What is Sanity?

Sanity is a headless, real-time CMS where the editor is an open source React-based construction kit and the backend is a graph-oriented cloud datastore with a globally distributed CDN.
Sanity is a tool in the Cloud Content Management System category of a tech stack.
Sanity is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 355 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Sanity 's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Sanity?

21 companies reportedly use Sanity in their tech stacks, including Messari , kickstartDS , and Sellpy .

100 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Sanity .

Sanity Integrations

JavaScript , React , Vue.js , React Native , and Next.js are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sanity . Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Sanity .
Pros of Sanity
Free for small projects
Powerful read + write API
Schema as a code
API-based cms
Lightweight & pluggable Content studio
Easy setup, endless flexibility
Much better than WordPress
Images API
Works with GraphQL with Gatsby
Decisions about Sanity

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Sanity in their tech stack.

Nash Nziramasanga
Software Developer at Billow Software · | 3 upvotes · 87.9K views
Needs advice
Contentful Contentful
Sanity Sanity

Im building a simple portfolio website using Next.js and all the content is static, what's the best between Contentful and Sanity .

I really like the self-hosting and custom layout with sanity however I don't think time customizing is worth it anymore.

Any thoughts

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Maxim Filimonov

Hi Community, Would like to ask for advice from people familiar with those tools. We are a small self-funded startup and initial cost for us is very important at that stage. That's why we are leaning towards Sanity . The CMS will be used to power our website and flutter cross-platform mobile applications.

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Sanity 's Features

  • Open source editing environment
  • Hosted & scalable APIs
  • Rich, precise data model
  • Graph oriented query language
  • Global asset and query CDN

Sanity Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Sanity ?
With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks.
Netlify CMS
It is built as a single-page React app. You can create custom-styled previews, UI widgets, and editor plugins or add backends to support different Git platform APIs.
Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
Prismic is a Content Management System, a tool for editing online content, also known as a headless CMS, an API CMS, a content platform, a disruptive content-as-a-service digital experience.
GraphCMS is a GraphQL Based Headless Content Management System. It lets you build a hosted GraphQL backend for your applications and gives you all the tools you need to manage your content.
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Sanity 's Followers
259 developers follow Sanity to keep up with related blogs and decisions.