The Best 3 Alternatives to AppSheet

If you don’t know your Python from your JavaScript but want to build an app – or even if you can code – you’ve probably used Google’s AppSheet to save you some time.

While AppSheet is a handy tool, it’s not without its faults. So today, I’ll show you the top 3 alternatives to Google AppSheet.

Let’s take a look!

Quick Guide to the Best AppSheet Alternatives

Use caseProsConsPricing
AirtableGeneral – use it for anythingSimple, plenty of integrationsAutomations aren’t 100% reliable, there are limits to what you can do$10/month/user
sheet.bestGeneral, supports complex automations (from PowerBI to custom CMS)REST API system, simple to start, comprehensive support docsDifferent type of no-code techFree plan available, paid plans starting from $9,99/mo
QuickbaseEnterprise process automationGreat templates if you’re new to no-codeSteep learning curveStarts from $600/mo

The Simplest Alternative to AppSheet: Airtable

Like AppSheet, Airtable lets you build custom apps, be that client intake or your new micro SaaS project. 

The platform, at first glance, looks like a typical spreadsheet, but if you peek underneath the hood, you’ll find databases aplenty. In Airtable, your spreadsheet becomes your central source of truth.

Airtable dashboard

Once your databases are in place, it’s time to automate your work. Airtable has plenty of native automations, but you can also integrate it with 3rd party tools to get more functionality.

(Be warned, though. Airtable automations can fail. We’ve had the best results when using Airtable as our central database and automating tasks through Zapier.)

Pricing for Airtable starts at $10 per month per seat, billed annually, and goes up to $20 per month. The platform also has a free plan and enterprise options.

2. The Best No-Code Alternative to AppSheet: sheet.best

sheet.best turns your spreadsheets into REST APIs. Unlike other AppSheet alternatives, sheet.best’s API approach gives you more automation options. You can build prototypes and MVPs quicker than ever before!

You still don’t need code; creating an API is as easy as selecting your data sources and setting up the connection.

sheet.best dashboard

Another reason to consider sheet.best instead of AppSheet is that sheet.best is designed to create your application’s back end. It’s not tied into a specific front end, so you can use your spreadsheets as data sources for anything:

  • Web and mobile apps
  • Chatbot responses
  • Custom CRM
  • Content management system
  • PowerBI analytics

And more!

sheet.best pricing starts at $9.99 per month. Use the free plan to take it for a test ride before you start assembling the building blocks.

3. The Best Workflow Automation Alternative to AppSheet: Quickbase

Quickbase enables businesses to create custom applications for specific use cases. It’s particularly good at automating routine workflows for project managers and construction companies.

Quickbase dashboard

With Quickbase, you can select one of the pre-built applications or create your own. Import your data using a spreadsheet and integrate the Quickbase DB with your business systems.

Quickbase pricing starts at $600 per month, paid annually, for up to 50 customizable applications, and goes up to $2,000 per month for up to 100 customizable business applications.  

Conclusion

AppSheet is excellent, but it casts a wide net. If you need something more specific, you might run into a wall. These three alternatives offer more functionality to take your no-code systems to the next level.

If you’re ready to build your app, start your sheet.best trial. No code. No hassle. Just work getting done.

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