Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator

by Zoho

Who Uses Zoho Creator?

Small and medium businesses in any industry. Zoho Creator is used by entrepreneurs, small businesses, educational institutes, and even non-profits.

What Is Zoho Creator?

When every business process is unique and different from one another, there cannot possibly be one software that solves them all. This must be why more than 4 million users around the world have built custom applications to manage their unique business processes.

Zoho Creator provides essential tools and all the help you need to build custom apps; all by yourself, regardless of your technical expertise. Watch our case studies!

Zoho Creator Details

Zoho

https://www.zoho.com

Founded 1996

Zoho Creator Pricing Overview

Zoho Creator has a free version and offers a free trial. Zoho Creator paid version starts at US$10.00/month.

Starting Price

US$10.00/month

Pricing Details

Starts with $10/user/month.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Zoho Creator Features

App Building Software
Collaboration Tools
Compatibility Testing
Deployment Management
Drag & Drop
Forms Creation & Design
Iteration Management
No-Code
Pre-built App Templates
Visual Modeling
Workflow Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Code Refactoring
Collaboration Tools
Compatibility Testing
Data Modeling
Debugging
Deployment Management
Mobile Development
No-Code
Reporting/Analytics
Software Development
Source Control
Web App Development
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Business Process Automation
Business Rules Management
Collaboration
Process Change Tracking
Process Mapping
Process Modeling & Designing
Visual Workflow Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Backup and Recovery
Data Migration
Data Replication
Database Conversion
Mobile Access
Multiple Programming Languages Supported
NOSQL
Performance Analysis
Relational
Virtualization
Barcoding / RFID
Import / Export Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Purchasing
Returns Management
Sales Forecasting
Shipping Management
Warehouse Management
Audit Management
Compliance Tracking
Configuration Management
Contract/License Management
Cost Tracking
Inventory Management
Maintenance Management
Procurement Management
Requisition Management
Supplier Management
Audit Trail
Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
Disaster Recovery
IT Incident Management
Incident Reporting
Investigation Management
OSHA Compliance
Safety Incident Management
Task Management
3PL Management
Barcoding/RFID
CRM
Cross Docking
Fleet Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Shipping Management
Supplier Management
Transportation Management
AI-assisted Development
Business Process Automation
Collaborative Development
Data Aggregation and Publishing
Deployment Management
Drag & Drop Assembly
Integrations Management
Iteration Management
Performance Monitoring
Requirements Management
Templates
Visual Modeling
Web/Mobile App Development
Workflow Management
Credit Check
Online Payments
Tax Management
Tenant Portal
Tenant Tracking
Vacancy Management
Website Management
Audit Trail
Compliance Management
Offboarding
Performance Metrics
Self Service Portal
Sourcing Management
Transaction History
Vendor Payment
Access Controls/Permissions
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Compliance Tracking
Customizable Dashboard
Document Management
Forms Management
Graphical Workflow Editor
Mobile Access
No-Code
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Workflow Configuration

Zoho Creator Reviews

Showing 5 of 118 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Rose T.
IT Network Manager
Banking, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/01/2019

"An Incredible Builder of Mobile Applications"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/01/2019
Michael W.
President
Publishing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2019

"Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile."

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2019
Phill D.
Food Production
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    1/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 09/09/2017

"Security flaw within Zoho Creator"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 09/09/2017
Natalie W.
managing director
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/03/2020

"Just what we needed!!"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/03/2020
Verified Reviewer
Music Teacher
Music, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020

"Make it as simple or complex as you want"

Comments: I'm tracking my students, clients, payments, expenses, extra fees...all sorts of tables that can link up and form a simple database. Makes taxes at end of year and keeping up with clients balances a breeze.

Pros: I love that they have a free mobile app. Great for when I'm out an about away from my computer. Customer service is outstanding. It covers all my needs but I know it could get as complex as a wanted in the future (with all the css, extra add ons, and functions to call out).

Cons: It can be a little daunting at first if you haven't built anything before (too many options can be intimidating).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020