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Google Form Alternative: Why Choose Formplus

Nearly everyone who runs a survey, or who needs to collect information has heard of Google Forms. And more than a handful of them have used a Google form for data gathering—it is free, easy to use with core form builder features.

However, for more complex data gathering needs, you should opt for a platform with multiple uses, features, and options that allows you to collect and process information quickly. And that's where Formplus comes in. Apart from gaining access to more than 30 form fields, you can create different forms with various field types.

Here are a few things you can do with Formplus

Save and resume partially completed forms.

Recieve payments directly in your form

Export data as a CSV file.

Share your forms on social media using the direct sharing buttons.

Complete forms in offline mode.

Features Comparison Google Forms
Mobile Forms Yes Yes
Custom Domain No Yes
Save and Resume No Yes
Partial Form Submissions No Yes
Insert Images and Videos Yes Yes
Templates Yes Yes
Form Fields 12 30+
Online Signatures No Yes
Form Logic Yes Yes
Export Data as CSV Yes Yes
Offline Forms No Yes
Drag and drop Yes Yes
Calulation fields No Yes
Google App Integration Yes Yes
Receive Payments No Yes
Dropbox and One drive Integrations No Yes


Google Forms

  • The entire application


  • Free Plan
    Free Forever

  • Starter
    $25 per month or $20 per month, billed annually

  • Professional
    $45 per month or $36 per month, billed annually

  • Platinum
    $85 per month or $68 per month, billed annually

Formplus Pricing Table


Formplus offers three different pricing packages, with each one tailored to suit specific business needs. There is a free version you can enjoy on Formplus. However, there is no one-time payment option.

Free Plan Starter Plan Professional Plan Platinum Plan
$0 $25 $45 $85
$0 $20 /Month Billed $240 annually $36 /Month Billed $432 annually $68 /Month Billed $816 annually
Monthly Form Responses 50 1000 Unlimited Unlimited
Team Collaboration None None 1 team 2 teams
Users 1 Users 1 Users 3 Users 3 Users
Forms 3 a month Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Storage 100mb 20GB 50GB 100GB
Unlimited File Uploads/ Received files Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emails invitations Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited mobile-responsive forms Yes Yes Yes
Conditional logic Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation Emails Yes Yes Yes
Payment Integrations Yes Yes Yes
Pre-populate Forms Yes Yes
Form Calculations Yes Yes
Form notifications in Word or PDF Formats Yes Yes
Audit Trails Yes Yes
White-labeled forms Yes Yes
Customised Form Links/Custom Subdomain Yes Yes
Stripe Integration Yes Yes
Document Merge Yes
Approvals Yes
Lookup Fields Yes

Google Forms Pricing

Google Forms is entirely free to use

Form Analytics Yes
Google Apps Integration Yes
Form Logic Yes
Form Customization Options Yes
Online Templates Yes
Export form responses Yes
CSS Customization Yes
Multi-page forms Yes
File Uploads Yes
Unlimited Form Responses Yes

Short Video (Overview)

Major Features

Offline Forms Offline Forms

Google Forms

Unlike Formplus, Google Forms does not have the offline form feature.

If respondents lose internet access when filling your survey at any point, they cannot make a submission.


Formplus supports offline data collection.

This means that people can fill and submit your form, even when they do not have access to the internet.

So, you can collect responses from participants in remote areas where there's poor internet connectivity.

If someone fills and submits your surveys and questionnaires in offline mode, their submission will be uploaded to the Formplus database immediately after internet access is restored.

Collect Digital Signatures Online Signature

Google Forms

If you’re sending out agreements and reports with your online form builder, chances are you’d need to collect digital signatures from respondents.

Google Forms doesn’t have an e-signature field, and users create workarounds like collecting initials in text fields in the place of digital signatures.

While this might suffice for simple documents, it is not binding for complex documentation like contracts.


Once you add the Formplus e-signature field to your forms, you can receive digital signatures from respondents directly.

Drag and drop the signature field from the builder’s inputs section into the form work-area.

When you receive new signature submissions, they will be saved as images in your preferred external storage or the Formplus servers, and you can download them at any time.

Online Templates

Google Forms

Whether you’re creating a form for the first time or you’ve been at it for a while, online templates can save you lots of time. Formplus and Google Forms have pre-built forms you can choose from depending on your industry and the use cases.

Google Forms has a limited template library with basic themes and customization.

These samples are organized into three categories—education, personal, and work. You wouldn't find forms for more complex use cases like consent forms and authorizations.


On Formplus, you'd find more than 1,000 templates, cutting across several types, use cases, and industries.

Each template is customized and ready-to-use; you can add them to the builder with a single button.


Google Forms

Google Forms doesn't have the QR code sharing feature.

So, you need to copy the form link and share this with respondents or add it to your website.

If the link gets broken or missing at any point, respondents will not be able to access your surveys and questionnaires.


Apart from sharing your form link with respondents, Formplus allows you to automatically generate a QR code and share it with your audience.

You can add the QR code to your website or even print it out and share it with them. This eliminates the risk of broken or missing links.

Document Merge Image Card

Google Forms

Sharing your form link on social media with beautiful images can improve engagement and responses from your online community.

While Google Forms has social media icons for direct form sharing, it doesn't support the image card feature. This means you cannot generate images for your form links automatically. You'd find Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter icons at the top right of the "Send" pop-up box. Click on one of these buttons to share your Google Form with your preferred audiences.


Formplus automatically generates image cards for every form link you share using the social media direct buttons.

This way, you can improve form responses and gather more data from surveys and questionnaires.

Save and Resume

Google Forms

Sometimes, form respondents cannot complete your survey or questionnaire at a go; they need to save it for a later time.

The save and resume option improves the quality of data collected through your form.


Unlike Google Forms, Formplus supports a "save and resume" functionality which allows participants to save a partially completed form for some other time.

Instead of throwing in random answers, participants can slowly work their way through each question and provide valuable responses.


Google Forms

Google Forms includes 12 field types: 9 question types, along with text, photo, and video fields.

To add any of these fields, click the + icon in the right sidebar and type in your questions. You can also add images and other file types to the form.


On your Formplus dashboard, you'd find more than 30 advanced and straightforward form fields with multiple use cases.

Apart from the primary fields, you'd find several advanced options like the date-time field, digital signature field, and calculation field.

These options give you better control over collecting and processing data. For example, you can carry out simple mathematical processes using calculation fields.

Payment Integration

Google Forms

  • Paypal Standard
  • Paypal
  • USA e-pay
  • Chargify
  • Freshbooks
  • Braintree
  • Stripe


Formplus supports multiple payment gateways:

  • Stripe,
  • Flutterwave,
  • Paystack, and
  • PayPal.

You can receive payments from more countries right in your form.

Wrapping Up

When it comes to building forms, Google Forms is a great place to start from. However, if you’re looking for more advanced data collection features, then Formplus is your best bet. Ready to get started? Try out Formplus for free today.

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