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Formstack mention · October 16, 2018

9 Style Guides That Advance the Brand Experience

In a wired world where companies communicate across multiple platforms, brand consistency is key. To achieve that consistency, most organizations create a style guide to house guidelines on writing style and tone, visual standards, and the usage of brand assets like logos. A brand style guide helps employees, freelancers, and...read more
Formstack mention · March 27, 2017

How to Make Fill-in-the-Blank Questions in an Online Form

It came as a flash while reading on a lazy Saturday morning, as all good ideas do. I wonder if you could make a fill-in-the-blank question in an online form? Sounds easy enough. Turns out, not quite so much. Online form builders pride themselves on including dozens of question types...read more
Formstack mention · December 9, 2016

How to Accept Payments From an Online Form

Forms are among the web's most versatile tools. Need a contact form? Drag an Email and Text field into a form editor, copy its embed code, add it to your site, and you're done. Want to make a survey? Just add enough extra fields to your form to...read more
Formstack mention · May 21, 2015

8 Overlooked but Powerful Form Features

Do you remember those choose your own adventure books? Titles like, "Journey Under the Sea," "Space and Beyond" and "Mystery of the Maya." Each chapter ends with a choice, much like this one: A) Open the door and find out what lies behind it (turn to page 53) B) Don...read more
Formstack mention · April 2, 2015

There's a Form for That: 20+ Ways to Optimize Form Apps for Your Work

Most businesses require a number of specialized tools: apps to let customers get in touch, share feedback, place orders, get support, schedule appointments, and more. You could go find a pre-made tool for everything your company needs, or you could construct everything you need by hand. Building your own tools...read more
Formstack mention · June 17, 2014

The 14 Best Online Form Builders for Every Task

When you need to collect information, learn people’s preferences or gather feedback, there’s nothing better than a form. Sure, forms can be boring, but that depends on what tool you choose and how you use it. You can make a form interesting, simple to fill out, and then...read more
Formstack update · August 6, 2013

Better Field Splitting on "Combo Fields" in Formstack

Previously we used to provide Name as a combo field first=John last=Smith, but for your convenience we've split Split Name first containing John and Split Name last containing Smith. This same behavior is in effect for address and more!read more
Matthew Guay
Reviewed by Matthew Guay
Last updated April 20, 2018

Want to make a new form? If that's all you want, there's dozens of tools that can let you drag a few form fields into an editor, tweak them, and share your form with the world. But that's not always enough.

Depending on your company, you might need to ensure your form data is encrypted, or need to implement an approval workflow to check data as it comes in. You might want to simplify things, by having your forms already partially filled out with public data so they're easier to complete, or you might want to route your form data to apps and more automatically.

Formstack is a professional form app that includes all of these features, and more. It comes with an easy-to-use form editor that makes it as easy to create a form as you'd expect in any other app, but then also includes the advanced features you need to get the most out of your forms and the data that goes into them.

It all starts with your form. You can use Formstack's themes to customize your forms' design, or use CSS to tweak your forms on your own. Formstack's editor gives you a lot of flexibility to make your form work as you'd expect, complete with a wide range of form fields, field validations, conditional logic, and more. But, if you want to customize your layout even further, you can even access the form's full HTML code and change anything you'd like. You can even have Formstack automatically import forms that are already on your site to manage everything in one place.

Formstack then makes it easy for your contacts to fill out your forms. Your forms will be mobile ready to work on the go, and 508 compliant so they're easy for visually impaired users to fill out. You can enable social network autofill to let people automatically import their name, email and more from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. And, if your form's taking too long, they can save their progress, then come back and finish later.

The most important thing about your forms isn't actually your forms: it's the data that's put into them. Formstack makes sure that data works the way you want it to. You can set up routing rules to direct users to your site or payment processors when they've finished filling the form, and send the form data to the correct people or apps via Formstack's API and webhooks. There's even email logic to send personalized emails to people after they fill out your form.

The things people enter in your forms—even their names are email addresses—are secure information, and Formstack also includes features to make sure your form data stays safe. You can use approval workflows so your team will be able to sort through form entries as they come in, and to make sure only the correct people see the form entries. There's also data encryption you can enable on your form database, and an option to add your PGP public key to encrypt your email notifications.

Formstack includes the form tools that can help your business effectively use forms in your workflows, while also making them easy for your customers to fill out.

Originally published March 4, 2015; updated April 20, 2018 with new pricing, features, and screenshots.

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