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FluidSurveys mention · June 25, 2015

Surveys 101: A Simple Guide to Asking Effective Questions

When you have a question about your business—which new product to offer, what new features and services to add, where to open your next location—there's only one obvious way to find out: a survey. It's like magic: you put together questions, ask your followers and fans...read more
FluidSurveys mention · June 9, 2015

How to Design and Analyze a Survey

Flawed data can guide even the greatest leaders to the wrong conclusions. When success hangs in the balance, you need to be absolutely sure that you're gathering the right data with the right methods. So we asked our data scientist, Christopher Peters, to craft this guide about how to...read more
FluidSurveys mention · May 14, 2015

The 20 Best Online Survey Builder Tools

Ask one person for advice, and it's hard to know whether we should trust them. Ask a hundred, though, and you'll see a clearer picture start to come together. That's democracy, or the more modern term crowdsourcing, and it's one of the best ways to gather...read more
FluidSurveys update · May 8, 2013

Getting Your Surveys to Connect With Anything Through FluidSurveys

Surveys are great for collecting information from customers, employees, or anyone you can think of and FluidSurveys does it just as well as anyone. FluidSurveys is a survey company that works online, offline and on mobile devices. It also collects and helps you analyze the results of your survey without...read more
Matthew Guay
Reviewed by Matthew GuayLast updated April 29, 2015

FluidSurveys, one of the newer SurveyMonkey acquisitions, might at first glance seem much like any other survey app. There's survey questions, reports, and even a simple poll tool built-in. There's some fancy themes that are responsive and mobile-ready, but that, too, isn't so uncommon. But dive into FluidSurvey's interface, and you'll find something much more interesting.

It's in the survey builder that FluidSurveys is most unique. Instead of having to hop back and forth between your survey builder, dashboard, and reports screens, FluidSurveys keeps everything about one survey in one place. Open the survey editor, and you'll see buttons on the left top tweak your survey's theme, preview or share it, or dig into its responses lists, reports, and settings. Everything about each survey is pulled together in one easy-to-navigate hub.

And the survey editor itself is pretty nice, too. You'll find a clean layout with your tools on the left—including a question palate, page settings, and survey options—and your survey itself in the main section of the screen. The questions include your standard survey options, as well as some unique ones that make FluidSurveys stand out. There's a group/rank option that lets users drag and drop answers into their order of preference, an image hot spot question that lets you get feedback on an image, and even options to receive a digital signature or payment in your survey.

Styling your survey is important, too, and FluidSurveys gives you the options to do that easily. There's a few nice pre-made templates, along with theme options that let you add a frosted glass background to your survey elements, choose typefaces and colors you want, and more. You can then save your changes as a new theme, so you can reuse it in the future easily.

Then it's time to share your survey. In FluidSurveys, that means copying a URL or a QR code that anyone can visit to fill out your survey. There's also buttons to share your survey on the most popular social networks. Or, you can click the Offline Mode button to let people fill out surveys from your computer without an internet connection—a great way to gather responses at a conference booth or event. Then, once you're back online, you can sync the new entries with the rest of your survey responses.

There's some extra advanced tools you'll find in FluidSurveys, too. You can add branching and logic to your survey questions—much as you would in a normal form app—to get more detailed responses based on previous answers. Then, you can use its survey testing tools to check your survey's accessibility, preview it on standard mobile device sizes, and generate test results. There's even a simple poll builder to let you ask one-off questions to your customers without making a full survey.

Back at your dashboard, you'll be able to search and filter through your surveys, and preview their results dashboards and revision histories. Or, if you want to dig in further, you can see a table of all responses, or import responses you may have collected by hand.

FluidSurveys is a modern take on a survey tool, one that makes it simple and fun to create intricate surveys and gather data anywhere you want. It may be part of the SurveyMonkey family, but for now at least, it has enough unique features to make it worth considering on its own.

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