Enterprises choose Superblocks over Appsmith

Superblocks is the superior option to build any internal app or automated workflow. Extend further with code, build faster with an AI Copilot, self-host without the overhead, and deliver performant apps at scale – with support from the most trusted CS team in the industry.

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Papaya, Alchemy, Clearco, and Moveworks all chose Superblocks

Top enterprises use Superblocks to deliver custom operational software at blazing speed, while meeting increasingly stringent security, compliance, scalability, and uptime requirements.

  • Ofer Herman

    Co-Founder & CTO, Papaya Global

    "As CTO of a high growth operationally intensive business, we chose Superblocks because it was simple to deploy, billed by usage and intuitive for our engineering teams to build a suite of tooling for our global partner network."

  • Arsalan Siddiqui

    Director of Engineering, Clearco

    "Superblocks is ideal for Fintech companies where KYC, fraud and risk are critical tooling areas that evolve weekly. The on-prem agent is a unique low-overhead solution to keep our customer data within our VPC."

  • Rishub Kumar

    Internal Tools Lead, Alchemy

    "Superblocks has saved us 100s of engineering hours on internal tools and reduced support ticket resolution time by 50%."

  • Rubab Uddin

    Customer Success Engineering Lead, Moveworks

    “We built apps on Superblocks for Support teams to troubleshoot our enterprise AI platform without involving Engineering. As a result, we can resolve customer issues faster, increase adoption, and deliver a superior chatbot experience.”

Why Superblocks

Why are companies choosing Superblocks over Appsmith?

Superblocks is the only low-code platform with all the capabilities enterprises need to build secure, scalable, and extensible internal tools.

  • Greater extensibility with code

    Appsmith supports only client-side JavaScript, and custom components are limited to an iframe widget that renders raw, sandboxed HTML. In Superblocks, developers can extend infinitely with JavaScript, NodeJS, and Python, as well as build fully custom components with React.

  • Scalable architecture & better performance

    Appsmith apps are limited by browser CPU & memory, resulting in latency and degraded performance at scale. Superblocks’ app frontends are multi-threaded for smooth UI rendering, and backend queries scale elastically with on-demand cloud compute.

  • Simpler, more cost-effective self-hosting

    Appsmith requires a legacy on-prem deployment resulting in high ownership costs due to dedicated infra, DevOps, and downtime for upgrades. The Superblocks On-Prem Agent is lightweight, simple to deploy, and new features are available instantaneously from the cloud.

  • Deeper AI capabilities

    Appsmith’s AI is limited to generating SQL queries and JavaScript snippets only. The Superblocks AI Copilot not only helps developers with code generation, but also aids in debugging and explaining SQL, Python, and JavaScript, supporting the entire development lifecycle.

  • Production monitoring & observability

    Appsmith is limited to internal web apps, offering no support for workflow automation. Superblocks provides a single platform for apps, workflows, and scheduled jobs, so enterprises can build any internal tool using shared access controls, integrations, observability, and more.

  • Best-in-class customer support

    Appsmith is based in India and does not offer US-based support - often critical to US-based enterprises. Superblocks offers exceptional support across all tiers - customers consistently highlight responsiveness and dedication to customer satisfaction in G2 testimonials.

Boyko Karadzhov

Co-Founder & CTO, Payhawk

"Superblocks has quickly become the internal tooling backbone for our engineering team, replacing postman processes and enabling our Support team to manage customer requests for thousands of customers efficiently."

Comparison

Compare Superblocks to Appsmith

See the full feature breakdown between Superblocks and Appsmith across pricing, extensibility, performance, AI, security, SDLC, hosting, and support.

Superblocks

Appsmith

Pricing

Usage-based pricing model

Yes

Usage-based pricing model based on creators and end-users maps closely to value

Yes

Usage-based pricing model based on time spent by end-users, capped at a maximum monthly rate per user

Application Builder

Drag & drop application builder

Build internal UIs connected to your data via a drag & drop interface

Yes

Yes

50+ native integrations

Native integrations with over 50 production databases, cloud data warehouses, and SaaS platforms

Yes

No

<30 native integrations. No support for Athena, CockroachDB, MariaDB, Salesforce, Zendesk, Jira, or Zoom, among others

Multi-step application APIs

Program your application with complex business logic executed on the server-side

Yes

Multi-step APIs are composed of data source queries and language steps in NodeJS and Python for processing, all executed server-side with elastic scaling

No

All Appsmith application queries are single-step, resulting in excess network requests and latency overhead for business logic execution

Build streaming applications

Build real-time applications based on event-driven architectures like Kafka

Yes

Native support for Kafka, Confluent Cloud, Aiven, AWS MSK, Redpanda, and other streaming platforms

No

Limited to custom websocket-based implementation. No native support for event-driven architectures

Open-source execution engine

Yes

The Superblocks Developer Community can contribute to the open-source agent

Yes

Appsmith is fully open-source software

Workflows & Scheduled Jobs

Automate workflows

Build reusable multi-step programmatic workflows executed on the server-side

Yes

Build any business logic visually with Workflows and invoke them from applications or over HTTP as REST APIs

