Zoho Creator software


76 reviews(4.0/5)
76 reviews(4.0/5)

Zoho Creator is a cloud-based database solution that helps organizations create customized applications, automate processes and store application data. The solution enables professionals to access data from remote locations using any mobile device. A key feature of Zoho Creator is to clean, normalize and analyze data to create dashboards.

Zoho Creator’s workflow automation feature enables managers to create process-automation scripts with the help of drag-and-drop functionality. Further, process automation helps team leaders eliminate unnecessary, manual overhead tasks.

Zoho Creator offers mobile applications compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices.

The solution can be integrated with third-party software such as Zoho Apps, Google Apps, QuickBooks, Paypal and Salesforce. The pricing is on a monthly and annual subscription basis that suits small businesses as well as large enterprises.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Best Software for creating own apps

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    This software saves a lot of time compared to using our own time for creating apps.

    Pros

    This is the best software for creating simple apps on our own for the web as well as mobile without much programming knowledge. It will save a lot of time for those who build apps with programming knowledge. Its price is also low compared to other similar apps to start with.

    Cons

    Look of user interface needs improvement. It is difficult for starters to make complex applications. User Interfaces of mobile apps can be much better.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Decent application builder if you're working with ZohoCRM

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    Pros

    Integration with ZohoCRM is simple with Creator. Features are decent but I would suggest that you look into whether Creator meets your specific business needs as the templated solutions may not fit.

    Cons

    Exclusive use of Zoho's deluge language makes any troubleshooting a bit of a challenge since support is not 24/7. If Creator used a standard programming language, we could ask questions through stackoverflow or the general public who knows that language.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Zoho Creator is an easy way to create data collection forms on the fly

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    Zoho Creator is a quick way to create a web form for user submissions, for anything from an internal survey, to a work-related data collection form, or a web site submission form from customers.

    Pros

    A user can get up and running with Zoho Creator within about ten minutes. It is very intuitive and requires very little set-up. Any time I need to collect data, Zoho is my go-to app for form creation, and it is easy to distribute the forms securely using a link, a password, or to embed it in another site. Zoho has great customizable workflows if you are able to handle minimal programming.

    Cons

    The user interface is very basic and could probably use an update to modernize a bit. It would also be nice if the front-end interface could be more highly customized. I use Zoho Creator mostly to create forms that I'm sending to people who don't require something super pretty with lots of graphic design. If i needed a visually compelling form, Zoho would not be my choice because it isn't rich in those features.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kristen from Morningstar Global Translations

    May 2018

    Versatile and dynamic software

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    Pros

    I like that it's very easy for someone like me to create my own database. I was also able to embed the form into my website and receive automated email notifications every time a client or service provider submitted a new request or their details. All for a reasonable price.

    Cons

    There are some components of the software that are too technical and complicated for even me to understand, so they go unused.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Marlyn from SOAINT

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    Zoho is a useful software to create commercial applications and has a reasonable price

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    Pros

    Easy to create your own database without any knowledge or experience in making a database before. The fact that the results columns from a basic search are not editable. Also, the "view" results when you click on a record has limited fields. Must view the whole record using the "edit" feature instead.

    Cons

    Take a little time to get used to the interface, but then it's very easy to work. The fact that the results columns of a basic search are not editable makes the software somewhat complicated. In addition, the results of "seeing" when clicking on a record have limited fields. It should allow to see the complete record with the "edit" function.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    Zoho Creator is a very useful and reasonably priced to build business apps

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    Pros

    It has a satisfactory user interface with no navigation issue. A good choice at this price range. less code and fast app creation.

    Cons

    Its initial set-up is not very friendly and has definitely some scope for improvement as far as setting up for the first time is concerned.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michelle from Integrated Maintenance

    May 2018

    Easy to Use - Great For Business Email

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    Pros

    We use this mainly for the email for our business. We were able to use our own domain name. It's easy to use and love the interface.

    Cons

    The sorting capabilities are a little limited. It's not easy to find the settings to forward your email to something like Outlook. I had to search for them.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ravikiran from SHARP Software Development India

    April 2018

    Best way to create our own business application based on our needs and wants

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    Easy to create a business app with the business domain

    Pros

    Any person with little experience on computer and good business domain knowledge is able to create a business application according to the need of the business goals

    Cons

    It would be great, if the price of the service is reduced, most of the small companies can use this software to move forward

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ayesha Tabassum from VoltusWave

    March 2018

    No code application platform as a service.

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    Pros

    I have stumbled upon Zoho in my attempt to find the best application platform as a service. I wanted something simple as I am not a great technical person. Zoho hit home with me with all the tutorials, and the ease if it all.

    Cons

    A bit costly for small and emerging companies. The screen freezes sometimes and you wouldn't know if your data is saved or not

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • randall from Consullting to Real Estate investors

    Specialty: Real Estate

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Zoho Creator

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    N/A

    Great piece of softwar overall,,, for any competent software user.

