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Free Softr alternative

Softr is a good no-code tool for those looking to build a web app on Airtable. You have to connect your database, then build an app using 70+ premade building blocks.

Ycode is a great Softr no-code alternative for people who prefer using local databases, a native Airtable integration, and many other integrations. You'll also get custom states, external APIs, and more advanced workflow features.

Design

Ycode

With its intuitive builder, many design features, and custom states, Ycode lets you build responsive web apps using the box model. Start from scratch or get a head start using premade templates.

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Softr

In Softr, you can also build from a blank page or pick a template. All designs are responsive and can be modified with design settings in the editor, though with less flexibility than Ycode.

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Advanced design settings
Custom states
Clone projects
Start from scratch
Start from a template
WYSIWYG
Responsive design
Global design settings

User authentication

Ycode

Building authentication from scratch can be quite the ordeal. With Ycode, it's all built-in! Enable user authentication and the required pages like login, signup, and password reset pages are automatically generated. Then, each page can be customized.

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Softr

User authentication is built-in with Softr as well. There are premade blocks for signup and login, and different pages like login, Google authentication and password reset. Like Ycode, all pages can be modified to your liking.

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Built-in user authentication
Automatic authentication pages

Dynamic content

Ycode

In Ycode, you've got two options to make the content in your canvas dynamic. Create and save data in a local Ycode database, or import information by connecting to an existing Airtable with the native integration.

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Softr

Softr's main feature is building web apps on Airtable. While you can’t create your databases inside Softr (with exception of a default user database), you can connect to Airtable and use this information in your web project.

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Local database
Simple database UI
Import data in bulk Paid plan
Import data one-by-one
Dynamic content

Workflows

Ycode

Automate work with custom-built workflows that are as basic or advanced as you need them to be. With the workflow builder, you can redirect users to different pages, make them wait a few seconds, hide elements, submit forms, and much more.

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Softr

Softr offers workflows, but in a more limited capacity than Ycode. You can submit form data to Airtable, MailChimp, Zapier, etc., redirect users, and show success messages. You are unable to set a waiting time and delete database records.

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Wait seconds
Show or hide elements
Delete a database record
Send email
Redirect
Submit a form

Elements

Ycode

Choose from many different elements, then save them as components for quicker building. Each element can be designed with advanced settings and custom states can be applied to reuse on other elements.

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Softr

In Softr, there are no separate elements, but predefined blocks and different element sets that can be designed. Unlike Ycode, there's no drag and drop. You add blocks by clicking the plus sign and then pressing the arrows to move them up and down.

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Drag and drop builder
Forms with file upload Paid plan
HTML embed Paid plan Paid plan
Custom code Paid plan Paid plan
Intuitive builder
Responsive elements
Collection filters
Search

Collaboration

Ycode

Want to work with others on projects? Invite users and give them specific roles and permissions. You can even transfer projects from one account to another.

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Softr

Similar to Ycode, you can add additional users, set roles for them, and transfer projects to other accounts.

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Multi-user accounts Paid plan Paid plan
User-permission management Paid plan Paid plan
Project transfers Paid plan Paid plan

SEO

Ycode

Ycode provides clean, semantic code for faster website loads. For each page, you can set SEO meta tags, social share data, and create unique URL slugs so your app can be found and rank well!

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Softr

Softr also gives you the option to change the SEO settings for each individual page, including meta tags and social share data. Like Ycode, you can also opt to exclude certain pages from Google search results.

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Clean code
SEO meta data
Social sharing data
Exclude from search results
Dynamic SEO

Integrations

Ycode

Ycode has a native Airtable integration that offers more flexibility while building. You can also connect to any external API, MailerLite, and use the Zapier integration.

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Softr

Softr's main feature is their native Airtable integration. They also have integrations for MailerLite, Crisp, Intercom, and Zapier. While there is a variety in integrations, you cannot connect to external APIs.

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External APIs
Native Airtable integration
Native MailerLite integration
Zapier integration

Hosting

Ycode

Publish your app on a public URL generated by Ycode or connect your own custom domain. There's no need to fear losing your projects. Ycode makes automatic backups along with your own manual backups.

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Softr

Each project comes with an automatically generated public URL, so you can publish your website or app right away. The free plan also includes a custom domain name option, though backups aren't available as a feature.

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Backups Paid plan
Automatic public URL
SSL
Custom domain Paid plan

Resources

Ycode

You're never alone when building with Ycode. With video tutorials, a community, and a full-fledged online academy for building no-code web apps and websites on Ycode. You've got all the resources to get started.

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Softr

Like Ycode, Softr offers documentation, video tutorials, and other resources to help you get started, though a no-code academy is not available.

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Documentation
Blog
Video tutorials
FAQ
Academy
Community

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