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  • Back in 1991, Adobe invented what has become known as the illustrious PDF form. Their goal was to be able to capture the look of any document and send a digital version of it to be viewed and printed out anywhere, by anyone. Fast forward to today, it’s a file format that’s used around the world because it allows people to send documents that look exactly the way they were created, without the possibility of the layout being distorted along the way. 

    pdf forms
  • There’s no question about the value that required form fields bring. They distinguish what information on your form you’d like to have versus what information you absolutely must have. In that sense, nothing prevents people from skipping necessary questions quite like it.

    However, like any good thing, it can be overused. And the last thing you want is too many required form fields and actually preventing visitors from filling out the form.

    Required Form Fields

  • Uploading files to a form from any storage system is now easier with JotForm’s new Uploadcare widget. Uploadcare seamlessly enables uploading, editing, and image posting to websites. It pulls files from your desktop, Facebook or Instagram accounts, or popular cloud solutions like Box or Dropbox. 

    Uploadcare widget

  • For many community and civic organizations, there is a need to collect payments from members throughout each year. From membership fees to contributions for members-only events, payments need to be collected easily, with as little overhead as possible.

  • If you’re a business trying to market to parents, you’re mainly looking at Generation Y, or Millennials. This group of people has a unique set of interests and understanding them will help you better address them. Millennials grew up on technology so they’re used to getting results quickly and efficiently, whether that’s at work or at home. And over the last few years, it seems like personality quizzes have become a viral trend. Maybe it’s because they’re fun. Or maybe it’s because they give us a different perspective on our journey of self discovery. Huffington Post calls it narrative psychology. By keeping these tendencies in mind, you can put together an effective strategy for marketing to young parents.

    how to market to busy parents
  • If you use Egnyte as part of your document cloud storage, you’ll be excited that you can now connect a JotForm form to your Egnyte account. 

    With our new Egnyte integration app, your customers can attach documents, such as an employment application or resume, from within your JotForm forms. If you want to automatically retrieve and send a document based on how your customer responds to a form question, such as a price sheet or product brochure, you can use Egnyte to manage that content, too. 

    jotform and egnyte

  • WCET (CET) is Cincinnati’s PBS TV station, broadcasting educational videos across a region of more than 2 million people in Southwest Ohio -- think classics like Sesame Street, Curious George, and PBS NewsHour. About 60 people work for the station, which also runs the local broadcasting for Dayton about 50 miles north of Cincinnati. 

    WCET Cincinnati

  • At JotForm, we’re not only looking for ways to make form building easy, but also form submitting. Our library of widgets offers dozens of add-ons to make your form more professional, stylish, and easier to fill out for your visitors. Below are five popular widgets that will help improve your form’s response rate immediately. 

    form widgets

  • If you’re a business owner or work for a small business, then you already know just how important it is to never stop innovating. Whether that means adding new features to your product, expanding your product line, or keeping up with emerging trends, we all need to stay ahead of the curve so we don’t get left behind. However, generating new ideas for your business can be easier said than done. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! Here are some concrete ways to explore how you can improve your business, and keep the ideas flowing. 

  • Do you use Square to collect payments for your business? You can now integrate your Square account with JotForm to create powerful, easy-to-edit payment forms. 

    Square works perfectly with forms you use to sell products, collect donations, register event guests, or any other type of payment form you might use. And JotForm is proud to be the first online form builder to integrate with Square.

    jotform square integration

  • JotForm has been continuously building our core product for over a decade. We took a simple idea, making it easy for anyone to make online forms, and never stopped building upon it. The result is that JotForm users can solve so many different problems, integrate with so many different products and tools, and create custom online forms that do exactly what you need them to do. We’re far from finished, but let’s take a look at what’s the latest from JotForm.
  • Need a fast, easy way to collect legally-binding signatures through JotForm? Then check out our new DocuSign widget, allowing you to add a DocuSign signature field to any form. 

    DocuSign is a leading Document Transaction Management service, famous for helping you simplify electronic signatures and approvals. It’s perfect for all sorts of contracts, like for nondisclosure or employment agreements. 

    JotForm docusign

  • Forget the needless paperwork and hassle that comes with mail surveys. They take too long, there’s a risk of loss in the postal system. And conducting surveys over the phone? Talk about inefficiency. Probably more than a few hang-ups and voicemails that you want to deal with. Take your surveys online! Use JotForm to create surveys, and to easily track survey respondents. Read on for how to get started  creating a survey so that you can easily track respondents online. 

  • Thank you for being one of our more than two million users! We’ve continued to focus on making JotForm the leading online form creator. As we’ve gotten requests from our users, we’ve developed new features and integrations to make JotForm an even better experience. As always, our goal is to continue to improve our product and ensure it is easy to use. At the end of the day, we want to give our users the most powerful form-building features to help your business.

  • Great staff members can be hard to come by, but what can be even more difficult is getting a steady stream of dedicated volunteers. Whether it’s for a specific event or a weekly schedule of helpers, volunteer recruitment is crucial. Here are some volunteer recruitment strategies to reach more people and get more helping hands. 

    strategies for increasing volunteer turnout
  • If you’re tired of searching for easy ways for your business, nonprofit, or school to get paid, look no further. You can turn any one of your JotForm forms into a powerful payment tool for event registration fees, the products you sell, member subscriptions, donations, or even borrowing money from your friends -- the choice is yours! 

    With that in mind, there are 10 reasons you should use JotForm for your payment forms.

    JotForm Payment Forms 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

    attach files to autoresponder emails
  • 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. 

  • 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. 

    Insightly and JotForm

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