About 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.

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 3 million 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!

Pricing starting from:

USD 25.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of 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.

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    Business size

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    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, zh-hant

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 25.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Zoho Creator: 273

    • 3PL Management
    • AI-assisted Development
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Action Item Tracking
    • Action Management
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Access Control
    • Application Management
    • Appointment Management
    • Appraisal History
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assessment Management
    • Asset Management
    • Asset Tracking
    • Assignment Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Authentication
    • Auto-Responders
    • Automatic Backup
    • Availability Indicator
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Bid Management
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Booking Management
    • Built-In Database
    • Business Process Automation
    • Business Process Control
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Campaign Analytics
    • Campaign Management
    • Change Management
    • Change Order Management
    • Channel Management
    • Client Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Collaborative Development
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compatibility Testing
    • Compliance Management
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Configuration Management
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Contract/License Management
    • Conversion Tracking
    • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
    • Cost Tracking
    • Credit Check
    • Cross Docking
    • Custom Development
    • Customer Database
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Dashboard
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Aggregation and Publishing
    • Data Dictionary Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Migration
    • Data Modeling
    • Data Profiling
    • Data Replication
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Visualization
    • Database Conversion
    • Debugging
    • Delivery Tracking
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Deployment Management
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Distribution Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • ERP
    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Alerts
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Management
    • Email Marketing
    • Employee Communities
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Equipment Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Management
    • Event Ticketing
    • Expense Claims
    • Expense Tracking
    • Faculty/Staff Management
    • Feedback Management
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • Financial Reporting
    • Fleet Management
    • Forms Creation & Design
    • Forms Management
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Graphical Workflow Editor
    • HR Management
    • HTML5 Technology
    • Help Desk Management
    • IT Incident Management
    • Import/Export Management
    • Incident Reporting
    • Indexing
    • Integrated Development Environment
    • Integrations Management
    • Interaction Tracking
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Investigation Management
    • Invoice Management
    • Iteration Management
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Tracking
    • Knowledge Management
    • Lead Capture
    • Lead Distribution
    • Lead Management
    • Lead Qualification
    • Lease Tracking
    • Leave Tracking
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Maintenance Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Development
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Communication
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
    • Multiple Projects
    • NOSQL
    • No-Code
    • OSHA Compliance
    • Offboarding
    • Onboarding
    • Online Payments
    • Order Entry
    • Order Management
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • PDF Conversion
    • Partner Portal
    • Performance Analysis
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Pre-built Templates
    • Process Change Tracking
    • Process Modeling & Designing
    • Procurement Management
    • Project Management
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receipt Management
    • Recruitment Management
    • Relational
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Requirements Management
    • Requisition Management
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Returns Management
    • Revenue Management
    • Safety Incident Management
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shipping Management
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Single Sign On
    • Software Development
    • Source Control
    • Sourcing Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Strategic Planning
    • Subscription Management
    • Summary Reports
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Support Ticket Management
    • Support Ticket Tracking
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Tax Management
    • Templates
    • Tenant Portal
    • Tenant Tracking
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Off Requests
    • Timesheet Management
    • Transaction History
    • Transaction Monitoring
    • Transportation Management
    • URL Customization
    • Vacancy Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Vendor Master Data Management
    • Vendor Payment
    • Version Control
    • Virtualization
    • Visitor Tracking
    • Visual Modeling
    • Visual Workflow Management
    • WYSIWYG Editor
    • Warehouse Management
    • Web App Development
    • Web Forms
    • Web/Mobile App Development
    • Website Management
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Configuration
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4/5
    Customer Support
    4/5

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    Natalie W.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Just what we needed!!

    Reviewed on 27/03/2020

    A cost-effective way of designing your own CRM, great for non-profits who need to store specific...

    A cost-effective way of designing your own CRM, great for non-profits who need to store specific information relating to their service users.

    Pros

    We had been looking for a CRM to meet out needs for a long time, trial and many errors left us frustrated and with limited funds, we didn't have the money to have one designed for us. We then met Zoho Creator...WOW! we were able to make our own customised CRM that is exactly how we want it, using forms and subforums. Affordable subscription, ability to make any changes to the layout and always the option to upgrade or add moe users.

    Cons

    It took us a while to get to grips with the layouts and moving around fields but once we checked the tutorials we were well away.

    Zach B.
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    • Industry: Music
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Happy User

    Reviewed on 10/02/2021

    Tracking billing, services, expenses, and clients in one place has made zoho my one stop shop....

    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.

    Phill D.
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Security flaw within Zoho Creator

    Reviewed on 09/09/2017

    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 users plan and this is a serious flaw in the system for me. I have been unable to further develop my app for a month or so and take it to the next level for my business.

    I have communicated this with Zoho and they have acknowledged the issue and told me a developer can fix the problem. I have paid one of their certified developers to fix this for me - but he just took my money and hasn't been in touch for a month or so. I have made a formal complaint to Zoho about him, but he is still listed on their website as a certified and recommended developer. I have asked numerous times for help and have got no where. I am now just being passed from one unknown support person to the next. I am absolutely fed up. It seems that this issue could be solved in an hour or so, but I have now probably spent over 12 hours of my own time on it and still don't have a solution.

    Michael W.
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    • Industry: Publishing
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile.

    Reviewed on 25/11/2019

    All in all, I would rate my experience as a 9 out of 10. Building basis databases and creating...

    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.

    I did not want to create a web app from scratch with mySQL. We didn't have the developers, time, or budget to do that. So, I started looking around for a tool that would let me do what I needed to do. Zoho Creator was a perfect match. To be honest, there's not much you can't do with this tool. It will probably handle 90% of what most mid-sized businesses need. It's totally customizable, and their Deluge programming language lets you do special things that most basic web-based drag-and-drop solutions wouldn't be able to handle.

    To be honest, Zoho is almost too powerful. It fits our needs and we've barely scratched the surface of its abilities.

    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.

    Rose T.
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    • Industry: Banking
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    An Incredible Builder of Mobile Applications

    Reviewed on 14/01/2019

    Zoho Creator has always been one of my top softwares because of its incredible capabilities and...

    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.

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    Zoho Creator FAQs

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    Zoho Creator offers the following pricing plans:

    Zoho Creator has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Zoho Creator supports the following languages:

    English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, zh-hant

    Zoho Creator supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Zoho Creator integrates with the following applications:

    Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Workspace, OneDrive, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Twilio, WordPress, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Books, Zoho CRM, Zoho Desk, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Recruit, Zoho Subscriptions

    Zoho Creator offers the following support options:

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

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