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Essential Studio

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

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Essential Studio Alternatives

How do Essential Studio alternatives compare?

Indigo.Design and DevSuite stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing Essential Studio to its top 100 alternatives, Jira has the highest rating, with Microsoft Visual Studio as the runner-up, and Essential Studio ranking 10th place. Jira has the most reviews with a total of 11,008, while Essential Studio has 318. Users say Jira tops the list for value for money followed by Microsoft Visual Studio, while Essential Studio comes in 8th. Users also say Jira and Appy Pie are the easiest to use, while Essential Studio takes 12th place.

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Top 100 Alternatives & Competitors to Essential Studio

Indigo.Design

4.3
(83)

Application development solution for website designers

Features

Total

10

36

48

features in common

10

features in common

Indigo.Design's unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Real Time Analytics

  • WYSIWYG Editor

  • For Mobile

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Deployment Management

  • Workflow Management

  • Mobile Development

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Indigo.Design's value for money

It is user-friendly and sounds a great alternative for prototyping. The customer service is very good too.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It's a very cost-efficient option that comes with amazing depth and variety. The interface is also very user friendly and simple to use.

JB

Jeremy B.

DevSuite

4.2
(6)

ALM solution with development and QA management

Features

Total

13

61

48

features in common

13

features in common

DevSuite's unique features

  • Conflict Tracking

  • Project Management

  • Task Management

  • Test Library Maintenance

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Management

  • Data Modeling

  • Design Templates

  • Search/Filter

Claris FileMaker

4.4
(163)

Custom application development

Features

Total

27

91

48

features in common

27

features in common

Claris FileMaker's unique features

  • Idea Management

  • Electronic Forms

  • Data Storage Management

  • Traditional Methodologies

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Source Control

  • Design Templates

  • Testing Management

  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning

Starting from

$19/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Claris FileMaker's value for money

The ability for FileMaker to talk to anything else on the internet is just amazing. It has help our business grow quickly without the overhead and everyone just loves what it can do.

DN

Doug N.

We have dashboards for departments to only show what they need and it is very helpful. Windows and apple products both can be used on the same database, which is awesome.

SQ

Shahid Q.

Flowfinity

4.7
(22)

Create, automate and integrate custom business process apps.

Features

Total

36

162

48

features in common

36

features in common

Flowfinity's unique features

  • GPS

  • Project Workflow

  • Progress Reports

  • Incident Management

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Mobile Device Management

  • Data Management

  • App Management

  • Code Editing

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about Flowfinity's value for money

Flowfinity solved our numerous field service challenges with ease and great service.

BJ

Brett J.

This software helps keep team members collaborate from whate remote office or field they are in. I always like when they have a free trial or demo and tutorials.

Wendy J.

Visual LANSA

4.7
(17)

Application development software for IT professionals

Features

Total

26

38

48

features in common

26

features in common

Visual LANSA's unique features

  • Template Management

  • Database Support

  • Business Process Automation

  • Website Development

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Video Management

  • Forms Management

  • Data Management

  • App Management

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Visual LANSA's value for money

I also really like the developer friendly IDE and the fact that VL helps you with existing applications (as well as new ones).

PL

Pierre L.

The repository keeps everything organized and reduces code redundancy and the framework helps you get your application out rapidly by taking care of all the plumbing for you.

PL

Pierre L.

Salesforce Platform

4.3
(189)

Develop enterprise & customer-facing apps

Features

Total

21

46

48

features in common

21

features in common

Salesforce Platform's unique features

  • Database Support

  • Geolocation

  • Customizable Fields

  • Pulse Surveys

Essential Studio's unique features

  • SMS Messaging

  • Forms Management

  • Data Collection

  • Data Visualization

Starting from

$25/month

Value for money

3.8

0.7

4.5

What users say about Salesforce Platform's value for money

I love it's customizability, the app exchange, and the Salesforce Community. The app exchange is great for free (or sometimes paid) solutions to add to your Salesforce instance and its capabilities.

Erik V.

The clear sections and adaptability of the platform is really amazing. Its hopeful that its shortcomings will be taken care of in the near-future releases.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Appy Pie

4.6
(1.1K)

Appy Pie Makes Making an App as Easy as Pie

Features

Total

34

44

48

features in common

34

features in common

Appy Pie's unique features

  • Real Time Analytics

  • GPS

  • Alerts/Notifications

  • Customizable Branding

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Feature Library

  • Code Editing

  • For Developers

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Appy Pie's value for money

The customer service went above and beyond to help me when I was super confused about doing all this alone. I wanna thank them for their service because they are totally helpful and amazing.

BB

Bethany B.

I spend a lot of time on the chat and it is great to know that the submission team is always available. It creates a certain peace of mind for me which is really important.

RI

Romeo I.

Bizness Apps

4.7
(417)

Mobile Apps for Businesses Made Easy

Features

Total

16

18

48

features in common

16

features in common

Bizness Apps' unique features

  • GPS

  • Customizable Forms

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Source Control

  • Collaboration Tools

  • API

  • Forms Creation & Design

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about Bizness Apps' value for money

This platform is super easy to use and gives businesses the opportunity to grow and impress their customers with minimal investment. It's always fantastic working with this team.

PG

Philip G.

I chose them over other platforms due to the stability and the fact that so many apps have been published on their software. I am very pleased with my choice as their customer service is amazing.

PO

Palmer O.

Daxium-Air

4.4
(10)

The all-in-one solution to follow your field activities !

Features

Total

37

169

48

features in common

37

features in common

Daxium-Air's unique features

  • Project Management

  • Templates

  • Project Planning

  • Real Time Notifications

Essential Studio's unique features

  • For Developers

  • Testing Management

  • Deployment Management

  • SMS Messaging

AppMachine

4.7
(3)

Application building software with pre-built templates

Features

Total

11

19

48

features in common

11

features in common

AppMachine's unique features

  • Secure Data Storage

  • Custom Development

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Customizable Fields

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Change Management

  • Data Management

  • Video Management

  • Code Editing

Forms On Fire

4.7
(101)

Mobile forms, dispatch, task and workflow solution

Features

Total

29

118

48

features in common

29

features in common

Forms On Fire's unique features

  • Multi-Event

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Customizable Reports

  • Data Import/Export

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Software Development

  • Web App Development

  • Change Management

  • Mobile Device Management

Starting from

$20/month

Value for money

4.8

0.3

4.5

What users say about Forms On Fire's value for money

Our team especially liked the openness of the software programming interface, the associated help files, and the superb customer support whenever we had a question.

CG

Cliff G.

Here I was able to realize all things I need in a nice interface in a very short time. The support is perfect and fast, so I will integrate it in all my software and recommend it my customers.

RR

Rudolf R.

WaveMaker

4.6
(45)

Low Code Application Development Platform

Features

Total

26

42

48

features in common

26

features in common

WaveMaker's unique features

  • Website Development

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Version Control

  • Collaborative Development

Essential Studio's unique features

  • File Management

  • Video Management

  • Data Management

  • Forms Automation

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about WaveMaker's value for money

I would not want to go into details but WaveMaker is a great tool if you are interested in creating great applications. It is affordable and their customer services team is amazing.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The support team is excellent and their response is quick and effective.

RN

Reji N.

Jira

4.4
(11K)

Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!

Features

Total

25

149

48

features in common

25

features in common

Jira's unique features

  • Administrator Level Control

  • Data Connectors

  • Configurable Workflow

  • Project Planning

Essential Studio's unique features

  • File Management

  • Video Management

  • Visual Modeling

  • Data Management

Starting from

$7/month

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about Jira's value for money

It is an outstanding platform easy to use, with a great UI design, and wide range of customization and con configuration.

