The Finest 14 Google Forms Alternatives You Should Try

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Google Forms is an incredibly popular tool, and for good reason! It has unlimited free forms, logic threading, is great on mobile platforms, and integrates well with the rest of Google’s services. It’s also a powerful and flexible tool, which can allow you to creative things with Google Forms like tracking key areas of your life or creating a self-grading quiz.

Believe it or not, there’s a world outside of Google and some pretty great Google Forms alternatives that are definitely worth trying out! While it’s possible to supercharge your Google Forms, these tools are generally a little more sophisticated, more focused on design, and offer some features that a free platform like Google Forms just can’t.

Out this list the one that will work best for you is kind of up to what you want to do with it and the forms you need to create. But if you give a couple of these tools a try you’ll quickly find one (or two, or three) tools that will have you questioning your loyalty to the Google overlords.

1. WuFoo

How Much Does it Cost?

WuFoo has several different price options ranging from a free plan offering 3 forms to unlimited forms and extra features for $29.95/month

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What Sets it Apart?

WuFoo is a polished form builder trusted by several large companies (including Disney, Amazon, Twitter, and National Geographic). The higher price plans offer encryption, password protection, and up to 3GB of storage, and it is easy to build professional forms using intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. WuFoo connects easily to over 60 other online applications, has integrated payment options, offers over 300 form templates, allows responders to upload documents, and features an excellent analytics engine.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

WuFoo is one of the most polished form builders out there, but that kind of quality comes at a price! If you don’t need all of the different functions that it offers, one of the cheaper (or free!) tools might be a better option for you.

2. Typeform

TypeForm

How Much Does it Cost? 

Basic Typeform is free to use, and Typeform Pro is $35/month for a single user

What Sets it Apart? 

It’s easy to get started with Typeform – in fact, you don’t even have to create an account before you begin building your first form. Forms can be easily created from scratch, or one of several pre-built templates can be used instead. Typeform regularly gets rave reviews online from both creators and form respondents because of its ease of use, appealing visuals, and great customer support.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

In order to access payment functionality for your forms and to remove Typeform’s branding, you have to upgrade to the Pro plan. There is no offline collection of data available, and respondents cannot save their form and return to it at a later time.

3. LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey

How Much Does it Cost?

LimeSurvey is free to use with unlimited questions and responses.

What Sets it Apart? 

LimeSurvey is an Open Source solution to creating surveys online. This gives you a wealth of opportunities when it comes to understanding the platform, creating plug-ins, and storing response data securely on your own servers. It’s hard to beat the free price tag (especially since there are no limits on the number of surveys, questions, or responses you use), and the service has a large array of features — including functionality in over 80 languages, 28+ question types, and third-party connectivity to WordPress and Drupal.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

If you aren’t used to using Open Source software, this might not be the ideal choice for you. There are plenty of training videos available, but it does add another level to the form-building process. Additionally, analysis tools within LimeSurvey are basic, so you would need to use a tool like Excel to extract a detailed understanding of your responses.

4. FormBakery

FormBakery

How Much Does it Cost? 

A single form is $9, and a 10-form package can be purchased for $50

What Sets it Apart? 

FormBakery is about as minimalist as a form building tool can get. Five question types are offered in a drag-and-drop menu, and when your form is complete you will be able to preview the code. If you are satisfied with the code, then the full form can be downloaded for the price above. If all you need is a simple form, and you don’t have the time or the coding skills to throw one together, FormBakery might be exactly what you are looking for!

Are There Any Drawbacks?

FormBakery really is a bare-bones approach to creating forms, so if you want fancy features, cool graphics, and analysis software this is not the right tool for you.

5. JotForm

How Much Does it Cost?

Plans range from free for unlimited forms and 100 submissions/month to $49.95/month for up to 100,000 monthly submissions.

What Sets it Apart? 

JotForm has been a key player in online forms for ten years. The system boasts several different tools to improve your form building experience – their highly customizable Form Designer places a priority on aesthetics and JotForm’s Form Analytics tool gives you a detailed breakdown of responses. Submission information can be integrated into CRMs, email marketing services, payment collection systems, and cloud storage systems (including Google Drive and Dropbox).

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Many of the templates aren’t ideal for users’ purposes, and there can be a bit of a learning curve for in-depth form customization.

6. Formlets

FormLets

How Much Does it Cost? 

Formlets is one of the more affordable paid options, with plans ranging from the ‘Dollar Club’ ($1.99/month) for unlimited single-page forms and up to 250 monthly submissions to a $30/month Pro option with unlimited multi-page forms, payment functionality, and up to 100,000 monthly submissions.

What Sets it Apart? 

Formlets form designer is easy to use, and offers a large library of preconfigured templates. The forms can be embedded just about anywhere, are mobile-friendly, can be integrated with over 500 different apps, and are easily connected to payment processes or file uploads.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

Formlets is a pretty new competitor in the form-building world, so there are fewer available resources for learning how to use it effectively, and the platform may not have all of the bells and whistles (such as branching/logic options) that the more established tools do.

7. PlanSo Forms

How Much Does it Cost? 

PlanSo Forms has several one-time payment options ranging from free, to an individual basic version at $29, to an agency option that allows up to 50 sites at $499.

What Sets it Apart? 

PlanSo is set apart because of its ability to create multi-column forms – most form creators only allow for a single column option. PlanSo can be downloaded as a WordPress plugin or used for free in-browser. Other than this, expect to find the typical features available and an excellent user interface that simplifies the process of designing and using your form!

