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Keep Your Surveys Private With Nextcloud Forms


Have you ever filled in a form using Google Forms, Typeform or any other SaaS platform? How was the experience like? Did it leave you worried about your security and privacy as a surveyed participant?

Well, here is some good news for surveyors! Nextcloud GmbH has announced Nextcloud Forms—an integrated platform to build a variety of forms, gather data, view and export it! The best part: no data leaves the Nextcloud server.

Similar to Google Forms, this app makes it easy to create surveys for anything from market research or customer feedback to planning an office party.

Privacy is an issue with surveys, as a third of people who abandon a form do so for privacy and security reasons. With Nextcloud Forms, data is said to remain secure on the Nextcloud server and the privacy of respondents respected.

The Forms app offers the ability to choose from a range of question types such as checkboxes, multiple choice, dropdowns, short answer and long text.

Forms can be shared via link to anyone, or even directly sent to specific users on the Nextcloud or to the whole Nextcloud instance. For improved security, it is possible to set an expiration date. There is no limitation on the amount of forms or questions users can create nor the links they can share or people who can reply.

Forms is responsive and will look good on any device or screen, the company said.

The Nextcloud Forms app is now available for easy one-click installation in the Nextcloud app store.