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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.


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  • It shouldn’t be a surprise that colleges and universities rely on online forms. There are just so many groups from whom to collect crucial information, whether it’s alumni, community members, students, employees, or applicants.


    Online forms make it so simple to gather feedback, create events, schedule campus visits, and collect payment, that it’s easy to see why they’re used so commonly. With that, we thought we’d share some of the most common ways forms are being used in higher education.


  • In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to celebrate our amazing planet. From the highest snow-capped mountains, to the deepest darkest oceans, to the scorching deserts, to the greenest forests -- the Earth is our home. Here at JotForm, we’re doing our part to conserve our world by reducing the amount of paper that companies need to use -- by bringing it all online. Fun fact: If all 8 million of JotForm’s forms were created with paper instead, they would stack higher than the Sears Towers in Chicago. That’s a lot of trees that got to stay trees!
  • We can all agree on one thing: we don’t like when companies are confusing. Knowing exactly what you’re signing up for or getting into alleviates concerns and drives trust for the company. Instead of using the one-size-fits-all default “submit” text on the call-to-action button, describe to the visitor what action they will take by submitting the form. Examples include “Shop Now,” “Learn More,” Sign Up,” “Book Now,” and “Complete Survey.”


    Customizing your call-to-action is simple, but powerful. Here’s how you do it!





  • Facts are facts. If your organization relies on donations to stay afloat, you can’t afford a weak donation form. You’re simply going to lose too much money.


    At JotForm we’re not in the business of making lousy forms, so we thought we’d offer a few pieces of advice for creating the perfect donation form for your non-profit, school, or cause.
  • High schools and universities have an obligation to their students -- to educate them, prepare them for their next steps, and equip them with the skills to be successful. And while schools can do everything right, it’s important to recognize changing trends and the importance of adapting to students’ needs as they evolve. One key way to tap into those changes? Alumni feedback surveys. This useful tool can be utilized to gauge your alumni satisfaction with their education, and collect insights into areas for improvement. Include these three vital areas in your alumni survey to gather the information you need.

    collect useful information with an alumni feedback survey
  • Adding a background image to your form can really up the ante for design. The possibilities are endless. If you are a wedding planner and use online forms to gather new client information, then you can use your most stunning wedding photo as the background of the form, whether that be of guests dancing or of the venue decorations.


    If you own a small business of selling workout equipment, your background image can feature people sweating it out in the gym on your exercise bikes or weight lifting machines. And if you’re a professional photographer? Well, that speaks for itself. Showcase your business, brand, and purpose with a great background image on your forms.



    It’s easy! Let’s find out how to add a background image to your form.

  • Today, many of you found lots of balloons on your My Forms page. Unfortunately, this was caused by a JavaScript bug on a new release. Our team is currently on overdrive trying to get all of the balloons to pop. We appreciate your patience during this crisis. 

    jotform is filled with baloons


  • It doesn’t get easier than using
    Weebly for creating websites. That’s why we’re very pleased to announce that JotForm now integrates seamlessly into your Weebly site straight from the Weebly App Center. If you enjoy spending a lot of time creating websites and arduously adding online forms, then stop reading now. JotForm and Weebly make the process far too simple.
  • Planning an event, whether a big corporate event or a backyard birthday party, requires quite a bit of planning. You’ve got to determine your guest list, lock down the venue, figure out food and refreshments, and get the decor just right. Once you’re on top of that, it’s time to invite your guests! But how? With a custom JotForm event registration form, of course.

    Why choose JotForm over other event form providers?



  • JotForm CRM

    Customer relationship management (CRM) software can be the central hub that keeps your organization running smoothly, organizing all of your interactions with customers and vendors, providing key metrics, and essentially managing your sales and marketing departments. However, it can be overwhelming choosing the right CRM software for your company because there’s
    just. So. Many. But we’re here to offer a little help figuring which one is right for your team.

  • Looking for a payment processor to integrate with JotForm that doesn’t burden you with transaction fees? Check out our new integration with Dwolla, a company that makes online payments incredibly simple for United States-based businesses.


    Dwolla gives your customers the option to pay straight to your bank or credit account, but online.


  • Did you know JotForm is a powerful tool for creating PDF forms? Sure, we might be famous for helping people create awesome web forms, but we’re also rockstars at letting users create fillable PDF forms, too.


    Using fillable PDFs instead of online forms enables you to send your form as a document that can be filled out anywhere, on any device, without requiring internet connection. And that type of functionality comes in handy for businesses all over the world that want to view a fully filled out form instead of just the submission data.


  • Forms can look unnecessarily daunting if they’re too muddled with irrelevant form fields. There’s only so many times a form visitor will click “N/A” before they may get frustrated and give up on the form. There’s an easy solution: use conditional logic for cleaner forms which will improve the user experience and get you more conversions on your forms.


    So what is conditional logic? Conditional logic allows you to configure your form to show or hide form fields, sections, or pages based on user selections. This allows you to easily control what information your form visitor is asked to provide and tailor the form specifically to their needs.




  • We want to create a pricing structure that makes the most sense for all of our users. With that in mind, starting tomorrow, we're modifying our monthly packages to count the number of times your forms are viewed each month. It’s structured similarly to how we’ve developed our submission limits, only 10 times the amount.

  • Here at the JotForm office, we're poppin' bottles, throwing confetti all over the carpet, and giving Podo a well-deserved cat treat. Why? We're celebrating JotForm's 10-year anniversary. Since we now have a decade of form building in the books, we'd like to invite you to join us in celebration by checking out our 10 new form themes. Enjoy! 




  • We’re busy bees here at the JotForm headquarters. But this week’s task has been especially challenging: determining the perfect Podo sticker to order for office and users. We recently ordered small batches from our friends at Sticker Mule and wanted to find out which ones were right for us to order in large quantities.

  • We’ve listened, and we’re happy to announce that JotForm now seamlessly integrates with VerticalResponse, a powerful email marketing service. Now it’s easier than ever for small businesses and nonprofits to build their email lists in VerticalReponse using JotForm.
  • Below is a guest post from Chris Gallo at Highrise that gives great advice on tools to utilize for your helpdesk. Highrise is a terrific, clean CRM tool that JotForm seamlessly integrates with.

    Highrise as a product has been running since 2007 - we've been through our fair share of customer support questions, issues, and fires.

    It isn't always easy.



  • Can you think of 2 million ways to use JotForm? Just ask each of our users! Because now there there are more JotForm users than the populations of Seattle, Denver, and Washington D.C… combined!


    When JotForm launched nearly a decade ago, the idea of 2 million users was almost unimaginable. But here we are today -- and we’re not slowing down any time soon.


    Here’s a look at all JotForm users by the numbers:


  • Amid cheers, champagne, fireworks, family, and friends, we’re off to a good start in 2016. At JotForm we couldn’t be more excited about what we have planned. Here’s a quick glimpse of what’s in store for our vibrant community of online form builders.

    JotForm Fireworks
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