Plasmic vs Retool

Looking for a Retool alternative that works at scale? Plasmic is the only low-code platform that integrates with any tech stack or codebase, allowing you to build applications that scale in complexity.
Loved by teams around the world

What makes Plasmic different?

Extend the platform
With Retool and most low-code platforms, you’re confined to the platform’s built-in capabilities. Plasmic offers more freedom by allowing you to integrate with any codebase or tech stack. Develop new functionalities and customize your app to meet any requirement.
Build within existing applications
Unlike Retool that embeds tools via iframes—restricting control and impacting performance—Plasmic enables you to build pages that integrate seamlessly within your current applications. You can fully leverage your existing components and code for better performance, tighter control, and more cohesive user experiences.
Deliver tools you're proud of
Retool is ideal for simple, single-page tools, but Plasmic lets you build complex, multi-page applications at lightning speed. Visually design advanced interactions, while preserving the modularity of your codebase. Deliver high-quality, high-performance, modern React applications that you can truly be proud of.
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Comparing Plasmic and Retool

Plasmic stands out with its scalable pricing, flexible features, and no-code options for improved collaboration between business and IT.
Pricing & plans
Cost per collaborator
Plasmic includes collaborators within the base of each tier, at a lower cost.
$10-$50+ per user
Cost per end user
Plasmic includes end users within the base of each tier, at a lower cost.
$5-$15+ per user
Free plan
Up to 10 private end users + 3 collaborators
Up to 5 total users
Limited to 5 on Free and Team tiers
Only for business & enterprise plans
Only for enterprise plans
Platform features
Use cases
Internal tools, Portals, Products, Websites, Storefronts
Internal tools, Portals (beta)
Custom code snippets
Custom React components
Integrate with any codebase
Custom extensions
Custom domains
Only for on-premise deployment
Figma to code import
Not for cloud-hosted
Platform whitelabel
Platform embedding
Internal database
Coming Soon
Coming Soon
Internal Database
Coming Soon
Custom roles & permissions
Content creator mode
Git integration
Coming soon
Version control
App deployment
Deploy anywhere
Only on self-hosted plans
Enterprise Support

Why you should switch from Retool to Plasmic

If you're seeking a low-code platform that goes beyond simple applications, choose Plasmic. With deep integration into any tech stack, Plasmic allows for the creation of complex, multi-page applications and fosters collaboration, all while scaling with your business needs.

Build super fast, without tech debt

Retool's limitations can lead to workarounds that accrue technical debt when your needs exceed its offerings. In contrast, Plasmic’s deep integration with your codebase offers the flexibility to build apps that can adapt and expand as needed with your own data sources, components, auth, custom controls, and more.

Empower non-developers

While Retool is too technical for non-developers to contribute, Plasmic enables engineers to empower other departments to safely build and iterate on apps, deeply integrated with your tech stack, freeing developers to focus on high-impact projects. Invest in code only where it matters.

Harness total design freedom

While Retool only offers simple theming, Plasmic gives you the freedom to fully customize your apps. You can tailor every element, from layout to functionality, without compromising on design quality or uniqueness. Plasmic also offers a best-in-class Figma to code plugin, so you can go from design to app in record time.

Scalable pricing

Retool offers a fixed price per standard and end user, which gets really costly as you scale. Plasmic offers a flexible, cost-effective pricing structure with feature-tiered plans that include high volume limits for both private and public users.
By far one of the most empowering tools to come out in a while. If you’re a no coder or visual developer who wants to make world class applications, or a design or development studio looking for a way to serve your clients better and faster — check out Plasmic.
CEOCollin Thompson
Intrepid Ventures