What are differences between Google Forms vs Surveymonkey

Trying to decide on the best survey software? Learn the pros and cons of Google Forms vs. Surveymonkey.

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What are differences between Google Forms vs Surveymonkey


Transcript: easily one of the most useful features built into Google Drive is Google Forms that I'm gonna show it to you today on dottotech Steve dotto here how the heck you doing this fine day at dottotech we make technology easy so you can do more now we've shown you a lot of different aspects of Google Drive in the last little while here on the channel but I don't think that there's a more pleasant surprise than the features that are built in to Google Forms you can spend a lot of money on an online forms package and I'm gonna tell you right now that 80 percent maybe more of what you can do on any of those packages you can do for free using Google Forms don't believe me well let me show you let's create a new Google form and it's kind of like a hidden gem in Google because it's not even there in the main selection points Docs sheets slides all great packages but none of them do what this one does Google Forms now we can start with a blank form or a template I'll just show you the template to start because... See more →

Transcript: so in this video we're going to look how to cross analyze answers to surveys and this is a survey that I've used in the past and the first thing to do when you finished you're serving your collected or your sponsors is to stop people from adding additional responses so in the Google Forms you open up your survey gives responses and just press that little button there and you will then be in a position to start analyzing to open up the data it's in the plane information is in this responses tab so we can scroll down and we can see you've got some nice charts and those are charts that just look at one particular question but if we want to cross analyze our information like we want to find out what particular drinks people that like kabobs like drink this doesn't show us so we need to do some analysis so to get hold of all the data we press on this little green button at the top of the cross in it and usually the first time you run that it'll ask you to create a spreadsheet once you've created your spreadsheet once it'll... See more →

Transcript: I've had a couple questions about how to create a Google Form and populate that into a Google sheet I'll show you what I do for my course I take the Google Form and make a personal information she just for students to share some things about themselves and then embedded here in my wiki they can answer and then click Submit so let's go through that process of just creating one of these first of all I'm gonna go to drive.google.com and then I'm gonna enter into the folder where I want to keep this here is my current form right here but let's go and create a new one just select new and then come down to Google Forms and ok so here we have a new form and this might be you know information sheet ok and then you can put a description here as well tell me about yourself ok and then the first question might be a name and then you could put down a little hint down the air just in the short answer text you can add ok so I'm gonna try find a valid just to first and last right here and... See more →

Transcript: and here's another adventure in form design and this is when you let someone else do the coding and then you can think about really designing your form in terms of what kinds of questions are you going to ask what kind of data do you need what kind of data do you want so you let Google or Survey Monkey or maybe doodle or you can probably get WordPress plugins that will create feedback forms that you could put in WordPress you let one of these other services do the coding and then you can really think about your form so what we're looking at here is a test form that I just created using Google and you can see it's powered by Google Docs and if but if we look at the code we don't see the the HTML coding that we were looking at before we just see this link to Google Docs and that's where the form actually is it's not on my web page this is the link to where the form is at Google on my web page and it looks like this and that means that Google is actually doing all the processing... See more →

Transcript: our survey tools and specifically the two tools that I think merit a lot of consideration is the survey monkey tool which is really a very well-established toulon used by many corporations and organizations and then also the google docs forum survey tool so first off survey monkey has many features however we're going to just look at the free version and the free version is limited to ten questions per survey and allows up to 100 respondents so that can present some limitations when it comes to the universe that you might be dealing with secondly the Google Docs survey form is quite a bit larger in capacity it allows up to 100 questions and it allows up to one 1,000 respondents in addition one can conduct analysis with the data being made available in a spreadsheet form so it's possible to also access the data visually and conduct a different type of charting and various types of graph of the data etc so that can be very valuable as well so I hope you find this information helpful I hope you'll give the Google Docs survey form tool an opportunity because I think you'll be very pleased with... See more →

Key quotes:

  • "“The backend management can get really messy really quick if you make updates or have conditional formatting…It is all managed on Sheets which can get very long and cluttered.” –Capterra review What makes it a good alternative: Free, easy, and simple! Very easy to put your survey together…” –G2 Crowd review What makes it a good alternative: TypeForm offers one of the best UX there is"
  • "Easy to set up and easy to use.”– Capterra review What makes it a good alternative: With more features than Google Form and easier to use than SurveyMonkey, Zoho surveys strike a desirable balance"
  • "“A little difficult to get the initial setup completed, but the customer service was really fast and thorough, so I was able to work through any problems quickly.” G2 Crowd review What makes it a good alternative: Highly customizable and easy to integrate, Formstack also offers a great FAQ collection to support its users"
  • "They also don’t allow you to do much analysis through the web app.” G2Crowd review What makes it a good alternative: Easy to build the micro-surveys, customizable, and intelligent branching"
  • "Their team is super helpful and is responsive.” G2Crowd review What makes it a good alternative: The tool is very easy to set up and the support is very accessible."
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Key quotes:

