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Typeform vs. Formstack

Typeform vs. Formstack

Typeform and Formstack are two platforms for creating quizzes, questionnaires, and survey forms. Which one is right for you? The report deep dives into the Typeform vs. Formstack comparison and helps you decide.

What is Typeform

Typeform Workspace
Typeform Workspace

With forms on over 300,000 websites, Typeform is a leading form collecting program that allows us to create and send many form types. It is free to use but has some advanced paid features.

It lets us create forms in a single question per page format and organize them into workspaces.

With Typeform, we can create a logical flow between questions. This feature lets us add a matching condition to the user’s response to a specific question.

What is Formstack

Creating a Form on Formstack
Creating a Form on Formstack

Formstack has the same options, but the program is premium with a 14-day free trial. Formstack allows us to create forms with multiple questions per page and organize them into folders and sub-folders.

You can add simple show and hide logic to input fields for better form collections. The app also has a portal hub feature to create a private repository of your forms.

Portals let us organize our forms, access and analyze form submissions, and share forms with designated team members.

Field options

There are 25 form elements in Typeform, and all are free except for payment integrations. The free plan of Typeform does not support accepting payments. Here is a list of these form elements:

  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Website
  • Long text and short text
  • Legal & Consent
  • Question Group
  • Net Promoter Score
  • Opinion Scale
  • Statement
  • File upload (paid)
  • Dropdown
  • Multiple Choice
  • Ranking
  • Matrix
  • Calendly
  • Welcome and End Screens
  • Numbers
  • Dates
  • Ratings
  • Payment (paid)
  • Picture Choice
  • Yes/No
  • Redirect to URL

In contrast, there are 20 form elements in Formstack. As the app is paid, it does not limit to any form field.

The following form elements are available in Formstack:

  • Short and Long Answers
  • Name
  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Number
  • Dropdown
  • Radio button
  • Checkbox
  • Credit Card
  • Date/time
  • File Upload
  • Matrix
  • Description Area
  • Embed Code
  • Event/Product
  • Signature
  • Rating
  • Section

Winner: Typeform

Validations

Email-Validation-on-Typeform
Email Validation on Typeform

Both platforms support adding validation rules and restrictions to form elements. Different questions in Typeform have a different set of validation rules.

For example, for the long text form element, you can set:

  • Required
  • Characters limit

On the other hand, Formstack offers more validation options than Typeform. It organizes the checks and validations in general and field-specific categories.

General validation rules are the same for all elements. The following options are available in the general category:

  • Use Call-out
  • Required
  • Hidden
  • Unique
  • Hide Label

The field-specific rules are different for every form element. For example, the following validations are for the phone field:

  • Format (national, international, or null)
  • Country
  • Default value
  • Field language

Winner: Formstack

Related: Jotform vs. Formstack

Typeform vs. Formstack: Templates

Formstack Templates
Formstack Templates

When it comes to using templates, Typeform is the best as it offers many free templates. All of the templates are available on this webpage. The templates are sorted into the following categories:

  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Quizzes
  • Lead generation
  • Forms
  • Remote working
  • Polls

Formstack, contrarily, has 42 templates. These templates are more than enough to be used in any situation.

Winner: Typeform

Integrations

Typeform-in-Canva
Typeform in Canva

Typeform lets us connect forms to other popular apps, such as Google Forms, Asana, Notion, Slack, and more.

Seventy-nine applications can be integrated with Typeform. Some apps are free, while for some, you pay money. On the integrations page, you can see all the supported apps.

Formstack, on the other hand, is better at integrating with other apps. It offers integration with 169 popular apps, such as Zoho, Trello, Microsoft Excel, and OneDrive.

One can go to the official integration page to see the full list.

Winner: Formstack

Form sharing options

Form Sharing Options on Formstack
Form Sharing Options on Formstack

To obtain responses from users, we must share forms. Both support sharing in differing ways. With Typeform, a form can be shared in six ways:

  • Public URL
  • Sharing on social media
  • QR code
  • Launch in an email
  • Convert the form into chat style and then embed or share it anywhere
  • Embed on a web page

When you embed a form in a web page, you can choose from several layout and customization options. In the embedded HTML tag, we can specify the width, height, and transparency of the form.

In addition, there are standard, full-page, popup, slider, popover, and side tab layout formats.

The premium version of Typeform also supports teamwork. We can share workspaces for collaboration by clicking the “Share” button next to the workspace’s name.

In contrast, Formstack takes the lead as it offers more sharing options. There are 11 ways to share your forms. Here is a list of these:

  • Link
  • QR code
  • iFrame embed
  • JavaScript embed
  • As a popup lightbox on an HTML page
  • WordPress plugin (for use in WordPress blogs)
  • Add a form to Drupal
  • Insert a form into your TypePad blog
  • Embedding on a Facebook page through the Facebook Tab Application
  • Form HTML
  • From Forwarding

Formstack also supports collaboration. To add team members to your forms, simply click on the “Settings” tab and select “User Access” from the left side menu.

