3 Critical Reasons Why You Should Integrate Bubble.io with Airtable
If you’re looking for a powerful way to manage your data, you should consider integrating Bubble.io with Airtable. Bubble.io is a great online builder for creating and...
When we first started using Bubble a few years ago, it was a struggle to find out little performance-boosting features from the plugins store. Since then, the store has upgraded a lot. Today, we have thousands of plugins created by team Bubble and the community to make your life easy. Whether you are building a website, mobile app, or web app, these plugins will help you make your product powerful. We have curated the list of the top Bubble Plugins. But before jumping to the list, it is important to understand the Pros and Cons of these plugins.
When you are using a plugin instead of building the feature yourself or automating the services, you are saving a lot of time that could be used in strategizing or adding new features to your product.
The plugins created by Bubble would provide support according to industry standards but apart from that, it is a little variable. Some plugin owners might respond within a day and some might ghost you forever. If support is necessary for you, research your plugin builders before investing or even installing.
The pricing is divided into two parts:
Although a lot of plugins do not have a lifetime payment option, the prices are nominal. If there is a plugin that is a requisite for your business, you can contact the creator for a customized plan. It might not work every time, but it’s worth a shot.
Do not be afraid though, there are other ways to decrease the load time  of your app.
Bubble has divided plugins into various categories. Most of these plugins overlap with two or three categories. Here is a brief description of the most popular categories.
|Bubble to Airtable Two-way Sync||Data||Synchronize, edit and update your Bubble and Airtable-based data.||Demo App Link|
|Stripe Customer Portal||Payment||Stripe-hosted page that lets your customers manage their subscriptions and billing details.||None|
|Dynamic loading animation overlay||Visual Elements||Add 8 beautiful and customizable loading animations.||Demo App Link|
|“Mapbox” Maps||Location||Add and customize a MapBox-based map.||Demo App Link|
|Chart JS – Charts and Graphs||Visual Elements||24 highly-customizable and beautiful charts.||Demo App Link|
|PDF Conjurer||Visual Elements||Create PDF files to be downloaded, opened, saved or printed.||Demo App Link|
|Device and IP Address Data + Map||Analytics||See 20 parameters of your app visitors, e.g. their location.||Demo App Link|
|Spin to Win Wheel||Visual Elements||Easily integrate an ecommerce style spin-to-win wheel element.||Demo App Link|
Price – $25/month
Categories – Data (things), Technical, Productivity, Visual Elements
This Bubble.io / Airtable plugin allows you to synchronize all of your Bubble data with Airtable and the other way around. You can now have the same database entries on Airtable & Bubble so that you could use native Bubble features and not need to deal with the Airtable API, slow loading speeds, and other issues such as API throttling.
This opens up your database for editing by non-technical staff, since Airtable is much easier to use.
If you have any questions about operating the plugin, visit its own Bubble forum page.
Key features of the Bubble Airtable plugin:
You can see a detailed guide on how to install and integrate Two-way Sync on your app. If you are a fan of Bubble and Airtable, this is the easiest way to sync your database and automate your workflow. The builders of this plugin have a very dedicated support team that will help you with your queries.
Even though there is a ‘native’ Bubble.io Airtable plugin (integration), this plugin improves on its functions and performance, therefore we recommend it over the official choice.
To play around with the Bubble Airtable plugin, check out its demo app!
Price – Free
Categories – Payment
Your clients can manage their subscriptions and billing information using the customer portal, a safe page hosted on Bubble.io by Stripe (notice: this is an unofficial Bubble.io stripe integration).
The features of the portal enable your clients to:
English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese languages are supported by this Bubble.io Stripe plugin.
Price – $6/month or $15 once
Categories – Containers, Media, Productivity, Technical, Visual Elements
This is a very simple plugin that adds 8 different Bubble.io loading animations that can be somewhat customized to your brand/app colors. The animations can be applied both to a full-screen and an element overlay.
It’s a nice addition to make your application seem more professional.
Visit the plugin’s demo app to see examples of the elements it adds.
Be sure to visit the forum page of the Bubble.io loading animation plugin if you have any questions or problems.
