Flexible and customisable
Anvil gives you the power to create amazing web apps with only Python. You can use all your favourite Python libraries to build your code, and the drag-and-drop designer makes building UIs a breeze.
Retool offers a very limited range of customisation options and the ability to re-use styling in the form of themes is only available on the highest paid tier. Anvil’s preset themes make it possible to create a wide range of different apps on any plan, and with our color schemes you can give your app a complete makeover with just one click.
What our customers say
Anvil is a marvellous example of a tool that gets all the tedious, repetitive, boilerplate activities out of the way so you can concentrate on writing powerful applications; which you can deploy with a single click!
Principle Analytics Architect, Vodafone Group
We needed to build a UI on top of our data. Anvil provided basically everything I needed, straight out of the box. I built something the team could use in a week or two.
Platform Manager, RiksTV
All the power of Python
Drag-and-drop systems are great as UI builders, but when it comes to an app’s logic, they can only take you so far. With Anvil, you will write actual code rather than relying on drag-and-drop workflows or flowcharts, so you can create exactly what you need.
Compare Anvil vs Retool
Don’t pay per user
Retool’s pay-per-user pricing model means that if you want to build apps accessed by many users, costs will multiply quickly. In Anvil, all apps can have unlimited users.
Anvil also offers out-of-the-box support for user authentication and access controls on any plan, custom domains, and many other features, so you get more for your money.
Rapid Development. Real Code.
When development is fast and flexible, there are no limits to what you can create. Python on the front-end and back-end means you have total control over developing your apps. What will you build?
Build web apps with nothing but Python.
Build seriously powerful web apps with all the flexibility of Python.
No web development experience required.