Glide pricing updates

Hi, I notice that Glide makes regular updates to its pricing policy and data usage (multiple times in the 2 last month). This makes me rather uncomfortable regarding the futur as I do not want to inject a lot of energy and time (talking in month) in my apps if the usage & pricing policy keeps changing. I build my automatisations and structure based on the Glide’s pricing so it becomes complicated for me to build my strategy.

Do you guys have the same feeling or I’m I the only one ?

Also, you only have 20 users in the Team plan and unlimited personal users in the Makers plan (the plan below)…I don’t get the difference between personal users and …users :frowning: ?

Finally, I fear there is no plan that suits my needs. What do you think ?

  • More than 3.000 users
  • I need notifications
  • I need more than 40K rows (google sheets) → looks like there is no limit anymore on rows … ?
  • And 5000+ updates

Thanks for your help :pray:

Glide announced new pricing last week, on Jan. 17. Glide has been around since 2019 and I believe this is version 4 of pricing (it could even be version 3, I’m not sure). My feeling is that Glide, so far, has changed its pricing every 18 months or so. The change usually reflects important changes in the product.

I don’t share your feeling, but one doesn’t argue feelings, we feel different things based on how we use the product.

The Maker plan is a non-business plan for communities, founders, school, B2C hobbyists. Apps are meant to be consumer facing, thus unlimited users.

The Team and Business plans are professional plans for teams and businesses. Apps are meant to be B2B internal applications (for employees), thus the limited number of users.

A user is a person who uses an email address to sign in to an app. The email can be of any type: a consumer email address, education/school, non-profit, community, a personal website email, governmental, business/corporate, etc.

A personal user is a person who uses a personal email address to sign in to the app. Personal email address are defined as follows:

  • Consumer email domains (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo, msn)
  • School emails (e.g. a college email)
  • Non-profit email (e.g. a city food bank)
  • Community (e.g. a local pickleball club)
  • A personal website such as a blog

This differentiation marks to split between Maker and Team+: anybody can sign in to an app built on Team+ plans, but only personal email addresses can sign in to apps built on a Maker plan. Thus, Team+ are professional plans, and Maker is non-business plan.

  • More than 3.000 users → Free, Maker or Entreprise
  • I need notifications → Team+
  • I need more than 40K rows (google sheets) → Business or Entreprise
  • And 5000+ updates → Update are unlimited on Glide tables. For other sources, Team+

All of this being said, Glide released their new pricing 7 days ago, they have been listening closely to feedback, and they might announce a few changes (or not, I have no idea).


Thanks for your detailed answer :pray:

So with a team plan I can only have 20 employees max on my app ? So you do confirm that if I go from Maker to Teams, it’s not possible anymore to have unlimited personal users anymore ? Would be great to have unlimited users and notifications :heart:

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On the Team plan you have 20 users included (which equates to $5 per users per month). Every additional user will cost $4 per month. Note that Glide only takes into account active users, that is a user that signs in at least once during the billing cycle.

Also note that a user is a person who signs in to the app with an email address. A visitor is someone who visits the app without signing in with an email, and visitors are uncapped on all plans.

I understand what you mean, Team feels like a upgrade from Maker because of the price points. But this is not the case. Team is for a business use case, Maker is for a consumer use case. The use cases are so different that it’s difficult to compare the two plans.

The Team plan is for businesses, and Glide is ideal for teams and companies that have 20 to 100 employees, perhaps up to 500. So indeed on the Team+ plans, there is no need to have a large number of users (not thousands or millions that is, up to a few hundred is plenty large).

For unlimited users, the Maker plan is what you need.

i love the idea behind the maker plan of Glide because i have a lot of idea for my community. But what annoy me is the instability of the team. I’m worry about to start using it for my use cas for example And Glide find that i make a lot of workaround that he didn’t expect and try to remove features or limit some functionalities or increase price. This make me feel insecure

And the maker plan lack some functionalities like Api , push notifications and a little more row or the possibility to pay more as you go for the rows

@DigitalGen what is the row limit with Maker plan. Because on my side I cannot see a limit anymore. Looks like its unlimited…and replaced by the data usage of 5gb

@DigitalGen exactly what I encountered with an old plan (of 2022), with the old glide apps :slight_smile: ! They removed the ‘trigger webhook’ option so now I’m stuck and forced to migrate but we are talking about an app I’m improving since 2 years already with lots of Make automatisations behind :frowning:

the row limit is 25000 better than before but still could be increase, and the storage is only 1gb :man_facepalming:

Yes I need at least 60.000 :upside_down_face: and only 500 updates with maker :face_with_raised_eyebrow:?? that’s nothing… I don’t understand why there is no plan that suits are needs…Even business is not enough since you only have 20 users. If they don’t update the plans I will be stuck…

I wonder how business or what kind of business manage to use 5000 rows

It’s also 25K rows for business…what do you mean with 5K rows ?

I mean the previous plan for starter