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Top 8 Bubble Plugins to Supercharge your No Code App

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Linas Kiguolis

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.

Top Bubble Plugins to Supercharge your No Code app

Top Benefits and Drawbacks of Plugins

Benefits

Saves time 

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.

Provides Support

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.

Cost-Effective

The pricing is divided into two parts:

1. Monthly 

2. Lifetime

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.

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Drawbacks

Increased Load time

Each of these plugins will have an impact on the performance of your app. Beta test the load time of your product after installing a plugin. We advise not to install a lot of plugins of animations and visual value unless they are necessary for your product. Since they load in a ton of external Javascript slowing your pages down.

Do not be afraid though,  there are other ways to decrease the load time [1] of your app.

Categories

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.

  • Media – The plugins that allow you to easily add media (Photos, Videos, Animations) to the app.
  • Location – The plugins for adding maps, distance matrix, and different time zones to your Bubble app.
  • Social Network – This category of plugins allows you to add integrations of social media to your Bubble app. These plugins will help you embed YouTube playlists and integrate Discord channels with your website or app.
  • Payment – Power up your app with payment gateway integration. Get API to connect services like PayPal and Stripe to your product.
  • Data (things) – A wide array of plugins that allow you to navigate, store or manage data are included in this category.

Top Bubble Plugins That You Must Try

NameCategoryOverviewDemo
Bubble to Airtable Two-way SyncDataSynchronize, edit and update your Bubble and Airtable-based data.Demo App Link
Stripe Customer PortalPaymentStripe-hosted page that lets your customers manage their subscriptions and billing details.None
Dynamic loading animation overlayVisual ElementsAdd 8 beautiful and customizable loading animations.Demo App Link
“Mapbox” MapsLocationAdd and customize a MapBox-based map.Demo App Link
Chart JS – Charts and GraphsVisual Elements24 highly-customizable and beautiful charts.Demo App Link
PDF ConjurerVisual ElementsCreate PDF files to be downloaded, opened, saved or printed.Demo App Link
Device and IP Address Data + MapAnalyticsSee 20 parameters of your app visitors, e.g. their location.Demo App Link
Spin to Win WheelVisual ElementsEasily integrate an ecommerce style spin-to-win wheel element.Demo App Link

Bubble to Airtable Two-way Sync (Bubble.io External Database)

Best Bubble Plugins 2023: Bubble to Airtable Two-way Sync

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 or check out our take on Airtable Bubble plugin.

Key features of the Bubble Airtable plugin: 

  • Copy data from one database to another
  • Insert rows
  • Update rows and tables
  • Delete rows, tables, and lists
  • Update relationships between tables

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!

Stripe Customer Portal (Bubble.io Stripe Integration)

Best Bubble Plugins 2023: Stripe Customer Portal

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:

  • Update subscriptions by upgrading, downgrading, and altering the number of subscriptions they have.
  • View their active subscriptions, invoice history, and download invoices
  • Cancel subscriptions instantly or at the conclusion of a billing cycle
  • Pause subscriptions for a set amount of time
  • Resume subscriptions
  • Update billing information, such as their email address, phone number, address, and tax IDs
  • Update payment methods, such as adding and removing cards

The gateway can be altered to fit your branding and business style. This includes links to your terms of service and privacy policy as well as your logo, headline, and colors. Customers immediately see localized portal versions based on their browser settings.

English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese languages are supported by this Bubble.io Stripe plugin.

Dynamic loading animation overlay (Bubble.io Loading Animation)

Best Bubble Plugins 2023: Dynamic loading animation overlay

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.

Features:

  • 8 Loading animations
  • A full-screen overlay
  • An element overlay
  • Customizable colors for animations and the background
  • Custom text instead of animations
  • Custom image overlays

Be sure to visit the forum page of the Bubble.io loading animation plugin if you have any questions or problems.

“Mapbox” Maps (Bubble.io Maps)

Best Bubble Plugins 2023: Mapbox Maps

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.

Chart JS – Charts and Graphs (Bubble.io Charts)

Best Bubble Plugins 2023: Chart JS - Charts and Graphs

Price – $9/month or $195 once

Categories – Analytics, Media, Containers, Productivity, Technical, Visual Elements

This Bubble.io charts plugin will be very useful to you if you have an app that has a detailed analytics dashboard. Chart JS features 24 different types of charts built with the most powerful Javascript chart library by professional developers.

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:

  • Change the colors of all lines, bars, gridlines, and axes.
  • Create trigger events when a user clicks a bar, line, or point on the chart.
  • Include units in your Y axis tick labels (for example, “$” or “inches”).
  • Display or hide data labels above each chart value.
  • Configure the thousands separator (e.g. so one million could show up as 1,000,000 or 1.000.000 or 1 000 000 on the tick labels, data labels, tooltips).
  • Enable “Draggable Values” for Charts to allow users to drag Bars/Lines/Points to change values.

PDF Conjurer (Bubble.io PDF Generator)

Best Bubble Plugins 2023: PDF Conjurer

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.

Device and IP Address Data + Map

best bubble plugins 2023: Device and IP Address Data + Map

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!

Spin to Win Wheel

best bubble plugins 2023: spin to win wheel

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!

Wrap Up

Hence, that was our list of top plugins in the Bubble Marketplace. There are thousands of plugins Bubble agencies and users utilize 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.

If there is a plugin that we missed out on, you can let us know on Twitter. While you are there, follow us in our pursuit of providing knowledge and tracking the No Code industry in detail.

Author

Linas Kiguolis

Need some help with No-code?

As a founder of a traditional software development agency Bright Projects and numerous blockchain projects such as Ertha and Spellfire, Linas is the most experienced member of our crew. He provides a critical perspective towards No Code tools and their capabilities, as there are still many fields where they still cannot replace good old coding.

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