What is the best Typeform Alternative?

Just like every other tool for your business, researching and comparing is the best way to find the perfect form builder for your needs.

While Typeform is a sound investment for those looking to create short and quick surveys and questionnaires, it is not necessarily the most dynamic form building tool for more complex or custom needs.

Paperform might be relatively newer on the block, but it offers tons of features making it one of the most versatile tools on the market. It offers an easy-to-use interface, while still offering some robust and unique features to make your forms smarter and easier to create than ever.

Let’s take a deeper look into the features, functionality, user experience and customer reviews for both Typeform and Paperform to help you land on the best form builder for your needs.

Typeform vs Paperform (Typeform Alternative): Quick Feature Comparison

TypeformPaperform
Best ForCreating surveys and questionnaires that display one question at a time.Creating fast, versatile and visually beautiful forms, surveys and questionnaires of all kind.
GetApp Rating4.74.9
GetApp Customer Support Rating4.44.9
Export Results To CSVYesYes
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Pricing

TypeformPaperform
Free trialNoYes
Free version with limited featuresYesNo
Starting price/month (billed monthly)$35$15
Starting price/month (billed annually)$30$12.50
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Typeform vs Paperform: A Detailed Breakdown

Typeform Demo
Paperform Demo

Ease of use

Typeform

GetApp Ease Of Use Rating: 4.6/5

Typeform has a relatively easy-to-use interface. However, there are some issues that could make it a little difficult to get used to.

By dividing all the form editing tools into vertical panels, Typeform makes it difficult to find some important elements, including the easy-to-miss ‘Add new question’ button.

Moreover, newer panels pop up on the far left-hand side of the form editor, making it a slightly disjointed experience for those of us who are used to reading a screen from left to right.

Paperform

GetApp Ease Of Use Rating: 4.7/5

Paperform’s interface is very easy to get used to, mostly because the form editor is structured like a Word document. You can click anywhere, type anywhere, easily add logos, images, products, questions and different types of fields.

Instead of editing within constricting panels, Paperform offers a one-screen editor where menus pop out over the screen as needed. This allows you to edit everything with detail and makes it easier to focus on singular features and elements.

Customization

Typeform

Typeform forms can be customized using the ‘Design’ menu on the left-hand side of the editor. The tool offers a helpful range of pre-designed themes that you can apply to your form if you’re looking for inspiration.

The form builder also allows you to create your own themes, making it easier to create multiple forms with the same design if needed. If a theme doesn’t float your boat, you can choose custom colours and fonts for your form.

Adding elements like images, logos and videos to your form is where things get a little tricky. These elements can be added, however, the placement and size of images and videos cannot be changed within the tool. This means that images can only be added to certain parts of your form, and they cannot be moved or resized at all.

Paperform

Paperform offers a highly customizable interface. The ‘Themes’ menu on the upper right-hand side of the form builder allows users to change colours, typography, logos, buttons, UI elements, background and more.

The highlight here is the flexibility of being able to add images, videos and GIFs at any point within the form. Unlike Typeform, these elements can easily be moved around and resized within the form editor. The platform also allows you to add Custom CSS in case you’re looking for some extra customization.

Paperform does not offer any pre-built themes, however, it does have a beautiful and unique collection of form templates that can be used and customized for any need. Much like Typeform, Paperform also allows users to create their own themes and apply them to multiple forms if needed.

Learning support

Typeform

Typeform has a centralized help centre where answers to common questions are available. For individual support, Typeform offers a standard contact form on their website where you can submit queries. Responses can generally be expected within 1 day.

Live Chat: No
Youtube Tutorials: Yes

Paperform

Paperform also has a help centre where users can get answers to common questions. Unlike Typeform, Paperform offers live chat support, which means your individual queries can receive a response within hours.

Live Chat: Yes
Youtube Tutorials: Yes

Template Library

Typeform

Typeform has a collection of over 100 templates, ranging from survey and questionnaire templates to templates for marketing forms. The best thing about Typeform’s template library is that each template contains a few tailored and unique questions, making it easier to derive inspiration for questions if you’re stuck.

Paperform

Paperform offers 120+ customizable templates to choose from. The templates cover most types of forms. All Paperform templates offer unique designs and themes, making it easier to create a beautiful form fast. Like Typeform, Paperform’s templates also contain questions that are unique to the form type.

Payment Features

TypeformPaperform
Payment IntegrationsTypeform only supports payments through Stripe.Stripe, PayPal, Square, Braintree
Payment & eCommerce featuresAutomated responses: Yes
Receipt generation: Yes
Tax addition: No Subscriptions: No
Invoices: Yes
Quotes: Yes
Coupons: Yes
Automated responses: Yes
Receipt generation: Yes
Tax addition: No
Subcriptions:Yes
Invoices: Yes
Quotes: Yes
Coupons: Yes

Advanced Form Features

Pagination

Typeform

Pagination is technically not offered with Typeform, as forms cannot be divided into sections and page. Since Typeform only displays one question at a time, the entire form lives within one scrollable page.

However, it is possible to add a cover page and a thank you page to your form.

Paperform

Dividing your form into pages and sections is incredibly easy with Paperform. You can simply click wherever you want to create a new page and click on the ‘Add break’ icon that pops up.

The advantage of being able to divide forms into pages is that longer forms can be made more approachable and less daunting when divided into steps. This can reduce cognitive load and friction for respondents, thereby increasing form completion rates.

Paperform also allows you to add beautiful cover pages to your forms, as seen in the video above, which can give your form a more branded and professional feel.

Question Logic

Typeform

Typeform has a separate question logic menu that allows you to add conditions for individual questions. The functionality is easy to set up, though can be confusing at times as it first directs you to a slightly jarring logic map that’s difficult to navigate. However, it is also possible from that point to switch to the Editor if you wish (as seen above).

Paperform

Paperform has a slightly different interface for question logic. Instead of redirecting the user to a separate menu, Paperform allows you to create conditions through individual questions, making the process incredibly easy and visual. You can also set up multiple conditions for any question, as seen above.

Success pages & redirects

Typeform

Typeform offers a ‘Thank You’ page, which is quite customizable and adopts the theme of the rest of your form by default. Users can easily add an image to this page, change the text of the button and even add some social share buttons to it if they wish.

Question logic can be used to show users a customized success page based on how the respondent answered a particular question.

Paperform

Like Typeform, Paperform’s success pages are also highly customizable. Using the ‘Success Pages & Redirects’ menu in the form editor, users can set up simple success pages, edit text or redirect the user to a page of their choice.

Users can easily add any images, video or media to success pages, as well as use answer piping to automatically display a certain question or response in the success page based on form responses. This is particularly useful for quizzes or surveys that require a calculation or score to display at the end.

Similarly, users can also set up conditional success pages and redirects based on how the respondent has answered particular questions, making the pages even more customized.

Success pages also match the formatting style of the rest of your form by default.

Analytics

TypeformPaperform
Form Analysis FeaturesForm views: Yes
Form submissions: Yes
Partial submissions: No
Completion Rate: Yes
Sales Figures: No
Export & Print Responses: Yes
Save & Resume Later: No
Form views:Yes
Form submissions: Yes
Partial submissions: Yes
Completion Rate: Yes
Sales Figures: Yes
Export & Print Responses: Yes
Save & Resume Later: Yes
Analytics Integrations23 Integrations including Google Analytics, Facebook, Yalla and Lighthouse.27 Integrations including Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Kissmetrics and Facebook Analytics.

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