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Zoho Creator vs Knack Comparison

Overview

Zoho Creator is a web-based, low-code platform that lets everyone build custom mobile-ready business apps without any prior technical knowledge.

Knack helps organizations empower everyday innovators to solve real-world problems. By leveraging Knack’s intuitive platform...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$15.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$39.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

56

50

9

5

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

4.4

(64)

5

4

3

2

1

39

16

5

3

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is best for beginners who don't have much knowledge of building complex databases. It has a superb way of building databases from the excel sheets.
It is truly an amazing platform to run your business with ease. Being able to solve the clients business problems and helping them build an app with zoho platform is really an amazing experience.
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.

Pros

Overall, Knack is a fine product, and it was easy to implement and use. However, I do think there are better products out there, and I didn't find it to be worth the price tag given our needs.
One more point can easily be gained by paying attention to the community, which are the fans of their business. The other point can be gained by adding better standard features and design features.
There are a lot of useful options such as searching, various forms and tables. I find it easy to customize although having little background in programming helps but not required.

Cons

Is also strange that most of the answers in the forum are only visible for the user that asked the question, making it almost useless for users trying to troubleshoot an error.
Another issue I have had to cope with several times is the lack of a time-only field, not date-time. I had to use workarounds when I needed the user to input time.
Lack of platform support, clunky UI, does many things sort of okay but doesn't do anything well.

Cons

The lack of support and the turn around time for support is difficult. For companies that use as an integral part of their business it is risky for an ordering system, etc.
Fairly expensive considering how unpolished the software is and how woefully awful their customer support is.
Main troubling issue is with how pages and views get created with every menu and link you add. Causing a quickly overwhelming page structure and sitemap.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago

Key features

  • Total features82
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Application Sharing
  • Applications Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Batch Processing
  • Booking Management
  • Built-In Database
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Charting
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Development
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Profiling
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Integration
  • Digital Signature
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • ERP Integration
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Event Ticketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Forms Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • HR Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • History Tracking
  • Indexing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Tracking
  • Lead Assignment
  • Monitoring
  • Order Approval
  • Order Confirmation
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Partner Portal
  • Password Management
  • Permission Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Reminders
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timer
  • Version Control
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • Total features61
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Application Sharing
  • Applications Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Batch Processing
  • Booking Management
  • Built-In Database
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Charting
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Development
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Profiling
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Integration
  • Digital Signature
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • ERP Integration
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Event Ticketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Forms Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • HR Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • History Tracking
  • Indexing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Tracking
  • Lead Assignment
  • Monitoring
  • Order Approval
  • Order Confirmation
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Partner Portal
  • Password Management
  • Permission Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Reminders
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timer
  • Version Control
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Integration

Integrations

  • Total integrations42
  • Bitium
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • Opsgenie
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations21
  • Bitium
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • Opsgenie
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation