About Ninox

Ninox is a cloud-based platform for building custom database applications, with solutions for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and web browsers. The platform allows users to create custom apps using built-in templates, custom actions, scripting, and drag-and-drop formulas to connect multiple databases. Custom forms, fields, and triggers can be created, and calculations can be built using the visual formula editor.

Ninox can be used to create a range of different application types, covering event management, invoicing, accounting, inventory management, customer relationship management (CRM), task management and to-do lists, real estate administration, meeting management, and more. Teammates can be invited to collaborate, and users can control the permissions granted to each collaborator. Real-time sync between devices allows users to access and work on their apps from multiple devices. Bento files, CSV files, and contacts can be imported, and data can be exported in Excel and CSV formats. Multiple chart types are built-in to allow users to visualize data.

Pricing starting from:

€10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Ninox

  • Users can invite their teammates to collaborate, and control each collaborator's access permissions.

  • Real-time sync allows users to collaborate and make changes to apps from any device.

  • Multiple template types are built-in, covering inventory management, event management, invoicing, accounting, meeting management, CRM, and more.

  • Users can access and edit databases without an internet connection.

  • Data can be visualized in a range of chart types and analyzed to provide insights into productivity.
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    Markets

    Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, United Kingdom, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

    Pricing starting from:

    €10.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Ninox: 72

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Activity Tracking
    • Audit Management
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Business Process Automation
    • Business Process Control
    • Calendar Management
    • Charting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Collaborative Development
    • Customer Database
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Data Aggregation and Publishing
    • Data Capture and Transfer
    • Data Dictionary Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Migration
    • Data Modeling
    • Data Retrieval
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Synchronisation
    • Data Visualisation
    • Database Support
    • Deployment Management
    • Document Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Forms Automation
    • Forms Creation & Design
    • Forms Management
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Graphical Workflow Editor
    • Hazardous Materials Management
    • Image Capture
    • Incident Management
    • Industrial Safety Management
    • Inspection Management
    • Inventory Management
    • Iteration Management
    • Marketing Automation
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Development
    • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
    • No-Code
    • OSHA Recordkeeping
    • Occupational Health Management
    • Offline Access
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Pre-built Templates
    • Process Change Tracking
    • Process Modeling & Designing
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Real-time Updates
    • Relational
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Risk Management
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • SSL Security
    • Task Management
    • Templates
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Training Management
    • Vendor Management
    • Web/Mobile App Development
    • Workflow Configuration
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (138)
    Value for Money
    4.8/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support
    4.8/5

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    James S.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Full featured and friendly

    Reviewed on 16/09/2018

    I was searching to replace my mobile -- but very much showing it's age -- HanDBase. I was also long...

    I was searching to replace my mobile -- but very much showing it's age -- HanDBase. I was also long time proponent of the Helix database on the Mac which was becoming less friendly and not easily mobile. I needed to put a structure in place for my new business. My requirements were: Mac friendly, multi-platform, and mobile. I found Ninox on v1 and worked through the learning curve. Today, Ninox v2.4 gives me a central point to coordinate the activities, common data of all my cloud based processes including: QuickBooks Online, G-Suites for Business, MailChimp, RingCentral, and Asana. I can hardly wait till v2.5 to see what else I can do to make my business easier.

    Pros

    Flexibility is a huge part of the Ninox platform. Ninox has the power of a multi-relation, multi-platform, mobile, scriptable database. And it can also be an easy no-scripting data gathering tool. As a small business owner, my needs develop on a daily basis. Ninox is my secret weapon to managing them in-house. When I need an ad-hoc tool to evaluate , template, and organize lists or piles of data... Ninox. When I want to take that ad-hoc tool and turn it into a multi-user process...Ninox.

    Cons

    Steep structural learning curve. My experience with database systems began with D-Base4 on DOS. All of my previous databases were predicated on the idea that the record is not created until it is "entered". A Ninox record is entered when it is created. Adding data to it is an update. Here me know and believe me later... there is massive power in this approach. I was also concerned that my users would have problems understanding this, none of them have ever noticed. In this age of instant entry and not-saving, they think it is normal.

    Annie H.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Custom databases that fit to my needs

    Reviewed on 20/05/2022

    For business, I have built my own CRM, with a quote, invoice, and workflow management. To do this I...

