build online forms with Jot Forms and its alternatives

If you requisite to craft great looking professional web forms quickly, a online form builder is the best tool for the work. You can simply drag & drop the form fields to make a professional forms like. Contact Form, Feedback Form, Admission Form, Payment form and many more….

Why to use online form builder and whats advantages you will get out of it ?

Simply a Form builder allows you to build and manage all kind of forms for your website need. Building a fully functional forms takes very less time without writing a single line of codes. Below are few online form builders can be used.

While the online form creation process used to be handled by professional programmers, it is now open for all and allows you to add forms to your site without taking any professional help.

jotformJot Forms

If there was a competition for the app that’d let you make a full-featured form the fastest, JotForm would win hands-down.

Just go to jotform.com, and you can immediately start making a form without so much as signing up for an account. Add the fields you want, then add your email address to get your form responses, and you can copy the embed code and put the form in your site. That’s it.For anything beyond that, you can signup for an account and even integrate it with Zapier.

You’ll find most of the advanced features you’d expect from other form apps in JotForm, in a simple to use interface that’s only a bit more dated than the one in the other form apps on this list. And, surprisingly enough, JotForm is one of the better options if you want to sell products through your form, since it supports eight payment processors including PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, and more.

is there any alternates of Jot Forms ? Yes following are few alternate of Jot Forms…..

FormTitan

FormTitan A powerful cloud based form builder tool for creating online web forms. It is so simple that in a matter of minutes you can create your form and start using it. It requires no programming skills – Titan does it all for you.

FormTitan enables you to create an endless array of forms: contact forms, feedback forms, order forms, purchase forms, online invitations, surveys and polls etc.

formtitanFormtitan is packed with a conversion rate optimization engine, its allow not just to build a very nice form but will also help you to build it in a way that it will have a better conversion rates.

In the world of Online forms, conversion rate is the number of visitors who submitted a form divided by the total number of visitors to that form. Conversion Rate Optimization simply refers to the process of improving your form by increasing your conversion rates.

Here is one of the best alternative of Jot Forms

Formstack

The online web form builder is used for constructing all kind of web forms, which can be embed in your website or blog.

formstackIt is a controlling tool to create any types of form, to collect information from your website visitors and manage the collected information. Normally each submitted date used to come by email and at same time it stores information in database for management and analysis.

FormLogix

The only form builder that allows you to design your form without any layout restrictions. Creating basic web forms without having to deal with their design.

formlogixAdding dependencies to create a compound flow in the form. With FormLogix you can createan endless array of forms: Contact forms, Feedback forms Surveys, Online polls, Order forms Event registration forms etc.

 

UI Form Builder

Universal Form Builder is a script which can create amazing forms. it can be integrated with wordpress , Woo Commerce, joomla, drupal, opencart, magento and any site.

universal_form_builderAll through a widget code which is generated by the application. Also it provides an administration section where site admins can create custom forms, fields, custom skin, manage layout fields and all kind of editing operations. It’s really easy to customize and you don’t need programming skills.

 

The best 6 form builders that packed with optimization features

What are Online Form Builder and how Form Optimization works ?

The form builder is an online tool for creating web forms you can embed in your website or blog. It lets you to build contact forms, survey forms, feedback forms, support forms, order forms, purchase forms, sign up forms, application forms etc.

When the form is finished you can start using it and collect submissions from your visitors. Each entry will send you the information in an email as well be stores for data management and analysis.

CRO makes your form to perform better, it doesn’t just show you the problem rather it always helps to how to fix them…

Following are few form builder who offer to build form online with CRO Tool.

1 FormTitan

formtitanFormTitan A powerful cloud based form builder tool for creating online web forms.It is so simple that in a matter of minutes you can create your form and start using it. It requires no programming skills – Titan does it all for you.

FormTitan enables you to create an endless array of forms: contact forms, feedback forms, order forms, purchase forms, online invitations, surveys and polls etc.

Formtitan is packed with a conversion rate optimization engine, its allow not just to build a very nice form but will also help you to build it in a way that it will have a better conversion rates.

In the world of Online forms, conversion rate is the number of visitors who submitted a form divided by the total number of visitors to that form. Conversion Rate Optimization simply refers to the process of improving your form by increasing your conversion rates.

2. Ninja Forms

ninja-formNinja Forms is a great option to consider. It is the easiest and most flexible WordPress form builder! It’s a free form plugin with paid extensions that let you add integrations with popular apps, add customized notifications, and more.

There are even extensions that let you tweak your form layout, to make multi-page forms or forms with multi-column layouts. You can then customize forms deeply with CSS themes.You can use your forms to do more with Ninja Forms, too, with its front-end posting tool. Instead of just letting you create posts from forms, it lets you integrate your forms deeply into your site to customize pages and posts without opening WordPress admin. It’s a great choice if you want to deeply integrate forms into your WordPress site.

