Last updated: June 14, 2019
When creating an HTML form, you need to plan in advance how you will handle the submissions. Handling submissions is tougher than creating the form itself, especially if the data you want to collect is complex enough.
If you have no medium to handle your form submissions, there are some tools you make use of. In our previous post, we have covered Getform, a form backend platform to manage form submissions. Getform has an easy-to-use dashboard to manage your submissions. To use Getform, you just need to place the URL endpoint provided by Getform to the form tag of your HTML form.
Getform is just an example of a form backend platform. There are similar tools that you can use to handle form submissions. In case you are looking for an online tool to handle your form submissions, the following tools are worth to try.
As we have mentioned earlier above, Getform is a form backend platform that you can use to handle the HTML form submissions. Getform provides a URL endpoint that you can place to the form tag of your HTML form. It allows you to accept files via the form. If you want to make further processing with the submissions (or archiving needs), Getform allows you to download the submissions into CSV files. To protect your forms from spam, Getform is powered by Akismet. You can read this post to learn more about Getform.
You have probably known this. The ads of FormKeep are massive enough on Google Adwords lately. FormKeep is also a form backend platform just like Getform. You can also use it to handle HTML form submissions. You will also be provided a URL endpoint to be placed on the form tag of your HTML form. FormKeep is designed specifically for designers and developers, but there is no sin if you want to use it regardless of your occupation. FormKeep also supports file uploads and is powered by an anti-spam feature. A feature offered by FormKeep that is not available on Getform is form builder.
FieldGoal is pretty similar to Getform. At the time of writing, it only focused on providing a form submission handling feature. There are no features like form builder like the one offered by FormKeep. Again, all you need to do is to add a unique URL endpoint on the form tag of your HTML form. More precisely on the action attribute. FieldGoal also allows you to collect files such as image and PDF. An anti-spam feature is also available to keep your form away from spam.
You can also use FormBucket to handle the submissions submitted via your HTML forms. The way this tool works is not much different from other tools above. It also provides you a unique URL endpoint that you can add to the HTML code of your form. FormBucket also supports file uploads in case you want to collect files. FormBucket comes with a notification feature, allowing you to keep updated when new submissions arrive.
Basin is a freemium form backend platform. Although you can use it for free, upgrading to premium is recommended since the free version is a very lack of features. You can try the pro version of Basin for free for 14 days, without needing to enter your credit card information. The features offered by Basin are plenty enough although it has no form builder. Anti-spam and notification are two of the features offered by Basin. Basin also allows you to export the submissions into either CSV or JSON for further processing.
The name of this tool has told it all. FormBackend offers no free plan, but you can try it for free for a week without having to enter your credit card information. In general, the features offered by FormBackend are not much different from other tools above. This tool also supports file uploads and you can also export the submissions into CSV files for further processing or archiving needs. FormBackend also supports 3rt party integrations via Zapier.
If you want to only collect a small number of submissions via your form, Formcarry maybe is the form backend you need. You can use it for free with the restriction of 100 submissions per month. However, the free version of Formcarry doesn’t allow you to convert the submissions into CSV files so you won’t be able to make further processing with your submissions. Also, you are not allowed to accept files with the free version of Formcarry. The features of the pro versions of Formcarry include notification, file upload, the ability to convert submissions into CSV files, and so on.