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A comparison between four leading online form builders

Amy W, 14/09/2016
A comparison between four leading online form builders


It has become very common to create your own web forms with an online form builder. What was not long ago the territory of programmers has become another DIY zone thanks to online form builder tools.
There are many online form builders to choose from, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The variety of tools may be confusing however if you look closely at the differences you can find the right tool for yourself.

We have taken the liberty to make a comparison between 4 top online form builders, in order to make the differences more apparent.

The following online form builders are considered to be alternatives for one another:
Wufoo, jotform, formstack & Formtitan.

 


Wufoo Alternative

Wufoo is a form designer for creating contact forms, online surveys and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and payments you need.
This seems to be a very likable tool, which emphasizes the ease in which you can create forms.
However when you compare its features to the other form builders it fall short. Seems like it is a more basic tool for simple users.
Its prices are not bad (Second to FormTitan, which has the lowest rate of $9 - $149 per month).
Read a more about how FormTitan is a Wufoo alternative.

 


Jotform Alternative

Jotform is an online application that allows anyone to create custom online forms.
Jotform titles itself as “fast” in creating forms and it offers more features than wufoo. It seems to be suited for more advanced users. However, its main downside is that It lacks form optimization capabilities for professional users. Granted this tool has many features, but some are missing, like social autofill for example.
In addition to this, it’s more costly (charging the highest price for their unlimited plan, in comparison to the other 3 tools: $499).
May this is worth it since the tool is more professional?
Read a more about how FormTitan is a Jotform alternative.



Formstack Alternative

an online form builder that enables users to create any type of online form, including surveys, contact forms, event registrations and order forms.
This is another great option which seems to give jotform good rivalry. It provides almost the same features as jotform, plus it is form optimization oriented. Formstack talk about conversion and also offer A/B Testing, making it more suited for professional users who are interested in online marketing. Their prices are quite high, starting at $39 for their simplest plan.
Again, May this is worth it since the tool is more professional?
Read a more about how FormTitan is a Formstack alternative.

 


FormTitan

formTitan is a professional form builder that not only enables you to create beautiful forms, but also helps you optimize them to get more leads. FormTitan focuses on being powerful, supplying an array of optimization tools, including a built in CRO engine to guide you in real time.
This is the only form builder out there with optimization capabilities. While this tool is simple and can easily be used by a simple user, it is definitely the best choice for a professional advanced user.
The formTitan is not expensive. In fact it has the best prices of all 4 tools.This may seem surprising seeing as it is packed with features and so professional.

Following are detailed checks on how each form builder stacks up compared to the other three:



Online form builders features comparison



Free+Trial version (best result: FormTitan)

Wufoo: has a limited free version (3 forms, 100 mo submissions 10 fields, 1 user, 3 reports)
It offers no trial version

Jotform has a limited free version (5 forms, 100 mo submissions unlimited fields, 1 user, unlimited reports)
It offers no trial version

formstack - Has no free version at all.
If you buy a license you get 2 months free trial.

Formtitan - limited free version (4 forms, 100 mo submissions unlimited fields, 1 user, unlimited reports)
7 days trial version in which all options are available.



Pricing (best result: FormTitan)

Wufoo starts at $14.95 per month and ends at $199.95 for their unlimited plan.
Jotform starts at $19 per month and ends at $499 for their unlimited plan.
formstack starts at $39 per month and ends at $249 for their best plan.
Formtitan starts at $9 per month and ends at $149 or their unlimited plan.


Drag & Drop (all tie)

Wufoo - Has this
Jotform - Has this
formstack - N/A
Formtitan - Has this



Field Types (best result: FormTitan)
Wufoo - 18 field types
Jotform -31 field types
formstack - ?
Formtitan - 36 field types



Social autofill (best result: Formstack and FormTitan)

Wufoo - Doesn't Have this
Jotform - Doesn't Have this
formstack - Has this
Formtitan - Has this


Calculation Fields (best result: Wufoo, Formstack and FormTitan)

Wufoo - Doesn't Have this
Jotform - Has this
formstack - Has this
Formtitan - Has this



Push Integration
(all tie)

Wufoo - Has this
Jotform - Has this
formstack - Has this
Formtitan - Has this

 

Form Conditioning (best result: Wufoo, jotform and FormTitan)

Wufoo - has conditional logic for fields and form (to show/hide fields, skip page, send email change thank you page)
Jotform - has conditional logic for fields and form (to show/hide fields, skip page, send email)
formstack - has conditional logic for fields only (to show/hide fields)
Formtitan - has conditional logic for fields and form (to show/hide fields, skip page, send email change thank you page)