Are you looking for a Microsoft Lists alternative?

SeaTable is the perfect alternative to Microsoft Lists, especially for companies that don't want to store their data in the Microsoft Cloud but want to keep full control with a self-hosted server. SeaTable is the only true on-premise alternative.

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Advantages of SeaTable over Microsoft Lists

If you know Microsoft Lists, you will love SeaTable. SeaTable offers more features and at the same time the only alternative to run SeaTable on your own server, in your data centre, with your domain and with your corporate identity.


Company data does not belong in external hands but in a self-hosted SeaTable system.

Microsoft Lists is only available as part of Office 365 from the Microsoft Cloud. With SeaTable, you decide where you install your system and who has access to your data.

SeaTable runs on both Linux and Windows servers, dedicated and visualised. Even cluster operation is possible.

More functions and views

SeaTable offers more column types, views and input options

With over 20 column types, SeaTable offers significantly more options for data entry than Microsoft Lists.

Only SeaTable allows linking of spreadsheets, entry via web form and displays the data as kanban or as a graph.

You define the look of your solution

Use a custom URL, your logo and your colours to make SeaTable available to your employees

You can't customise Microsoft Lists to your company design any more than you can the other Office 365 products. You have to take what comes.

SeaTable is exactly the opposite. You determine under which URL the system is accessible, which colours and which logo is used, even the templates in SeaTable can be defined individually.

Free trial, low-cost business packages

SeaTable is not linked to any office package. You can easily test SeaTable in the cloud.

SeaTable is available in different versions. The SeaTable Cloud offers all user functions so that you can try out SeaTable quite comfortably. The SeaTable Server can also be installed and tested with up to three users free of charge and without obligation.

Individual extensions and plugins

SeaTable's plug-in system sets no limits to the imagination.

You need a special representation of geo-data? No problem!

SeaTable offers its own plug-in system with which the functions of SeaTable can be extended and adapted to your own needs.

More and more flexible input options

Don't let Microsoft Lists limit you to manual data entry and an Excel import.

Microsoft Lists offers fewer data entry features than SeaTable. Use web forms, share links and "Data Collection Sheets" to have your employees or business partners enter data. This is the only way to consolidate all information and data into one system.

Complete and flexible API

You use the API to manage your entire system, users and bases including

Microsoft Lists does not offer an API interface, which makes it difficult for you to integrate Microsoft Lists with your own solutions.

The SeaTable API makes this very easy. All API functions for changing data within a base are available and many more API calls for normal users, team leaders and system administrators are available. Take a look at our API Reference.

Absolute data security and EU-DSGVO

Only with SeaTable you have full control and determine where your data is stored

Microsoft is an American company and stores its data in American data centres. If this is not a problem for you, congratulations. But if you want to have full control over data flows and locations, you should use your own SeaTable server. This way you can also use SeaTable for sensitive, personal data or in areas where there is an increased need for protection. Only an on-premise system can do this.

Import data from Microsoft Lists to SeaTable

You already use Microsoft Lists and are looking for a self-hosted alternative. Transferring your data from Lists to SeaTable is easy via export and import.

Due to the similar data structure of Microsoft Lists and SeaTable, you can migrate existing Lists tables to SeaTable without much difficulty. In the simplest case, you export your tables as a CSV file and then import them into SeaTable. It couldn't be simpler.