Today we’re releasing all-new pricing for Glide to make apps more affordable for individuals, to make Glide’s pricing easier to understand, and to price Glide more appropriately when used privately by businesses.
This is a major rework of our pricing and billing system, so only new customers will see the new pricing at first. Existing customers will keep the current system, then migrate gradually. Existing customers also have some great options, including the option to keep their current prices for another year.
We hope for and expect this to be the most disruptive change we make to our pricing for a long time. There are many moving pieces, but at the end of the transition, our customers will have more pricing options, more control over their subscriptions, and a better Glide experience. Thank you for your patience.
Renaming “Free” to “Personal”
Most people use Glide for free, and we always want a generous free tier so that anyone can turn their idea into an app. We’re renaming “Free” to “Personal” to suggest that the free version is intended for personal use; if you’re using Glide commercially, we would prefer that you upgrade to a paid plan.
Introducing Glide Basic
We’re introducing a more affordable tier between Personal and Pro. Glide Basic starts at just $9/mo when paid yearly, offering 5,000 rows of data and more power than free apps. This lowers Glide’s base monthly price by 60%, making powerful apps more accessible.
Raising Pro’s Price
We’re raising Pro’s price to make prices more consistent across the board. A Pro app is now $32/mo when paid monthly (+10%), and $24/mo when paid yearly (+26%)
Private apps are now priced per-user
With our previous pricing, a small business with a private app for 50 workers paid the same as a billion-dollar corporation with an app for 5,000 employees (these are both real examples).
Private apps (i.e. password and email allow list) are now priced per user. In many cases, this will make private apps more affordable—for example, a Private Basic app with 25 users costs less than our previous monthly Pro subscription. We think the many small businesses using Glide will appreciate this.
Plan changes are now prorated
Each Glide account now has a single subscription, so when you upgrade, downgrade, or change an app’s plan, you will only be billed for the time remaining before your next renewal date.
For example, if you upgrade to a monthly plan halfway through the month, you’ll only be charged for half a month. Similarly, if you downgrade a monthly app halfway through a month, you’ll get credit for the second half of the month. This means you don’t have to carefully transfer subscriptions between apps anymore—you can simply upgrade and downgrade apps, and proration and credits will make sure you get what you pay for.
You have more control over your plans
Our new Billing preferences let you upgrade, downgrade, change plans, move from monthly to annual, and more:
Organizations are now simpler and free to use
Previously, Glide Organizations offered unlimited private apps for $8/user. Organizations also had some confusing limitations—you could not create any free apps within an org, or pay annually. Many customers told us that they did not understand orgs.
Today we’re completely reinventing Orgs: they are now just folders for your apps, to which you can add unlimited collaborators for free. If you want to collaborate on apps—even Personal apps—just create an Organization and invite people to it.
This new unified pricing & billing system will also help us simplify moving apps to/from/between orgs.
What happens to existing Pro apps?
Existing Pro apps will not need to convert to new pricing until the later date of:
- Your app’s next renewal date
- December 1, 2020
After that, your app will continue to work but you will need to convert to the new pricing before making any changes to your app.
30-day Grace Period
We know that many of you are building businesses on Glide, reselling or building apps for clients. We’re giving existing customers a 30-day Grace Period to buy apps at our previous pricing.
During the Grace Period, you can also switch existing Pro subscriptions from monthly to annual, or renew your annual subscription, to keep your current pricing for another year. You will be able to make these changes in your billing settings on Tuesday, September 8.
The Grace Period ends October 1, 2020. At this point, new apps must use the new pricing, and you will no longer be able to transfer Legacy Pro subscriptions between apps.
What happens to existing Org apps?
We are retiring our special Organization pricing (unlimited apps) for now, and standardizing pricing between My Apps and Orgs.
Existing Organizations customers can publish new apps with our original Organization pricing until October 1, at which point new apps will use the new pricing.
Org apps on the old prices can keep those prices until September 1, 2021. After that point, you will need to choose a new plan to make changes to your app.
You can upgrade to the new plans at any time, which now include annual payment options and a lower-priced Basic tier. We also have new, lower per-user prices, under $1 per user per month when paid annually.
Please schedule a call with David if you have any questions or concerns.
New Pricing Timeline
- Tuesday, September 1, 2020
- New pricing goes live for new customers
- Grace Period begins; existing customers can still purchase with previous pricing, renew their subscriptions, or upgrade from monthly to annual to keep their current pricing for another year.
- Thursday, October 1, 2020
- All customers get access to the new plans and prices
- Grace Period ends; all new apps use the new pricing and Legacy Pro subscriptions become non-transferrable
- Tuesday, December 1, 2020
- Legacy Pro apps that renew after this point become read-only in the builder. You must pick a new plan to make changes to your app, but it will continue to work.
- Wednesday, September 1, 2021
- Legacy Org apps become read-only in the builder. You must pick a new plan to make changes to your Org app, but it will continue to work.
- Friday, October 1, 2021
- By this point, all Legacy Pro apps become read-only in the builder. You must pick a new plan to make changes to your app, but it will continue to work.
If you’re a current customer and you have questions or concerns, please contact support.