LD

Luis D.

It is so easy to get started with Jira. They have awesome integrations into other atlassian products as well (we were using Trello before) so switching to Jira was almost seamless.

AA

Ameer A.

Caspio

4.6
(136)

Build online database applications without coding.

Features

Total

32

323

48

features in common

32

features in common

Caspio's unique features

  • Data Connectors

  • Data Storage Management

  • Patient Portal

  • Integrations Management

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Source Control

  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning

  • Feature Library

  • Forms Automation

Starting from

$100/month

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Caspio's value for money

Caspio was great to use. It took us very little time to learn it and we were able to build a secure database that provides great information to our students.

KM

Kevin M.

The great news is that if you aren't a programmer they have a great Managed Application Services Team that will do the work for you.

tb

tim b.

DHTMLX Suite

4.5
(47)

Powerful JavaScript UI library for project management apps

Features

Total

19

31

48

features in common

19

features in common

DHTMLX Suite's unique features

  • Task Management

  • Custom Development

  • Document Management

  • Customizable Fields

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Collection

  • Testing Management

  • Data Modeling

  • SMS Messaging

Starting from

$799

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about DHTMLX Suite's value for money

The ease of scheduling is the best point about the software. The appealing and attractive UI of each screen is best part of the product.

ZA

Zeeshan A.

Good performance, easy to implement, good configurability, much better than our previous provider.

ML

Marko L.

GeneXus

4.5
(146)

GeneXus: the best Low-Code Platform that you don't know yet

Features

Total

21

37

48

features in common

21

features in common

GeneXus' unique features

  • Secure Data Storage

  • Integrations Management

  • Document Management

  • Graphical Workflow Editor

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Visualization

  • File Management

  • Testing Management

  • Video Management

Starting from

$600/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about GeneXus' value for money

However, this is a double-edged-sword. You can fall into the trap or letting GeneXus worry about everything to the point that you can become out of touch with technology trends.

JR

Jeff R.

Besides the cost you have, it is well worth it because it is a huge investment. It is highly recommended for medium and large companies.

Carlos Z.

Quickbase

4.5
(237)

No-code application development platform & online database

Features

Total

21

238

48

features in common

21

features in common

Quickbase's unique features

  • Segmentation

  • Estimating

  • Data Import/Export

  • HR Management

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Testing Management

  • Video Management

  • SMS Messaging

  • Data Visualization

Starting from

$600/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Quickbase's value for money

If you looking for a solution that gives you a flexible solution that you can develop your own solution and at a cost effective price, it's worth taking Quickbase for a spin.

DS

Dennis S.

It’s feels like 1990 MySpace you have to build it out like we kids with nothing to do but hook up our myspace page. So if you like that then its cool.

RS

Rob S.

kintone

4.7
(85)

Agile, No-code Business Application Platform

Features

Total

24

140

48

features in common

24

features in common

kintone's unique features

  • Email Management

  • Data Storage Management

  • Marketing Automation

  • HR Management

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Visualization

  • Design Templates

  • Testing Management

  • File Management

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.7

0.2

4.5

What users say about kintone's value for money

Analyst in the utility industry, I was impressed with the ease of use of the Kintone product and the ability to come up to speed to develop a useful program.

MK

Mary Kaye W.

Very easy to use; can pretty much do anything we need. Great community that shares info and customer support is great.

KH

Kat H.

Studio Creatio

4.8
(4)

Intelligent low-code and process management platform

Features

Total

31

80

48

features in common

31

features in common

Studio Creatio's unique features

  • Templates

  • Communication Management

  • Monitoring

  • Visual Workflow Management

Essential Studio's unique features

  • SMS Messaging

  • Content Management

  • Forms Creation & Design

  • Mobile Device Management

Skuid

5.0
(9)

Customize Salesforce apps using less time, setup, and code.