3. FormLogix

formlogixFormLogix Online Form Builder – Create free web forms, email forms, contact forms, feedback forms,event registration form, web forms, questionnaires, surveys, polls, html form, and any type of business forms using a state of the art form generator tool any one can build web forms..Coding skills are not required here and its free of charge. Using our form maker tool any one can build any kind of web form.

4. Cognito Forms

cognitoformsA free online form builder that helps you create HTML forms for your website. Create contact forms, registration forms, order forms, surveys, and more.

5. UI Form Builder

iformbuilder

Universal Form Builder is a script which can create amazing forms. it can be integrated with wordpress , Woo Commerce, joomla, drupal, opencart, magento and any site.

All through a widget code which is generated by the application. Also it provides an administration section where site admins can create custom forms, fields, custom skin, manage layout fields and all kind of editing operations. It’s really easy to customize and you don’t need programming skills.

6. Quform

quformQuform is an advanced WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and easily build multiple forms with total control.

If it’s a complex quote or booking form or just a simple contact form, Quform will allow you to do this without touching any code. In a few clicks you will have a fully functional form. It’s that simple.

Limiting your email form to a maximum number of submissions

When you purchase a FormLogix ‘per form’ subscription your web form has no limit when it comes to the number of submissions it allows. In some cases you wish to ‘stop’ collecting data after a certain number of submissions – in these cases you can use the ‘max rows’ option in the ‘form settings’.
This option lets you enter a number of submissions after which form fillers will not find the email form accessible.
The max rows option closes the form to submissions but may be reopened by changing the number in the ‘max rows’ field to a bigger number or to 0 (zero means that there is no limit).

Following are steps to limit your email form to a maximum number of submissions:
1- Enter your web form in the form creator.
2- Go to the ‘form settings’ on the right.
3- Enter a number in the ‘max rows’ field.
4- Press ‘apply’.
5- Save the web form.

* Limiting the submissions may also be achieved by purchasing a ‘per submission’ subscription. However you should be aware that the bulk of submissions purchased apply to all forms in the account (which collect data publically) and not only to a specific form. So if you have a few active forms at the same time you will not be able to control the number of incoming submissions to each one separately.

Change your Web form dimensions

When you create a new email form it always has a default size (727×506 px).
The size of the form is of no importance unless you wish to embed it in a specific area of the webpage – in this case you need to determine the exact size of the email form so it doesn’t get cut. When embedding a web form you need to publish it as “script” or “iframe” and insert the generated code the specific area of your web page html.

Following are steps to change the form’s dimensions:
1- Enter the form in the form builder.
2- Go to the ‘form settings’ on the right.
3- enter a different width and height.
* if you are trying to contract the form size when there are elements in it you may not be able to do so if there are elements in the way. If this is the case, try to move/change elements size to allow the wanted contraction.
4- press on ‘apply’.
5- save the form.

** please note that if you change your form’s dimensions after it has been embedded you will need to publish it again and replace the current generated code with the new one.

How to create an email form

When you decide to add an online web form to your website (such as a feedback form) you automatically expect the data entered in the web form to be sent to you somehow – no?
What you are really looking for is an email form. An email form is an online form which sends you a new data entry alert email once it is submitted by a form filler.

But how do you plan to create an email form? If you do not have any programming skills you have 2 options. The first is to hire a professional programmer to create the form for you. This option is costly and will take time to complete. The second is to create the email form yourself using an email form builder. An Email form builder is a great tool for those who have no programming skills. It enables you to create an email form easily and quickly and it is cost worthy.

An email form builder is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) tool, which means that you can see what the form will look like while you are creating it.
By a simple ‘drag & drop’ motion you add your elements to the form. The email feature is the easiest thing since it is done for you automatically by the email for builder. All forms created using the email form builder are email forms unless you cancel the emails sent to you.
So you see…it is really simple to create an email form yourself.

Does your feedback form have a web database

When you embed a feedback form in your website you want the entered data to reach you as soon as it is submitted. An email form is a great solution for this- once data is entered in your form it is sent to you via email. But what if you want to store the data somewhere, to allow you data management? For this you will need a web database.
The web database is an added value to a regular email form. The email is still sent to you, but the data is also collected in a data management tool which is accessed online.
The web database allows you to view data, edit it, export, import, create charts and reports and so on.

Corresponding with your form fillers

the form builder‘s data management tool allows you, not only to collect the data entered in the form, but also to email a form filler in response to the data he entered.
This correspondence is done via the ‘private forum’ option, which is a messaging system that enables you and the form filler to send each other messages back and forth.

Steps to use the ‘private forum:
1- enter the data management tool (press on the ‘data’ link in the ‘data center’ or ‘form data’ tab in the ‘form builder’)
2- stand on the relevant entry row and open its ‘tools’ sub menu and choose ‘private forum’.

