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Google Forms Alternative

The ability to electronically sign a form or document is critical for small and large enterprises that operate online. It is equivalent to concluding a transaction with a firm handshake. Mobile apps with the ability to take signatures allow respondents to authenticate the information provided in the form. For instance, you can sign a contract or acknowledge the receipt of a package. There are various use cases in the market where a signature field added to your forms/applications may be required.

If you've spent hours figuring out how to add an electronic signature to Google forms, we're sorry to say there isn't one. Unfortunately, Google Forms lacks a native signature field. The only way to go about it is to use an add-on online signing tool which might add to extra effort on your end. We have a solution if you want to escape the hassle of going through multiple steps to get the electronic signature added to your Google forms. Clappia provides easy-to-create smartphone apps and forms with the capability to collect signatures.

To create apps with Clappia, you don't need to write a single line of code. Moreover, Clappia also addresses various limitations of Google Forms by including aspects such as GPS location, QR code/Barcode scanner, live tracking, live camera, image and signature uploading, etc. These enhanced features allow businesses to replace computers and excel sheets with smartphones to make business decisions automatically and reach the next level of productivity.

How to Integrate Signature Field into Forms with Clappia?

The first step in developing an app with Clappia is to sign up for a free account and create your custom workspace. Once you create your custom workspace, you can develop mobile apps using drag-and-drop blocks without writing a single line of code.

Clappia's App Designer Blocks offers a range of blocks to input, upload, and process data, along with provisions to add workflows, incorporate analytics, integrate with external APIs, etc.

As a part of the Data Upload Blocks, Clappia offers you the Signature block you can use to collect signatures. Once you add the Signature block to your app, you can configure it to collect respondents' signatures. 

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To add the Signature block to your app, drag it and drop it into the app designer. Use the right-side panel to edit this block as per your requirements. The Signature block comes with the following options:

The app will mandate the user to input the signature to submit the form when this option is enabled.

Allow the Signature to be changed by user
By default, this option is enabled, thus allowing the user to edit the signature manually. When this option is disabled, it will not allow the user to modify their signature.

Let us look at an example of how to use the signature block for authentication purposes.

Use Case: Signing Off the Field Inspection Checklist

Scenario: A field inspection service provider wants to move away from the paper-based inspection process and automate the entire inspection process to make it convenient both for the site supervisor and the field inspector.

The app has an inspection checklist filled by the inspector based on the inspection rules and protocol. The inspector must fill each item in the checklist and capture images during the inspection. As a final step, the app mandates both parties to make their signature directly in the app to sign off the inspection officially. It ensures that the inspection happens systematically and efficiently and all the data submitted is legit and authentic.

Clappia solves this problem by enabling users to create intelligent applications within hours using simple drag-and-drop features. It requires absolutely zero coding skills to build apps in Clappia. The signature block in the app helps collect all the signatures needed to complete a particular task. It ensures that the work is being conducted as expected, along with written acknowledgement from respective stakeholders. This Google form alternative makes adding signatures absolutely simple.

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Add Electronic Signatures Easily With Clappia

With Clappia, capturing signatures online is effortless and secure. The dedicated signature block ensures users can sign right from the mobile application. There are no signing links or clunky add-on applications required. Just drag and drop the signature block to your form and configure it as per your needs. Creating a form in Clappia with a signature option is easy.

The best part about Clappia is that anyone can create forms and applications. You do not need to write a single line of code to incorporate these features into your app. It cuts down the dependency on the IT team and enables citizen developers to make a more significant impact.

These unique capabilities make Clappia the best alternative for Google Forms.

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Alternative to Google Forms with Signature

Because Google Forms is the most popular tool for producing forms of any kind, the word "Form" has come to be synonymous with it.

Signature is an authentication of the data filled in forms. What if Google Forms allowed the user to insert an electronic signature or a digital signature?

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.

How to add Signature in Google Forms?

There is no feature in Google Forms that will allow the user to input their signature electronically or digitally.

Therefore the search for alternatives to Google Forms with Signature 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 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.

Alternative to Google Forms with Signature in Clappia


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 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.

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Google Forms and Limited Features:

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.

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