Features

Total

25

40

48

features in common

25

features in common

Skuid's unique features

  • Charting

  • Authentication

  • Configurable Workflow

  • Custom Development

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Testing Management

  • File Management

  • Feature Library

AppSheet

4.8
(502)

Mobile app creation for technical and non-technical users

Features

Total

29

53

48

features in common

29

features in common

AppSheet's unique features

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Alerts/Notifications

  • Authentication

  • Web Forms

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Collection

  • Forms Automation

  • Data Management

  • App Management

Starting from

$5/month

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about AppSheet's value for money

Sometime errors are confusing and it takes time to figure out what is wrong. Contacting Customer Support through email is slow.

PM

Pamela M.

Appsheet was the perfect solution. The app was simple to create and connect to the data and the support received during development and before paying a penny has been great.

DJ

David J.

Shopney

4.9
(8)

Native mobile app builder for Shopify brands

Features

Total

18

22

48

features in common

18

features in common

Shopney's unique features

  • Social Media Integration

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Customizable Templates

  • Mobile Access

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Collection

  • Data Visualization

  • Forms Creation & Design

  • API

Quixy

4.8
(16)

Work Smart. Achieve More.

Features

Total

36

219

48

features in common

36

features in common

Quixy's unique features

  • Data Quality Control

  • Templates

  • Scheduling

  • User Management

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Forms Automation

  • Data Management

  • Mobile Device Management

  • For Developers

eLegere

4.9
(11)

Your Smart Operational Process (SOP) Enzyme Activator

Features

Total

30

186

48

features in common

30

features in common

eLegere's unique features

  • Process Builder

  • Data Connectors

  • Performance Monitoring

  • Customer Database

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Testing Management

  • Mobile Device Management

  • Data Collection

  • Iteration Management

Kalipso Studio

4.5
(17)

Low-code mobile app generator for Android, iOS, and Windows.

Features

Total

17

17

48

features in common

17

features in common

Kalipso Studio's unique features

  • No unique features

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Modeling

  • API

  • Data Management

  • SMS Messaging

Starting from

$110/month

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about Kalipso Studio's value for money

Missing support linux OS. Missing proxy communication.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I recommend this application for companies with individual request for effective developing of application, using interfaces and deploy on Android, Windows OS.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Open as App

4.8
(5)

Automatic app creation designed for spreadsheet users

Features

Total

24

24

48

features in common

24

features in common

Open as App's unique features

  • No unique features

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Workflow Management

  • File Management

  • Data Visualization

  • Video Management

ProntoForms

4.6
(159)

ProntoForms is the leader in enterprise-grade mobile forms.

Features

Total

26

156

48

features in common

26

features in common

ProntoForms' unique features

  • Mobile Access

  • Scheduling

  • Document Imaging

  • Data Capture and Transfer

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Design Templates

  • Video Management

  • Change Management

  • Content Management

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about ProntoForms' value for money

Great for tracking how the safety programs is being followed and a great tool for follow up.

NS

Nikki S.

The ease of use and ease or ability to set up forms to how your company wants them is great. Forms were developed to easily add photos and updates to progress.

KM

Kyle M.

DronaHQ

4.5
(8)

Low-code application development platform

Features

Total

27

61

48

features in common

27

features in common

DronaHQ's unique features

  • Charting

  • Document Management

  • Social Media Integration

  • Real-time Updates

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Source Control

  • Design Templates

  • SMS Messaging

  • Code Editing

AppInstitute

3.7
(30)

Online app builder for iphone & android devices

Features

Total

19

27

48

features in common

19

features in common

AppInstitute's unique features

  • Chat/Messaging

  • Customizable Forms

  • Customizable Branding

  • Real Time Analytics

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Testing Management

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Data Visualization

Value for money

3.4

1.1

4.5

What users say about AppInstitute's value for money

We have found the team at App Institute to be most supportive and helpful with every question and need. The software itself is a great value, and the service is even better.

PT

Perry T.

