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What are the reasons to not use Wufoo forms in 2020?

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maguay's avatar
4 months ago

The best reasons to use Wufoo originally were its "fun" and unique design, and its simplicity. The former got old over time, the latter feels done better by even simpler tools today.

If you want a very simple form builder, Google Forms is so hard to argue with because it's free and super easy to use. If you want a fun, uniquely designed form builder, Typeform and more recently Paperform do that in a more professional way. And if you've outgrown those and need more advanced features—such as, say, letting people save half-finished forms and come back and fill them out later, or to create PDF documents from form results automatically—you won't find those in Wufoo either, and would need something like Formstack instead.

Feels like Wufoo's in a tough middle spot where it's not quite as advanced as the older competitors, nor quite as unique and interesting as its younger alternatives.

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shankarganesh's avatar
@shankarganesh (replying to @maguay )
3 months ago

Jotform looks fun and interesting to me - although I'm not sure about the features.

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@maguay (replying to @shankarganesh )
3 months ago

JotForm's pretty easy to use, and its free plan was more generous than most originally (though if price is the draw, I'd recommend Google Forms over everything else today, as it's fully free). It's still pretty easy to use, though not on the "cutting edge" where apps like Typeform and Paperform are doing more unique things with forms today.

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whale's avatar
@whale (replying to @maguay )
4 months ago

Those were precisely my feels on the subject. Trying to convince a client to go from Wufoo to Paperform or FormSite

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @whale )
4 months ago

Is there anything making them want to stay with Wufoo beyond inertia?

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whale's avatar
@whale (replying to @maguay )
4 months ago

Switching cost. New learning. Always an interesting issue.

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