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Typeform mention · December 13, 2018

The 30 Fastest Growing Business Apps in 2018

Bundles are back. For years, web apps prompted a great unbundling of software, with a focus on apps that did one thing well. That changed in 2018. Adobe added Marketo and Magento to their wide-ranging suite of apps, Microsoft acquired GitHub, and Google built the new Hangouts Team Chat to...read more
Typeform mention · October 23, 2018

How to Use Zapier's Paths to Automate Decisions

How do you automate a decision? Actions are easy enough to automate, especially with Zapier. But a decision? Even a repetitive choice might, in turn, lead to other decisions. So how can you reduce the time you spend making the same decisions that lead to different outcomes? You use Zapier...read more
Typeform mention · June 27, 2018

How the Bootstrapped Dollar Flight Club Uses Zapier to Manage Leads

As a small and scrappy remote startup, Dollar Flight Club likes to keep everyone productive. When you bootstrap your business into existence, like Dollar Flight Club, there's a bit of responsibility overlap, at least at first. An engineer you hire to build an app might wind up creating a...read more
Typeform mention · December 22, 2017

How a One-Person Business Automates its Onboarding Process

When you build a business or a product from scratch, that becomes your baby or labor of love—but it can also narrow your perspective. That's why phrases like "see the big picture" and "you can't see the forest for the trees" often resonate so much. If you...read more
Typeform mention · December 14, 2017

Best of 2017: 30 Web Apps and Software Trends That Ruled the Workplace

Each year the Zapier team publishes an updated version of this report. Check the latest list of Fastest Growing Apps for this year. Sometimes new isn't new, it's just a better version of the old thing. Spreadsheets, for instance, are ancient—the first software people often bought for...read more
Typeform mention · October 31, 2017

Intercom Saves Their Teams Four Hours Every Week with Automation

Great customer support teams are backed by a robust and well-maintained knowledge base. Sometimes the upkeep of product documentation falls to the support team itself. In the best-case scenario, the knowledge base has a team dedicated to writing new documents and updating older ones. Intercom, a customer messaging platform that...read more
Typeform mention · October 31, 2017

Indiegogo Automatically Manages Their Leads and Contacts

Once upon a time, before computers were invented—and even after, since they weighed a ton and cost a full-time salary—manual work ruled the day. Updating client files, adding new leads to mailing lists, and nurturing leads was all done by hand. While we can now move files from...read more
Typeform mention · October 5, 2017

A Graphic Design Firm Made Their Multi-Step Sales Process Automatic

In the early days of the internet, building a website for your business might've led you to Geocities or Angelfire, where you could "design" a site full of neon colors on a black background, Flash animations, and music that would start playing at absurd volumes the moment the page...read more
Matthew Guay
Reviewed by Matthew Guay
Last updated April 20, 2018

When you think of a form, the first thing that likely comes to mind are the incredibly confusing and time-consuming forms for taxes, university and visa applications, and more. There are simpler forms like contact forms on websites and signup forms for loyalty cards, but they're still far from fun.

And yet, Typeform aims to make forms fun and whimsical, so much so that you'll want to fill them out. They've decided forms can be everything from standard contact and signup forms all the way to interactive menus and digital story books, not a prison sentence for text and blank fields.

Making a form in Typeform isn't so much different from making a form in any other app—but it's enough different that you'll likely make forms in less time here than in other form builders. The newly redesigned Typeform editor lets you drag-and-drop form fields into the spots you want, then type in text and options much like you would in a text editor. Instead of having to fill in form fields to make a form, it's more like outlining your thoughts.

Then it's in using Typeform forms that the difference is so apparent. Be sure to try out one of Typeform's example forms to get a feel for how they work. You'll see one question at a time, with each answer or text field large enough to easily tap it on a mobile device. They'll also be accompanied by letters, which you can tap on your keyboard to quickly fill out the form from your computer without ever touching your mouse. It's a form that's easier to fill out both on newer phones and tablets and traditional computers.

It's this one-question-at-a-time with large button and text design that makes Typeform forms so unique. They make contact and application forms that are easy to fill out, but they also let you make far more creative "forms" that are more like interactive applications. Each multiple choice answer can include images, making them more like an app interface, and you can add text with images, pictures, or GIFs to include extra content in your form. And, with a pro account, you can add logic to your forms, to direct people to different questions or content based on what they chose in previous answers.

These features let schools make interactive quizzes and educational apps without any coding, or enable restaurants to make a visual order form without any special software. You can even use calculations in fields to add up the total price of an order, then charge your customers directly in your form using Typeform's Stripe integration.

Building forms into your website or app? Typeform.io lets you make Typeform forms in code then access the responses through their API. Developers can speed up making forms and customizing from a base template, while still taking advantage of the Typeform form design and layout. And for everyone else, the traditional editor gives you the power to make whatever type of form-driven interface you want, with zero coding—one that lets you collaborate on forms with your entire team.

Once you've built your forms, you'll want to put the results to work. In Typeform, it's easier to find the results you need than in most apps. You can view a spreadsheet-style list of all your form responses, or can check each question for the most recent answers to it for an easy way to grab the most important data. You can also dig into the stats behind your survey to see how often it was filled out on mobile or which questions get answered the most.

If you want to make forms that work great on mobile, and let you make unique forms with images, large buttons and more, Typeform is a great option to consider. It's one of the few ways to make your forms fun.

For more info about Typeform, check out our exclusive article about How Typeform Reinvented the Form

Originally published February 26, 2015; updated April 20, 2018 with new pricing, features, and screenshots

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