    Pros

    Flexibility and Customization capabilities, to define it's parameters, to match your Business Processes, customer tracking and Scheduling Flow of your business

    Cons

    needs more ease of use, help, dialogue to specific tasks necessary to program correctly it's "rules" of useage

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  • Scott from Right Now Mobility

    Specialty: Health Care / Medicine

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2018

    Zoho Creator to build your own application within ZOHO

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    ZOHO ONE, is the way to go if you are looking at the ZOHO Platform, saved us money.

    Pros

    I like the concept of being able to create an application within the ZOHO platform, the preset app's work great.

    Cons

    The implementation of the custom application is a little more complicated than creating the app. For what I was trying to do, I wasn't able to figure it out, but I do use some of the present apps regularly.

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  • AYUSH from SRM University

    February 2018

    Zoho Creator is one of the Frontier in Mail and CRM Service. The reliability is way too good.

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    Pros

    1. CRM Tools are so scalable. You can scale to any level you wish.
    2. The Integration support is what makes it Stand apart.

    Cons

    1. A bit costly for small startups but worth every penny.
    2 . Adding more Open API will give more access to Resources and Sevices.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chase from Firewalls.com Inc.

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    Great for reports!

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    N/A
    Pros

    Zoho creator gives you the ability to generate so many different reports for sales and inventory as well as others.

    Cons

    Sometimes when Zoho updates it can break a report or take away access that you may have granted but that is an easy fix.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    With limited knowledge ofcoding languages Zoho creator is a great platform for beginners.

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    Rapid app development

    Pros

    Using deluge programming language was a lot easier than using any other programming language. We did not have to spend long time learning a new programming language

    Cons

    We found user interface design limited for what we needed out of the software however it had great API with Zoho CRM

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jacob from Chameleon IT Service

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2018

    Customizable and easy to use when set up

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    Value for Money

    Good for someone that needs something very specific that they cannot find, but cannot afford a completely custom built solution.

    Pros

    You can customize it all, eliminated necessary components and making an easy to use work flow. Stable apps with easy to use interfaces

    Cons

    It is a bit time consuming to set up, but once you do it is really nice. Not as many features as lots of other similar non-customizable solutions.

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  • Tesh from http://www.diamondvita.com

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    To be honest, the application is confusing and expensive

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    Pros

    What not to take away from the team Zoho, so this is an excellent technical support. The guys came to help at any time of the day and night, explained the nuances, helped to set up the project.

    Cons

    In our company, several people tried to understand the software in detail from Zoho, but the interface seemed rather complicated. In addition, the application is quite expensive.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Esteve from Mapit IoT

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Well thought

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    Zoho Creator has helped us to improve our efficiency at work thanks to the advantages of having a personalized app.

    Pros

    The main function allows you to build apps to manage your different business processes. This is a very useful tool that, when well managed, can make your life much easier than you think. We were really surprised with the results. We can add/change various fields with just draging and dropping things on the interface. when things get too rough, we make use of a professional. You can export to Excel and do analytics. Also, the integration with other Zoho apps is, as always, very useful and well designed.

    Cons

    There are some limitations that can be a little bit bothering, but not a great deal. Also, the mobile app needs to be improved.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nohea from Pikes Peak Children's Museum

    Specialty: Nonprofit

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    December 2017

    So excited to have found Zoho Creator

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    Pros

    We just found this product and have only started to use it, however, we love that they are providing this system to nonprofits. Plus, the ease of it is so much better than our current CRM. There is a slight learning curve that tricks you when it comes to this, however, we are willing to learn it. The basics are super easy, drop and paste. If you need to make things a little more customized, things can get tricky.

    Cons

    There is so much to do. It can be a time consuming as you are first starting and really diving into the program. There are so many options, don't loose track of time.

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  • Daniel from Healthflow

    December 2017

    Enjoyable to use and productive but lacking in theming functions and scalability questionable

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    Very easy to create a CRUD application to gather and manipulate data with some integration and reporting features.

    Pros

    Very easy to build a CRUD application using drag and drop form designer.

    Deluge scripting language is javascript like and easy to carry out simple transformations and calculations. It's simple to pick up and quite powerful.

    The UI is clean and quite nice by default but themes cannot be customised.

    Ability to take input from web facing forms captured to a backend Creator database for further processing and workflow. This is a great feature that makes it very suitable for web based leads and enquiries, CRM functions and bookings.

    Cons

    Very limited UI customisation, basically you have to pick a theme and stick with that

    Feels quite restrictive to the Zoho ecosystem

    Report design is poor and difficult to understand but actually quite versatile once you dive deep

    Mobile app is appealling, but I don't like the way it has to run within the Zoho wrapper app. End users don't really understand that you open Zoho Creator and then you open your database/application. Would be better to be able to compile to individually wrapped apps.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Suresh from Sidd

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2017

    Zoho Creator is easy to use

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    Pros

    If your team needs a customized app to store your contacts, manage your inventory, track changes to your code, or just about any other data-intensive task, you don't have to build your own customized app just for that. Instead, you can use tools like Zoho Creator to make a database-powered app that works the way you need, but still has the conveniences of mobile apps, online accounts, and integration with the rest of your tools.

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