Why do companies choose Softr over Webflow?


Over 400,000+ companies trust Softr as a more powerful Webflow alternative. While Webflow is a great website builder, Softr is a full web-app building platform with built-in authentication, payments, user groups and permissions and more. Customers choose Softr vs Webflow also because Softr doesn’t require any prior technical or design skills and has zero learning curve – while Webflow takes months to learn and master.

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"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." 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yohei Nakajima General Partner, Untapped Capital

6 reasons that make Softr different from Webflow

Softr is a simpler and more powerful Webflow alternative. Customers continue to come to us from Webflow, noting these 6 differences as reasons why.

Build data-driven websites in minutes, not days

Webflow is not for everyone. It has a huge learning curve and takes trial and error to master it. Instead of spending hours learning a new tool, or stitching together multiple software, with Softr, you can build a professional web app in a matter of minutes without HTML and CSS knowledge. Learn More

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Plug-&-play memberships without extra-costs, securely

No need to integrate with third-party tools and the data always belongs to you. Let users sign in/up securely with email and password. Create gated content pages in seconds based on the user's roles and membership plan. Learn more

Create real-time search and filters on your web app

Say goodbye to paid plugins (looking at you, Jetboost). Add a search box that filters items as users type or enable full-text search on your website directly with Softr. Filter your content by tags, categories and more. Learn more

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Accept payments with Stripe, easily

Accept one-off or recurring payments in seconds with our native stripe integration. Customize your product pages and easily apply trials or discount coupons to your members in the checkout process. Learn more

Build SEO-optimized pages

Define the URL slug, title, and description of your page without any constraints. The bonus(es)? You can add a free custom domain and your site comes with fast, AWS-powered hosting! Learn more

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If something breaks, you’re not on your own

Tired of digging into Webflow’s forum? Our customer team is reachable 24/7 by live chat. Whether you need technical help or strategic recommendations, you can always count on us. Need some additional help to create your app? Here’s a team of Softr experts ready to jump in and help when needed.

Compare features: Softr vs Webflow


Free (including custom domain)
Time to learn
3-4 months
Skills required to master
No tech or design skills required
Basic HTML/CSS skills required
Mobile/tablet responsive app
Out of the box
Number of static pages
Max 100 pages
Dynamic Content
Data sources
Local CMS
Dynamic Lists
Dynamic content filtering

Using 3rd party

On-page, real-time search

Using 3rd party

Pagination for content lists

Using 3rd party

User Authentication
Advanced authentication options (SSO, Google Sign-in, Magic Links, Sign-in without password, Sign-in with SMS, and more)

Using 3rd party


Using 3rd party

Payments (one-off and recurring)

Using 3rd party

Billing management

Using 3rd party

User management

Using 3rd party

Custom code (HTML, CSS, JS)
Paid plan
Data sources
Google Sheets
Rest APIs

coming soon


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Real-time data retrieval and update
Zapier & Make (formerly Integromat)
SEO metadata
Control permalink/URL structure
Fast loading page
Exclude from search results
SEO-optimized content details pages
Multiple collaborators
Paid plan
Transfer applications
Paid plan
Paid plan
Public access URL
Custom domain
Paid plan
SSL certificate
Customer support
Paid plan
Training & onboarding
Paid plan
Paid plan

Don't take our word for it

See what some of our 400,000+ users from across the globe have to say.

4.9/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4.7/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4.8/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out the wall of love for more feedback from the Softr community.

Make the right choice

We don’t think the “best” no-code solution exists. Rather, we believe each business has different needs that require different solutions. Here are some resources to help you make the right choice.

Softr vs Webflow

Which front-end is right for you? Check out this video from an expert to hear what he has to say.

Top 10 Softr Alternatives & Competitors

G2.com is a great resource to find out what users are saying about Softr and Webflow.

Softr Demo Video

Watch the short demo to get a sneak peek of what Softr can do for you.

Build better apps

Migrate your website to Softr

If you’re coming to Softr from Webflow, you’ll be able to migrate your app quickly. Contact us for questions->

Get started for free

Custom domain. Unlimited applications. No credit card is required. Start for free ->

Frequently asked questions

We’ve summarized the most frequently asked questions about 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 support@softr.io to schedule a consultation call.

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.

Yes. Softr Integrates with both Zapier and Make which lets you run more powerful automation in your Softr app.

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.

Yes. Softr offers a 30% discount to all non-profits, educational institutions and students. To apply, please create an account and contact us via support@softr.io.

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