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Ninox Database

By Ninox Software GmbH

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Ninox is an easy to use database app for Mac & iOS. Create custom business apps for you and your team. Organize everything, improve your workflow and become more productive.

Ninox empowers you to build custom apps without a single line of code. Our platform is used by individuals, startups, agencies, small businesses and enterprises in a wide range of industries.
Unlimited use cases: CRM, events, invoicing, inventory, real estates and many more.

"I found it easy to create databases and tables, to import and export data, design appropriate layouts, powerful filtering for fields and also a very good formula field. Easily the best of the App Store databases."
- Alan W -

"This really is an outstanding product. More than “just” a database, it’s an entire application development platform."
- Andy M -

As an add-on you can subscribe to Ninox cloud and create a team account. Invite your team mates and start collaborating. Changes from one device will be immediately published to all other users. Your data is always available - even when there is no interent connection.

• Inventory
• Invoices and Accounting
• Meetings and Events
• And many more!

• Create forms, field and triggers
• Smart relations between tables
• Build calculations with visual formula editor

• Multiple views to slice and dice your data
• Group records by any criteria
• 7 built-in chart types

• Invite others and set permissions
• Calendar
• Real-time sync across devices

• Export to CSV / Excel
• Import CSV files
• Import Contacts
• Import Bento files

• Rich text
• Choice
• Date/Time
• And 15+ more!

Minimum System Requirements
• OS X v10.10 or later
• 50MB of free disk space


With this one-time purchase you can install Ninox on multiple Macs and sync data with iCloud. If you want to sync data with your iPhone, you can get Ninox for iPhone on the iOS App Store for free. To sync data with your iPad, you can get Ninox for iPad on the iOS App Store which requires an in-app purchase.


To share your databases with other users of Ninox, subscribe to Ninox Cloud within the app.
- We offer subscriptions for different team sizes. Only one of the team members needs to have a subscription.
- You can choose either a monthly or an annual subscription.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The costs for the renewal depend on the chosen team size and subscription length: US$ 9.99 (1 user, 1 month), US$ 99.99 (1 user, 1 year), US$ 29.99 (5 users, 1 month), US$ 299.99 (5 users, 1 year), US$ 59.99 (10 users, 1 month), US$ 599.99 (10 users, 1 year), US$ 99.99 (25 users, 1 month), US$ 999.99 (25 users, 1 year).
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
- Privacy Policy:
- Terms of Use:

Ninox is the leading business App for Mac and iOS in more than 50 countries. Ninox Database specializes in database application development and helping teams & organizations create, connect and collaborate with databases in a human friendly way.

For any question you might have, please don't hesitate to send us an email:
We are always happy to help!

What's New in Version 2.1.1

Ninox 2.1 brings a lot of improvements all over the place. We worked hard on polishing but also implemented some nice features. To name a few:

• Propagate Ninox Calendar entries to your Mac / iOS Calendar
• Improved calendar controls

Data import:
• Improved import options for Ninox Cloud Databases
• Date format selector for CSV file import

• Click on an email column to send emails to receipient lists
• Icons for radio buttons and switch fields
• Copy & paste in print layout designer
• Improved search in table views
• Teams can have a background image

Rights & roles:
• Visibility of columns in views now depends on access rights
• Access to change history is now restricatble

Extended scripting language:
• Counting loops: for i in range(from, to) do .. end
• Create arrays, like [1, 2, 3]
• Automatic repair of formulas

— New in release 2.0: Ninox Goes Team —

Additionally to iCloud sync for personal use, we added synchronization for teams:
• Invite your teammates and co-workers to collaborate while protecting your data with fine-grained access controls.
• Changes from one device will be immediately published to all other users.
• And the best thing is, your data will always be available -- even when there's no Internet connection.

Further improvements include:
• Redesign of the home screen
• Databases can be highlighted with individual colors and icons.
• Improved performance and stability

— Your feedback is welcome —

Please leave a review on the App Store. This will help us a lot to continue bringing free updates on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. Thanks a lot!

Release 2.1.1 fixes a small problem with reference fields.


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Customer Reviews

Very capable and handy

I am a long-time FileMaker user who found that FM was moving in a direction far away from my needs and budget. I have a very complicated database that I use to run my business, and I am exploring Ninox as a simpler replacement for the FM database. So far I have been impressed with the implementation. Data entry and schema manipulation are very easy. UPDATE: I'm upgrading this to 5 stars, not because it has all the features I want/need, but because the team is constantly adding useful features. I have now committed to moving to Ninox from Filemaker. I want to vote in favor of some scripting ability (Applescript is nasty - maybe Javascript?) or command line interface to allow some automation. One nice feature of this database is that its basic spreadsheet-like presentation allows one to focus on data and not be distracted by an application-building interface such as provided by the more general FMP.

GREAT! Finally somebody made a useable database interface

This is tremendously useful. As a linguist, teacher, and programmer and general enthusiast of organized data, this thing rules! You can definitely use this for studies (dissertations, data collection). So far I have created a database of American Literature, mountains that I have climbed, and I am looking forward to some lingual data collection soon. Strongly recommend buying this—even if you don’t use it—to support the developer and the good cause. And you get FREE UPDATES! AppleScript support would be cool. Or maybe some command line interface. I’d like to be able to write scripts to export stuff to LaTeX. Currently I export to Excel and then use its AppleScript interface.

Not ready for prime time.

I am an experienced user of relational databases. Yet Ninox was frustratingly confusing to me, primarily, as it turns out, because it hides its limitation behind happy talk about simplicity. The support was great until I sent them a screen shot of nested tables that their interface offers to the unwary user as a means to populate a many-to-many database. There appears to be no elegant way to table-hop, via portals or otherwise.

I think the concept of a low cost alternative to Filemaker is appealing. Bento (from Filemaker) was not really powerful enough (not relational) and was dropped. Ninox is relational and could be powerful but the interface makes it unusable.

I juat hope my $35 investment will pay off someday, but I doubt the company will admit to the defects and fix them before they go belly up.

You’re better off with a dedciated database for a specific need. Or, if you want to create your own, try to get an educational discount on Filemaker, and then resist the optional yearly upgrade fees that they extract from the professional users. Then read up on using a join table for many-to-many relationships with related fields elegantly displayed in a portal on your custom layout. You will be very happy with that.

You will not be happy with trying to do that in Ninox – because you can’t.

Ninox Database
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  • $34.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Size: 3.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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