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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    Tony
    Tony
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Managing Customer Happiness with Google Forms

    Reviewed on 2020/10/07

    Using Google Forms is quick and easy. It's also free, so for companies on a budget you can build...

    Using Google Forms is quick and easy. It's also free, so for companies on a budget you can build fantastic survey forms without having to pay for expensive systems. It's really easy to set up and really quick to deploy.

    I highly recommend this service o all my other clients.

    Pros

    Google Forms makes creating online forms a breeze. We use the forms for multiple purposes, but our main purpose is to collect and collate Customer Happiness Indices. It took me less than 10 minutes to set up a form and we tag it in the signature file of our customer support emails.

    What makes it really great is that I can see the individual entries, but I can also get a graphical representation of responses. This allows me to quickly glance over the results if I want a quick synopsis of how my team is doing, or I can do a deep-dive and see what's really going on inside.

    Cons

    One of the limitations on Google Forms is the lack of templates. This means that your forms can border on the boring. It would be really great if Google would provide more templates, or allow users to build and upload their own CSS templates (a bit advanced, I know), so that the forms fit in better with our corporate customer image.

    Alternatives Considered

    SurveyMonkey

    Reasons for Switching to Google Forms

    Price was a big factor. I didn't want to spend money on something and not know what the response for users would be like. The other is that it is really simple to use. It took me less than 10 minutes to set everything up, including adding it to our company signature files.
    Ankoun
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    • Industry: Research
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    It's awesome to have real-time access to and analysis of respondents' responses when gathering...

    Reviewed on 2023/10/18

    It has an affordable price compared to the benefits to the organization.

    It has an affordable price compared to the benefits to the organization.

    Pros

    It is an excellent tool for data collections. It is quite simple to design a form for our unique objective and launch it as well, thanks to the forms' simple interaction with our Google accounts. I used it for data collection for our research project. Possibility of creating a list of inquiries and anticipating a massive amount of organized, real-time responses.

    Cons

    It doesn't offer as many customization choices as other form firms do to make your forms look distinctive.It can be challenging for some sorts of research since users are restricted in the question and answer formats that are permitted.

    Alternatives Considered

    Zoho Forms

    Reasons for Choosing Google Forms

    Too much pricey

    Switched From

    Gravity Forms

    Reasons for Switching to Google Forms

    Google Sheets and Google Drive connection is straightforward.
    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.

    Caroline
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    A simple and awesome tool for data collection by Google

    Reviewed on 2023/07/19

    Overall, Google Forms is a great free to use tool by Google. I am so glad Google came up with the...

    Overall, Google Forms is a great free to use tool by Google. I am so glad Google came up with the idea.

    Pros

    I have used Google Forms for quite a long time now to do different things related to data collection and online surveys, quizzes and feedback collection. It is has a user friendly interface and is quite easy to use . I would say anyone can quickly create a google form for a particular use in a matter of minutes. It is easily customizable and offers a variety of different data collection options like multiple choice questions, short answer and checkboxes. Google forms works very seamlessly with other google products like Google sheets and Google Docs for data analysis.Google Forms offers real time responses and analysis of the responses - something that can fasten up the decision making process. Multiple users can access and fill the form at the same time over the internet, making Google Forms a great tool for collaboration. Users can use a variety of devices to access the forms i.e Mobile Phones, Laptops, tablets etc

    Cons

    - Google Forms may not have some advanced features for data collection and analysis.- If your target users do not have an internet connection, this may pause as a challenge.

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Excel

    Reasons for Switching to Google Forms

    Google Forms is better suited with the correct features for data collection and surveys.
    Michele
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    • Industry: Legal Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Bang for Your Buck!

    Reviewed on 2023/04/28

    I have been a big fan of Google Forms for many years. It is easy to use, has many modern and...

    I have been a big fan of Google Forms for many years. It is easy to use, has many modern and integrable with MS Word.

    Pros

    I love the autosave to the cloud/drive feature. This way I do not have to remember to continuously save in order to not lose my content. The plethora of features rivals that of another popular word-processing software. The ease of use makes this product extremely user friendly.

    Cons

    The fact that I have to download to either a PDF in order to save to my desktop is a bit inconvenient.

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Word

    Reasons for Choosing Google Forms

    I enjoy the collaborative SHARE feature that eliminates having to send an email in order time sensitve docs with my team.

    Switched From

    Microsoft Word

    Reasons for Switching to Google Forms

    Most cost-effective, widely used by partnering firms, easy to use and learn
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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

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    Google Forms integrates with the following applications:

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    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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