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Aytekin Tank

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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  • JotForm Cards is a revolutionary type of online form that’s changing the way information is collected. Want to learn more about it? Register for our webinar on Wednesday, February 28. It'll be held from 11-11:30am PST.


  • In offices around the world, a lot of time is sunk into unproductive, ineffective, and unrewarding tasks that can be easily automated with online forms. It’s an all too common occurrence - an entire morning can be sucked down a black hole of responding to emails, going back and forth, without actual work getting done. Stop the endless string of emails and inadequate workflows in their tracks by incorporating forms into tasks like HR requests, customer contracts, project proposals, and more. Read on for examples of how to use online forms to increase productivity.
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  • Surefire ways to kill your startup before it, well, starts

    52 games over the course of six years
    That’s how long it took before the creators of Angry Birds launched their successful game from the verge of bankruptcy in 2009.

    Turned down 25 times
    That’s how many tries it took Tim Ferriss to find someone willing to publish his best-seller The 4-Hour Workweek. (And even then, they admitted they didn’t think it was anything special.)

    Four years of failure
    That’s how long everyone’s favorite “overnight success” Slack spent in online gaming before pivoting to the communication tool we know today.

    Success delivers extreme value. Success is deliberate. Success is sustainable. Success takes change and hard work — sometimes, years of it. 

    Success is not built overnight. Neither were some of today’s most successful startups.
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  • You may have heard, but we recently announced JotForm Cards, a new style of online form that improves your customer’s experience while filling it out. JotForm Cards differ from traditional forms by asking questions one at a time, which significantly improves respondent focus and makes it 100% mobile friendly. 

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  • How hack weeks can encourage innovation and creativity

    The “tortured genius” is a creative cliché. 

    Books, films and pop culture tell us that innovation only comes from wrestling, alone, with a big idea or problem.

    The startup version of this narrative involves a product genius who spends weeks in isolation, creating a Homeland-style pinboard of notes and images. 

    Finally, their office door creaks open. Smoke pours out and the haggard-looking visionary emerges clutching the new specs: 

    “Here’s what we’re...
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