I've created a couple of online application forms for grants that our charity offers and I plan to create another form for housing applicants. These application forms currently (in their paper version) require applicants to submit supporting documents. I would like to add this functionality to the online forms but I can't find a way to do this. Is this possible? Does anyone know how to do it if it is?
Hi John, Sorrel here at Superhighways.
This functionality isn't available in Voice forms, it doesn't store any data. There are upload functions in both Office 365 Forms and Google Forms. Do you use either Google or Office 365 workspaces at your charity? You can get the donated workspaces and licences via Charity Digital Exchange as a registered charity if you don't already have them. And then access the full functionality of their forms for free.
If your form is longer and you want people to be able to save and return to it as well, this is possible for respondents with their own Google account as far as I'm aware, but probably not amazingly useful as it won't be everyone you want to reach. Then you're looking at paying for a product like Surveymonkey, Smart Surveys or Typeform.
Hope that helps in the first instnace, all the best,
Thanks for your comprehensive and very quick response.
I'm a trustee at our charity - I'll ask our staff whether we currently use either of those platforms, otherwise I'll investigate your other suggestions.
Thanks for your help.
Although you can't with the Form Builder, you can have file attachments with the Surveys app. You can also create longer multi-page surveys, and the submissions are held within Voice rather than just being emailed to you.
(So really, the Surveys app wins in lots of ways!)
You can rename apps, so you could easily rename Surveys to Application Forms if you wanted to.