Online Form Review

Some times we need to send a form to gather data. Provide a user friend form is very important and I’m unhappy with some of the tools that I’m using in the past months.

In the next few posts I will look at some of the online form tools available and try to discovery if the have the features that I want.

List of desired features

  1. Possibility to download the answers

    Because we want to use Python or R for our data analyse.

  2. Email notification

    To owner of the survey and survey responder.

  3. Full range of answer type

    Is required to support

    • short text
    • paragraph
    • multiple choice
    • checkboxes
    • dropdown
    • linear scale
    • data
    • time

    Extra points if support

    • multiple choice grid
    • file upload
  4. Mark question as required

    Because otherwise people will not answer some questions.

  5. Split the form into sections

    Because forms can be very very very long.

  6. Customisation on the fly

    For the case that some sections could be skipped based on some answers.

  7. Response validation

    Special for short text that is often used for email.

  8. Word Completion

    Because some dropdown can be very very very long.

    Extra points if new entries are accepted.

Evaluation table

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Criteria Maximum of Points
Possibility to download the answers 1
Email notification 1
Full range of answer type 2
Mark question as required 1
Split the form into sections 1
Customisation on the fly 1
Response validation 1
Word Completion 2
Total 10