Today's post comes from friend and Guest Blogger, Ade Olonoh:
If you do any work online, you've probably looked around for a tool to help you build online forms. If you're a blogger, maybe it's because you're looking for something more advanced than you can get from a typical feedback form.
If you're a marketer, you've probably found it to be a hassle to setup a form for collecting contest entries, or you've struggled trying to get some kind of value from the hundreds or thousands of emails in your inbox that came as a result of a successful online campaign. Admit it: even if you're an HTML expert, you hate the tedious work of building forms.
Makemake wau e hoʻolauna iā ʻoe i KahuaKahua, kahi mea hana maikaʻi e ʻae i nā mea hoʻohana o kēlā me kēia pae mākau e kūkulu maʻalahi i nā ʻano pūnaewele, a kōkua iā ʻoe e hoʻokele maikaʻi i nā hoʻouna āu e hopu ai mai nā mea kūʻai aku. Hoʻomaka mua ʻia ia i ka hoʻomaka o ka makahiki 2006, akā ua hoʻokuʻu ʻia i ka mana 2.0 i kēia pule e pili pū ana me nā pūʻulu hiʻohiʻona maikaʻi e pono ke nānā pono ʻia.
ʻO ka nani o FormSpring hiki iā ʻoe ke hoʻonohonoho i kahi palapala hoʻopili pūnaewele, ana, a i ʻole palapala hoʻopaʻa inoa i loko o nā minuke me ka hoʻohana ʻole ʻana i kekahi HTML a i ʻole code kuhi. E ʻoluʻolu paha ʻoe i ka ʻike ʻana hiki iā ʻoe ke hana iā ʻoe iho āpau me ka kāhea ʻole ʻana i kekahi mai IT.
Here's a screenshot of the form builder screen — you build your form by dragging and dropping fields, and can preview what your form will look like in real time:
When you're ready to use your form, you can copy and paste a link to send to your users, or grab one line of HTML code that you can embed in your blog or website. The great part about this is that you can completely integrate your form within your existing design, maintaining your brand.
You can watch submissions roll in via email notifications or an RSS feed. And once you're ready to process the results you can download an Excel spreadsheet containing the submissions, or import that data into a database or CRM system.
The best thing is that you can create a free account that provides most of the functionality. If you're looking for some heavy use, paid plans start at $5/month with no contracts or setup fees.