Winner: Formstack

Form submissions

Typeform Responses
Typeform Responses

Typeform lets us add a custom thank you page and redirect to the URL page at the end of form submission.

Other than this, the following access and scheduling options are available for user form submission:

  • Stop new responses
  • Schedule a close date for form submission (premium)
  • Configure a response limit on the form (premium)
  • Show custom closed message (premium)

Formstack, on the contrary, allows adding a custom welcome and submission message. You can make a beautiful welcome and thank you page using a plain text editor with many editing options, such as tables, images, links, background color, etc.

With the “Insert Link” editing tool, you can redirect users to a different page after they submit the form.

Response visualization

Both Typeform and Formstack show the responses from users in a table format and let us export the information in different file formats.

With Typeform, users’ responses are divided into the following sections:

  • Insights: Form’s views, submissions, completion rate, and completion time concerning the whole form or each question
  • Summary: Percentage of each option/answer selected by different users in graphical form
  • Responses: All the users’ response data is available in table format (importing data in CSV or XLSX is possible)

Formstack, on the other hand, divides the responses from users into:

  • Submissions: Answers are shown in a table format and can be exported in PDF, CSV, Excel, or RTF format
  • Partial submissions: See data from partially filled-out forms
  • Charts: Graphs to show how users answer certain questions

Winner: Tie

Extra Features

Insights in Typeform
Insights in Typeform

Both offer insights into user response in a variety of presentation formats. For example, we can use tables and graphs to analyze how users respond and track their progress.

Moreover, Typeform’s Logic feature allows it to set up a logical flow from one question to the next based on the previous question response.

After putting conditions on the user’s answer and setting up a logical flow between questions, you can visualize the logical flow of questions in an interactive tree structure.

We can also change the error and feedback messages in Typeform.

Formstack, in comparison, has two extra useful features: Conversion Kit and Portals.

With the help of a conversion kit, we can enhance forms with these conversion rate optimization tools:

  • UTM Tracking
  • Google Analytics
  • Partial Submissions

With Formstack’s portal hub, we can put all our forms and groups of forms in one place and invite certain people to our portal for collaboration.

It helps us keep track of user responses, organize important forms in one place, send reminder emails to the right people, etc.

Pricing and plans

Typeform vs Formstack Pricing
Typeform vs. Formstack Pricing

Overall, Formstack is more expensive than Typeform. This section covers the plans with the popular features.

Typeform

The free plan of Typeform is limited. The plan lets you try the platform before committing. You can receive ten responses per month. Below are the premium plans’ details.

Basic plan

In a monthly package, the Basic plan costs $29 per month and $25 per month in the annual plan. The plan includes:

  • 100 monthly responses
  • Unlimited forms and questions
  • Branching and logical jumps
  • Payment integrations

Plus plan

The Plus plan costs $59 per month in a monthly package, and in an annual package, it costs $50.

The plan includes 1000 user answers, the ability for three users to work together, the removal of the Typeform branding, a custom subdomain, the ability to add a logo, integration with some advanced apps, and submission redirection.

Business plan

The final plan is Business costing $99 per month in the monthly package and $83 per month in the yearly package.

This plan includes everything in the plus plan, along with 10,000 user responses, five users for collaboration, and priority support.

Formstack

Formstack is a paid platform with only 14 days of trial. It has separate price plans for forms, documents, and sign modules. However, there are four paid plans of Formstack for Forms.

Starter plans

The starter plan costs $59 per month in a monthly package and $50 per month in a yearly package. You can add one user and create 20 forms.

Besides this, you get a 1,000 form submissions limit, five themes, 1GB of storage, and access to some other features.

Team Plan

This Team plan suitable for teams costs $99 per month in a monthly package and $83 per month in a yearly package.

It increases the user limit to 5 and the form building limit to 100. You also get a 10,000 form submission limit, ten themes, and 2GB of storage.

Pro Plan

The Pro plan is for large teams as it provides the ability to add ten users and create 1,000 forms. It costs $249 per month or $208 per month in a yearly plan.

This plan has a 100,000 form submission limit, access to unlimited themes, and 10GB of storage.

Enterprise plan

This plan offers customized features, and the price is set based on the extent of the required features.

Typeform vs. Formstack: Website links

Conclusion

In the end, it comes down to the response and pricing. You can use Typeform’s free plan and Formstack for 14 days to see which is better. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Anyhow, this is the end of the Typeform vs. Formstack battle. Thanks for reading it. Please let me know if I missed anything and share it with others who may benefit.