Google Forms

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About 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.


Key benefits of Google Forms

  • 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.

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

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    Chris
    Chris
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Nice Embedable Forms Used For Event Registrations

    Reviewed on 2019/10/31

    We have used them for years. They are reliable, and a great tool, especially for being a free...

    We have used them for years. They are reliable, and a great tool, especially for being a free product. When you embed them, they are reliable to render in the web page every time. This allows for basic logic flow, allowing us to ask yes, no, other, more... questions which need logic to present the proper questions needed.

    Pros

    This web form is very nice for small event planning. We use it as a registration form for classes we will be having. It is nice to have the form present cleanly on a webpage, allowing the user to fill in the information required, and then submit it to a Google Doc.

    The ability to receive a confirmation email from a registration and also the end user receiving a confirmation with their information is very beneficial. They can then go back and edit, update, or cancel their registration at a later time.

    Cons

    Compared to Microsoft's Form, which is equally as feature rich, Google forms look a bit toy'ish. It would be nice to be able to customize a form to make it look a bit more professional, and less colorful and playful.

    Alternatives Considered

    Typeform

    Reasons for Choosing Google Forms

    Typeform did not offer any actual features that Google Forms could not provide. They did allow for a more customized, professional looking form, but it was VERY expensive. Google's offerings work perfectly for us.

    Switched From

    Typeform

    Reasons for Switching to Google Forms

    Typeform was expensive, and we were already using Google more over Microsoft.
    Stella
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Made My Life Easier In the Classroom and in Administration

    Reviewed on 2024/05/24

    Pros

    I like that there are choices in how we can collect data from a short answer, to a long answer, to a ranking scale, multiple choice, or even check all boxes that apply.

    I like that it is possible to make a form look nice so that you can use it as an easy way to collect data, conduct a survey, or as an invitation. I've also used it as a self-check or a rubric for students to provide feedback for themselves and for their classmates.

    Cons

    It takes a minute to get used to where to find settings and use settings.
    I wish there were more templates to use for style.

    Sandra
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Google Forms is not forgiving and not user friendly

    Reviewed on 2020/10/29

    Overall I have found Google Forms to be very cumbersome, unforgiving, not user friendly, and very...

    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.

    Šimon
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google forms

    Reviewed on 2024/02/29

    Pros

    we use the forms roughly twice a month. We use it for competitions or to collect data from our customers.

    Cons

    We are using and I don't yet have information from the internal team regarding the shortcomings.

    Miracle
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    • Industry: Consumer Electronics
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Software Project Manager Review on Google Forms

    Reviewed on 2024/05/11

    Overall it was positive it's quick and friendly user interface made me keep coming back to it....

    Overall it was positive it's quick and friendly user interface made me keep coming back to it. Despite it's shortcomings it is still very useful for my job as a Software Project Manager.

    Pros

    I enjoyed how easy the software was to use. I could make surveys in minutes which helped me to be time efficient.

    Cons

    I disliked the customizable templates. They were outdated and were only useful for the situation they were made for e.g the event feedback template is not suitable for feedback on an app

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    Google Forms FAQs

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    Google Forms offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

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

    Google Forms has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Google Forms supports the following languages:

    English, German

    Google Forms supports the following devices:

    Google Forms integrates with the following applications:

    ABC Trainerize, AWeber, Accredible, Acuity Scheduling, Agile CRM, Airtable, Asana, Basecamp, Bitly, Box, Brevo, Calendly, Chat for Jira Service Desk, Chatwork, ClickFunnels, ClickSend, ClickUp, Clio, Close, Coda, Constant Contact, ConvertKit, Copper, Docusign, Drip, Dropbox Business, Dropbox Sign, Evernote Teams, Firebase, Flodesk, Follow Up Boss, Formstack Documents, Freedcamp, Freshdesk, GetResponse, GitHub, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Google Slides, Google Workspace, HighLevel, Highrise, Instagram, Intercom, Kajabi, Klaviyo, Kommo, LinkedIn for Business, MailerLite, Mailgun, ManyChat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Teams, Miro, MySQL, NeverBounce, Ninox, Notion, OneDrive, Ontraport, PayPal, Pipedrive, Pipefy, Podio, PostgreSQL, Productboard, QuickBooks, RD Station, REIPro, SendGrid, Shopify, SignRequest, SimpleTexting, Smartsheet, Square Payments, Streak, Stripe, Teachable, Teamwork.com, ToDoList 8.0, Toky, Trello, Twilio, Twitter/X, Wave, Wealthbox, Webflow, WordPress, Wordsmith, Wrike, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, Zoho CRM, Zoom Workplace, airSlate SignNow, monday.com, pdfFiller

    Google Forms offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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