Forest Admin VS Active Admin: The Complete Comparison

Philippe Gadiou
Jul 2 · 14 min read
  • Will I be able to scale if my users and my models count explode?
  • How flexible is it if I need to adapt to new workflows?
  • Can I easily find support if issues arise using it?
Summary table of Forest Admin vs Active Admin features comparison
Ordering tables and columns with the Forest Admin layout editor
Forest Admin’s table view
Active Admin’s table view
Building a summary view in Forest Admin
Record view in Active Admin
Default record editing in Forest Admin
Default record editing in Active Admin
  • access to only a specific set of data,
  • The ability to perform only a specific set of actions.
Switching from teams with different specific layouts in Forest Admin
Creating a chart in the Forest Admin UI
Example of an Active Admin dashboard with a chartkick pie-chart

Forest Admin

Stories from lumberjacks on a mission to build the best admin panel solution!

Thanks to Louis Steenbrink, Tancrede Le Merrer, and Marc Perrin-Pelletier.

Philippe Gadiou

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Customer Success @ForestSaaS

Forest Admin

Stories from lumberjacks on a mission to build the best admin panel solution!