5 Best Free Online Database Creators

Manage your company data on a budget

If you run a business that requires dealing with lots of information for surveys, registrations, customer order forms, and the like, using a free online database creator can help take the headache out of keeping everything organized and easily accessible.

There are lots of newer options out there that are easy to use so you don't have to hire a programmer to handle everything. Best of all, these database tools are free.

Here are five of the best ones that are worth checking out.

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Ragic screen shot
What We Like
  • Excel users feel at home.

  • Dozens of templates.

  • Advanced search tools.

What We Don't Like
  • Free version limited to 3 sheets with 1,000 entries each.

  • Help menus not helpful for beginners.

Ragic is a spreadsheet-like online database builder. Users who are already familiar with Excel have an advantage over newcomers. Although the free account is limited to 10 GB of storage and 100 emails per day, affordably priced upgrades are available. Ragic has iOS and Android apps for mobile work and a community of users for support and advice.

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Screenshot of the Obvibase free online database creator
What We Like
  • Works well for simple lists.

  • Handles simple relational data.

  • Compatible with Google Drive.

What We Don't Like
  • Data entry can feel unwieldy.

  • Lacks advanced features.

  • Requires subscription for collaborative editing.

Do you know how to create a spreadsheet? If you do, then you shouldn't have any problems at all using Obvibase. Featuring a clean and simple design, Obvibase offers check boxes, multiple-choice ​drop-down options, default values, tables nested in cells, and lots of other form-building components. Files can be attached to database records, and you can see changes made by other users in real-time. It's free for individual use.

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Sodadb (Simple Online Database)

Screenshot of the Sodadb free online database creator
What We Like
  • Easy to use.

  • Attach files to records.

  • Includes SSL security.

What We Don't Like
  • Free version limited to 10,000 records.

  • Lacks advanced database features.

  • Limited storage space.

Sodadb prides itself on taking a new approach to online database management, claiming it strips everything down to the bare essentials. With it, you can edit up to 10,000 records with in-line editing functionality, upload files to attach to records, share your database easily, and customize your database however you want. All data is sent via SSL for an extra boost of security. It's free, with no signups or logins even required.

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Grubba database screen
What We Like
  • Useful for customer service and product databases.

  • Easy learning curve.

  • 24/7 secure online access

  • 1-minute tutorials for beginners.

What We Don't Like
  • No customer branding.

  • Offers only basic search capabilities.

Grubba is a free web-based database option that is suitable for beginners and advanced users. Use one of the templates or create your own database to fit your needs. Grubba accommodates multiple users and is SSL secure. It is a free service that is donationware; you can donate if you like the experience, but you aren't required to.

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Screenshot of the Wufoo free online database creator
What We Like
  • Simple drag and drop form builder.

  • Easy to use.

  • Simple to export data.

What We Don't Like
  • Not easy to customize.

  • Difficult to export data.

  • Many features are hard to find.

Wufoo is a popular form creator that allows you to collect data, registrations, and payments as they come in. ​With its intuitive database creator, you can create unique and customizable forms within minutes to embed on your website. You can set up email or text notifications to be sent out to you as your data comes in and take advantage of real-time reports. Anyone can get started with it free for the first five forms of 100 entries each, with options to upgrade for more features any time you want.

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