No

No workflow support

Execute scheduled jobs

Invoke programmatic workflows on a schedule, replacing cron jobs

Yes

No

No scheduled job support

Extensibility with Code

Write frontend JS

Write frontend JavaScript that is executed within the browser

Yes

Yes

Write backend code in NodeJS and Python

Write backend code executed on the server-side, as you would when building apps DIY

Yes

NodeJS and Python supported within Application APIs and Workflows. Import any library

No

Build fully-featured custom components

Augment the built-in component library by developing your own custom components in React

Yes

Build fully-featured components in React, such as modals, slideouts, and popovers, with full control of the DOM. Use the CLI to develop locally in your IDE, import any package, and bundle multiple files. Share state across components

No

Developers are limited to an iframe widget, so components are authored in a single HTML file with web-based imports. Styles are limited to the iframe, preventing building modals, slideouts, or popovers. State cannot be shared

Build custom integrations

Integrate with non-standard databases via a custom integration

Yes

Extend the open-source agent to build custom integrations

Yes

Performance

Fast query performance on large datasets

Yes

Multi-step APIs executed server-side provide horizontal scalability and elastic compute, ensuring minimal network requests and data transfer

No

Client-side code execution is limited by browser CPU and memory, resulting in increased latency, and overhead for app loading and query processing

Global edge caching network

Cache applications globally to reduce app latency

Yes

Apps are cached at the edge across US West (Oregon), US East (N. Virginia), EU (Ireland), Middle East (Bahrain), & Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

No

No edge caching available

Generative AI

Fully-featured AI copilot across languages

AI Copilot to write, edit, debug, and explain code

Yes

Generate, edit, and explain JavaScript, Python, SQL, JSON, and HTML

No

Limited to generating JavaScript and SQL

Copilot for third party API Calls

AI Copilot to integrate with REST APIs

Yes

No

Generate mock data with AI

Use AI to generate mock data when building applications

Yes

Yes

User-friendly OpenAI Integration

Native integration with OpenAI with user-friendly methods and parameters

Yes

Easy-to-use dedicated integration form for each endpoint makes leveraging OpenAI simple and intuitive

No

Wrapper on raw API request schema from OpenAI, requiring user to reference documentation and understand each OpenAI parameter

Enterprise Security

Granular permissions (RBAC)

Control access to tools granularly with role-based access controls

Yes

Yes

SSO / SAML / SCIM

Use SAML and other identity protocols for identity and access management. Synchronize user management with your IdP using SCIM

Yes

Yes

Audit logs

Retain a history of user actions taken within the platform

Yes

Yes

Security auditability

Audit the source code of platform for bugs and vulnerabilities

Yes

Agent source code is available on GitHub. Run your own security scanners and auditable by Security teamsdpoint makes leveraging OpenAI simple and intuitive

Yes

Secrets manager integrations

Integrate with your preferred secrets manager to keep credentials secure

Yes

Support for AWS Secrets Manager, Google Secret Manager, and Hashicorp Vault

No

No support for secrets managers

Software Development Lifecycle

Commit previews

Test a fully-built preview of each commit historical commit for easy deployment control and reversion

Yes

No

Not supported natively. Developers must manually set up separate dev environments and keep them in sync

Integrate with multiple VPCs within a single app

Dynamically integrate with different development environments and regions within a single app

Yes

Leverage Profiles with the on-premise agent to query across VPCs from a single application

No

Dedicated Appsmith on-premise stack must be deployed into each VPC, resulting in large DevOps overhead and expense

Developer-friendly source control

Integrate with your git provider to sync changes for code review and CI/CD

Yes

No

App DSL uses pixel-based positioning, resulting in cluttered code diffs since any change in screen size reposition all components on the canvas

Production Observability

Integrate tools with observability platforms to track metrics, traces, and logs

Yes

Integrate with your preferred observability provider, such as Datadog, Elastic Cloud, AWS OpenSearch, Kafka, Confluent Cloud, and more

No

Hosting

Keep data in customer network

Ensure sensitive data never leaves your VPC

Yes

Using the Superblocks open-source, stateless On-Prem Agent

Yes

Using a fully on-premise installation including custom vendor databases

US and EU cloud hosting

Hosting regions in the US and EU for the cloud-hosted offering

Yes

US & EU hosting regions

No

US hosting region only

On-premise deployment effort

The level of effort required to deploy the software

Yes

Negligible. 5 min to deploy a lightweight, stateless agent to keep data within your private network

No

High. Complex on-premise installation that includes managing databases and migrations

Platform upgrade effort

The frequency and level of effort associated with on-premise upgrades

Yes

Negligible. Access new features without upgrading your agent. Upgrades are simple, comparable to the initial deployment

No

High. Full upgrades are required to access new features and critical security and bug fixes. Upgrades are expensive and require complex database migrations with downtime

Customer Support

US-based support

Yes

No

Appsmith team is based in India with no US-based support

Live chat with engineer for technical support

Yes

No

Extended Support Hours

Yes

No

Recognized by G2 for Best Support

Yes

No

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G2 Reviews

Reviewers on G2 favor Superblocks over Appsmith

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