Price – $10/month or $45 once
Categories – Input Forms, Mobile, Small Business, Location, Productivity, Technical, Visual Elements
MapBox is one of the most popular Bubble.io maps plugins available. If you need a map with geolocation added to your application, look no further than this.
Add and remove markers, show 3D buildings, display coordinates and address on mouse click – this plugin has most of the functions you might ever need.
It is also sold together with 9 other plugins made by ZeroQode as a part of the Top 10 Plugins Bundle, for $20/month. Be sure to check this package out if you are just starting with your Bubble app, as it is definitely a great deal for beginners.
Price – $9/month or $195 once
Categories – Analytics, Media, Containers, Productivity, Technical, Visual Elements
The creators of the plugin promise to get back to you within one business day if you have a question or a problem.
The plugin also has excellent customer reviews across the board.
Bubble.io JS Charts plugin features:
Price – Free
Categories – Visual Elements, Input Forms, Productivity, Technical, Media, Small Business, Ecommerce
This free Bubble.io PDF generator has a whopping 18,000+ downloads on the Bubble marketplace.
It is a free, powerful, dependable, and adaptable plugin that lets you create PDF files that can be downloaded, opened, or printed by your users’ browsers and/or saved to your database.
It works in both the browser page and backend workflows, requires no API or external services, and does not increase the cost of your app.
When used in a backend workflow, it consumes a small amount of app capacity, just like any other backend workflow.
This plugin is ‘community led’, which means that the developer does not have a feature roadmap planned and only responds to customer requests in terms of bugs or new functions to be added. While this might sound great, be aware that he also charges you for the development of new features requested.
Nevertheless, it is probably the best Bubble.io PDF generator plugin currently available.
Price – $5/month or $19 once
Categories – Analytics, Location, Mobile, Data (things), Web Scraping, Visual Elements
Get device and IP address data (quite an unwieldy name) by Idea Link is a simple plugin that lets you access basically all of the 20 different user parameters of your app visitors that are possible to collect by Bubble. Track the country, country code, city, coordinates, browser, OS info and more.
Added in the latest update, the plugin now features a map that shows the approximate location of your user.
The information can be kept private or displayed in your app, it can also be added to a database of your choice.
Any questions you might have about it will be answered by the plugin’s developers in its own Bubble forum thread.
Use this one to improve your analytics insights, alter user paths based on their data (for example, making Android users see different pages of the app than iOS users) and more. By customising workflow conditions based on your customer’s personal data, you can improve their experience.
For example, some default elements of your app might look interactive on mobile devices, even though they are not. You can make them lead to where the customer wants to go to decrease the frustration of your mobile users.
You can also see how accurate the plugin is by trying out the demo app!
Price – $5/month
Categories – Small Business, Productivity, Mobile, Technical, Visual Elements.
The Spin to Win Wheel plugin is a plugin developed to enable you to implement an e-commerce style discount wheel that gives discounts to customers in exchange for their email address.
You can integrate the wheel into pop ups in your Bubble app. The authors of the plugin suggest that the conversion rate of a spin-to-win wheel is usually around 13%, which is why it is a useful addition to your Bubble app if it is aimed at eCommerce.
The plugin has its own Bubble forum thread where you can ask questions for the developers to answer.
One of the benefits of this pop up is that its results can be saved in a database and are also eligible to be used in Bubble workflows.
You can customise the probability percentage of spinning each element of the wheel, modify their appearance and the number of elements.
To really get a feel for the plugin, check out its demo app!
Hence, that was our list of top plugins in the Bubble Marketplace. There are thousands of plugins and we are discovering new ones every day. We couldn’t add every one of the plugins here but here are some honorable mentions:
Reload on Update – Do you remember sending the message – “We have updated this page. Please reload to see the changes.” This plugin automatically reloads the page instead of waiting for your customer to click on it. It’s a solution to a very small yet crucial problem that app developers face.
SAWO Passwordless Authentication – Onboarding users on your Bubble app without passwords. This plugin authenticates using the user’s phone number or email.
Air Static Dropdown Labels – Add intelligent dropdown labels to your app distinctive from their values.
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