Last updated: September 23, 2018
Depending of the complexity of your survey, there are many tools you can use to create online surveys. Today, nearly all online survey creator tools use the same business model. They offer their products as a freemium product. Meaning that you can use them for free although there are some limitations here and there.
The common restrictions if you use the free version of an online survey creator tool are the number of question you can add per survey, number of response and number of survey itself.
Below is the list of online survey creator you can rely every time you need to create an online survey. All of the items on the following list offer a free version so you can use them without spending a dime although, once again, you have to work with some restrictions.
1. Survey Monkey
The first online survey creator you can use without spending a dime is Survey Monkey. It is probably the most popular online survey tool available today. Some big companies like Toyota, Huawei to PayPal also use it every time they need to conduct an online survey. Survey Monkey actually offers features to allow you go further with your survey, like advanced data reports (SPSS), data export and analytics tools. However, those features are only available for paid version. Free version of Survey Monkey allows you to create unlimited surveys. The maximum of question you can add per survey is 10.
2. Survey Planet
If you need to add more than 10 questions on a survey but still unwilling to spend a dime then you have to give Survey Planet a try. This online survey tool allows you to create as many surveys as you want, as well as unlimited questions and responses. If you want, you can also add your business logo. Once you done creating the survey, you can also effortlessly embed it to your website. Survey Planet is also a freemium online survey tool just like Survey Monkey, but the free version of this tool offers more features than Survey Monkey. Free version of Survey Planet also comes with a basic in-app reports. If you need to export your surveys you can upgrade your account anytime.
KwikSurveys is also a freemium online survey tool. The free version of this tool doesn’t come with too tight restrictions. You will be able to create unlimited surveys with each survey can has unlimited questions and responses. Plus, you are also allowed to export your surveys to Excel or SPSS in case you need to perform further analysis or just for archiving need. You can also embed a YouTube video on the survey you are working on. Embedding the surveys to website is also quite easy with KwikSurveys.
4. eSurvey Creator
Same as three online survey creator tools mentioned earlier above, eSurvey Creator also uses the freemium business model. The free version of eSurvey Creator comes with tighter restrictions than, for instance, KwikSurveys. But, there is no sin if you want to give it a try. There is no information how many surveys yo can create with free account. One thing for sure, you are allowed to add unlimited questions on a survey. eSurvey Creator provides survey examples in case you have no idea about the survey you are going to create. According to eSurvey Creator, there have been over 500,000 users use its service. Unilever, Vodafone and Siemens are several examples of eSurvey Creator users.
5. Survey Gizmo
Survey Gizmo offers its tool in two main versions; for organizations and individuals. In addition, it offers a free version to allow you creating an online survey without spending a dime. Free version of Survey Gizmo comes with a tight enough restrictions. You will only be able to create 3 surveys with 100 maximum responses. There are actually over 40 question types you can add. But, free version is only allowed to create 10 question types and they are very basic like radi button, dropdown menu, checkboxes, textbox, email, rating and so on. If you upgrade your free account, you can also integrate Survey Gizmo with popular services like Salesforce, Adobe Cloud, Marketo and Buffer.
6. Zoho Survey
Zoho Survey can also be used for free to create online survey. The available features of free version of Zoho Survey is not too many. But, you are not restricted to create as many surveys as you want. It’s just, each survey can’t has more than 15 questions and 150 responses. Not too impressive if you need to collect data from hundreds of respondents. Zoho Survey is used by famous companies like Nike, Apple, HBO, Adidas to Samsung.
SoGoSurvey is an online survey tool used by organizations like eBay, Citibank to UNICEF. You can use this tool to create online surveys whether for collect customer feedback, increase the employee engagement and so on. When creating a new suvey, you can choose from a pre-loaded selection of ready-to-use surveys professionally designed to address needs across industries. SoGoSurvey also the use same business model as the majority of similar services above, fremium. The free version of SoGoSurvey allows you to create 15 surveys with the maximum questions of 30 per survey. Some basic features you can use include simple branching, basic real-time reports and built-in online poll application.
If you have a WordPress blog and want to conduct an online survey to figure out how satisfied your readers with your contents, there is no reason to not using PollDaddy. You can also use this online survey tool for free. PollDaddy is owned by Automattic, a company behind WordPress. So, you can effortlessly integrate your survey with your WordPress blog. There are 19 types of questions offered by PollDaddy. It also comes with a drag-and-drop question editor to makes it easy for creating questions.
With its “Reimagine online surveys” tagline, Responster allows you to design and share engaging surveys in minutes. Same as all online survey creators above, Responster also uses a freemium business model. Meaning that you can use it to create online survey for free. Using a free account, you can create as many surveys as you want, as well as collecting unlimited responses. This online survey creator also offers drag and drop survey builder for easier survey making.
In addition to 9 free online survey creator tools above, you can also make use of online form creators. Some online form creators like Tyform also have the capability to create online survey.