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Paperform is a flexible online form builder that lets you make sales, take bookings, communicate with customers, and put manual processes on autopilot. The powerful editor offers nearly unlimited customization, 25+ question fields, and advanced workflows, so you can build the beautiful solutions you need.
Typeform is a popular online form builder that specializes in a conversational one-question-at-a-time experience. Typeform has an attractive interface and form style that’s become its trademark. It uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to add questions, and you can customize your form with images and videos to make it more personalized.
(Updated November 2023)
The starting price for both platforms is $29 USD per month (limited to one user per account and 100 form submissions). Although the pricing is similar at first glance, the difference becomes much more evident when we compare features and solutions on each pricing plan (more on that below).
If you need to create a small simple survey with limited question types and a maximum of 10 responses per month, Typeform’s free limited plan might be a good place to start. However, as soon as you’d like to add slightly more advanced question types or need to collect responses from more than 10 people, Paperform becomes a more cost-efficient option.
Both tools offer an intuitive form-creation experience.
Typeform's famous one-question-at-a-time approach is great for short surveys, but time-consuming to fill in for anything longer than 3-question forms. To offer more flexibility and cater to every need, Paperform offers both one-page and multi-page forms as well as one-question-at-a-time forms.
When it comes to crafting more complex forms with advanced logic, Paperform truly outshines Typeform and other form builders. Some of Paperform’s more advanced features include auto-generating responses and hiding fields based on previous answers or existing data, creating Excel-style smart dynamic Calculations, taking one-off payments and recurring payments, as well as managing booking appointments. Paperform also has a built-in integration with Papersign that lets you automatically trigger signature requests on connected documents.
Although Typeform offers most of the same features, these features come with a higher price tag and more limitations. For example, Typeform’s Calculations and Conditional Logic features aren’t as advanced as Paperform’s, and there is no possibility to trigger e-signature requests for connected documents via the form.
Both platforms provide a seamless form-sharing experience, allowing you to embed forms to your website, share them via social media, and even auto-closing forms after a certain date or number of submissions.
The biggest difference is how you build the forms. Paperform’s Editor is structured like a document so you can click anywhere, type anywhere, add logos, images, products, and different field types. Rather than editing within panels (which can be pretty restrictive), Paperform uses an onscreen editor, with contextual menus that appear as you require them. This allows you to edit with detail and keep the focus on what you need—when you need it.
One of Paperform’s many strengths is design and customization. While both platforms offer an impressive library of pre-built templates, custom fonts and colors, and the possibility to add moving images to your forms, Paperform takes personalization to the next level. Customise backgrounds, change colors, tweak the UI and show off your distinctive brand. On higher pricing levels you can even add your custom HTML/CSS and custom domain.
Typeform offers a fair bit of customization, but most custom branding features are only available on the Enterprise plan. On most plans, you can edit forms with custom colors and fonts. Adding elements like images, logos, and videos to your form is where things get a bit tricky. While these elements can be added, the placement and size of images and videos can’t be changed within the tool—images can only be added to certain parts of your form and can’t be moved or resized at all.
If you’re looking to sell products seamlessly through your forms, Paperform proves superior with its built-in e-commerce features, support for multiple payment providers like Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, Square, and many more, product inventory management, automated receipts, invoices, and even dynamic shipping fees and tax calculations. Paperform also offers Order Form Templates specifically built for e-commerce, restaurants, and other businesses looking to sell their products and services online.
While Typeform also offers e-commerce support, it is reliant on Stripe integration, so it comes with less flexibility and a few more limitations. For example, it doesn’t offer built-in tax calculations, refunds, or the ability to sell subscriptions.
Both tools have a large set of integrations available as native integrations, or as third-party integrations via Zapier and Make that allow you to sync data to Google Sheets, share responses to Notion databases, add Asana tasks, and a whole lot more. Both tools also offer API and webhook integrations.
Paperform also has built-in integration with Papersign e-signature software so you can automatically trigger signature requests for your documents.
In terms of form analytics and reporting, both Paperform and Typeform give you a wide set of tools to dig into data, however, Typeform keeps the more advanced reporting to its higher-priced plans.
When it comes to security, Paperform and Typeform are pretty similar. Both form builders take customer data seriously and ensure your user data is protected with features like reCAPTCHA, SOC 2 Type II compliance, enhanced security through SSL encryption, and two-factor authentication. If you need HIPAA compliance, both tools offer this feature on their highest pricing plan.
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