Essential Studio Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Essential Studio

UI development suite for .NET, Xamarin, Javascript, Angular

4.41/5 (144 reviews)

Essential Studio overview

What is Essential Studio?

Syncfusion's Essential Studio is a UI development suite that offers 1,600+ software components and frameworks for developing web, mobile, and desktop applications. Essential Studio supports ASP .NET, Javascript, Angular, React, jQuery, Xamarin, Flutter, WinForms, WPF, and file format libraries for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF.

With Essential Studio, startups and enterprises can fine-tune and streamline the creation and deployment of responsive interfaces and read and write common file formats. Essential Studio includes component controls for data grids, charts, list views, an integrated scheduler, diagrams, and a PDF viewer.

Syncfusion provides a 24 hour support system that implements live chat support on all available business days. For additional support, Syncfusion also provides training and educational resources such as application documentation, video tutorials, and a robust knowledge base.

Pricing

Starting from
$2495/year
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Essential Studio reviews

Value for money
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Ray Wampler

Complete, robust, fully functional web UI

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it's a great product. It does everything Telerik Kendo does but is cheaper and therefore a better value.

Pros
The Syncfusion Grid component is as good or better than any other on the market. It has every feature you could want: paging, sorting, filtering, sizing and reordering columns, exporting to PDF, CSV, or Excel. And they have just about every other rich web component you think of: Calendar, sortable list, embedded rich text/HTML editor, charts, maps, you name it. And best of all, their free community license includes ASP.Net MVC so you can develop rich MVC web UI applications. And also includes Xam

Cons
Although they have extensive documentation, they so many components that do so many things, that not every feature has specific programming examples, so you sometimes have to figure things out through trail and error. And although the MVC components all have tons of methods and parameters you sometimes have to write JavaScript to make it work the way you want. So you need to be a strong programmer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jose L. Garcia

Just the best developer tools in the market

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Essential Studio is my preferred tool for user interface development. No other tool is comparable in usability and features.

Pros
Support for multiples platforms, documentation and support.

Cons
I've no cons in the product. It's a complete solution for UI development in several platforms like net core, angular, flutter, etc.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Martin Audet

Great tools with great feature and make us save time.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-22
Review Source: Capterra

Me and My team we appreciate this tool because it really help to bring our new software to another level. With all the documentations and the demos this help me and my team to go quickly thru the learning curves.

Pros
They provide a lot of demo and they have a great support.

Cons
Sometime some feature are taking long before being deploy with there version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Timothy May

Syncfusion for the StartUp

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

In addition to supporting Xamarin Forms, we are following a strict MVVM methodology and leveraging C# as much as possible across as many platforms as possible. Currently, this includes the most popular standard platforms that Xamarin Forms supports: iOS, Android, UWP. We will also be supporting Blazor (C# in browser web assembly) and one of the Syncfusion features we hope to leverage is their Blazor support. We are waiting for .NET 5 GA to leap into that part of the project, but are hopeful our good experience with Syncfusion componentson Xamarin Forms supported platforms will be matched in the Browser based client using Syncfusion Blazor components.

Pros
Our project is to build a commercial-grade, security-compliant, serverless mobile app platform using only tools that are budget-friendly for startups. Our tool-chain selection includes AWS services (API Gateway, Cognito, Lambda, DynamoDB, ...), Microsoft .NET Core/Standard, Visual Studio and Xamarin. All these tools are essentially free until your app starts scaling. Syncfusion's community edition was chosen because it provides commercial-grade features and doesn't burden the entrepreneur with out-of-pocket expenses until their app is generating revenue. Finally, our experience with Syncfusion's support has been first rate.

Cons
Syncfusion targets many different UI presentation layers. In our case, we use Xamarin Forms which is relatively new for Syncfusion. The controls are generally solid but do require more "code-behind" work than is generally recommended in the Xamarin community. There are shops that totally refuse to allow "any" code-behind and if you are one of those you may have some issues using all of the Syncfusion controls. In our case, the limited code-behind required is not considered a barrier. In addition, the Syncfusion documentation is obviously not written by a native English speaker and as such can be amusing at times and occasionally annoying .

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Bernard Jurlina

Syncfusion is the best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use, community license, great technical support.

Cons
There is no such thing as "like least".

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Essential Studio pricing

Starting from
$2495/year
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Please contact Syncfusion directly for pricing information.

Essential Studio features

API
Applications Management
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Workflow Management

Access Control (26 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (26 other apps)
Analytics (17 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (26 other apps)
Commenting (19 other apps)
Custom Development (30 other apps)
Customizable Branding (22 other apps)
Customizable Templates (27 other apps)
Data Import/Export (23 other apps)
Permission Management (20 other apps)
Real Time Notifications (19 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (25 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (21 other apps)
Template Management (17 other apps)
Third Party Integration (41 other apps)

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Additional information for Essential Studio

Key features of Essential Studio

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • App Management
  • Collaboration
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Management
  • Design Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • Forms Automation
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Iteration Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Mobile Messaging
  • No-Code
  • PDF Creation
  • Pre-built App Templates
  • Prototyping
  • Remote Systems Monitoring
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Visual Interface
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
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Benefits

• Developers' one-stop solution for components and frameworks.
• Best-in-class support, provided by product developers.
• Web, desktop, reporting, and file formats.
• First-to-market when new frameworks are available - Xamarin, Blazor, Flutter...