Who Uses This Software?

Ninox is made for teams in Small and Medium sized companies.

Average Ratings

113 reviews
  • Overall 4.8/5
  • Ease of Use 4.5/5
  • Customer Service 4.8/5
  • Features 4.6/5
  • Value for Money 4.8/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$8.33/month
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  • Pricing Details Unlimited Apps 2GB per user Real-time sync Collaborate with anyone
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Ninox
  • https://ninoxdb.de
  • Founded 2013

About Ninox

Create Apps that match your workflow. The tools we use everyday at work should fit like a tailor-made shirt - no itching, no scratching. Ninox lets you integrate everything you need - applications from different departments to streamline your operations -
e.g. CRM, Sales, ERP, Projects, HR & Administration

Ninox Features

  • 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
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Employee Management
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Business Process Automation
  • Business Rules Management
  • Collaboration
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Abbreviation Detection
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Duplication
  • Data Entry Verification
  • Data Retrieval
  • Image Capture
  • Mis-Keyed Variation Detection
  • Phonetic Variation Detection
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation
  • 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
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • No-Code
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

Ninox Most Helpful Reviews

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Reviewed on 16/09/2018
James S.
Owner
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: 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.

Stand-alone, Multi-User, iCloud, Cloud, Private / On prem .. offline sync... It has it ALL

Reviewed on 07/08/2019
Mike C.
Technical Officer
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Overall, I am very satisfied with Ninox. I have built workflow style applications to manage SOWS / Contracts, Customer Relations, "Getting Things Done (GTD)" style Task Management (I believe the phrase is TradeMarked by David Allan), IT Product Standards Mangement with REST/API interface to Technopedia, Bakery Orders, and yes.. my "first" application was a Bingo Game with random number generator to simulate the "Bingo Ball" drops.

Pros: The platform is very easy to use. While never say never, I do not see using spreadsheets to maintain various pockets of information any longer. While I am a thirty (30) plus year IT professional, within minutes I was up and running.. and within hours to days, I built a rather complex application to manage my Statements of Work (SOWs) with links to company resources, rate card, et all. A quick "create view", and I had a kanban view of SOWs expiring in 30, 60, 90 days. The platform is very flexible and the REST/API is a huge plus for me. Ninox Technical support is over the top. Free webinars, email support with response usually within 24 hours.. and a user forum with helpful and active participants (DISCLAIMER.. I am a participant).. Having used other desktop relational database applications on both Windows and Mac OS.. Ninox was the platform I have been searching for!

Cons: Pretty much in order of discomfort..
1. As you can see from other reviews, the user documentation is lacking. At some points it is missing... and at other points it is just plain wrong. To mitigate this, the user forum is a great resource and several Ninox partners have published use case driven guides.
2. As a 30+ year IT professional, I had to adapt to the file based Ninox approach. While you do create "relations" between table objects, you have to rethink a bit of what you learned. Once you get the hang of it.. You are off to the races. 3. Even the local Mac App acts like "the web". Rows are committed on create.. then updated for each field update. This just takes some getting used to. On most of my applications, I add "buttons" to save/close the record so I can add data consistency logic (in global functions as must as possible). That logic is also repeated in "data verification" views so the user can scan for anomalies.

Best Database Software and very easy to learn

Reviewed on 15/08/2019
Bastian V.
CEO
Computer Networking, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Ninox made it possible for me to integrate my 4 programs into one program.

Pros: With Ninox, anyone can build their database in a very short time. I quickly understood how Ninox works. Even the Ninox scripting language is very easy to learn. I think this is the biggest plus that anyone can learn Ninox. Another advantage is that it works on all platforms and I don't have to adjust the input masks for the Ipad. The community is very helpful and also the support of Ninox helps everyone quickly with his problems. I have never before experienced such excellent support with any other software.

Cons: The documentation could still be improved especially for beginners. There should be more example videos what can be realized with Ninox because often the new users are surprised what can be realized with Ninox.

Amazingly easy to get into but hasn't evolved much

Reviewed on 28/11/2017
Daniel F.
CEO
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money

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

Life changing :-)

Reviewed on 16/08/2019
John H.
Volunteer
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: We are not techies. The platform has been customised for us by a Ninox partner. He has done a fantastic job creating something that tracks multiple factors and is usable by staff with minimal training and IT skills. For instance the system will ring alarm bells if a child is not meeting basic world health organisation minimums across a whole range of factors. Working with Ninox we have moved from using Dickensian ledgers to a state-of-the-art system with almost no pain. This is remarkable, we still can't believe it.

Pros: The functionality. Using the Ninox platform we have developed a database as part of our orphan care programme in Malawi. One of the key challenges in Malawi is flaky, often non-existent internet access. The Ninox software stands alone on multiple iPads so our nurses, with minimal training, can input data in rural villages. Back at the hospital when we get a good Wi-Fi signal the database synchronises automatically. This is pretty neat, we don't get data corruption or issues common with other products when duplicate data is input from different sources.

Cons: Just sorry we didn't find it years ago. Also sorry we wasted time looking at alternatives.

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