Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

98 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $15.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Starts with $15/user/month.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Zoho
  • www.zoho.com/creator/automation.html
  • Founded 1996
  • India

About 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 Features

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development
  • Business Rules Management
  • Collaboration
  • Data Mapping
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Capture
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling & Design
  • Process Simulation
  • Attendee Management
  • Badge Management
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Gamification
  • Room Block Management
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Ticketing
  • Volunteer Management
  • Weddings/Parties
  • Back Order Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Tracking
  • Recurring Orders
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

Zoho Creator Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Jul 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

With Zoho Creator Seriously Anything Is Possible

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you can think up an app, or a business workflow, or a business data scenario, or seriously anything, Zoho Creator can handle it. They have pre-built apps which can be modified to suit your business app needs, or you can build apps from scratch. Basic apps with basic workflow or notifications can be set up in minutes. Creator integrates nicely with other Zoho apps (for Zoho One users) like Zoho CRM and Zoho Books.

Cons: The scripting language Zoho Creator uses is called DELUGE. It is the powerful engine behind what seriously makes anything possible with Zoho Creator. For most users that have no coding background it this can provide limits as DELGUGE can be difficult to learn.

Overall: Awesome, I love Zoho Creator. We use it for many different parts of our business to complement what we accomplish with Zoho CRM. It can house a ton of data and the UI is nice and easy to navigate. Forms from Creator can easily be integrated with other Zoho apps to make Zoho Creator even more powerful!

Great product at a great price

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility: I can add and modify fields and drop lists, create and modify reports and queries, perform bulk edits.

Cons: While backing up the data, it does not tell me when it's done. Sometimes it's done but the status is still "backing up." Usually refreshing the page helps.

Overall: I use this relational database to manage over 600 architectural licenses and association memberships. One database contains all of the licenses for 100 architects for all fifty states plus several Canadian provinces. The other database contains the continuing education (CE)requirements for each jurisdiction. The reports and query modules are used to alert me to expiration dates and how many CE credits that licensee needs before renewing. States and provinces may impose heavy penalties if the licensee does not have the required credits, or renews late.

Recommendations to other buyers: The customer support is excellent. I have used the live chat on occasion and someone is always there and will contact me later if they cannot troubleshoot right away.

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Powerful App Builder for Non-Programmers

Oct 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: While there is a bit of a learning curve, Zoho Creator can be used by non-programmers to create quite sophisticated applications using a drag and drop form builder and report builder. There is also a scripting language for more sophisticated requirements, but many simple apps can be created with no coding at all. Customer support is generally good and responsive. If you are already familiar with other Zoho products (CRM, Survey, Forms etc.) you should be able to get productive right away.

Cons: Can be tricky to brand exactly as you might like; lots of settings and interface isn't as intuitive as it could be. You'll likely want some oversight from the development team for anything that will be public facing, but that would be the case for any app in the wild.

Overall: We have used Zoho Creator for both internal and public facing apps. It is probably the quickest way to get data collection forms on a web page. Power users can make use of Zoho Creator for simple data collection and reporting apps that need more than a spreadsheet but don't warrant the involvement of the development team. Great value, especially when included as part of the Zoho One bundle.

Good solution for the right business applications.

Build applications quickly and instantly improve your team!

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to learn and allows free flow scripting for advanced users

Perfect for building your own web based applications

Ability for multiple users to edit applications simultaneously

Great community of supporting users

Cons: Maximum field # for forms is 70, anything else will break the app

Very slow load time for multiple "on user input" field actions

Poor internal support (several outstanding tickets without a response 1 week plus)

Deluge script is only used for Zoho to my knowledge

Overall: The applications I have built and also help create have been essential in reorganizing our management team, allowing everyone to track issues and leads in a centralized location, removing the reliance of email trails and phone calls. Without this software, our processes would be completely differently and likely lacking in structure and reliability.

It is important to understand that this software is primarily learned on the go, though it is user friendly for non-programmers. There are several missing scripting functionalities I found were not available at this time or the coming future. My biggest issue was the field number limit which caused issues when creating surveys with multiple drop down options.

Great software. If you need customization, you need to try it.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is easy to pick up and build simple applications or customize pre-made application to suit your needs. But also you can build some complex applications, don't be fooled. We use the software daily in a large corporate environment for various tasks such as a sales lead contact directory by modifying a pre-made application and also we built a ground-up application for a service ticketing system/workflow management.