3- A discussion window will open and you will be able to send a message to this form filler in the right section’s ‘subject’ and ‘body’ fields.
If this is the first time you open this window for this specific row than you will notice that the discussion tree is empty and a message ‘No discussion started yet’.

4- press on ‘send’ and an alert will appear (saying that the discussion was saved in the tree and that the email was sent to the user).

An email will be sent to the form filler containing your message and enabling him to respond using a form.
5- Each message, whether from the form filler or from you will now appear in the discussion tree on the left.

Adding a File upload element to your email form

The file upload element enables a form filler to attach a file to the data he enters in the email form.
Form owners who wish to provide this option to their users may use the ‘File Upload’ element.
In order for the file upload to work you will need to purchase a FormLogix subscription.
Please note – The option to upload files is not included in all FormLogix subscriptions since it is a special feature.

The file upload is limited to certain files and a certain size as follows:
File Size
There is a file upload limit of 1.5mb.

File Types
There are certain types of files which are not allowed to upload (due viruses and other worms).
This is a list of the allowed file types:
gif, jpeg, png, jpg, tiff, pdf, xml, htm, html, txt, doc, xls, pff, rtf, zip, mp3, avi, wav, wma, rar, xlsx, docx, dwg, skp.

Following are steps in order to add a file upload to your form:
1- purchase a subscription, in the payment center, that includes the file upload in it (either a ‘per form’ subscription+file upload or a VIP subscription).
2- in the form builder: drag and drop a ‘file upload’ element on to the design area.

3- Save the form.

How to Purchase a FormLogix form

The formLogix form creator has a free trial version for the period of 30 days. After this trial period a user will need to purchase a subscription in order to use his email form/s.

Purchasing a form is really easy and is divided in to 2 steps:
A- making a form or bulk form order in the FormLogix ‘Payment Center’.
B- Making the actual payment in PayPal. FormLogix does not handle its purchase transactions, it does not collect credit card numbers and such, but rather has a third party company – PayPal – do it for her.

There are 3 types of FormLogix subscriptions – you will need to review them in order to choose the most suitable for you:

1- Pay Per Form If you are interested in paying for only one or several forms (while leaving the rest of them in the free version) then this is a suitable option for you.

* Please notice that the ‘per form’ subscription enables you to purchase a basic subscription (for the chosen forms) and add these 3 special features: SSL, File Upload, Custom mailing (custom mailing is not available currently).
If you wish to include one, two or all of the above features you will need to turn on their checkboxes in addition before pressing on the “Buy Now” button.

2- Pay Per SubmissionIf you wish to base your subscription on a fixed number of submissions instead of on a certain time period than this is the option for you.
Once you choose this option all the forms in your account will function under the paid version. Each time someone fills in one of your forms the number of submissions will reduce by 1.
Please notice that this type of subscription does not include these 3 special features:
SSL, File Upload, Custom mailing.

3- Pay Per Account – VIP Subscription
If you wish to purchase an all included paid subscription for your entire account than this is the option for you. All you need to do is choose the period of subscription and all your forms will function under the paid version for that period of time.
* This subscription includes the 3 special features: SSL, File Upload, Custom mailing.

Steps to make a purchase:
1- Enter the ‘Payment Center’.
2- Choose your subscription:
per form – choose the period of subscription for the form/s (6/12 months) and turn on the SSL, Uploads checkboxes if necessary.
Per submission- Choose the number of submissions (100/200/500).
Per Account- Choose the subscription period (1/6/12 months)
3- press on the ‘buy now’ button in the relevant subscription section.
4- Once you press this button an order confirmation email will be sent to you from FormLogix – This is only an acknowledgment that your order was received (remember – payment was not even made yet).
4-you will then be redirected to PayPal where you will be required to login and pay.

In addition to the 3 subscription types there is an option to purchase a bulk of SMS’s in order to receive SMS alerts as well as emails. Read more about SMS Alerts.

The current/previous orders made are all stored in the payment history.

Sharing a form

Once your web form is ready to use you may want to think about sharing it with other users.
The form builder community is an active one and many users like to see and even use forms that were created by others.
Once you share your form it will appear in the FormLogix ‘shared forms directory‘. (the last 3 shared forms will also appear in the homepage- ‘Latest Forms‘ section). It should be noted that when a user clones your shared form the only thing he actually clones is the form’s design in the form creator. The data that was entered in your form is not part of the ‘share’ operation and it remains private, so in essence when cloning your form another user gets an empty shell that he can fill himself.
Sharing the form may be done from 2 places: from the data center or from within the form builder.

In order to share the form you need to:
1- press on the ‘share’ icon (in the data center you will need to press on the icon in the relevant form row and in the form builder you will need to press on the icon when the form is open).

Share icon in data center

Share icon in form builder

2- choose a tag – a category to which the form will be related.
3- enter the URL of the site where the form is embedded.

4- press on share.

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