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Web Form Builder

Published 01/03/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

JotForm claims to be the quickest and easiest way to build an online form. Users can build contact forms, job application forms, customer satisfaction surveys and many other forms in a matter of a few minutes. The forms can be customized to meet the user’s needs. The form builder begins with a large, empty canvas. The system works with a handy drag and drop design. The user selects the elements they want and drags them over to the blank form. After generating and posting the form online, the user will begin receiving responses via email each time someone fills out and submits the form. JotForm allows almost anyone to build a neat, organized form that looks professional without the need for extensive web design or programming knowledge to get it to function properly.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

JotForm was created in 2010 by Interlogy. The Interlogy team remains small, consisting of fewer than five individuals. However the reach of their products is far, including services provided for more than 300,000 websites. JotForm was the company’s second creation followed by MemberKit. Prior to JotForm, Interlogy introduced Profile Manager Premium to help website owners manage user memberships. Today, Interlogy continues to develop these services and tools to help the average user find an easy, affordable way to manage various services and tasks on their websites and blogs.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are a few ways to create a form online. Many people assume that to build an online form, they must have knowledge of web design and coding. Thanks to applications like JotForm, this is becoming less and less true. Anyone can quickly create a customized form to post on their website or blog through JotForm. The drag and drop interface helps simplify the process and make it possible for even a novice user to quickly build a professional looking online form.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The JotForm website uses a rich black and orange design that provides an attractive contrast without making the site look too busy. The form creation tool is very well organized and easy to use. By simply dragging and dropping elements on to the blank form canvas, the user can get started right away. Additional editing tools, including fonts, colors and more, are conveniently positioned across the top of the canvas.

How does the registration process work?

New visitors can create a JotForm account by clicking on the small, orange “Create a Free Account” button found along the left hand column of the page (this may require scrolling down to locate). The brief registration form requires a username, email address and password. After submitting the information and clicking the grey form creation button on the following page, the user is taken directly to the blank form canvas.

What does it cost to use the application?

JotForm provides its users with three membership packages to choose from. The first is a free membership. This includes unlimited form creation, unlimited fields per form and reports, up to 10 MBs of storage space, up to 100 monthly form submissions, up to 10 SSL secure submissions per month and up to 10 payments received per month. The mid range Premium membership costs around $10 per month or around $90 per year. A bi yearly package is also available for just under $140 for two years. This package includes 1 GB of storage space, and upgrades all monthly submissions to 1,000. The Professional membership costs around $50 per month or $500 per year. The bi yearly option for the Professional costs around $800 for two years. This plan upgrades to include up to 100 GBs of storage space and increases all monthly submissions to 1,000,000.

Who would you recommend the application to?

JotForm provides three diverse membership plans that start at free, making it a great option for anyone who needs to build a form. Users can create small forms for lower traffic personal websites while thriving businesses can build forms and accept higher volume responses through the Professional plan. JotForm makes it easy for anyone to build an attractive online form.

  • Use the simple drag and drop interface to create a customized form
  • Accepted SSL secure form responses
  • Review statistics regarding form responses
  • Add unlimited fields to forms
  • Receive form responses via email

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JotForm pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $9.95
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.95

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