8 alternatives to Formsite

There are few decisions more important to your business than figuring out how to manage communication. 

Strong internal communication can result in smoother collaboration and faster turnaround times. Effective external communication can help you bring in new customers. It can also help you maintain better relationships with your existing clients through feedback.

Online forms are a popular, proven, and effective way to simplify and manage communication. They deliver consistent and trackable results. 

Formsite is one of the better known form-building tools. However, it’s always best to shop around to make an informed decision before choosing a service. Here are eight alternatives to consider.

1. Jotform

Jotform is one of the original online form-building tools. It’s been around since 2006, predating even Google Forms. Jotform is a good fit for everybody, from individuals planning backyard barbecues to corporations needing mission-critical market research.

Jotform remains agile and continues to innovate and grow. For instance, Jotform Tables gives our forms much of the power and functionality of an Airtable database.

2. Google Forms

Google Forms is a standard, go-to form builder for many users. It works well with the Google Drive ecosystem, and it’s easy to get started.

The Google Forms interface is easy to learn — and it uses Material Design, giving it a clean and consistent look.

While it may be appropriate for some uses, Google Forms has limitations that may make it unsuitable for large businesses and power users.

Google Forms
Google Forms

3. LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey has been around since 2003. It has an impressive array of features that can seem overwhelming at first glance. But once you get used to it, it has a lot to offer.

One nice thing about LimeSurvey is that it’s open-source software. It has a free community edition that allows you to host your surveys on your own domain, making it kind of like the WordPress of form tools.

LimeSurvey
LimeSurvey

4. Paperform

Paperform feels like a lightweight alternative to many of the other feature-rich options on this list. But don’t be fooled by the simple interface. It offers its own rich collection of tools.

Paperform has a minimal interface that gives you only what you need when you need it. It keeps the heavy-duty functionality tucked away for power users to find as they grow accustomed to the product.

Paperform

SurveyLab is another old-school form tool that came out around the same time as LimeSurvey. However, it does feel like a more modern app, even if it doesn’t have all the features that some more modern apps have.

5. SurveyLab

This tool is probably best suited for geekier users. It has some highly technical features — like hot spots and logic controls — that programmers and analysts would be most comfortable with.

SurveyLab
SurveyLab

6. Microsoft Forms

If you’re one of the many companies that rely on Microsoft products in your day-to-day operations, there’s a form tool for you as well. Microsoft Forms has a similar look, feel, and feature set to Google Forms.

It’s also a feature-light option, like Google Forms. But it will still get the job done, and it plays nicely with the rest of the MS Office suite.

Microsoft Forms

7. Typeform

Typeform is a form and survey tool that focuses on clean interfaces and beautiful designs. It presents questions one at a time, allowing a designer to customize each question with imagery and photos.

In addition to attractive questionnaires, the user interface for creating forms is also attractive and minimal.

Typeform

8. Zoho Forms

If your company already uses any of the massive collection of tools from Zoho, Zoho Forms might be your best bet. It provides all the features you would expect from a modern form-building tool. The interface is clean and provides easy, drag-and-drop elements.

Zoho Forms
Zoho Forms
AUTHOR
Lee Nathan is a personal development and productivity technology writer. He can be found at leenathan.com.

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