Zoho Creator

An all-in-one Low-Code Application Development Software.

About Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator is an all-in-one low-code application development software platform that is designed to help businesses digitize their operations without the hassle of traditional development.

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.

More than 13,000 businesses with an excess of 7 million users around the world trust us to be their technology partner. Don't let complex-looking workflows and business rules scare you.

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 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:

US$25.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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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    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    US$25.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Zoho Creator: 207

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    • AI-assisted Development
    • API
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    • Accounting Software
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
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    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
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    • Compatibility Testing
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    • Configurable Workflow
    • Configuration Management
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    • Content Library
    • Content Management System (CMS) Software
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    • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
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    • Credit Check
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    • Customer Database
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Aggregation and Publishing
    • Data Dictionary Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Migration
    • Data Modeling
    • Data Replication
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Database Conversion
    • Debugging
    • Delivery Tracking
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Deployment Management
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Distribution Management
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Storage
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    • ERP
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Alerts
    • Email Management Software
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    • Email Reminders
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Onboarding
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    • Forms Management
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    • Graphical User Interface
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    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
    • NOSQL
    • No-Code
    • OSHA Compliance
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    • Task Progress Tracking
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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (127)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.0/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.0/5

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    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 2019-01-14

    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.

    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 2019-11-25

    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.

    Andrew K.
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Decent ability to build custom apps, but clunky

    Reviewed on 2022-04-10

    Pros

    Technically, anything (or near-anything) is possible to build as a custom app. Relatively low-code required

    Cons

    Apps that get built are very clunky with crude UI. And the integration with Zoho CRM is underwhelming so you're likely better off finding a solution elsewhere.

    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 2017-09-09

    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.

    Jose miguel V.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Data management made easy

    Reviewed on 2022-03-04

    For us, Zoho Creator was the solution for data management, and easy-to-use database handling and...

    For us, Zoho Creator was the solution for data management, and easy-to-use database handling and form creation. To that, you add various integrations and you get a great way to handle and use your data in different ways.

    Pros

    I have used Zoho creator for more than four years, so I have witnessed many changes and implementation of new features, and that's is one of the things I love about Zoho Creator, how they modernize the product and improve it year after year. In our case, we use Zoho Creator for data management and some integrations and, for us, it is an excellent and easy-to-use solution.

    Cons

    Despite being, in general, an easy-to-use tool, the advanced options are not easy to master, and the documentation is not the best.

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    Zoho Creator FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Zoho Creator.

    Zoho Creator offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$25.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Flexible Users Plan : Professional - $25/user/month billed annually Ultimate - $400/month billed annually, Unlimited apps and 10 users included ($25/additional user/month)

    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 Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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