There are plenty of Google Forms alternatives available, but which one should you choose?
In this article, I discuss why you should consider switching from Google forms to an alternative. I also look at the key features good alternatives should have. Finally, I will show you some of the best options currently available.
Why Consider An Alternative to Google Forms?
Part of the Google Workspace suite of tools, Google Forms is a popular free online form builder. It is simple to use and allows users to create surveys or questionnaires and analyze the collected data using the app itself or Google Sheets.
However, the main downside of Google Forms is it is rather basic and isn’t of tremendous use in business applications. Even if you have a business subscription to Google Workspace, Google Forms lacks certain key features like advanced security options, conditional logic, styling, payment gateways, etc.
Luckily, plenty of alternatives to Google forms are available that are better suited to commercial applications. Best of all, there are free and premium options, so you should be able to find the right one for your business.
Key Features To Look For When Searching for a Google Forms Alternative
There are several key features that any self-respecting alternative to Google Forms should possess, particularly when used in a business context.
Therefore, look for the following when choosing one for your business:
Advanced Security Features
Features such as two-factor authentication and password protection for forms are highly desirable security features that Google Forms lacks.
Using conditional logic, you can hide or show form fields based on previous user inputs. That means users will only see form fields relevant to them and you won’t be collecting redundant data.
Form Abandonment Recovery
Often, people start filling in online forms but then get distracted and forget to finish them. Form abandonment recovery allows you to send automated reminders asking those people to complete the form.
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You may want to monetize your form, for example, to collect sign-up, enrollment, or subscription fees. As such, look for Google Form alternatives that have built-in payment collection facilities or can integrate with external payment gateways.
Forms customized to match your corporate style look more professional and instill a feeling of trust in users.
Most people nowadays use mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets for so many things. As such, a good form app should be able to detect the type
This article was written by Simon Wright and originally published on Learn WordPress with WPLift.