helpful response from their team. Transferred from Stacker and there are a lot more features on softr than Stacker. Much better UX/UI design experience.
Verified User in Venture Capital & Private Equity
The delay between Stacker and Airtable remains a problem...
Stacker is relatively difficult for new users as it requires substantial amounts of training.
Verified Reviewer from GetApp
With Softr, you can create beautiful-looking web experiences that delight your end-users.
Softr offers more than 30 templates and 100 building blocks that are easy to use and customizable to your needs.
Learn More"In the first 10 minutes, it was already 10 times better than what I built with Stacker for a year" - Softr user
Update data in real-time
Your apps will update your data instantly, not 5 minutes later 😴. And it goes both ways, updates to Airtable are immediately reflected in your app.
With Stacker, there's always a delay, even on the most expensive plan (e.g. an order update might only be effective only 5 minutes later).
when you need it
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.
Softr offers native integrations with commonly used apps like Stripe, Zapier, Integromat, Google Analytics, Intercom, Mailchimp and obviously Airtable.
Run payments, analyze data, chat with customers - all possible via Softr apps.
Compare features: Softr vs Stacker
FREE (including custom domain)
Starts at $59 USD per month
External & Internal apps
Public pages (no login required)
Advanced authentication options (SSO, Google Sign-in, Magic Links, Sign in without passwords, Sign in with SMS and more)
Works without Airtable too
Design Flexibility & Customization
Full control of the design
Start from scratch
30+ templates to start from
Responsive design (web, tablet, mobile)
Real-time Data Sync
Real-time data retrieval and update
5-15 minutes delay
Real-time data retrieval and update
Advanced Building Blocks
Organizational View block
Table block (inline editing coming soon)
Conditional filtering on lists/table/kanban/chart - with AND & OR statements
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)
Zapier & Integromat native integrations
Stripe Payments (one-off and subscription)
Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Hotjar, etc.
Training & onboarding
Don't take our word for it
See what some of our 200,000+ 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.
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Frequently asked questions
Got a question? We've got answers.
Can I migrate from Stacker 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.