Ninox Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Ninox

Create custom business apps for your team!

4.77/5 (113 reviews)

Ninox overview

What is Ninox?

Ninox is a cloud-based platform for building custom database applications, with solutions for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and web browsers. The platform allows users to create custom apps using built-in templates, custom actions, scripting, and drag-and-drop formulas to connect multiple databases. Custom forms, fields, and triggers can be created, and calculations can be built using the visual formula editor.

Ninox can be used to create a range of different application types, covering event management, invoicing, accounting, inventory management, customer relationship management (CRM), task management and to-do lists, real estate administration, meeting management, and more. Teammates can be invited to collaborate, and users can control the permissions granted to each collaborator. Real-time sync between devices allows users to access and work on their apps from multiple devices. Bento files, CSV files, and contacts can be imported, and data can be exported in Excel and CSV formats. Multiple chart types are built-in to allow users to visualize data.
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Pricing

Starting from
$8.33/month
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German and 4 other languages, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Ninox screenshot: Ninox shows your data in a table view and provides a convenient form view in order to enter data.Ninox screenshot: Start your first business application with one of Ninox's templates, e.g. for meetings, CRM, invoices, inventory,  accounting and many more.Ninox screenshot: Team members can access Ninox across all platforms based on different roles.Ninox screenshot: Ninox is highly customizable with a vast number of different fields.Ninox screenshot: Ninox can be accessed through its native macOS, iOS, and Android App or via any web browser.

Ninox reviews

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James Schell

Full featured and friendly

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-16
Review Source: Capterra

I was searching to replace my mobile -- but very much showing it's age -- HanDBase. I was also long time proponent of the Helix database on the Mac which was becoming less friendly and not easily mobile. I needed to put a structure in place for my new business. My requirements were: Mac friendly, multi-platform, and mobile. I found Ninox on v1 and worked through the learning curve. Today, Ninox v2.4 gives me a central point to coordinate the activities, common data of all my cloud based processes including: QuickBooks Online, G-Suites for Business, MailChimp, RingCentral, and Asana. I can hardly wait till v2.5 to see what else I can do to make my business easier.

Pros
Flexibility is a huge part of the Ninox platform. Ninox has the power of a multi-relation, multi-platform, mobile, scriptable database. And it can also be an easy no-scripting data gathering tool. As a small business owner, my needs develop on a daily basis. Ninox is my secret weapon to managing them in-house. When I need an ad-hoc tool to evaluate , template, and organize lists or piles of data... Ninox. When I want to take that ad-hoc tool and turn it into a multi-user process...Ninox.

Cons
Steep structural learning curve. My experience with database systems began with D-Base4 on DOS. All of my previous databases were predicated on the idea that the record is not created until it is "entered". A Ninox record is entered when it is created. Adding data to it is an update. Here me know and believe me later... there is massive power in this approach. I was also concerned that my users would have problems understanding this, none of them have ever noticed. In this age of instant entry and not-saving, they think it is normal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mike Conneen

Stand-alone, Multi-User, iCloud, Cloud, Private / On prem .. offline sync... It has it ALL

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-07
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am very satisfied with Ninox. I have built workflow style applications to manage SOWS / Contracts, Customer Relations, "Getting Things Done (GTD)" style Task Management (I believe the phrase is TradeMarked by David Allan), IT Product Standards Mangement with REST/API interface to Technopedia, Bakery Orders, and yes.. my "first" application was a Bingo Game with random number generator to simulate the "Bingo Ball" drops.

Pros
The platform is very easy to use. While never say never, I do not see using spreadsheets to maintain various pockets of information any longer. While I am a thirty (30) plus year IT professional, within minutes I was up and running.. and within hours to days, I built a rather complex application to manage my Statements of Work (SOWs) with links to company resources, rate card, et all. A quick "create view", and I had a kanban view of SOWs expiring in 30, 60, 90 days. The platform is very flexible and the REST/API is a huge plus for me. Ninox Technical support is over the top. Free webinars, email support with response usually within 24 hours.. and a user forum with helpful and active participants (DISCLAIMER.. I am a participant).. Having used other desktop relational database applications on both Windows and Mac OS.. Ninox was the platform I have been searching for!