Cons: What could use improving is the documentation for the more complex functions when building an application. There is lots of help, but sometimes for the more complex tasks I am doing it may take a few days to find what I need. But I will say that there is much more documentation and also help videos than in the past.

Overall: Was less costly than our previous software solution with more customization as long as we were willing and able to learn how to use Zoho to its full potential.

Easy to learn, immediate results, excellent support, flexible.

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility and it is easy to get up and running without a lot of effort. Good import/export tools and great reporting functions

Cons: 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.

Overall: I use this software to manage over 400 architecture licenses. It is also used to keep track of the continuing education (CE) units required by each jurisdiction. These two databases are relational in nature. The reporting tools I use alert me to which licenses are up for renewal and how many CE units are needed in order to renew. Very valuable tool since a lapsed license will put the firm at legal risk.

Security flaw within Zoho Creator

Sep 08, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

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We created a custom CRM using ZOHO CREATOR

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We enlisted the help of a zoho developer to help us create a custom CRM for our commercial energy brokerage. The cloud-based app along with an android app along with speed of access makes this application the go-to app for our CRM needs.

Cons: It is written using a coding language called Deluge. It is not simple and as such i would advise enlisting the help of a zoho coding expert. Zoho have a list of developers who can help.

Overall: If i could give this app 11 stars, i would. It really is one of the best CRM custom creators I have come accross.

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Zoho Creator Review

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When it comes to building small applications, Zoho Creator is the best choice. It helps us in building custom applications that we use in the organization to smoothen the daily operations. Customer care team is not only responsive but also supportive. I like the tool.

Cons: In my opinion, Zoho Creator is not affordable for small businesses or those who need to use it for personal purposes. The vendor should check on that to enure everyone is comfortable when using it.

Overall: My experience with Zoho Creator has been remarkable because it has helped us a lot in building well-customized mobile applications. The applications are convenient for managing businesses. Therefore, businesspersons should start using it.

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Zoho Creator

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zoho Creator is a great software that helps us in building simple applications that improve our business operations. I like using the software due to its high-quality features that make it easy to use. All the applications we build using this tool are well-organized and customized.

Cons: The only that I dislike about Zoho Creator is how the customer care team takes too long to respond to our questions. Apart from that, the tool is worth every coin that we spend on it.

Overall: Gone are the days when the creation of softwares or applications was highly expensive. Zoho Creator has made application building an easy and affordable process. Our overall experince with this increadible tool has been remarkable.

Great value for the money for the do it yourselfer

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zoho creator is easy to use and learn! Creating a basic application can be done in as little as a few minutes and it as the developer gain greater knowledge, there are able to build a powerful application with automation and workflows. There are even pre-made applications that you can adjust to tailor to you specific business needs.

Cons: The customer support isn't as great as I would like but it's hard to complain for the money. Also, sometimes if your application is gets too complex, I've experienced some lag.

Simply the best in the market. You can build 90% of all internal apps using Zoho Creator

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Simple drag and drop feature.

2. Less code. If you are a first timer, You can build an app just by exploring the platform for 15 mins

3. Takes less than 10 mins to build an app.

4. Complex apps too can be built on this platform.

5. Very user-friendly

Cons: 1. I do not see much fault with this.

2. When requirements get tricky, you need a person who is good at logical thinking and problem solving to handle those requirements.

Overall: We were able to scale quickly because of Zoho Creator.

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A Good Tool for Application Development

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: App development is now an easy-to-understand process because of the help of this amazing tool. I like using it because its features are not sophisticated. It is also and affordable app developemnt tool that everyone should give a try.

Cons: The only thing I like least about this tool is the slow customer support. The other things about this tool are perfect for me. It is beneficial to us.

Overall: We have created several apps using this amazing tool since we began using it. Our overall experience with Zoho Creator has been amazing. Wwe enjoy using great Apps that we built using this tool.

Zoho Creator is a Winner in Running Applications

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software is a winner with what it has to offer. I like the fact that it can check and monitor if there are bugs in the system. We work from our desktops, tablets and phones, and this software is able to run applications without giving me any headaches. I love the graphics and I know that are gadgets are always protected and secured.

Cons: The customer support department is quite inept when it comes to issues and concerns. They need to train their staff to be quick to resolve issues so we don't have to wait that long.

