Google Forms

Create custom forms for surveys & questionnaires

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Google Forms Overview

What is Google Forms?

Google Forms is a free form builder tool that enables users to create surveys and questionnaires online in order to collect and organize information, simple or complex. Forms can be used to plan events, manage registrations, set up a poll, collect contact information, create a pop quiz, and more. Users can send all collected data to a spreadsheet and analyze data right in Google Sheets.

When creating a form with Google Forms, users can select from multiple question types, customize values, and drag-and-drop to reorder questions. Question types include dropdowns, multiple choice, and linear scales. Users can also use page branching and question skip logic in order to show questions based on answers. Images, videos (including YouTube videos), logos, and custom logic can be added to forms in order to send professional looking surveys and questionnaires to individuals or customers. Google Forms will automatically suggest a set of colors to style the form, or users can choose from an assortment of curated themes.

Responses to surveys and questionnaires are automatically collected and stored within Google Forms, with live response data and charts. Users can analyze entries with automatic summaries, and watch as responses appear in real time. Raw data can be accessed and analyzed via Google Sheets or other platforms. All forms are mobile responsive, meaning that users can create, edit, and complete forms using any device. Additional users can be invited via email and provided with access for collaboration. Google Forms can be shared with individuals via email, a link, embedded into a website, or shared via social media.

Google Forms Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Google Forms is free as part of Google's online suite of tools, G Suite.


Google Forms Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

Choose a name and theme to create a new form
Add a description and questions via the form editor
Select from multiple question types, drag-and-drop to reorder questions and customize values
Edit sharing settings and grant access to specific users by inviting them via email
Get a preview of the live form
Choose a destination for responses, whether in Forms, or to a spreadsheet
Create and send professional looking surveys to customers by adding images, videos, and custom logic
Analyze responses with automatic summaries and watch responses appear in real time
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Google Forms Reviews

Google Forms Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
4556

Very good
1671

Average
194

Poor
18

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,4
97% recommended this app
Ashwin S.

Getting data is now so much easier

It has been fantastic using Google Forms. It is a free, fast and very very effective way to take feedback. With absolutely no limits whatsoever. Plus, you can auto export the entries to a google spreadsheet and use its power


Tanuj D.

Google Forms: Fast & Efficient Surveys and Questionnaires

Overall, Google Forms is an excellent service to efficiently create and deploy forms and questionnaires, especially if your work involves getting quick responses from a wide variety of users. With the sheer amount of granularity it provides and its suggestive features, it is an indispensable tool for anyone who wishes to reach out to a vast number of respondents.


Sridhar R.

Simple, Easy and Smoothest way to collect data

Overall our experience has been good and it has served our purposes of data collection.

The fact that we can hit the ground running in no time is what I really appreciate about this product. I would highly recommend it for users looking for Forms, Data collection tools.


Sandra M.

Google Forms is not forgiving and not user friendly

Overall I have found Google Forms to be very cumbersome, unforgiving, not user friendly, and very time intensive. I can (and have) made simple mistakes where I allow for response receipts and student have sent my Form with all of the questions and answers to their friends. I have also made the mistake of not asking for their name. I was not able to identify who's response was who's, and students had to take the Form again. Because I was not in the Google Beta group, I did not have access to customer support to suggest changes to Forms. For the purpose of quizzes/ test, it is extremely time intensive to type every question, correct answer, wrong answer, and add photos. Other programs have teacher created content to choose from.


Michael A.

The Reliable Free Survey Forms You Can Get

I use Google Forms for various activities and needs. Such as, survey form, RSVP registration form, evaluation form. it's kind of one for all tool. It's so useful and important for me.


Ashwin S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Getting data is now so much easier

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/22
Review Source: Capterra

It has been fantastic using Google Forms. It is a free, fast and very very effective way to take feedback. With absolutely no limits whatsoever. Plus, you can auto export the entries to a google spreadsheet and use its power

Pros

Everything. It hardly takes a few minutes to set up a basic Google Form. I have used it for various different use cases, ranging from quick polls in huge groups, deciding on a mutual time slot, to surveys and feedback. Google Form offers you a wide range of options for data validation and helps visualize the data collected.

