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Zoho Forms Alternative: Why Choose Formplus

When it comes to finding the best form builder for your needs, many things come into consideration. More than functionality, you need a form builder with an interactive user interface and multiple custom options. While Zoho Forms is a great place to start from, you'd eventually want something more, especially if you're looking to create more exciting forms for your business..

Here are a few things you can do with Formplus

Collect online signatures directly

Design forms without coding skills

Create online and offline PDF forms

Access to more than 1000 ready-to-use templates.

Create more advanced forms with exciting custom designs

Features Zoho Forms Formplus
Approvals and workflows Yes Yes
Form customization Yes Yes
Form Sharing Yes Yes
Form Analytics Yes Yes
Offline Forms Yes Yes
CSS Customizable Yes Yes
Conditional Logic Yes Yes
Save and Resume Yes Yes
Document Merge Yes (With Zoho Writer) Yes
PDF Builder No Yes
Google Sheets Integration Yes (With Zapier) Yes
Zapier Integration Yes Yes
Payments Yes Yes
Online Templates 57 1000
Social Media Cards No Yes
Drag and Drop Builder Yes Yes
Online Signature Yes (With Zoho Sign) Yes
Data Validation No Yes


Zoho Forms

  • Basic
    $10 per month or$8 per month, billed annually

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

  • Professional
    $50 per month or $40 per month, billed annually

  • Premium
    $100 per month or$80 per month, billed annually


  • 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 Yes Yes
Custom Subdomain Yes Yes
Private Forms Yes
Approvals Yes
Lookup Fields Yes

Zoho Forms Pricing Table

Zoho forms offers four different pricing plans excluding its basic free plan with limited functionalities.

Free Basic Plan Standard Professional Premium
$0 $10 $25 $50 $100
$0 $8 /Month Billed $96 annually $20 /Month Billed $240 annually $40 /Month Billed $480 annually $80 /Month Billed $960 annually
Number of Forms 3 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Users 1 1 3 5 10
File Storage 200mb 500mb 2GB 5GB 10GB
Monthly Submissions 500 10,000 25,000 75,000 150,000
Reports Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Form Data Exports 0 10/month 20/month 50/month 75/month
Payment Integrations 10 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Customer Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Themes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edit Response Yes Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation E-mail Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email Attachment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field Encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Sharing Yes Yes Yes
Task Assignment Yes Yes Yes

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Major Features


Zoho Forms

The more form fields you have, the more diverse information you can collect from your audience.

While Zoho Forms has basic field options for rating questions, payments, and numerical data, it doesn't cater to your data gathering needs.

For example, you cannot create a table in Zoho Forms. This can be limiting when you want to collect data from people in the same context. Let's break this down. If you're tracking clock in and clock out time for employees, it's a lot easier for them to fill the information into a table—you can sort the data with little or no hassles.


With Formplus, creating tables wouldn't be a problem.

Formplus is a more robust form builder with more than 30 field options, including table fields and emoji rating scales. Whether you're collecting numerical data or ratings, date and time, or ratings, you'd find a field that works for you.

Form LookUp

Zoho Forms

Sometimes, you already have form respondents' information in your database, so there's no need to ask for it again.

This often happens when collecting responses from a closed group like your employees, students, or returning customers. So how do you handle this?

Form lookup helps you achieve more thoughtful and precise data collection, and unfortunately Zoho Forms does not have this feature.


Unlike Zoho Forms, Formplus allows you to add the lookup field to your form before it goes live.

This field scans through the current information in your database and pulls out relevant data for your new form. So, form respondents only have to fill in new information.


Zoho Forms

Everyone loves a well-customized form. Form customization could be the very thing that makes a respondent view and complete your surveys and questionnaires. So, what do Zoho Forms and Formplus have to offer for customization?

Zoho Forms has limited form customization options. It has a few themes, and you cannot create a custom theme for your questionnaire in the free plan.


On the flip side, Formplus has multiple options for tweaking the look and feel of your form.

You get access to pre-built themes which you can customize, and you can also create a theme from scratch.

You can also add background logos, change the form font and stylize it with your custom CSS.

Zoho Forms

Whether you're creating a form for the first time or not, using form templates gives you a head start. For first-timers, templates can guide you on the questions you should be asking in your survey.

Zoho also has a template library with about 57 templates. While this is an excellent place to start from, it means you might not find the template you need and would have to build your form from scratch.

If you're looking to save time or if you're a newbie, Formplus templates work better for you.


Formplus has a rich library with over 1000 beautifully designed templates.

These templates are categorized based on industries so that you can find them easily. In the Formplus library, you'd see templates for market research, proxy forms, and educational research, to mention a few.

Formplus templates are ready to use, and you only need to click a button to preview and use them. If you'd like to tweak the template, you can do that in the form builder.

Social Share and Image Card Feature

Zoho Forms

Sharing your surveys and questionnaires on social media is one of the best ways to get responses from your target audience.

The good thing is both Formplus, and Zoho Forms get this point and allow you to directly publish forms on social media with their direct sharing buttons.


Formplus also allows you to generate custom social media image cards for your posts, improving engagement and responses.

You can add social media icons at the end of the form; respondents can click on these icons to share your form on their personal social media pages.

Document Merge Document Merge

Zoho Forms

Formplus and Zoho allow you to automatically generate custom documents like receipts, invoices, and contracts. What’s the big deal?

If you’re sending out contracts at scale, it’s a chore to create each document manually.

However, to achieve this on zoho forms, you will have to integrate it with Zoho Writer.


You can automate contracts and agreements directly in Formplus without the use of any intergrations.

That way it is easier and faster to get the job done.

Payment Integration

Zoho Forms

  • PayPal,
  • Stripe,
  • 2Checkout,
  • Razorpay,
  • Paytm and,
  • Instamojo.


Formplus supports multiple payment gateways:

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

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

Wrapping Up

With Formplus powerful form builder and user-friendly interface, you are sure to meet all your data collection needs.

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