About Essential Studio

With support for over 1,600 software components and frameworks, Essential Studio streamlines the creation and implementation of high-performance UI components for web, desktop, and mobile applications. As a comprehensive UI creation suite, Essential Studio allows enterprises and startups to create UI components for Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, UWP, JavaScript, Xamarin, Blazor, Vue, Angular, React and many more. Essential Studio includes component controls for Datagrids, Charts, Listviews, Diagrams, a calendar scheduler, a PDF viewer, and more.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

271 Reviews of Essential Studio

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.42 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(132)

132

4 stars

(93)

93

3 stars

(18)

18

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(3)

3

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April 2020

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Ray from dbEasy.com

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Complete, robust, fully functional web UI

Overall it's a great product. It does everything Telerik Kendo does but is cheaper and therefore a better value.

Pros

The Syncfusion Grid component is as good or better than any other on the market. It has every feature you could want: paging, sorting, filtering, sizing and reordering columns, exporting to PDF, CSV, or Excel. And they have just about every other rich web component you think of: Calendar, sortable list, embedded rich text/HTML editor, charts, maps, you name it. And best of all, their free community license includes ASP.Net MVC so you can develop rich MVC web UI applications. And also includes Xam

Cons

Although they have extensive documentation, they so many components that do so many things, that not every feature has specific programming examples, so you sometimes have to figure things out through trail and error. And although the MVC components all have tons of methods and parameters you sometimes have to write JavaScript to make it work the way you want. So you need to be a strong programmer.

Reasons for Switching to Essential Studio

The free community license version of Synfusion is way better than Telerik Kendo's open source product. Kendo is JavaScript only and Synfusion gives community users their whole platform.

May 2020

Jose L. from VisibleSoft

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2020

Just the best developer tools in the market

Essential Studio is my preferred tool for user interface development. No other tool is comparable in usability and features.

Pros

Support for multiples platforms, documentation and support.

Cons

I've no cons in the product. It's a complete solution for UI development in several platforms like net core, angular, flutter, etc.

Reasons for Choosing Essential Studio

Platforms supported, quality of controls and documentation.

May 2021

Andreas from NTT-SolutionWare GmbH

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Mega Value for your money

I have been searching for a framework that keeps us from inventing the wheel (or controls) over and over again. There are many frameworks available, but Syncfusions Essential Studio stands in front due to the amount of controls and supported frameworks. Selecting a control, reading the docs how to use it and using the controls is still work you have to do, but once you know the framework it really speeds up your development process a lot.

Pros

The amount of controls and the number of frameworks supported is crazy good. It's a challenge to get an overview, but the superb demo pages which show almost every aspect of the control usage options are a great starting point. The BEST thing however comes if you have a problem that you cannot solve alone of with the docs. The support staff does an excellent job, reviews what you try to do and delivers a sandbox that does what you try to do in your framework. I never have seen such a dedication to the customer!

Cons

I really have trouble thinking about what I least like about this software. Money for value is excellent, an amazing amount of controls and frameworks, an awesome support staff. I really cannot think of anything not to like about Essential studio.

Reasons for Choosing Essential Studio

The number of controls and frameworks supported and the pricing.

Reasons for Switching to Essential Studio

The number of controls and frameworks supported and the pricing. If I had known about the support at Syncfusion this would definitely be an additional reason to switch to Syncfusion.

March 2020

Timothy from Insight Sciences Corporation

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Syncfusion for the StartUp

In addition to supporting Xamarin Forms, we are following a strict MVVM methodology and leveraging C# as much as possible across as many platforms as possible. Currently, this includes the most popular standard platforms that Xamarin Forms supports: iOS, Android, UWP. We will also be supporting Blazor (C# in browser web assembly) and one of the Syncfusion features we hope to leverage is their Blazor support. We are waiting for .NET 5 GA to leap into that part of the project, but are hopeful our good experience with Syncfusion componentson Xamarin Forms supported platforms will be matched in the Browser based client using Syncfusion Blazor components.

Pros

Our project is to build a commercial-grade, security-compliant, serverless mobile app platform using only tools that are budget-friendly for startups. Our tool-chain selection includes AWS services (API Gateway, Cognito, Lambda, DynamoDB, ...), Microsoft .NET Core/Standard, Visual Studio and Xamarin. All these tools are essentially free until your app starts scaling. Syncfusion's community edition was chosen because it provides commercial-grade features and doesn't burden the entrepreneur with out-of-pocket expenses until their app is generating revenue. Finally, our experience with Syncfusion's support has been first rate.

Cons

Syncfusion targets many different UI presentation layers. In our case, we use Xamarin Forms which is relatively new for Syncfusion. The controls are generally solid but do require more "code-behind" work than is generally recommended in the Xamarin community. There are shops that totally refuse to allow "any" code-behind and if you are one of those you may have some issues using all of the Syncfusion controls. In our case, the limited code-behind required is not considered a barrier. In addition, the Syncfusion documentation is obviously not written by a native English speaker and as such can be amusing at times and occasionally annoying .

Reasons for Choosing Essential Studio

Availability of Syncfusion community edition and similar feature set.

Reasons for Switching to Essential Studio

Syncfusion has a more robust feature set than the native Xamarin Forms componients.

March 2021

Lucas from Endpoint Systems

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Great Product

Overall it's been great. As my familiarity with the product increases, my productivity has increased dramatically, which I'm very excited about.

Pros

I love the fact that the software is usable across a broad spectrum of different technologies - Blazor, ASP.NET Core, Javascript, Flutter, etc..

Cons

The 'immediate' support team could do a better job, but support overall is better than it would first appear. You have to

Reasons for Choosing Essential Studio

I looked at a number of different components but I thought Syncfusion provided the best overall value compared to everyone else.