July 14, 2010

PandaForm – The Fast & Easy Form Creator

PandaForm is a web-based form creator that lets users build, track, and process forms that can be managed or updated from any computer, anywhere, at any time. Aimed at small business owners, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions, PandaForm offers its users a way to create event registrations, purchase orders, employee contracts, job applications and much, much more in a short amount of time.

If you’re a small business owner who’s checking out PandaForm for the first time, you’ll want to get started by creating an account and deciding which type of form you’d like to make first. Thanks to the site’s drag and drop functionality, you can include whichever fields fit your needs—PandaForm offers 13 fields, including paragraphs of text, check boxes, drop down boxes, and file uploading buttons—and arrange them in an order that makes sense to you. Once you’ve selected the fields and typed in the necessary information, you can get started distributing the form you’ve created. PandaForm lets you email a link or embed the HTML code for the form directly in your existing website or blog. You’ll be able to instantly see when new people have filled out your form, and export their answers as a .CSV file to dig into the data further at a later date.

Depending on the type of form you’ve set up, you can begin accepting payments from people who’ve filled out the form via PayPal and send them automatic confirmations once their forms have been submitted. Because PandaForm is made for such a wide audience of users, there really is no limit to the different types of forms and registrations you can make with the application, and anyone with an imagination should be able to come up with dozens of ways to use the application in their professional life.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a job application for people to fill out
  • Let people register for your event and pay for entrance fees online
  • Develop a product survey for customers to take
  • Let students rate their teachers with an evaluation they can fill out online

Insider Tips:

  • Choose from 13 different field types to include in any form
  • Let people upload their own files, such as resumes, when filling out forms
  • Embed the form into your business website by using the provided HTML code
  • View the names and email addresses of everyone who has filled out your survey

What we liked:

  • The form creator is very general, which lets users create forms that reflect whatever their interest may be
  • Automatic notification feature sends an email whenever a new form is submitted
  • Mail merge feature will send your clients forms that have already been filled in with certain pieces of company data
  • Ability to export PandaForm data as a .CSV file

What we didn’t like:

  • Users have to put more work into developing their own forms than with some of the ready-made form builder websites


Company Info:


  • Free


  1. Thanks for writing about PandaForm! Hope you enjoy it and it is still in beta so we’re still working very hard to improving it (and updates every week).

    Just to let you know as some of our customer feedback, we’re creating a new feature on the software that automatically recognize personal info like name, email, tel and group them together as a list of people who submitted forms to you, and than you can look up for the forms submitted by a certain person, be it your clients, sales person, or students. Which let you use it as a simple CRM with a easy to use form builder.

    Thanks again and please feel free to let us know if you want to see any improvement on PandaForm!

    Ben Cheng

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