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.
Ba mhaith liom tú a chur in aithne duit FormSpring, uirlis iontach a ligeann d’úsáideoirí ar aon leibhéal scile foirmeacha ar líne a thógáil go héasca, agus a chuidíonn leat bainistíocht níos fearr a dhéanamh ar na haighneachtaí a ghlacann tú ó chustaiméirí. Seoladh é ar dtús go luath i 2006, ach eisíodh leagan 2.0 an tseachtain seo ina bhfuil dornán gnéithe fionnuar a fhágann gur fiú súil ghéar a choinneáil air.
Is í áilleacht FormSpring gur féidir leat foirm teagmhála ar líne, suirbhé, nó foirm chlárúcháin a shocrú i díreach nóiméad gan aon HTML nó cód scriptithe a úsáid. B’fhéidir go mbeadh faoiseamh ort a bheith ar an eolas gur féidir leat é a dhéanamh go léir gan a bheith ag glaoch ar dhuine ó TF riamh.
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.