Could you critique our form-in-a-document concept for our no-code product (YC S21): “if Notion and Google Forms had a baby. A beautiful baby!”?

We are working on an online tool, it's a no-code tool for businesses to onboard and automate interactions with their clients. Customers use our software to collect submissions, payments, send messages and more. Our startup has been funded recently by Y Combinator and we are participating in the S21 batch. The product is currently in MVP stage.

During our internal brainstorm sessions, we came up with a concept of a big feature for our product. We started working on it already but I would love to get some fresh eyes on it before we dive deeper into coding!


Beau Docs: simple and clean Notion-like documents with online forms across the doc. Users will be able to create docs with our visual builder. Picture worth a thousand words, so feel free to check out our rough mockup of a Beau Doc:


The whole concept is pretty straightforward: "if Notion and Google Forms had a baby". It will be a part of our product - []. In short:

  • Create and add forms within beautiful documents: anyone can explain their business process and onboard users within the same document/page.
  • Get sharable links like Google Docs, Notion, Dropbox Paper, etc.
  • Submit data and scroll a doc without a hassle: no reloading or forwarding somewhere during filling forms.
  • Use Beau Docs as an alternative to a traditional blog post or /services section on corporate websites: users fill forms during reading about processes.

From a coding point of view, this feature can be done relatively quickly in Beau. We have our backend and client portals ready for this. In other words, Beau Docs are just a different view of our portals.


What do you think about the concept? Would you use Beau Docs to onboard your clients/customers? What workflows in your daily routine could you optimize with Beau Docs?

I would love to hear your thoughts, notes, ideas, feedback on the concept!

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