    For business, I have built my own CRM, with a quote, invoice, and workflow management. To do this I customized and developed Ninox templates.
    For personal use, I have built from scratch a database to manage my vegetable garden: sowing, planting, harvesting, calendar, plot management, etc.

    Pros

    I use Ninox for both business and personal purposes. I love the flexibility of the platform which helps me get things done quickly.
    The Ninox is the perfect and inexpensive solution I found to manage business workflow: CRM, invoices, documents management, collections, etc. I like most to easily create custom databases that fit my specific needs.

    I can completely redesign the user interface to make data entry and management even faster and easier. Plus, I can add features like dynamic forms, conditional formatting, and calculation fields.

    Cons

    The no-code feature is OK for simple customization. But for more complex development, coding skill is necessary.

    Daniel F.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Amazingly easy to get into but hasn't evolved much

    Reviewed on 28/11/2017

    Pros

    So easy to pickup and use. Really quick to develop a business app which feels very empowering.

    However that's pretty much where it ends

    Cons

    Too Mac centric, icloud as the sync option is ridiculous.

    Struggles on server edition with medium sized data sets, filtering becomes very slow.

    You cannot actually do much with your data, no real integration outside of Ninox.

    Poor implementation of report design and printing which exposes too much to the end user.

    Not enough separation between design and client use

    Brent L.
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Cat’s Pajamas!

    Reviewed on 18/03/2022

    This is copied directly from my reply to tech support for one of their assists with one of my...

    This is copied directly from my reply to tech support for one of their assists with one of my DB’s.
    “ I’m at work right now but can’t wait to get home to check this out. And I want to say that Ninox is like candy to a baby for me. I’m not the brightest bulb on the tree but I like puzzles and usually can poke the code long enough to get it to do what I want. In this case it was apparent that the best solution was going beyond my skill set. That said, I’ve dozens of DBs that go everywhere from standardizing my PM procedures at work, to helping with my finances, to running a handicapped pool tournament, to monitoring my meds. This app is in 1950’s slang, “the cat’s pajamas”. I appreciate your assistance with this and love your app!! Keep up the great work! ”

    Pros

    At personal level, it is unsurpassed in it’s feature set and ability to grow with the user’s experience. I’ve found that it’s scalability is vast and would lend itself to anything from personal use, to family shared use, to small business. I only hesitate to recommend for large business as I have no experience with how a large multi-user environment would work (speed, reliability, etc).

    Cons

    The grid system used to position fields in the forms you create can get really clumsy when a DB designed on an ipad or mac is viewed on an iphone. The fields shift around and do not retain the positioning that they have on ipad or mac. Unfortunately, this is necessary as creating a miniaturized version of the ipad or mac form would result in fields too small to be easily used, so this is a trade off. I haven’t designed any of my DBs specifically for an iphone display so they all get a bit wonky when I use my iphone to view them.

    Ernie F.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Product, Outstanding Support

    Reviewed on 10/07/2020

    I have completed many different database solutions at present, my latest one is a quote engine,...

    I have completed many different database solutions at present, my latest one is a quote engine, previously it would take about 3.5 minutes to produce one quote if I was lucky, I can now deliver quotes in about 20 seconds, start to finish. Someone asked for 6 quotes the other day, he asked how long it would take the get the quotes, I said they will be with you within 15 minutes, he was well impressed, exceeded my own target and his expectations.

    Pros

    The ease of use, you can start building a database from scratch with very little experience. There are many templates to choose from and the support you get from the Ninox team is beyond 1st class.

    Ninox has saved me so much time and provided me with opportunities to develop more sales by using it.

    Cons

    The English manual needs development, (I believe this is in hand) there is so much information in the head of the support team that needs to get into the manual. Layout needs improving, I don't like having to messing about with 'spaces' and line breaks, I would prefer that we can place an object in position and it sticks in place.

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    Reasons for Choosing Ninox

    Ninox is lightening fast, easy to use, can be used on any platform. They have automatic backups that can be retrieved within seconds.

    Reasons for Switching to Ninox

    I was happy with Ninox, the support won me over, they have a great support team. Special mention to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] who are great.
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    Ninox offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €10.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Ninox Public Cloud is available from €10.00 user/month (netto). For Enterprise version please contact our sales team. Discounted plans are available for nonprofit and education organizations.

    Ninox has the following typical customers:

    11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Ninox supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

    Ninox supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Ninox integrates with the following applications:

    Make, SyncSpider, Zapier

    Ninox offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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