Zoho Creator Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Zoho Creator Reviews

Zoho Creator

Low-code platform to build custom business apps

4.13/5 (31 reviews)
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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.

Zoho Creator's powerful tools for data collection and management, analysis, reporting and collaboration make it the smart choice for small to large organizations to run their business online, without any additional costs, infrastructure, or software.

Zoho Creator is used by more than 2 million users, and 100,000+ apps have been already created. Don't let complex looking workflows and business rules scare you.

Zoho Creator is completely non-programmer friendly. Use the intuitive and feature-rich platform to build your custom database applications. Just write your business rules and let the software handle deployment and hosting. You can create your own forms/tables afresh or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes, really!
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Zoho Creator Reviews (31)

Most positive review

 Stable

Zoho is great for a free online database. I was been using then for years The helpdesk in available to talk to you on the weekend. Even is you have a free account and something is not working the most likely will help you. Just don't ask design question as a free users. Its easy to switch back ...

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Reviewed 15th of May, 2016 by Nathan Chukueke

Most critical review

 Great for Prototyping Application, Too Slow for Business Use 
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1) Speed is too slow for "real" business use. 2) On premise application is forever stuck in Beta, there is no choice but to use Zoho's slow servers. 3) URL and mobile app customization is not possible. I started using Zoho as a quick way to prototype an application. It took a few weeks to ...

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Reviewed 23rd of November, 2015 by A verified reviewer

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Zoho Creator Screenshots (5)

Zoho Creator screenshot: Web and Mobile AppsZoho Creator screenshot: Dashboard-ReportsZoho Creator screenshot: Drag-and-drop builderZoho Creator screenshot: Workflow builderZoho Creator screenshot: Live Mode

Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Yes
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Chinese (Traditional), English, Japanese
Support Options
Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Zoho Creator Pricing

Starting from: $5.00
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Flexible Users Plan : (Suitable for Small & Medium Enterprises)
Forever free plan (No Credit Card Required) - 1 App / 3 Users / 1000 Records / 250MB per user Storage
Limited Users Plan::
Basic ($5/user/month) - 3 Apps / 25000 Records / 1GB Per User Storage
Premium ($10/user/month) - 50 Apps / Unlimited records / 2GB Per User Storage
Unlimited Users: (Suitable for Medium & Large Enterprises)
Express ($199) - Unlimited Apps / 250000 records / 20 GB Storage
Express Plus ($1999) : Unlimited Apps / Unlimited Records / 200GB Storage.
Ultimate Plan: Email: sales@zohocorp.com

Competitors Pricing

KiSSFLOW

Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, One-time License, Open-source, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Forms On Fire

Starting from: $18.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of Zoho Creator

  • Easy drag and drop interface
  • Web mobile and native mobile access
  • No programming expertise
  • Marketplace & developer community
  • Webform
  • 24*7 technical support
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Hire an expert
  • Automated workflow
  • Collaboration
  • Email notification and schedules
  • Customer portal
  • Record summary
  • Users & profiles
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • API
  • User Access Controls
  • Web Forms
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Document Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Chat
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Development
  • Indexing
  • Workflow Management
  • Purchase Orders
  • Order Approval
  • Expense Claims
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Applications Management
  • Collaborative Review

Benefits

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.

Low Cost and Free Version

Zoho Creator is a pay-as-you-go service. There are no long term contracts. You just have to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. Zoho Creator pricing starts at just $5/user/month. You can create UNLIMITED database applications and share up to 3 users. Zoho Creator also offers free version. Check out pricing plans.

- Get 10% discount on yearly subscription (applicable for all plans)
- Exclusive discounts to qualifying non-profit organizations

Mobile Apps for iOS, Android and Windows

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.

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Jonathan K

Verified Reviewer

I love it!

14/03/2017

I started using Zoho's emails first and then gradually other features. Great company, cheap and effective. Their interface is better than Google Apps for sure - Put the two side by side and compare, you will see.

Pros

Great value for money.

Cons

Their live ticket generation system takes way too long.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Zoho Creator

Forget GMAIL, Zoho is the best corporate emailing solution there is.

