How to choose a subscription plan

App development and testing is always free on AppSheet. All AppSheet features are accessible to use while building free prototype apps. We encourage you to try them and build the ideal apps for your needs. In fact, you can stay on the free plan forever if your apps are for personal (non-business) use and you are the only app user.

When you are ready to deploy your apps to other users, you must enroll in a paid subscription plan.

What subscription plan is right for me? 

Choosing the right subscription plan will depend on whether you are an individual app creator or a team admin managing a group of app creators.

As an individual app creator, a self-serve plan (Starter or Core) may be right for you, depending on the types of features you need in the apps you’re creating. If you want to take advantage of more advanced features, such as machine learning, you might consider purchasing an Enterprise plan. 

As a team admin, you'll need an Enterprise plan. Consider the features your team’s apps require, and whether you need management oversight (governance) of apps to determine the Enterprise-level plan required (Standard or Plus).

Tips:
  • Review a detailed list of features provided with each plan and a list of frequently asked questions on the subscription plan page.
  • You can determine the right plan by simply using the features you want and letting AppSheet recommend the minimum required subscription plan. Go to the My account > App Info pane to review your subscription plan recommendations.

What subscription plan do I need to share apps with anyone (public access)?

If you want to share publicly accessible apps with users without requiring them to sign-in and you do not have an Enterprise plan, you need to purchase the public Publisher Pro plan.

The Publisher Pro plan is appropriate for apps used at a public event, a public survey, a city guide, or a restaurant menu. The goal is usually for the apps to be used by as many people as possible without restricting access to any specific subset of users.

Choose the public Publisher Pro plan if all of the following are true:

  • You do not need to restrict app access to particular people
  • Your app uses no confidential data
  • You do not need to customize the behavior of the app based on the specific user
Notes:

How many licenses do I need for my subscription plan?

Starter, Core, and Enterprise plans (per user)

Determine the number of licenses required by counting the total number of unique app users across all of your deployed apps. Each licensed user can use multiple apps. For example, if you are deploying one app to 10 employees and another app to a different set of 5 employees, purchase 15 licenses. On the other hand, if your company has 10 employees, you can purchase 10 licenses and build any number of apps for them.

Note: Make certain that you require user authentication for each of your applications. If you fail to do this, AppSheet counts every device that launches the app as a separate guest user.

See also:

Public Publisher Pro plan (per app)

If you chose the public Publisher Pro plan, purchase one app license for each deployed app. For example, if your account has one deployed app, purchase one app license. If your account has three deployed apps, purchase three app licenses.

Can I subscribe to multiple plans using the same AppSheet account?

Each AppSheet account has a single subscription plan. It is not possible to have some apps in an account associated with one plan and other apps associated with a different plan. To subscribe to multiple plans, you can create additional AppSheet accounts to add apps to a different type of plan.

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