Cons

It is difficult to show options based on conditioning. i.e, change the upcoming questions based on the answers selected by the user. According to my understanding, you can achieve this by creating sections, but I have not figured out how to do that efficiently yet.
In case you are looking for this, check out https://support.google.com/docs/answer/141062?hl=en

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Tanuj D.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Google Forms: Fast & Efficient Surveys and Questionnaires

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Google Forms is an excellent service to efficiently create and deploy forms and questionnaires, especially if your work involves getting quick responses from a wide variety of users. With the sheer amount of granularity it provides and its suggestive features, it is an indispensable tool for anyone who wishes to reach out to a vast number of respondents.

Pros

Google Forms lets you create forms, surveys as well as questionnaires in a swift and simplified manner without compromising on the granularity of customizations. In my experience, making forms and deploying them to more users has never been as efficient without Google Forms. It not only provides a variety of options to fine-tune the questions (as well as their expected responses) but also recognizes patterns within the body of the questions themselves and automatically suggests optimum parameters for the same. Furthermore, it provides multiple ways for users to share their forms to external channels and get responses fast. Upon receiving responses, it also allows form administrators to get a general view of the answers themselves and enable them to peruse individual responses as well.

Cons

Google Forms has become so deeply ingrained in my usual workflows that it has become a chore to switch to other surveying platforms whenever it becomes necessary to do so. Thus, there are no cons that I've personally faced in my experience with Google Forms.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sridhar R.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Simple, Easy and Smoothest way to collect data

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/11/17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall our experience has been good and it has served our purposes of data collection.

The fact that we can hit the ground running in no time is what I really appreciate about this product. I would highly recommend it for users looking for Forms, Data collection tools.

Pros

Google Forms creation is super easy and fast. It takes less than 30mins to create a complex data collection form from our end users.

There are wide variety of question formats available which can suit any businesses of any size ( ours is a small startup)

Forms is also a free product from Google.

Cons

The export option is only CSV. I would like to have a easy way to extract data(certain fields) only instead of the entire zip of csv.

Also the way the answers are rendered ( in tabs for each question, was little confusing at first)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Sandra M.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

Google Forms is not forgiving and not user friendly

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/29
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I have found Google Forms to be very cumbersome, unforgiving, not user friendly, and very time intensive. I can (and have) made simple mistakes where I allow for response receipts and student have sent my Form with all of the questions and answers to their friends. I have also made the mistake of not asking for their name. I was not able to identify who's response was who's, and students had to take the Form again. Because I was not in the Google Beta group, I did not have access to customer support to suggest changes to Forms. For the purpose of quizzes/ test, it is extremely time intensive to type every question, correct answer, wrong answer, and add photos. Other programs have teacher created content to choose from.

Pros

The most beneficial feature of Google Forms is its ability to automatically grade quizzes and populate Google Classroom with grades. I would not use Google Forms at all if it did not automatically grade. I also like the feature where I can edit the answers after students take the Quiz and it will change their grade. This saves me the time of changing all students grade if I made a mistake in the answer key.

Cons

1. I have learned that hard way that you MUST include a question with the students name and period, otherwise you won't be able to sort and find their responses.
2. I have to type every quiz and questions by hand. I realize that Google Forms has other purposes beside quizzes/ test for teachers, but it is far too time consuming now that we are juggling far more than we ever did. There are so many other programs that better suited for administering quizzes/ test with existing questions sets that can duplicated and not personally created.
3. The Locked Mode feature is great! BUT it will only work on Chromebooks. It is a completely useless feature now in virtual teaching because students are working on different devices.
4. This one may be user error, but I cannot easily share a Google Form to colleagues without adding them as collaborators. In doing so, I have to rely on them making a copy and not editing my original. When I send a Form via email, it sends the student view. Again, this may be something I am doing wrong but a better method is certainly not obvious.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Michael A.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The Reliable Free Survey Forms You Can Get

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

I use Google Forms for various activities and needs. Such as, survey form, RSVP registration form, evaluation form. it's kind of one for all tool. It's so useful and important for me.

