Budibase vs. Retool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Budibase
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Budibase is a low-code platform from the company of the same name in Belfast, that enables users to design, build, automate, deploy and scale custom internal applications in minutes, and with confidence.N/A
Retool
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Retool is a UI software component library presenting a fast way to build custom internal tools, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, California.
$10
per month per user
Pricing
BudibaseRetool
Editions & Modules
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Team
$10
per month per user
Business
$50
per month per user
Enterprise
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BudibaseRetool
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BudibaseRetool
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Budibase
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Ratings
Retool
8.3
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Drag-and-drop Interfaces00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reusability00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Platform Scalability00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BudibaseRetool
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BudibaseRetool
Likelihood to Recommend
Budibase
Even though its a solid tool I think for now it is best suited to create some relatively complex apps but not best suited to build very complex apps where you need to manipulate data during runtime. But they are actively developing the produt and push updates on the regular basis which makes me feel optimistic about their future.
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Retool
I feel it is best suited for internal apps (and they advertise it as such). If you have data in Gsheet then this makes one of the best choice to build your internal apps. Costing wise also I feel they offer generous free tier and then you can scale as per need. One thing I would like to see is more pre-built UI elements (modern looking)
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Pros
Budibase
  • Can connect REST APIs
  • Can define User Roles
  • Open Source so you can host it yourself if you prefer
  • They have a component called reapeater field which is extreamly useful in cases you want to iterate UI component on you table
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Retool
No answers on this topic
Cons
Budibase
  • Building UI even though simple, it gets tougher when you want to build a complex one. The way they have implemented data sources in the UI is bit rigid.
  • you can not use JS in all the components to manipulate data which makes it less dynamic compared to say AppSmith.
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Retool
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Alternatives Considered
Budibase
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Retool
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Return on Investment
Budibase
  • made building internal tool easy
  • saved good number of man hours compared to building tools from scratch
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Retool
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