Google Forms & GW Apps

Google Forms

Google Forms has helped thousands of organizations manage data. It allows anyone with a Google account to create simple forms, collect data, and share results. It offers an easy-to-use editing UI, simple customizable logic, and a large library of additional add-ons and integrations. Viewing your data is clear and simple, and results can be easily shared. Google Forms works great for creating surveys, quizzes, and other simple data collection tasks. It can be mastered quickly, and perhaps best of all, it’s completely free.

That said, the limitations of Google Forms are encountered rather quickly as the complexity of your forms increase. Google Forms is an excellent option for simple data collection needs. Its simplicity also makes it so easy for business people to learn and use. When Google Forms can’t meet your needs, you need to move on to something more capable.

Google Forms single column format.
GW Apps form with multiple columns and two tabs.

GW Apps

Google Forms has numerous weaknesses compared to GW Apps: Data viewing options are very limited, forms are limited to a single column, and there are limited permissions settings and form logic. GW Apps is designed to be able to easily support complex applications like Purchase Approval, Asset Management, Employee Time Sheets, Service Requests, Requisitions, or any other typical business processes.

Google Forms is a very good platform, if you only need the limited capabilities that is offers. If you need more capability, then GW Apps makes and excellent option. It offers more freedom, more capability, more customization, and several important additional features like workflow automation, PDF and Email template builders, flexible and fine-grained security settings, and much more.

Form Builder Key Features

Drag & Drop

Build powerful forms in minutes with our easy-to-use drag-and-drop style builder. Choose from 31 field types.

Dynamic Form Layouts

Create a single page form, Tabbed form, or Stepper form. Or, create a dynamic form that changes depending on the form mode (create, view, and edit).

Workflow Automation

Build seamless workflows for your forms. Trigger actions on button click, form submittal, on a schedule, under specific conditions, and more.

Granular Security

Control who can see what, all the way down to individual fields, at any stage of a record’s life.

Multiple Languages

Translate your forms into any language. The language will display based on the user’s browser language settings.

Embedded Views

Embed your Table, Calendar, and Kanban views within your forms and filter them to only display relevant data.

Additional Form Features

Advanced Field Properties

Customize and fine-tune your fields with advanced properties: concatenate text fields, add formulas to number fields, create custom validations with regular expressions, and choose additional validations for all of your fields.

Generate Customs PDFs

Create your own custom PDF templates and generate a report manually or automatically as a part of your workflow.

Pre-Fill Fields

Choose a fixed default value or a relative value to automatically populate certain fields based on the current user, e.g., prefill a directory lookup with the logged-in user's manager.

Conditional Logic & Visibility

Add conditional logic and visibility to your fields, sections, columns, workflow, PDFs, and more.

Save & Resume

Allow anyone (even anonymous users) to save their form progress and resume it later.

Confirmation Dialog

Create a custom 'Confirm Action' dialog for you workflow action buttons. Select up to 5 fields from your form to display, and allow users to complete those fields directly in the dialog.

Examples of Apps you might need GW Apps for

You can create services for any of your business processes, but common examples include:

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