Cons
Pretty much in order of discomfort.. 1. As you can see from other reviews, the user documentation is lacking. At some points it is missing... and at other points it is just plain wrong. To mitigate this, the user forum is a great resource and several Ninox partners have published use case driven guides. 2. As a 30+ year IT professional, I had to adapt to the file based Ninox approach. While you do create "relations" between table objects, you have to rethink a bit of what you learned. Once you get the hang of it.. You are off to the races. 3. Even the local Mac App acts like "the web". Rows are committed on create.. then updated for each field update. This just takes some getting used to. On most of my applications, I add "buttons" to save/close the record so I can add data consistency logic (in global functions as must as possible). That logic is also repeated in "data verification" views so the user can scan for anomalies.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bastian Vorholt

Best Database Software and very easy to learn

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Ninox made it possible for me to integrate my 4 programs into one program.

Pros
With Ninox, anyone can build their database in a very short time. I quickly understood how Ninox works. Even the Ninox scripting language is very easy to learn. I think this is the biggest plus that anyone can learn Ninox. Another advantage is that it works on all platforms and I don't have to adjust the input masks for the Ipad. The community is very helpful and also the support of Ninox helps everyone quickly with his problems. I have never before experienced such excellent support with any other software.

Cons
The documentation could still be improved especially for beginners. There should be more example videos what can be realized with Ninox because often the new users are surprised what can be realized with Ninox.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Daniel Fascia

Amazingly easy to get into but hasn't evolved much

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
So easy to pickup and use. Really quick to develop a business app which feels very empowering. However that's pretty much where it ends

Cons
Too Mac centric, icloud as the sync option is ridiculous. Struggles on server edition with medium sized data sets, filtering becomes very slow. You cannot actually do much with your data, no real integration outside of Ninox. Poor implementation of report design and printing which exposes too much to the end user. Not enough separation between design and client use

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John Heaslip

Life changing :-)

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

We are not techies. The platform has been customised for us by a Ninox partner. He has done a fantastic job creating something that tracks multiple factors and is usable by staff with minimal training and IT skills. For instance the system will ring alarm bells if a child is not meeting basic world health organisation minimums across a whole range of factors. Working with Ninox we have moved from using Dickensian ledgers to a state-of-the-art system with almost no pain. This is remarkable, we still can't believe it.

Pros
The functionality. Using the Ninox platform we have developed a database as part of our orphan care programme in Malawi. One of the key challenges in Malawi is flaky, often non-existent internet access. The Ninox software stands alone on multiple iPads so our nurses, with minimal training, can input data in rural villages. Back at the hospital when we get a good Wi-Fi signal the database synchronises automatically. This is pretty neat, we don't get data corruption or issues common with other products when duplicate data is input from different sources.

Cons
Just sorry we didn't find it years ago. Also sorry we wasted time looking at alternatives.

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Ninox pricing

Starting from
$8.33/month
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Ninox Cloud is available for $8.33/user/month or $99.99/user/year.

Discounted plans are available for nonprofit and education organizations.

Ninox features

API
Access Control
Activity Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface

Activity Dashboard (155 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (79 other apps)
Application Integration (73 other apps)
Auditing (90 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (126 other apps)
Compliance Management (74 other apps)
Monitoring (211 other apps)
Real Time Data (87 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (98 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (114 other apps)
SSL Security (76 other apps)
Third Party Integration (149 other apps)
Workflow Management (99 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Ninox

Key features of Ninox

  • Data modeling
  • Mobile development
  • No-code
  • Application templates
  • Custom forms
  • Data visualization
  • Data import/export
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Custom fields
  • User access controls
  • Team collaboration
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Benefits

Users can invite their teammates to collaborate, and control each collaborator's access permissions.

Real-time sync allows users to collaborate and make changes to apps from any device.

Multiple template types are built-in, covering inventory management, event management, invoicing, accounting, meeting management, CRM, and more.

Users can access and edit databases without an internet connection.

Data can be visualized in a range of chart types and analyzed to provide insights into productivity.