Friday, February 08, 2008

Google Spreadsheets supporting Surveys (forms)

Google docs just got better. Google Spreadsheets now supports the use of forms to collect data.

One of the more interesting uses of this is to collect basic survey data. It supports mutlicheck boxes, radio buttons, drop down lists, text etc.; all it is missing is a scaling question.

Simply share a document as a form and using a simple Google-like interface, create your mini-survey, send as a link or email your contacts. Data collected is appended directly into your spreadsheet with a timestamp. Users can even fill out and submit data directly from their email!

This is only the beginning as I am patiently waiting for more options such as style editing. Watch out Confirmit.

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