Google Forms - Easy to Use
Updated January 22, 2020

Google Forms - Easy to Use

Elizabeth Umberfield | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Forms

As the secretary of a student organization, I use Google Forms to make ballots for voting and as a mechanism for students to register or RSVP to events. Using Google Forms allows me to collect structured responses, and easily export these responses to a .csv or .xls file for aggregating and analyzing information.
  • Platform is easy to use
  • Able to incorporate multiple media types (e.g., video, images) into the form, as well as the ability to have many item and response types (e.g., multiple choice, fill in the blank, ranked response)
  • Versions are automatically saved to Google Drive, which means work is never lost
  • I am unable to find version tracking in forms, which is important when developing a survey with collaborators or editing a survey over time.
  • Simplified data collection
I use Qualtrics when collecting IRB-regulated research, because of Qualtric's privacy protections. However, for day-to-day data collection for event registration, RSVPs, voting in student/professional organizations, I choose to use Google Forms because it is easy and intuitive to use.
Google Forms is well-suited for sending out clean surveys. They can be embedded on a webpage for data collection as needed, or sent out for an immediate task.

I am [concerned] about the privacy/security of Google Forms, and therefore question if it is suited to collecting data for research when human research subjects' protections (for identifiable information) must be used.

Google Forms Feature Ratings

Survey templates
Custom logo/branding
Not Rated
Changes to live survey
Question design help
Multiple question types
Survey logic flexibility
Response tracking
Data export
Standard reports
Access controls