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Aytekin Tank

Aytekin Tank is the 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

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  • There’s one task that I’ve been known to avoid: going to the dentist.

    And it seems I’m not alone.

    In a  2015 UK study, visiting the dentist was #6 on a list of the top 10 most common activities that people procrastinate.

    It makes perfect sense to me. Even a routine cleaning is uncomfortable, with all that scraping, suctioning and polishing. Unless you’re in agony, it’s so easy to put off the next appointment.

    However, the dentist’s chair is ...

  • Or how we learned to stop worrying and love the preprocessors

    First of all, what’s a preprocessor?

    In a nutshell, a preprocessor is a computer program that modifies data to conform with the input requirements of another program. For CSS, a preprocessor is a scripting language that extends the capabilities of regular CSS with variables, nested rules, functions, and logical blocks.

  • In the early days of a growing my company, I was working on every task that I could get my hands on, constantly adding points to my to-do list.

    When I started to  slowly hire more people, the list didn’t shorten.

    Eventually, I was working on so many things, that, really, none of my tasks were getting done.

    I started to realize: the more I ...

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  • Peek in my closet and you’ll see a row of identical Lacoste polo shirts in every color of the rainbow. Every morning, I grab a shirt, a pair of jeans, and I’m ready to go. I barely have to open my eyes.

    It seems my “life uniform” also puts me in good company. Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s  Scott Guthrie, PR maven Kelly Cutrone, and even Barack Obama often sport the same outfit, day after day.

    Hey, if it’s good enough for Obama, it’s definitely good enough for me — and science backs us both up.

    As author John Tierney explains, humans are hardwired to feel decision fatigue when...
  • Sales and marketing teams all over the world use JotForm for their lead gen forms. Embed them directly onto your website, and they blend right in. Some teams prefer the full customization of our Classic style of forms, while others like the intuitiveness of Cards. Either way, JotForm serves as a powerful lead gen tool for companies of all types. 

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