Ninox Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Ninox

Create custom business apps for your team!

4.78/5 (122 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
Pricing options
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Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

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: Get visual with Kanban, Cards, Gantt and ChartsNinox screenshot: Integrate everything
with Ninox APINinox screenshot: Ninox can be accessed through its native macOS, iOS, and Android App or via any web browser.

Ninox user reviews

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Features
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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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Ernie Faulkner

Great Product, Outstanding Support

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

I have completed many different database solutions at present, my latest one is a quote engine, previously it would take about 3.5 minutes to produce one quote if I was lucky, I can now deliver quotes in about 20 seconds, start to finish. Someone asked for 6 quotes the other day, he asked how long it would take the get the quotes, I said they will be with you within 15 minutes, he was well impressed, exceeded my own target and his expectations.

Pros
The ease of use, you can start building a database from scratch with very little experience. There are many templates to choose from and the support you get from the Ninox team is beyond 1st class. Ninox has saved me so much time and provided me with opportunities to develop more sales by using it.

Cons
The English manual needs development, (I believe this is in hand) there is so much information in the head of the support team that needs to get into the manual. Layout needs improving, I don't like having to messing about with 'spaces' and line breaks, I would prefer that we can place an object in position and it sticks in place.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mike Nemeth

Best money I ever spent

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall i am so glad i spent the (small amount of) money to purchase this database when i did; it has paid off far more than it cost.

Pros
If this product went away, my business would suffer greatly. It is so flexible, and i can set it up to do exactly what i need it to do. I rely on the data in Ninox for most of my basic business functions, and it performs with speed and accuracy. I like that the software is resident and not fully cloud-based. I use it without a subscription since i am the only user, so it only costs me the time to set up or adjust a table.

Cons
Having customer support in Germany is a bit of a pain and can make for long turnaround times and translation issues for problem resolution. But fortunately the manual is fairly well laid out & explains most things in enough detail where some trial and error can get me to a workable solution.

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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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Dennis Wright

EXCELLENT SOFTWARE

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-12-08
Review Source: Capterra

Being able to link HVAC units to rooms and link service records to rooms and units is only one example of the multitude of things that can be done. It is very versatile software with a gentle learning curve for most features.

Pros
The ability to access in the field is a game changer. The live version is the only way to go and for the price it is a no brainer.

Cons
A manual with code examples would be very helpful. Customer service gets back with you very quickly when you have a problem.

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Ninox pricing

Starting from
$8.33/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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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 (253 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (126 other apps)
Auditing (133 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (181 other apps)
Compliance Management (137 other apps)
Monitoring (270 other apps)
Real Time Data (128 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (155 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (213 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (116 other apps)
Search Functionality (128 other apps)
Third Party Integration (260 other apps)
Workflow Management (144 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.