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Zoho Creator Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Zoho Creator product overview

What is Zoho Creator?

Zoho Creator offers a first of its kind drag-n-drop interface to create tables/forms, design, schedule workflows and perform a variety of automated actions.

Key benefits of using Zoho Creator

  • Zero Infrastructure

    When you use Zoho Creator you don't have to worry about anything technical - you can just create your databases and put them into production right away. We take care of all the security, uptime, backups and upgrades. You can stay focused on what you're good at and we'll handle the rest.

  • Mobile Apps for iOS, Android

    Any app created on Zoho Creator is readily available as a mobile app with no mobile-specific development. Your team members and clients can also download the Zoho Creator mobile app and can access real-time data all the time. Zoho Creator helps you to stay connected to your data all the time.

  • Time to Market

    Zoho Creator provides a flexible and easy-to-use platform to build databases over the web that significantly reduces the development time. Zoho Creator helps you achieve your time to market by offering intuitive drag-and-drop interface to build forms/tables without coding. You can create your database either by importing data from your spreadsheet or from your MS Access database (.mdb) file.

  • No Database Complexities

    Zoho Creator platform takes away all the database complexities with creating tables, modifying the structure of the tables and maintenance headaches like - Storage, Availability and Security. Zoho Creator offers admin(who creates) flexibility to modify table attributes and transform both data and table structure, while allowing users(who access) full access to the database. All the changes and modification are made instantly without any delay or patch.

  • Flexible and Agile Development Process

    Zoho Creator offers intuitive drag-and-drop interface to create tables/Forms and add business rules. You can build custom databases without coding. Zoho Creator's flexible and scalable approach enables admin to modify the structure of the database and the data while allowing users full access to the database. You can create custom databases in quick time that scales with your businesses.

  • Workflow and Business Rules over the web

    Zoho Creator is incorporated with Deluge Script, a easy-to-use scripting language that lets users to design business workflows and perform a variety of automated actions based on the criteria specified. No programming skills required, just drag-and-drop actions, triggers. Deluge Script makes it easy to create powerful database apps quickly.

  • Secure Database Hosting

    Zoho Creator platform provides highly available, scalable and secure hosting infrastructure. All Zoho Creator applications and the informations within the application are remotely stored and hosted on Zoho web servers, which are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We employ industry-standard practices like SSL encryption, around-the-clock security of our data center, back-up and recovery systems. Refer the Zoho FAQ section for more info

  • Active Developer Community

    Zoho Creator has built a strong community of independent developers and ISV's who can help you in your database development process. Zoho Creator Forum is the place to share knowledge, ideas with each other and also to post questions, issues and get help from the experts. Zoho Creator team (the guys behind the platform) also pitch-in to provide solution and help you to solver your problem.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support
    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Knowledge Base
    Chat

    Training options

    In Person
    Webinars
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos

    Zoho Creator pricing information

    Value for money

    4.3

    /5

    123

    Starting from

    $

    25

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    Per User

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Zoho Creator features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    123
    Total Features272 16 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Reporting/Analytics
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Third Party Integrations
    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Monitoring
    Reporting & Statistics

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    Zoho Creator users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3

    /5

    123

    Positive reviews

    88%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.33/10
    Rating distribution

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    50

    9

    5

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    Pros
    If you are using other elements of the Zoho suite there are good integrations and Creator would be great for adding functionality for the likes of first-line workers in the organisation.

    Colin M.

    For the people who are planning to develop software is really useful it helps you get everything organized and reminder about the deadlines which ensured productivity and help you to get more revenue.

    Luis Hernando J.

    Easy to use and great value for money for a small business. The companion iPhone app is also excellent and you can easily enter data from the app.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Cons
    For most users that have no coding background it this can provide limits as DELGUGE can be difficult to learn.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Form loading goes from seconds to minutes. These are serious problems that made me wish I had stuck to using Zoho strictly as a prototype.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    The limited features working offline or in patchy network areas was a huge problem.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    An Incredible Builder of Mobile Applications

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Zoho Creator has always been one of my top softwares because of its incredible capabilities and ease of use when making simple mobile applications.

    Pros

    With Zoho Creator, I do not need to have the best programming skills to build a mobile app. The process is not difficult at all. Zoho Creator is a great online platform that makes it easy to build simple but excellently-looking mobile applications. I like the ease of use of Zoho Creator.

    Cons

    Zoho Creator continues to be my favorite builder of mobile applications. The only con I have about it is the slow support team.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile.

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    All in all, I would rate my experience as a 9 out of 10. Building basis databases and creating reports is very straightforward and by and large you can do a lot of things with their drag-and-drop interface quite easily. I do admit to not being very impressed with their support, and occasionally we've had issues with server uptime, but their pricing is fair and the tool is powerful. In spite of the shortcomings I have expressed, I still wouldn't hesitate to deploy Zoho again in another enterprise. It continues to drive our daily production schedule with hundreds of projects simultaneously in motion.

    Pros

    I ran a web development firm for nearly 20 years prior to moving into a different industry, so I knew the power of databases and the importance of them in day to day processes. Moving in to a startup with zero infrastructure, one of my first tasks was to get a production database going. We struggled along for awhile passing Excel spreadsheets back and forth for a few months and quickly outgrew that....

    Cons

    The documentation for Zoho Creator is fair, but if you can't get your questions answered through their knowledge base, finding an expert isn't easy. Their support email is not too helpful. And while they do have a database of experienced Deluge developers that you can call on, it seems a little cumbersome to have to bring in a third party. Also, there are a couple of different versions of Zoho Creator currently in deployment. So, depending on which version your account is on, the documentation might differ - the features certainly do differ. It's a very very powerful product, but because it is a closed-source, proprietary solution, you're somewhat at the mercy of Zoho to get answers to your programming questions.

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Great for small and medium projects

    Reviewed 9 days ago
    Pros

    Very easy to use on mobile . The app doesn't require too much of a coding background ( but it helps to have one ) . The app is reasonably priced and the process of creating other apps is as easy as you can realistically expect .

    Cons

    File storing can be optimized and there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to the search , it takes me ages to find what I need .

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    Security flaw within Zoho Creator

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    I've been using this app for a couple of years and a lot of my business is based around it. I would usually rave about how good it is

    Cons

    I have a data security issue with the app. The product claims that your user data is protected, but there is a flaw with the way the dropdown menu data is shared. Lets say you enter some data in one sheet, and want to use this data in another sheet via a dropdown menu. Not only is your data shown, but so is everyone else. This cannot be fixed by profiles / roles / filters etc. I am on the unlimited...

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Happy User

    Reviewed 6 months ago

    Tracking billing, services, expenses, and clients in one place has made zoho my one stop shop. Great customer service whenever I need it.

    Pros

    It is what you put into it. I'm happy with mobile access through the web and endless customization abilities.

    Cons

    Some time so many customizable options can be overwhelming. It's clean, but if you aren't in it regularly and they make a big backend design change... you may get lost really easy.

    Zoho Creator FAQs and common questions

    Zoho Creator has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $25.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


    Zoho Creator has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Zoho Creator supports the following languages:
    Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, English, Portuguese, French


    Zoho Creator supports the following devices:
    Android, iPhone, iPad


    Yes, Zoho Creator has an API available for use.


    Zoho Creator integrates with the following applications:
    PayPal, Zoho Recruit, Dropbox Business, Zoho CRM, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Workspace, Google Drive, Box, Zoho Books, Wordpress, Zoho Desk, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Zoho Subscriptions, Twilio, Zoho Analytics, Google Maps, Zoho Invoice


    Zoho Creator offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat

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