Google Forms, which is free to use, has basic form-building options like Short Answer, Paragraph, Multiple Choice, Check boxes, Dropdown, File Upload, Linear Scale, Multiple Choice grid, Checkbox grid, Date & Time. Today's consumers need more advanced forms with a variety of beneficial features so they can easily input the majority of the input.
There is no feature in Google Forms that will allow the user to input their signature electronically or digitally.
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 Signature.
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 Signature feature allows the user to input their signature which will be automatically transformed as an image.
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.
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.
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 Product Name, Date Selector, Time Selector etc. Add the ‘Signature’ block from the data upload blocks. You now have a form with the format of a Google Form that has a Signature field.
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.
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 Signature block.
You can share this link with anyone to access the form and fill it.
Below pictures show how the form looks:
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 signature is present in the image format. 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.
Google Forms is easy to build and use but it has limited features which are very basic. You cannot accomplish the following using Google Forms:
Due to such reasons people search for alternatives to Google Forms as per their requirements.
Clappia is one of the best alternatives as it has many inbuilt features that can accomplish the above mentioned use cases.
The best thing about Clappia is that not even a single line of coding is required and you can build forms and advance form based applications just by using drag-and-drop blocks.
You now have a form with a Signature.