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A Good Software for Building Applications

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Mobile applications are essential in today's era because they help business to market and communicate with their prospective clients. I like using Zoho Creator, which is a product of Zoho, because it is a reliable software that gives us a platform to build well-looking applications to run our organization. The tool is inexpensive and recommendable to anyone.

Cons: Everything about Zohp Creatpr works exllently for us. The applications I use personally and the ones we use in our firm were built using this amazing tool. I can't dislike it.

Overall: Truly, Zoho Creator is a great app building and development software that has helped us a lot. We love using it because of all its amazing aspects.

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Zoho Creator Provides Unique Tools that Assist Us in Building Well-customized Apps

Nov 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like using Zoho Creator because it allows us to create well-designed and unique mobile apps. A mobile app is essential for running the operations of any firm. That is why every business requires one to improve its operations. Zoho Creator is the best option that I can recommend due to its efficiency.

Cons: The only thing that we dislike about Zoho Creator is the non-responsive customer care department. They need to handle customers' queries in a serious manner.

Overall: I have a great experience with this app building software. It is easy to use and also reliable. Regardless of your technical abilities or expertise, you can easily use it to create a well-customized app to solve your business needs.

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My Review for Zoho Creator

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zoho Creator is a phenomenal software that our staff members enjoy using to creator small mobile applications. The ease of use and the reliability of Zoho Creator makes it excellent for building apps. Also, I enjoy using Zoho Creator because it is not only powerful but also affordable.

Cons: Zoho Creator is a phenomenal tool that I cannot regret using because it has helped me build powerful business and personal apps that improve our customer care relationships. Nothing negative about it from me.

Overall: At the moment, Zoho Creator is doing well for us. Therefore, our experience with it is wonderful. If you choose it, it will help you create apps of your choice.

Zoho Creator

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: 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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Review of Zoho Creator

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creating small applications is not an easy task that does not require high-quality programming skills. This is made possible by Zoho Creator. I like this product of Zoho because of its simplicity and affordability. It has helped me make great softwares that I use personally and in the organization that I work in.

Cons: This tool has been a true lifesaver for use. Therefore, I do not dislike it at all. I like every aspect about the software.

Overall: My experience with Zoho Creator is always good because of many aspects, including the supportive technical team. The applications we build using this tool has improved our activities in the workplace.

Automate your business processes!!!

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zoho creator is intuitive and a great tool to automate business processes. We are a manufacturer and use this for QC and RMA management. I love that whatever you create can work on phones, tablets, and the web. They also have great support and they have conferences you can attend to get one on one with the developers and experts and get your questions answered. You can't beat the price either!

Cons: Creator was upgraded to creator 5 relatively recently and all of the help documentation has not yet been updated accordingly.

Overall: Overall, very happy with the solution. We use it to manage our QC and RMA processes.

Perfect for internal apps, to complete workflows - not much code required to get started

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We can develop applications to satisfy some specific requirements internally. Most of the applications can be developed using drag and drop, and some simple code.

Cons: It is still limited to what can be done on the page, numerous improvements are needed such as picking objects or variables from lists - just not there, so you end up having to note them down.

Overall: It solves some very specific tasks we have internally such as case reporting, profit analysis, purchase order workflow.

Decreases Product Time-to-Market

Dec 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Low/No-Code Application Development

- Easily and quickly build applications to match internal use-case of client specifications

- Identify issues quicker and make faster changes to rules or form layouts

Cons: - You become highly dependent on the subscription of Zoho Creator.

- Scaling (internal users or customers) with Zoho Creator can prove to be very costly.

Zoho Creator review

Oct 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Best application builder that has different functionalities suited for business and personal use. You can collaborate with the team and sync the updates while the development is ongoing. You can upload files and documents that can be use to be a source of database of your application. it has different templates that is ready to use and its highly customize to suited on the user requirements. No need for coding skills because its user-friendly. It has 15 days trial period for free.

Cons: the 15 days trial period. This can be promoted as free forever by setting some limitation on the functionality for free and paid.

Overall: Highly recommended for business operation

Decent application builder if you're working with ZohoCRM

Jul 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

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

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: Rapid app development

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Easy to Use - Great For Business Email

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Excellent Database Designer

Jul 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In our work, we constantly maintain databases. First we used Excel for this purpose, but then realized that Zoho Creator is much better. Its main advantages are the possibility of teamwork and storage of our data in the cloud.