Source: GetApp
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Annette Anderson

So simple to use

05/01/2017

Very user-friendly. Some limitations that can be forgiven because of the ease of use. Used it to create an online application form.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Limitations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Zoho Creator

Great for those who are not tech savvy.

Source: Capterra
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Dan Gustavsson

Easy to create your own Database

16/12/2016

The creator makes it easy via forms etc to add content into a database. They have themes to choose from and the option to build one from scratch. It's easy to use once you get the hang of it. Basically, you can create your own CRM if you just want a good system to store information in. The creator is fun to build in and easy to add cool features with ease.

Pros

Easy to create your own database without any knowledge or experience in doing a database before.

Cons

Took a little time to get used to but once there its easy to work in.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Zoho Creator

Wanna build your own CRM or something like that without a bunch of functions you dont use this can be an awesome option!

Source: Capterra
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Guillaume Lévy

Best application creation platform

09/12/2016

With Zoho Creator, I can build any kind of applications in a very short time. Very easy to use and a lot of possibility to extend the application with some easy development.

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Source: Capterra
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Sanjeev N

Good experience

08/12/2016

Honestly, I really didn't like the interface, I needed to help a friend with initial setup and it's a little confusing. Here's what it offers - Start with 15 days free trial( After the 15-day fully featured trial you will be moved to our Free Plan, without losing anything but with limited access to premium features) - Drag & Drop Development - Reports & HTML Pages - Unlimited Workflows - Schedules - Webhooks. Zoho offers everything you need to build custom applications on the cloud. Again worth trying!!

Pros

Everything at one place. Build custom applications on the cloud. Yes, Zoho Creator's drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for any non-programmer to build custom applications.

Cons

Not so simple as it seems. Initial setup is time consuming, confusing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Zoho Creator

Keep it simple, stupid.

Source: Capterra
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Kevin Hill

Super simple to start, then can get overwhelming!

01/12/2016

Needed a simple database to keep track of media inventory. I created something simple, which worked, but after a demo by a zoho expert I am upgrading the whole system through a zoho consultant. This system seems to be able to do anything (that's the overwhelming part) but if you do your business requirements and use cases carefully it is a great value.

Pros

Great value. Very simple to start, but super powerful if you need it to be.

Cons

Beyond the "simple" stuff, if you want to take advantage of all the power of the system you'll need assistance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Zoho Creator

If you are going to use an outside zoho creator consultant, make sure you scope your project carefully and completely.

Source: Capterra
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Terri Daniel

License renewal tracking system

16/11/2016

I use Zoho to track license renewals and continuing education requirements for a large design firm. I used to have to use multiple Excel worksheets to track all of the variables involved in this task. Zoho allows me to have all of my info in one place, but I can still create specific spreadsheets on request.

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Source: Capterra
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Debra Haraldson

Great product at a great price

03/11/2016

I use this relational database to manage over 600 architectural licenses and association memberships. One database contains all of the licenses for 100 architects for all fifty states plus several Canadian provinces. The other database contains the continuing education (CE)requirements for each jurisdiction. The reports and query modules are used to alert me to expiration dates and how many CE credits that licensee needs before renewing. States and provinces may impose heavy penalties if the licensee does not have the required credits, or renews late.

Pros

Flexibility: I can add and modify fields and drop lists, create and modify reports and queries, perform bulk edits.

Cons

While backing up the data, it does not tell me when it's done. Sometimes it's done but the status is still "backing up." Usually refreshing the page helps.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Zoho Creator

The customer support is excellent. I have used the live chat on occasion and someone is always there and will contact me later if they cannot troubleshoot right away.

Source: Capterra
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Dheeraj Swami

Zoho Creator Review

25/10/2016

Provide Easy to use, Drag and drop , From Design, Reporting , Marketplace and developer connect and easy APi integration

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Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Knight

Verified Reviewer

Crashes

19/10/2016

Phone app crashes, frustrating on a long report adding pics in the app while reporting do not save to phone I can not save a report as I am inspecting

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: GetApp
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