What Is Zoho Creator?

Zoho Creator is an all-in-one low-code application development software platform that helps businesses digitize their operations 10x faster with a visual, intuitive approach to development.

We believe that every business is unique and our platform is built to address this uniqueness by delivering custom solutions. More than 13,000 organizations and 7 million+ users around the world trust us to be their technology partner. Start your custom application journey with Zoho Creator today.

Who Uses Zoho Creator?

A comprehensive low-code app development software that caters to the needs of businesses of all sizes (small, medium, and large enterprises) across industries.

Where can Zoho Creator be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 225 others

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and 1 others

Zoho Creator pricing

Starting Price:

US$25.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Zoho Creator has a free version and offers a free trial. Zoho Creator paid version starts at US$25.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 225 others

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and 1 others

Zoho Creator videos and images

Zoho Creator Software - Insightful dashboards using Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator Software - The all new BI and Analytics feature
Zoho Creator Software - Manage events and schedule meetings
Zoho Creator Software - Quick overview Dashboard of Helpdesk
Zoho Creator Software - Hotel management dashboard
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Zoho Creator video
Zoho Creator Software - Insightful dashboards using Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator Software - The all new BI and Analytics feature
Zoho Creator Software - Manage events and schedule meetings
Zoho Creator Software - Quick overview Dashboard of Helpdesk
Zoho Creator Software - Hotel management dashboard

Features of Zoho Creator

  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Conversion
  • Debugging
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Deployment Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fleet Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Incident Reporting
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Investigation Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • No-Code
  • Offboarding
  • Onboarding
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Templates
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Transportation Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Master Data Management
  • Vendor Payment
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Warehouse Management
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Zoho Creator

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Rose
Rose
IT Network Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

An Incredible Builder of Mobile Applications

5.0 4 years ago

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.

Michael
President in US
Publishing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Extremely Versatile - Perhaps Too Versatile.

5.0 3 years ago

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.

David
David
Software Engineer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Semiconductors, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Ideal for developing very specific applications

4.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

I really like that by collecting data with Zoho Creator forms it is much easier to organize and analyze the information to suit your work process. Create simple apps without the need for a developer, or build complex apps to meet your specific business process needs.

Cons:

Zoho Creator needs to have better training tools for non-developers and its interface could be more intuitive to improve user experience.

Phill
Phill
New Zealand
Verified LinkedIn User
Food Production
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Security flaw within Zoho Creator

1.0 5 years ago

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.

Tyagarajan
Board Member in India
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Create your own apps

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: It has a low learning curve and low code capabilities are outstanding. The built-in templates are quite easy to use and gets you going quickly to hit the road running

Pros:

Low code, easy to shift manual processes to apps using creator, short dev cycle, easy to publish on iOS and Android. Drag and drop and deluge scripting language. Choose from a number of pre built applications and just tweak them to suit your needs.

Cons:

For complex data manipulation the need to use deluge scripting can be a bummer. Though not difficult to learn, it may be a hurdle for ppl Needing a no code platform.