Cons: The administration was not able to offer customers a simple and understandable payment system. In order to understand the number of team users / projects you need to pay for, you need to contact technical support for assistance.

Just scratched the surface

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We are excited to see what we can create with Zoho Creator. It has so many options and possibilities! Short term we use it to collect forms and track information from different departments in our company. If a product gets damaged in the warehouse, they can fill out our Zoho Creator Form and it gets notification to the proper channels. Longterm I'd like to build our ordering system on Zoho Creator, to have a fully customized software system unique to our business and our needs.

Cons: Because of its complexity, there's a learning curve in using it. You've got to dedicate a lot of time to learning the program to best use it.

Overall: The sky is the limit here. Get creative. Learn how to use the programs. And then start creating unique systems and solutions that reflect the unique problems your organization faces.

The BEST Online database development platform bar none...

Aug 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy drag and drop form and table creator

Extensive reporting

Works on Web and Native apps

Very affordable

Cons: Interface was a bit older looking but they have just upgraded that...

Overall: We built solutions in days (NOT MONTHS) and had staff working on custom solutions in no time at all. The support is excellent and you can build a database for nearly anything you can think of in no time. Wow Wow Wow

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't tell too many people about this as it will put us out of a job building quick solutions that are brain blowing.

Great for reports!

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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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.

Versatile and dynamic software

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Relational database web apps made simple!

Sep 26, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I really like this web app software. It allows me to quickly create database driven web apps. As soon as I create a new form and place my first field on that form, a database table is created without me doing that! I used to do Oracle development and you have to do a lot just to set up tables, relations, etc. Is so simple to do it with Zoho Creator. You can set up the relations by relating 2 forms together. I think you will however need to write some coding in the Deluge scripting language that comes with Creator to make sure you don't delete any parent rows if child rows exist.

Pros: Ease of use, creation of web form apps very quickly.

Cons: None but I would love to see more choices on the form themes like they have in Zoho Forms and the ability to place fields anywhere on the form.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's worth every penny! Do the trial and you will see what I mean.

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Perfect for In-House Custom Database Needs!

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: User Interface design is pretty straightforward - drag and drop.

The Deluge scripting language is really easy to pick up and a lot of the problems you'll need to solve have already been addressed with zoho-specific solutions.

Cons: You are absolutely locked into the interface design aspects for reports and input forms. Nothing is going to look pretty. Any kind of custom formatting is going to require some hacking and testing before you come up with a workable solution.

I love it!

Mar 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: I started using Zoho's emails first and then gradually other features. Great company, cheap and effective. Their interface is better than Google Apps for sure - Put the two side by side and compare, you will see.

Pros: Great value for money.

Cons: Their live ticket generation system takes way too long.

Recommendations to other buyers: Forget GMAIL, Zoho is the best corporate emailing solution there is.

Be careful before choosing.

Apr 12, 2014
2/5
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Comments: Building an application takes a tremendous amount of time to perfect and grow. Starting on the right application that will allow long-term development is critical. For a DIY database, Zoho Creator has features that I could not find with another option. Their customer service though, will have you asking for MUCH more. Several times I dealt with significant problems that left our organization crippled and got ZERO response or consideration from customer service. Every time the problem was with their servers or software. I could go WEEKS struggling with an issue and get no help from customer service. When your organization's core application is down, you do not want to be with Zoho Creator. After struggling with issues and no help from Zoho, I realized that my growing company had to leave Zoho Creator. I found an open-source CRM called Zurmo. You NEED to check Zurmo as an option. Being open source, you can install it, modify the source code and it's free! They also have a paid version where they provide support and premium options. We have spent the last couple months building our new application in Zurmo and we love it. Overall, it's taking much less time than starting in Zoho Creator. Best of all, we aren't at someone else's mercy if the application has an issue. We can fix everything we want and host our own database. Although it takes a little more know-how to start on Zurmo, it was probably just as easy as Zoho, because accomplishing some things in Zoho was overcomplicated.

Pros: - Easy to use - Cost effective - Dynamic customization

Cons: - Customer services sucks - Might cripple your company operations with no solution - You will eventually need to leave Zoho if your company continues to grow - Can't use Javascript or customize themes (use Zurmo instead)

Well thought

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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.

