JotForm 2.0 Released!

I am excited to announce that we have finally released JotForm 2.0. Since its first release more than a year ago, we have been constantly getting great feedback from hundreds of users. It seamed that JotForm really solved a need for webmasters: Creating web forms easily.

JotForm user base has been growing with an increasing rate and we now have about 28,000 users. More than 500,000 form submissions has been made and about 100,000 forms have been created. When I developed first version of JotForm, I had no idea it would be this popular. Basically, I developed it for our other product Profile Manager. Releasing it as a separate web based product was an afterthought. It was a lot of fun though. We even have made the final design on a ski trip in Killington, Vermont. We were skiing and snowboarding in the morning, and making the graphics and final design on the afternoon to the night. It was tiring like hell. But we had lots of fun.

JotForm 2.0 wasn’t that easy. My plan was to introduce a paid Premium version. However, I didn’t want to do this the easy way by restricting existing free features. Instead I preferred to develop an improved free version and create additional great features that would be worth paying for. I have been also too much occupied with other projects and customer support, and I couldn’t spend a great deal of time on this. So, the new version has been developed mainly by our talented developer Serkan. He has been very creative. He has come up with a web based Wizard UI that made things much easier for users to perform tasks without leaving the form builder. I don’t think anything like that has been done before. He also has developed a special JavaScript debugger called Tracer that makes JavaScript development easier and faster.

What’s New on JotForm 2.0

Payment Integration:

You can now use JotForm to sell digital goods, sell products, collect payments for your online service, collect subscription payments or receive micropayments for your content. JotForm integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, WorldPay2CheckOutClickBank and OneBip payment gateways, so you can collect payments from your users.

Payment GatewayOne-timeSubscriptionsAccepted Currencies
PayPalyesyes16 Currencies
Google CheckoutyesnoUS Dollars
WorldPayyesno144 Currencies
2CheckOutyesyesUS Dollars
ClickBankyesnoUS Dollars
OneBipyesyesEuro, Sterling

Starter Forms:

You can now save time and choose from many starter forms when you create a new form.

Contact FormBlog Contact/SurveyEvent Calendar
Document UploaderSatisfaction SurveyTime Sheet
Job Application FormRSVP for a Party or WeddingBug Tracker
Reservation Form  

Styles:

You can now make great looking form by applying CSS styles to your form.

Form Validations:

You can now check if a form field is a proper E-mail, Alphanumeric, Numeric, Alphabetic.

Spam Protection:

Each form now has seamless spam checks. JotForm can check if the form is submitted by a real browser. We also now support CAPTCHA verification on the forms.

Share Submissions:

You can now make your form submissions public and even integrate it into your web site easily. You can share your submission in your site using a Web Grid, DHTML Calendar, Microsoft Excel or RSS.

SSL Forms:

Protect your form submissions with 256 bit High-Grade SSL encryption.

PDF Forms:

JotForm can turn your form into a PDF file. You can now use JotForm to create your paper forms.

Power Tools:

JotForm introduces new form fields to make your forms cooler. Such as StarRating, FormCollapse, AutoComplete, BirthDatePicker, HTML and Image includes.

Source Code Options:

It is now easier to include your forms in your site. JotForm now gives you three options to integrate your form into your site:

  • Embed Form into Your Site
  • Copy Full Source Code of your Form
  • Download the Source

Invite Users by E-mail

You can also share your forms by E-mail. This option is especially useful if you do not have a web site. You can create a form and ask your users to complete them.

Premium Support

JotForm Premium users will now receive private email support from developers of JotForm.

This article is originally published on Apr 26, 2007, and updated on May 28, 2021.
AUTHOR
Aytekin Tank is the Founder and CEO of JotForm. A developer by trade but a storyteller by heart, he writes about his journey as an entrepreneur and shares advice for other startups. He loves to hear from JotForm users. You can reach Aytekin from AytekinTank@JotForm.com

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