A deep dive into the best apps Webflow's ecosystem has to offer in 2022.
If you’re using Webflow’s to build websites or no-code projects, then you know that it’s a powerful platform with seemingly unlimited web design and frontend capabilities. But did you know there are a number of extensions, apps, plugins, and components for Webflow that can streamline your workflow and allow you to do more? In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite Webflow extensions, apps, and plugins. So if you're looking for ways to take your Webflow designs and projects to the next level, read on!
⚠️ Please note, this list is not ranked in any particular order. ⚠️
Sorry, we couldn't resist being on our own list. But we are confident we belong here because we are building one of the world’s largest libraries of apps, extensions, and components for Webflow. Or ‘sparks’ as we call them - of the super variety. 🦸
As Webflow users ourselves, we expect to have full design control of every frontend aspect of our projects. So all of our extensions are made to be customizable in the Webflow designer. No need to embed 3rd party widgets. Our step by step tool allows you to add extensions in minutes without needing to code.
Our apps can be used on an unlimited number of projects under the same account, making it ideal for serial Webflow creators, like freelancers and agencies. We are now only offering early access to our first applications. But hurry up as our early access window is closing soon.
Jetboost’s library of extensions offers advanced functionality for the Webflow CMS. Their extensions allow website visitors to perform the following with CMS collections:
Before Jetboost, adding the above functionality was only possible through arduous tutorials that required debugging of complex code. But Jetboost has made the process of adding these a breeze through their step-by-step editor.
Like Supersparks, their extensions can be customized to look and function any way you want in the Webflow designer. In addition to the CMS, their extensions can upgrade the user experience of Webflow E-commerce sites by helping visitors find products and add them to their wishlist.
All of their boosts can be used on an unlimited collections, elements, and projects under one account.
If you are treating the Webflow CMS as your frontend on a no-code project with other tools like Airtable, Notion, Bubble, and PostgresSQL as a backend, then Whalesync is a gamechanger. Whalesync’s allows instant two-way syncing of data between Webflow’s CMS and popular backend no-code tools.
Before Whalesync, no-coders primarily used Zapier to sync data between no-code tools. But the process of connecting fields to sync on Zapier has always been a cumbersome process. Whalesync makes this super easy through it’s user friendly data mapper, which is built specifically for no-code tool syncing. Whalesync is ideal for the following use cases:
Whalesync’s pricing is much friendlier than Zapier’s for syncing, as they charges for each record instead of per update. So for your 1000 records in the startup plan, the amount of updates you can sync between records is unlimited. Whalesync’s syncing is also real-time. While Zapier’s most expensive plan has a 1 minute update time - believe me, this can seem like an eternity for certain use cases.
Since the release of their logic and memberships features, it has become clear that Webflow has higher ambitions than being a tool just for websites. And now with Wized, users can now more easily create web apps on Webflow while using Xano, Airtable, and other as tools as backends. Similar to Whalesync, data is instantly synced to and from these backend tools.
This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for nocoders who want to use Webflow to create web apps that require large sums of data like a marketplace, SAAS, and more. I wouldn't be surprised Webflow, Wized, and Xano together are able to do everything Bubble does within the next few years. The Frankenstein approach of connecting at least three different tools might be offputting and more expensive. But if you value design and interaction flexibility, SEO, and a CMS, this stack offers by far the best value!
Wized is now only available by invite. But you can reach out to the different Webflow communities if you are interested in trying it before their official release.
Flowbase is a library of premium Webflow components that can help you take your website to the next level. With over 100 components to choose from, you can find everything from menus and buttons to accordions and modals. And since all of the components are fully responsive and mobile-friendly, they'll look great no matter how your visitors are viewing your site.
But that's not all. Flowbase also includes templates, guides, apps, and more to help you make the most of Webflow. This library has saved me hours coming up with designs and developing them on Webflow. Flowbase also has a plugin that makes it easier to add components on the Webflow designer.
$39 per month - unlimited components and users
Similar to Flowbase, Relume offers an extensive library of over 800+ premium Webflow components that help speed up the design and development process. What makes Relume so unique is its marketplace approach, as many of their components are from their community. Their components are lower fidelity than Flowbase, which makes it easier for Webflow users to adapt them to the site's existing style. While all of Flowbase's components are beautiful, they can only really match a certain style of website,
If you want to explore more component options, be sure to check out our more detailed article about the best components libraries for Webflow.
Nocodelytics is an analytics tool made just for Webflow sites. You might be wondering how it differs from Google Analytics? Well, Nocodelytics offers user behaviour tracking out of the box, as an alternative to the cumbersome process of using Tag Manager for Google Analytics. Additionally, it is built to track events from 3rd party tools like Memberstack and Jetboost. For example, you can track what users are searching for on your Webflow or Jetboost search component. This data can help inform what content or features should be created next.
Premium - $19 / month - 10k monthly visitors
Business - $39 / month - 100k monthly visitors
Growth - $39 / month - 1m monthly visitors
Nocodelytics can be used on an unlimited number of websites.
Elfsight Apps is a collection of 80+ widgets that helps you do everything from increase sales and engagement on your website to collect leads and more. And the best part is that all of our tools are designed to be embedded and responsive on any 3rd party no-code tool like Webflow.
Some of their most popular widgets are:
Many of these widgets come out of the box with different design template to choose from. Some drawbacks for Webflow users are might be not having full control over the design and widget data being siloed to another tool. Yet if you are needing to quickly add any ad-hoc functionality not offered by Webflow, Elfsight is a great option.
In my previous role, we used Elfsight’s Google Maps location to showcase the in person locations of the business. While the section stuck out like a sore thumb from the rest of the Webflow site, it worked well for our MVP. In the end the widget effectively answered one of our most common inquiries, which improved key metrics as a result.
While this list is by no means exhaustive, it should give you a good starting point for exploring the wealth of extensions, apps, plugins, and components that are available for Webflow. With the launch of the app marketplace, we are excited to see how the Webflow community will continue to evolve no-code.
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