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

Super simple to start, then can get overwhelming!

Dec 01, 2016
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Great value. Very simple to start, but super powerful if you need it to be.

Cons: Beyond the "simple" stuff, if you want to take advantage of all the power of the system you'll need assistance.

Overall: Needed a simple database to keep track of media inventory. I created something simple, which worked, but after a demo by a zoho expert I am upgrading the whole system through a zoho consultant. This system seems to be able to do anything (that's the overwhelming part) but if you do your business requirements and use cases carefully it is a great value.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are going to use an outside zoho creator consultant, make sure you scope your project carefully and completely.

Great for Prototyping Application, Too Slow for Business Use

Nov 23, 2015
2/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I started using Zoho as a quick way to prototype an application. It took a few weeks to build an application that would have taken months in .Net and SQL. My customer loved the application and wanted to use the prototype right off the bat. The service generally runs fast, however in the afternoons here in the US, the service can grind to a halt. Form loading goes from seconds to minutes. These are serious problems that made me wish I had stuck to using Zoho strictly as a prototype.

Pros: Great interface, email and text integration.

Cons: 1) Speed is too slow for "real" business use. 2) On premise application is forever stuck in Beta, there is no choice but to use Zoho's slow servers. 3) URL and mobile app customization is not possible.

Vendor Response

by Zoho on November 24, 2015

Thank you for giving Zoho Creator a try. We believe the issue faced by you could be specific to your Zoho Creator application as we haven't had reports of latency from other users. The sluggishness experienced by you in accessing Creator Form especially during a certain time of the day is something that we would like to look into further.

Could you email form details of your Zoho Creator app to presales@zohocreator.com/support@zohocreator.com, please? The team over here would like to ascertain the reasons for the latency issue and revert with possible solutions, if any.

Ahmed
Zoho Creator

Completly outstanding!

May 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: This software is very complete, helpfull and easy to use. I could build all the tools i need in my manage system. The video tutorials are also very helpfull.

Pros: Very easy to use build codes. I have been use this software to create a system to manage informations in my company and i'mvery happy with the results,

Cons: I didn't identify a complain so far. The Zoho Creator offers all the features i need and the support team is very good.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for a software that alows you to build your system the way you wish through a very intuitive method, you should try the Zoho Creator.

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

Dec 05, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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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.

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

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

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Zoho Creator to build your own application within ZOHO

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Customizable and easy to use when set up

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

To be honest, the application is confusing and expensive

Jan 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

No code application platform as a service.

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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

Stable

May 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Zoho is great for a free online database. I was been using then for years The helpdesk in available to talk to you on the weekend. Even is you have a free account and something is not working the most likely will help you. Just don't ask design question as a free users. Its easy to switch back and forth between paid and free account

Pros: New features[Pros] Image or photo integration in to a database 3 users on three on a free account.

Cons: Not easy to export to other database programs.

Zoho Creator is as complicated as it is useful

Sep 17, 2015
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If you're looking for a tool that will help you create an MVP with absolutely no technical background, then Zoho Creator is for you. It feels like the people at Zoho threw all their products into the blender and Zoho Creator came out. It can be truly valuable for testing a market and gathering information as well as defining processes but odds are you will fell frustrated at first with the steep learning curve, then again when you can't find the exact data types and fields you need.

Pros: Absolutely no technical background required. You can build an "app" in a few seconds. You can define a process and trust Zoho Creator will be very consistent in keeping the order.

Cons: No CSS or JavaScript editing. No easy way to inject and/or extract information to use in third party software. Creating functions and Zoho Code can seem very daunting for a non programmer audience.

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

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

Overall: Easy to create a business app with the business domain

Zoho Creator

Mar 31, 2012
5/5
Overall

Comments: I've been building business applications in MS Access since 1992. But sharing and collaboration via the internet requires a lot of .NET programming and constant troubleshooting. Or a sharepoint server. I have stopped working in Access and have been using Zoho Creator to design and publish commercial web based applications for two years now and its a fantastic platform that is functional, usable, and gets the job done right everytime. See a sample at www.sdturtle.org/listings.htm

Pros: Flexible with numerous features. Easy to learn and use... but the Deluge Script language will open up even more opportunities.

Cons: Everytime I have found a con, the Zoho team has published an upgrade or fix soon after.