Here is a complete breakdown of Gravity Forms VS Google Forms with all the pros and cons. Making the choice between Gravity Forms and Google Forms easy.
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Before I start, I’d like to describe both Gravity Forms and Google Forms.
Google Forms is a free form builder tool that enables users to create surveys and questionnaires online in order to collect and organize information, simple or complex. Users can send all collected data to a spreadsheet and analyze data right in Google Sheets.
Gravity Forms is a way to build and publish your WordPress forms in just minutes. Select your fields, configure your options and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built-in tools. Make long forms easier to use by breaking them up into multiple pages, complete with progress bar. Configure your form to show or hide fields, sections, pages or even the submit button based on user selections.
Here are a few of the main differences between Google Forms and Gravity Forms
- Pricing.The pricing between the two of these forms is drastically different. On one hand you have Google Forms which is completely free. On the other hand, Gravity Forms has three different pricing ranges. The basic license is $59 a year, the pro license is $159 a year, and the elite license is $259 a year. Depending on the cash you have on hand will have a major say in which version of Gravity Forms you buy or if you just go free.
- CAPTCHA.Gravity Forms has CAPTCHA, while Google Forms does not. For those who do not know, CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but computer programs cannot. When you are using Google Forms you can receive spam and other junk mail while using the app, compared to Gravity Forms where you have to be a real person and not a bot by answering questions.
- Storage. Gravity Forms has unlimited storage space, while Google Forms only has 30 GB data storage.
- Multi page and conditional logic. If the form happens to be long, you don’t want it to appear long at first. Same goes with conditional logic, if you answer a question about if you’ve had a heart attack, there should be a conditional statement that has “heart attack” questions that follow, not the same for everyone. With Google Forms you have to answer every question even if it doesn’t pertain to you.
- Simple vs Complex. Many people commented on the fact that Gravity Forms was a complex app to get used to. They had to watch videos or get help in order to use the app. With Google Forms many people stated that it is easy to navigate and very easy to use, for both parties who make the questionnaire and who answer the questionnaire.
- Google Forms has Zapier. Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your apps and services. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration. On Gravity Forms you do not have Zapier.
- Google Sheets. You can only use Google Sheets while using Gravity Forms if you have the elite license, which costs $259. Google Forms you get for free and can use sheets with it.
- Crypto Payment vs Pay Pal. Through Google Forms you would have to share a link to a PayPal account and go through there. On Gravity Forms you can do Crypto payments and pay through bitcoin payments. https://github.com/bitpay/gravityforms-plugin