Pros

1. It's free (at least for now) it has no limitation of "pro" / "premium" service, hence you can use it at the fullest without paying a dime
2. You can control what what the input. For example, you want short description text as the answer, or you want it as a full number. You can also have options to have checkboxes or single option.
3. This is the important thing. It's integrated with GOOGLE SHEET, so you get all your RAW DATA.
4. It has the summary of the result automatically if you don't want to go complex with Google Sheet.
5. It's connected to your Google Account! So you can access the data easily.

Cons

1. It's not as personalized as the similar service provider, Typeform that has the ability to customize the form, and have several "complex" logic. Such as, if you choose option A, then you'll next question will be B.
2. If you want to process the RAW data via Google Sheet, it requires you to understand the Google Sheet. However, if you can't, there is always READY TO USE result that you can use. It depends on your need. In my case, I usually need to manage & process it through Google Sheet. Don't worry, the easy option is always there.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 6 441 user ratings
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Google Forms Pricing

Google Forms Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Google Forms is free as part of Google's online suite of tools, G Suite.

Google Forms is free as part of Google's online suite of tools, G Suite.

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 6 441 user ratings
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Google Forms Features

Google Forms Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Google Forms

Additional information for Google Forms

Key features of Google Forms

  • Access control
  • Add images, videos, and custom logic
  • Automatic summaries
  • Collect & organize information
  • Create polls & pop quizzes
  • Curated themes
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable branding
  • Customize values
  • Data validation rules
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Dropdowns
  • Export to Google Sheets
  • Multi-user collaboration
  • Multiple choice
  • Page branching
  • Question skip logic
  • Questionnaires
  • Real-time response charts
  • Real-time response information
  • Reorder questions
  • Responsive forms
  • Surveys

Benefits

  • Keep forms private by adjusting the sharing settings for each Google form and control who is able to view and edit information.

  • Set up a questionnaire, send it to customers, and watch as the responses are recorded in real time into a spreadsheet.

  • Create questions and analyze results with the team with features for real-time collaboration, and create forms quicker without having to send multiple versions of the file.

  • Google Forms' smart data validation rules help ensure that email addresses are properly formatted, data is correct, and that people receive the appropriate questions based on previous answers.

  • All Google forms are responsive, meaning that users can create, edit, and respond to forms using any device such as a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.

  • Google Forms FAQs

    Google Forms FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Forms.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Forms offer?

    Google Forms offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Google Forms is free as part of Google's online suite of tools, G Suite.

    Q. What are the main features of Google Forms?

    Google Forms offers the following features:

    • Access control
    • Add images, videos, and custom logic
    • Automatic summaries
    • Collect & organize information
    • Create polls & pop quizzes
    • Curated themes
    • Custom forms
    • Customizable branding
    • Customize values
    • Data validation rules
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Dropdowns
    • Export to Google Sheets
    • Multi-user collaboration
    • Multiple choice
    • Page branching
    • Question skip logic
    • Questionnaires
    • Real-time response charts
    • Real-time response information
    • Reorder questions
    • Responsive forms
    • Surveys

    Q. Who are the typical users of Google Forms?

    Google Forms has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Google Forms support?

    Google Forms supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Forms offer?

    Google Forms has the following pricing plans:

    Free

    Q. Does Google Forms support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Google Forms supports

    Q. What other apps does Google Forms integrate with?

    Google Forms integrates with the following applications:

    Apptivo, B12, CoSchedule, Contactually, Gmail, HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Insightly, Kiddom, Mailchimp

    Q. What level of support does Google Forms offer?

    Google Forms offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, FAQs