  • "Online Survey Tools are the simple and hassle-free way to get in touch with the targeted audience and collect their valuable feedback"
  • "‘Core plan’, the free version of Typeform comes with features such as unlimited questions and answer, custom designed themes, data export options as well as ready-made templates and basic reporting features for the fast-paced world"
  • "One of the well-known online survey apps around the world, SurveyMonkey provides its users with 15 diverse types of survey questions including Likert scales and open comments"
  • "The free online survey tool Google Forms lets you put together surveys quickly and easily via their convenient drag & drop interface"
  • "This online survey tool also extends to provide dashboards, NPS analysis, and XLS exporting options"
  • "The reporting is not the advanced there is and Wufoo’s pricing plans are not particularly popular- users are quick to point out that most of the paid features are also the ones that come free with other tools like Google Forms"
  • "Formstack is a strong online survey tool as it needs only minimal training, thanks to the intuitive user interface"
  • "A good online survey tool to create mobile-friendly, gorgeous surveys, SurveyLegend offers some interesting customizing options."
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Key quotes:

  • "In this demo, I will write a simple Google App Script function that creates a collector for a SurveyMonkey survey automatically"
  • "Before we get into the details of how to create the request, we need to authorize our script to make changes on behalf of our SurveyMonkey account"
  • "This flow generates a long-lived access token your app can use with every API call to the associated SurveyMonkey account"
  • "It’s important to note the access token only grants access when used in combination with your API credentials (client ID) and only to the SurveyMonkey account which was authorized"
  • "Your app will need to obtain additional access tokens for each SurveyMonkey account you wish to access"
  • "function getSurveyID(){ var options = { ‘method’ : ‘GET’, ‘headers’:{‘Authorization’:’bearer your_access_token’}, ‘contentType’: ‘application/json’ }; var result = UrlFetchApp.fetch(‘https://api.surveymonkey.com/v3/surveys?title=Your%20Survey', options); if (result.getResponseCode() == 200) { var params = JSON.parse(result.getContentText()); Logger.log(params.data[0].id); } } Replace your_access_token with your access token, Your%20Survey with the title of your survey"
  • "‘payload’ : JSON.stringify(data), }; var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(‘https://api.surveymonkey.com/v3/surveys/{survey_id}/collectors', options);Logger.log(response.getContentText()); } Once you run this function, you’ve successfully created a new collector for your survey! You may also specify the details when creating the Collector by passing along the optional parameters listed in the API."
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Key quotes:

  • "Microsoft Forms was released over a year ago for Office 365 education customers but was only recently made available in Public Preview for commercial tenants"
  • "Then there’s the name — it’s called Microsoft Forms, but the URL is forms.office.com"
  • "Yet now in Office 365 we have features like Forms that are in Public Preview and accessible to all users regardless of First Release setting"
  • "One could argue that for that purpose we have SharePoint lists which provide a form-like interface for user input, however you could conversely argue that this method is not as friendly as Forms by a long shot"
  • "While I don’t think Forms has to necessarily copy SurveyMonkey (because at the end of the day that is a purpose-built tool that only does one function, and does it damn well) it would allow Forms to move up a level if users could group questions together"
  • "As long as the expectation is set that it is a personal form solution for quizzes and feedback/input, I think users will continue to adopt it"
  • "Like Sway is to Prezi and Planner is to Trello, Forms is to SurveyMonkey — it’s not enough to compete but is enough to slow users from choosing those solutions and having data stored outside the organisation’s virtual walls of Office 365."
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  • "You can also host your survey on MTurk itself but some customers choose to use Google Forms, Qualtrics, or a number of other survey tools they may be more familiar with"
  • "To post a survey on MTurk that is hosted on another service such as Google Forms you’ll want to start from the Survey Link template"
  • "If you’re using the Survey Link template and hosting your survey on another website such as Google Forms, Qualtrics, or your own website, you’ll want to have some way to validate that Workers that submit tasks on MTurk completed your survey"
  • "You can then link the survey response to the Worker in your results"
  • "Google Forms doesn’t have a method to provide a unique completion code so the best option is include a question in your survey that asks Workers for their Worker ID"
  • "Note that the Survey Link template includes a field where Workers are asked to provide a completion code"
  • "If you asked for a completion code you will typically find it in column AB of your MTurk results and the WorkerID will be in column P."
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