One of the most commonly asked questions is the difference between Jotform and Google form. I’ve been asked by my friends and colleagues this question over and over again,”Why should I use Jotform? How is it better than Google forms?” This is explained in a tabular form below.
|Point of Distinction||Jotform||Google Forms|
|Form Design||Jotform has the most advanced form designer available. You can upload images, logos, create custom branding, change fonts/colors, sizing etc.
|25 templates are listed and users choose from those 25. Very basic and minor changes can be made|
||Attractive and Professional Forms can be made without the knowledge of coding. It has a point-and-click technology, so anyone can click around and create a beautiful form.||Forms can be made to look better only if the user has good amount of knowledge about coding.
But If someone knows CSS, they also have the option of adding custom CSS however they like in Jotform as well.
||Jotform helps you to create the form of your choice. Many templates are available regarding the type of form you want to create.||The speed of the hide/conSuch options are not available by Google forms unless a form is create by another user. In such a case you can import the form from Google drive.|
||Jotform has 114+ intergrations including PayPal, Dropbox, SalesForce, WordPress, Twitter.||Google forms does not have any integrations besides Google Spreadsheet, which is one of Jotform’s most popular integrations.|
||Businesses look better when all of their forms and surveys look like they were custom made by that company. With Jotform only on the “Thank You” page is their Jotform branding and even then you have the option of removing it.||Google forms is not a good choice for customer-facing forms. This is because you cannot get rid of the “Google Forms” branding everywhere.|
||Jotform is fully customizable||Customization is limited to only a few functions.|
||Collects payments from various sources as seen below.||No such option available|
||Spams can be prevented by adding Smart Captcha to your form with ease.||No such option available|
||Various Widgets can be added to your form as seen below.||You need to know the required HTML code or CSS code if at all you need to add a widget. Otherwise, no such options are available.|
|Ease of Use||This is an example of a Jotform form creator page. You can see how convinient it is for it’s users to create forms||This is an example of a Google Form creator page. To be honest. As you can see the options are very limited which limits the way you want to design the form|