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Profile Image Aytekin Tank is founder of JotForm. He currently leads the JotForm development team. He loves to hear from JotForm users. Feel free to shoot him an email at aytekin at jotform.com.


Welcome to the JotForm blog, where you can read about new JotForm features and find helpful online form tips for creating top-notch forms, user case studies, and much more.

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  • Do you want to add a fill-in-the-blank option to your online form? It comes in handy if your defined form field don't encompass all of the potential responses. Leaving an alternative option is great for keeping your data more clean and accurate, as respondents aren't forced to choose random answers. Find out how to add this simple field to your online form. 

  • attach files to autoresponder emails

    We’ve heard your requests! You can now attach files to Autoresponder Emails simply by uploading it to the setup wizard. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to send supplemental information to your students or a business who wants to automatically send a whitepaper to new mailing list contacts, this new feature should come in handy. 
  • Event planning doesn’t have to be a headache. You can take a lot off your plate throughout the planning process with online forms, which can help you collect information from clients, schedule meetings and showings, register sponsors and guests, and more. By the time it’s the big day, you should be feeling excited but at ease. If you do have to scramble at the last minute, an online form builder like JotForm can help you get what you need quickly. Let’s dive into how you can use online forms to help you plan your next big event, without the stress. 


  • Insightly and JotForm

    Many of our users have figured out how easy it is to collect leads with JotForm, and in turn make it a powerful marketing tool that anyone in your marketing and sales department can learn. The leads captured from your JotForm lead gen form will automatically and seamlessly populate into your Insightly account. 

  • Education professionals, from teachers to administrators, have a lot of organizational tasks that never end. Quizzes, surveys, permission slips, scholarships, registrations, progress reports and more - all of these tasks are made easier and more efficient with the help of online forms. Check out these 5 free JotForm education forms that you can use and customize to fit your exact needs. 

  • JotForm Education

    Whether you’re running a whole department, or just a classroom, technology can help you stay organized and productive. That’s why JotForm offers apps to help make educators' jobs easier, regardless of their role with the school. 

    If you haven’t already, check out the apps we’ve listed below designed to help you save time and money. 

  • After an exhaustive interviewing process and having a candidate accept a new job offer, now comes the process to onboard the employee. Onboarding can be quite sophisticated, time-consuming, and include many steps since there’s a great deal of information that may you may require. However, setting up onboarding processes is invaluable for a company’s success. Check out these tips for onboarding. 

  • Whether you work at a nonprofit art school or a soup kitchen for the community, donations play a big role in sustaining your organization. One easy way to collect donations is to use a form that’s easily accessible. Supporters can make a contribution while they’re exploring your website for more information about ways to help. Watch out for these common mistakes when putting together your donation form to make sure you’re making the most of the opportunity. 

    donation form mistakes

  • You’ve seen them, and maybe they’ve even annoyed you a time or two before -- but not without good reason. We’re talking of course about CAPTCHA, which is a security system designed to tell humans and computers apart by making form respondents identify a short series of letters in a box. 

    You may be on the fence about whether or not to use CAPTCHA on your forms, and that’s totally OK. We’re here to help figure this whole thing out by answering the questions you should ask before determining if CAPTCHA is right for you.

  • Nonprofit Discount

    In honor of JotForm’s nonprofit discount, we wanted to give you more information on some other companies that offer you great deals in recognition of your efforts. You’ll be happy to know that many of JotForm’s popular integration partners offer really great deals. 

  • Your company Facebook page is a great platform to get the word out about your company, encourage followers to engage, and serve as a direct line of contact. In the modern age of social media, it can be time-consuming to provide customer support across multiple channels including email, a support forum, Twitter, Facebook, phone, and/or whatever mode your company uses. 

    Adding a contact form to your Facebook page can streamline communication with users by funneling messages to your company support inbox. 

  • JotForm Team

    You might have been able to tell, but we're pretty into online forms here at JotForm. And our form builder isn't just for our users; we believe in it so much that we use it every day. Every single day. It helps us operate faster, smarter, and be more organized. With that, below are nine of the common ways we use JotForm’s form builder on a regular basis. You might even see that it’s similar to how you’re using JotForm as well.
  • Donation Form Guide

    It’s no secret that JotForm makes it easy to collect payments for your organization. But did you know JotForm enables recurring payments? This functionality comes in handy for nonprofits who rely on monthly donations, or businesses that charge a monthly subscription fee for their services. 
  • Typeform alternative

    Here at JotForm, we pride ourselves on being the easiest form builder with the most advanced functionality. We pioneered online forms in 2006. We’ve never stopped growing, building new features and integrations for our users, and striving to be better each day. Whether you work at a small business, university, or agency- we know that our users will find the perfect solution for their online forms needs. 

    Read on for four examples why JotForm is better than Typeform.


  • Cups and Cakes

    For Jennifer Emerson, her journey towards awesome cupcake-making started in the summer of 2007. She’d just finished up a year of teaching and was dabbling with baking, but her friends convinced her that it needed to be much more than that. After some consideration, Cups and Cakes was born from her very own home kitchen, which led to her opening a San Francisco storefront two years later.
  • JotForm is the best tool available when you need to create File Upload Forms. We cover so many upload related features, such as high upload limits, and sending your uploads to other services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Box automatically. On top of all of that, we now give you the ability to receive uploads in the emails you receive as attachments.

    file attachments on forms

  • Giving your users an outlet to express their satisfaction, frustration, suggestions, or other thoughts pertaining to your company is always appreciated. It’s also an effective way of gauging how your customers are responding to your product or service. It’s better to offer a channel where user feedback can be streamlined than having social media be littered with complaints. So what do we include in a customer feedback form? What do we ask, or not ask? Let’s dive in and explore the top tops for a great customer feedback form. 


  • Connect JotForm to Excel

    Looking for a way to send form submissions to Microsoft Excel? With Zapier and JotForm, you can. If your company already depends on Excel to manage data, this integration should come in handy. You can add new rows for every new form submission you receive, or even update existing rows if you want to allow users to adjust their submissions. 

    Just make sure you have your Excel files on a Microsoft OneDrive for Business account (which is included with Office 365 or Sharepoint Server), otherwise we won't be able to access them. 

  • Many people wonder what “responsive” means, and what a responsive online form is. Let’s clear up this potentially confusing issue! A mobile responsive form, or responsive form, provides an optimal viewing and interaction experience across a wide range of devices, from desktop to mobile. Responsive forms offer easy reading and navigation. In short, responsive forms look and work seamlessly across all devices that your customers or form viewers may be using. 

  • PayPal Donation Button

    You might be using a PayPal donation button on your website, and that’s fine because it works. It’s a reliable way to make sure you get paid by a trusted source. But embedding a JotForm donation form, that’s integrated with PayPal, might actually be more financially fruitful for your organization.

    It’s a poorly kept secret that JotForm and PayPal go together like peas and carrots in the world of donations. Any nonprofit can turn a JotForm form into a powerful tool for collecting donations through PayPal, or several other payment gateways, in just a couple of clicks. 

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