The other day I noticed an new feature on Google Docs. When I tried to created a new document, it gave me the option of creating a Form.
I was curious, so I started playing around with it and realized that Google Form is a simple, powerful, and free way to create online surveys which can be emailed to anyone or embedded in a blog or website. All the responses are captured in a Google spreadsheet, and charting features make it easy to see the results.
I’m writing a magazine article about business, social networking, and Twitter, and decided to post a Google Form survey on this page. But it didn’t work. My blog is powered by Drupal now, and I can’t find a way for it accept HTML code right now, so I’ll have to link to the survey instead. So here it is:
I emailed one to all my employees last week and got 32 answers in just a couple of days. It was so easy to do. I am currently looking for a way to ask questions to some of our 300,000 Daily Active Users on our We’re Related Facebook application, and I consider Google Forms the leading candidate right now. It offers free-form text responses (one line or paragraph), multiple choice, checkboxes, choose from a list, scale (1-n) responses. Most importantly, it integrates into my daily work flow, since I live in gmail and google docs, and is super easy to use.
I was going to start use PollDaddy.com before I came across Google Forms.
I’d like to know what tools or sites you use for doing email surveys or embedded online surveys, and if you have tried Google Forms. If so, are you going to switch?
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