Alternative to Google Forms with Calculator

Google Forms is perhaps the first choice that most people think of when the words "Forms" or "Online Forms" are spoken, given that it is cost-free and a widely used search tool.

How to use Google Forms to calculate the total price of all the items in the cart? Or to calculate the score for a quiz? or basically use calculator in Google Forms?

Google Forms is widely used to construct quiz forms, surveys, questionnaires, send work orders, sales orders, conduct polls, collect ratings, etc. to collect data such as name, email, phone number, replies, comments on goods and services, etc.

How to add Calculator in Google Forms?

Well, the above mentioned calculations are not possible in Google Forms because it does not have any in-built feature to calculate the data entered by the user and present the user with the result of calculation in real-time.

Therefore, the search for alternatives to Google Forms with Calculator is inevitable.

Clappia is one of the best Google Forms alternatives where you can easily create advanced form-based apps or online forms similar to Google Forms with Calculator.

Clappia is a No Code platform immensely resourceful for SMEs and Enterprises with productive and efficient features to build simple to advanced form-based apps and business process apps. Clappia’s in-built Calculator feature, named as Calculations & Logic, allows you to calculate simple to complex calculations based on excel formulas.

Using simple drag-and-drop blocks anyone with basic excel skills are able to create form-based apps similar to Google Forms, without coding a single line.

Alternative to Google Forms with Calculator in Clappia

STEP 1:

Sign-in to your Clappia dashboard and click on the ‘New App’ on the left side. Type in the name of your form in the ‘App Name’ section and select your desirable icon and color. Clicking on ‘Create App’ takes you to the editing panel of your form.

STEP 2: 

Click on ‘Add a section’ and name it accordingly. Click on the ‘Add Field’. Now simply click on the icons from the data input blocks to your form such as Single line text for quantity, Single line text for price per item and a Calculations & Logic block to display the calculated result and also to input a formula in the right panel by selecting the price and quantity. You now have a form that has a Calculator with the format of a Google Form.

STEP 3:

Just drag-and-drop the blocks to place them according to your desired sequence. Click on ‘View App’ and your form is ready to use.

STEP 4:

Go to ‘Edit App’ on the top right side and click on ‘Distribute’. Click on the ‘Link Sharing’ button below and a panel with a link appears on the right side. Activate the ‘Enable link sharing’ feature to share the form. Below that is the link of the form that we just created using a Calculations & Logic block. You can share this link with anyone to access the form and fill it.

You can share this link with anyone to access the form and fill it.

Below pictures show how the form looks in both web and mobile views:

STEP 5:

You can click on the ‘Submissions’ option on the top right side and view all the user submissions neatly formatted in a table where the price per item, quantity and the calculation result is also present. You can also download this data by just clicking on the download option on the top right side in the form of an Excel Sheet.

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Formula in Calculations & Logic Block:

When you add the Calculations & Logic block from the Data Upload Blocks menu you get a right panel on the right side for editing the block. Label denotes the heading, Description is for instructions (which is optional), ‘Required’ option is to tell the user that it is mandatory to fill the data.

In the ‘Formula’ field you can enter your desired formula. In case you have no idea on how to enter a formula you can always use the help guide of Formula block where a list of all basic formulas are available. There is a question mark beside Formula in the right panel which will direct you towards the help guide.

Drawbacks of Features in Google Forms:

Although Google Forms is a helpful tool, it has got some serious drawbacks such as:

Therefore, the search for other alternatives with improved and more useful features is certain. All you have to do is sign up on Clappia, build your form or any other application by using drag-and-drop blocks and it is ready to use.

Clappia is one of the best Google Forms alternatives where you can build your form and many more powerful form-based applications.

Clappia will help in accelerating the digitization process of your business by automation through various in-built features adhering to most of the use cases of your business.

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