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to export your survey responses for anything less than the ‘Business’ option ($89).

8. FormCrafts

FormCrafts

How Much Does it Cost?

Monthly plans for FormCrafts range from $15/month for 10 forms, 5 payments, and up to 500 submissions to $195/month for unlimited forms, 100,000 submissions a month, unlimited payments, and 10GB of storage.

What Sets it Apart? 

FormCrafts has gone above and beyond to tailor their tools to their users’ needs, and has become one of the most popular form builders around. FormCrafts has a wide variety of templates available as well as a drag and drop form builder, allows multi-page forms at all payment levels, features live-updating math logic and conditional logic, and has a WordPress Plugin.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

FormCrafts has limited email marketing integration, and won’t automatically calculate results for polls or quizzes — you’ll have to do that work yourself!

9. FormSite

How Much Does it Cost? 

A free account will offer you 5 forms with 10 results each, and the Pro 3 option ($99.95/month) allows 100 forms with 10,000 results for each.

What Sets it Apart? 

FormSite is an incredibly popular alternative to Google Forms that has been used by industry giants such as Dell, General Mills, and several Ivy-league universities. It is as top-notch as you would expect, with PayPal and credit card Integration, customizable forms, advanced logic options, file uploads, and several different ways to view, share, and process your results.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

Unfortunately, you are unable to access results as a PDF unless you purchase the Pro 2 plan ($49.95/month) or higher. FormSite does not offer an unlimited plan, even at its most expensive.

10. Ninja Forms

How Much Does it Cost? 

Ninja Forms is completely free to use, but if you want to download additional extensions (such as the ability to receive text message notifications or integrate Ninja Forms with MailChimp) you’ll have to pay a one-time fee per extension or Ninja Forms’ bundle package for $499.99 which gives you permanent access to all of the extensions.

What Sets it Apart? 

The flexibility that Ninja Forms offers is great — you never have to worry about purchasing features you have no need for, or running into a pay wall when collecting your responses. The option to save form progress is available as part of the free product — a rarity with form builders!

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Ninja Forms is solely a WordPress plugin, and as such may not Many of the tools you expect from a form builder (file uploads, the option to create polls or surveys, PayPal integration, conditional logic) must be purchased separately.

11. Form Assembly

FormAssembly

How Much Does it Cost? 

A 14-day free trial is offered, but after that you’ll have to pay. The Basic plan is $28/month, and the most expensive plan (Enterprise, at $250/month) offers form management, cloud storage, and multiple licensed users.

What Sets it Apart? 

Form Assembly is another form builder that can boast some incredibly large clients – including Amazon.com, PayPal, and Target. The sophistication it offers makes it clear why these clients chose this tool – forms can contain hundreds of items, branding is easy, and be integrated within a large number of platforms. Also, Form Assembly offers a 20% discount for nonprofits.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

PayPal is only available in the Professional plan ($59/month) or higher.

12. Formstack

FormStack

How Much Does it Cost? 

After a 14-day free trial, expect to pay $39/month for basic features (20 forms, 1000 submissions) and up to $249/month for the Platinum plan (1000 forms and up to 100,000 submissions per form).

What Sets it Apart? 

Formstack has focused its tools on optimizing marketing leads, and offers some of the best tailored options for users looking for this functionality, including form A/B testing, advanced analytics, and strong data security. Formstack has been used by the NHL, USA Today, and the YMCA.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

If you want to do advanced analytics with your form results, you may need to use third-party tools to get the functionality that you want.

13. iFormBuilder

iFormBuilder

How Much Does it Cost? 

Plans range from Free (10 forms, 100 records per form) to Smart Enterprise ($6000/year – unlimited forms, dedicated database, and unlimited uploads).

What Sets it Apart? 

iFormBuilder is one of the only form builders that is designed specifically to be functional on mobile and to be completely offline accessible — data is easily stored on the device until a connection is available. iFormBuilder has incredibly strong security and is designed for use in a work environment.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

iFormBuilder probably isn’t the option you want for your quick survey or small business – the price is too steep for that! While it’s business-oriented, offline capabilities are great for specific purposes, this tool is much less flexible in its purpose than most of the others on this list.

14. 123ContactForm

How Much Does it Cost? 

Plans range from Basic (free), which offers 5 Forms and up to 100/submissions per month with no upload storage, to Platinum ($29.95/month), which offers unlimited forms and up to 20,000 monthly submissions.

What Sets it Apart? 

123ContactForm has great third-party platform integration, data exporting, anti-spam protection, and free internal technical support. Its tools make it easy to design, embed, and analyze your forms efficiently and effectively.

Are There Any Drawbacks? 

The features offered for the free plan are less than many of the comparative plans offered by other tools.

What Google Form Alternative is the Best?

The form creator that will work best for you is going to depend on the information that you want to collect, the people you want to target, and the purpose of your data collection. For this reason, there’s no single form creator that is going to be the best answer for everyone — try out the free versions of one or two of the options that caught your eye above and decide whether or not they’re as effective for you as Google Forms is.

If you decide these options aren’t the right ones for you, hopefully you will at least come away with some inspiration to help you become a more advanced Google Forms user!

Have you tried any of the form creators on this list? Have I missed any form builders that you have found especially helpful? Let me know in the comments!

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