OctoFarm was first released in early 2020, created by James Mackay, and is a great tool for 3D print-farm management and for managing multiple printers, used by a lot of print farms all over the world.
However, due to the limited resources dedicated to the project, OctoFarm is missing a lot of features that you'd expect from modern 3D printing management software.
If you're looking for an alternative to OctoFarm, here are some reasons why you should consider SimplyPrint.
Scroll down to see a comprehensive side-by-side comparison of OctoFarm and SimplyPrint.
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Why SimplyPrint? Reason #1
Why SimplyPrint? Reason #2
Why SimplyPrint? Reason #3
Why SimplyPrint? Reason #4
|Has free plan|
|Max cost||Cost of self-hosting||$34.99+|
|Free cloud storage||Local storage||1GB|
|Usage based cost||Cost of self-hosting|
|Remote access||VPN / port forward|
|Knows your printer|
|Cloud files||Local storage|
|Print job history|
|Print remotely||VPN / port forward|
|AutoPrint / continuous printing|
|Smart filament change|
|Bed level helper|
|User groups / ranks|
|Shared files & folders|
|Shared slicer profiles|
|Custom domains||Possible on custom setup with self-host|
|SSO (single sign-on)|
|Push (mobile / app) notifications|
|SMS / text message notifications|
|"PWA" (installable web-application)|
|Security & privacy|
|Account 2-factor authentication|
|Privacy-minded analytics & data-gathering|
|Firmware & gateway support|
|Native Moonraker support|
|Direct Prusa support (MK4, XL and up / new main boards)||Coming soon (closed beta)|
|Direct Bambu Lab printer integration||Coming soon (closed beta)|
|Support for custom integrations|
|Enterprise & partners|
|Partner program (reseller / distributor)|
|Compare||See pricing||See pricing|
Contact us if you think we made a mistake in our comparison!
We made SimplyPrint due to the fact, that nothing else on the market quite fit our needs. We wanted a platform that was easy to use, but still had all the features we needed. We wanted a feature-rich platform, intuitive and easy to use, with a great user experience and actual innovation within the 3D print management software space.
In summary, we - humble and unbiased as we are 😉 - believe that the SimplyPrint platform is a great OctoFarm alternative!Get started - free forever