Offline mode using JotForm

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    Jason Odra
    Asked on December 09, 2013 at 02:23 PM


    We're working on a mobile app with forms. A requirement we have is the form has to be available in offline mode. We have sales staff that will be in remote areas with no Internet connection. They will need to be able to fill the form out, we'll need to save the data to the local iPad, then send the data after the iPad is on a Wi-Fi. Can we do this using JotForm?



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    Answered on December 09, 2013 at 03:55 PM

    Hello. Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately, is not designed for offline use or does not have offline functionality yet. The forms created by JotForm must communicate with JotForm servers to send the form submission.

    However, a simple workaround for mobile use is to use an app that can create a spreadsheet in CSV or XLS format. You can put your data there for offline use. Then you will be using our Import Data App to import the CSV or XLS file into specific form that you precreated. Just make sure that the column labels matches what JotForm uses for CSV labels.

    To know which labels are used, select your form and go to its Submissions Page.

    Then download a backup of your form submissions in Excel or CSV format from the Submissions Page and you will see what JotForm uses for Column Labels on this specific form and delete all existing data and start using it on any mobile spreadsheet app.

    Once, they have an internet coverage they can now use the Import Data App.

    This is probably the easiest way to compensate for offline usage. There are other workarounds but needs a lot more work. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you

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    Answered on March 31, 2014 at 06:28 AM

    Hey guys we also need an offline version please make one

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    Answered on March 31, 2014 at 09:49 AM


    We can submit a feature request to our developers, but we'd appreciate if you can create a new thread for this one. You can use this link: Contact JotForm Support


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    Answered on May 10, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Me too, would love an off line version..........

    Kind regards,


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    Answered on May 11, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Yes please, an offline feature would make JotForm even better for us as we are often out of wireless range.


    Charlie (wsfarm)

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    Answered on May 11, 2015 at 07:10 AM

    Hello Charlie,

    I have moved your question to a new thread and you will be answered here: 

    Thank you!

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    chris carey 
    Answered on October 04, 2015 at 01:13 AM

    another vote for offline ability
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    Answered on June 06, 2016 at 09:55 PM

    También creo que sería mucho mas útil si se pudieran llenar los formularios offline y se sincronizaran al conectarse a una red wifi. Es una limitante grande 


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    Answered on June 07, 2016 at 08:02 AM


    i have one question about jotforms i saw that you said we can't use this application offline ,

    i am a developer and i want to know can i design the same of your application with oracle form builder or not?

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    Answered on June 07, 2016 at 09:32 AM

    Hi mina,

    Since this is an old post, please create your own thread for this concern. You can use this link: Contact JotForm Support.