This can cause major headaches and anger after you realize you have the app under the wrong email address, purchased a plan etc.

AS

Alex S.

InVision App

4.6
(654)

Web & mobile app prototype design-to-development platform

Features

Total

5

55

48

features in common

5

features in common

InVision App's unique features

  • Templates

  • Idea Management

  • Commenting/Notes

  • Real Time Notifications

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Deployment Management

  • Testing Management

  • Mobile Development

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about InVision App's value for money

Importing artboards from sketch could sometimes be pain in the ass, it just wont sync with sketch.

KS

Klemen S.

What I like most about InVision is how easy it is to share and collaborate with important people within the organization.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Sofy

3.5
(4)

The modern no-code testing platform for engineers

Features

Total

5

27

48

features in common

5

features in common

Sofy's unique features

  • Real Time Analytics

  • Monitoring

  • Requirements-Based Testing

  • Bug Tracking

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Prototype Creation

  • SMS Messaging

  • Mobile Development

Chapitô

4.6
(7)

For your event, your application. Create it!

Features

Total

15

67

48

features in common

15

features in common

Chapitô's unique features

  • Attendee Profiles

  • Mobile Check-in

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Third Party Integrations

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Forms Creation & Design

  • SMS Messaging

  • Data Modeling

  • Collaboration Tools

Swiftic

2.8
(12)

Mobile app builder

Features

Total

2

7

48

features in common

2

features in common

Swiftic's unique features

  • eCommerce Management

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Social Media Integration

  • Product Catalog

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Deployment Management

  • For Developers

  • Testing Management

  • Web App Development

Starting from

$41/month

Value for money

2.9

1.6

4.5

What users say about Swiftic's value for money

Very good interface, good instructions, good tutorials. Good tools, explanations of how to use them.

TD

Tari D.

I like that I can use my own background for branding with my website. It was awesome to have the team do all the 'coding' and such to submit after the lay-out was completed.

MS

Misty S.

Retool

4.2
(6)

Application building software for developers

Features

Total

17

30

48

features in common

17

features in common

Retool's unique features

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Customizable Forms

  • Requirements Management

  • Role-Based Permissions

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Modeling

  • Software Development

  • Data Management

  • SMS Messaging

Microsoft Visual Studio

4.6
(2.1K)

Software shipping and building

Features

Total

8

19

48

features in common

8

features in common

Microsoft Visual Studio's unique features

  • Website Development

  • 2D Drawing

  • Code Development

  • Game Development

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Feature Library

  • Change Management

  • Workflow Management

  • Web App Development

Starting from

$14.95/month

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Microsoft Visual Studio's value for money

Overall it provided me ease of coding , useful utilities , testing tools and easy deployments. It is one window solution for a software Engineer and best environment a developer can have.

Muhammad Yousuf H.

Best IDE so far, not only for Microsoft-related development but with a high price and need for great hardware to give a good experience.

Danilo N.

Codenvy

4.4
(458)

On-Demand Developer Workspaces with a built in cloud IDE.

Features

Total

19

31

48

features in common

19

features in common

Codenvy's unique features

  • Cloud Computing

  • Single Sign On

  • Offline Access

  • Custom Development

Essential Studio's unique features

  • SMS Messaging

  • Forms Management

  • Data Collection

  • Data Visualization

Starting from

$30/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Codenvy's value for money

The customer service is very quick and responsive, and it supports large groups. It has a plethora of advanced features for sharing, organizing files and it supports a lot of languages.

JK

Joseph K.

But what made me choose codenvy was is the great system they have built. It's fast, reliable and, so far, is working very nice to me.

AL

André L.

Apache NetBeans

4.2
(132)

Open-source IDE that provides smart code editors & templates

Features

Total

9

11

48

features in common

9

features in common

Apache NetBeans' unique features

  • Website Development

  • Code Development

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Data Management

  • Data Modeling

  • Forms Management

  • Application Management