Fillout, the free Formstack alternative
Fillout is a powerful, free alternative to Formstack for making forms, surveys and quizzes your audience will answer.
Formstack vs Fillout
Hello! Are you searching for a new tool to create forms? If yes, you might want to know if Fillout is a suitable alternative - we made this guide to help you on your search.
You're probably wondering what the differences are between the Fillout and Formstack form builders, so we put together an overview to help you decide which one best suits your needs.
Comparing the free plans
Formstack doesn't have a free plan, so in this section we will compare the Fillout free plan to the paid Formstack offering. Here's what you can expect from these plans:
|Fillout free||Formstack $50/mo|
|Self email notifications|
|Unlimited file uploads||1 GB|
Manage form access
|Redirect on completion||$19/mo||1 redirect|
Change form language
|Accept payments||0% fee|
Thank you pages
Because Formstack doesn't have a free plan, we compared their $50/month offering to Fillout's free tier. That said, Fillout's free plan stacks up quite well! Fillout offers a few features that Formstack doesn't have, like better integrations with Airtable & Notion as well as more options to control form access. Note that Formstack does offer a 2 week free trial for their paid plan.
Fillout offers all the basics to build and scale your forms on the free plan. What's more, if you sign up you'll have lifetime access to the free plan features - no strings attached. Learn more about the Fillout free plan and pricing here.
Thousands of teams trust Fillout for building secure and powerful forms.
What's the overall summary?
Fillout brings the best of both worlds: a generous free tier and enterprise-grade security. We built Fillout from the ground up to integrate seamlessly with the tools you already use, like Google Sheets, Airtable, Notion, Salesforce and dozens more. The integrations are seriously powerful, you'll see what we mean when you try them out.
While Formstack has been around since 2006 and has a lot of advanced features, Fillout surprisingly already has feature parity on almost every aspect of form building and comes with a more modern user experience.
Ok, but what about advanced features?
The Fillout form builder makes it really easy to build modern forms quickly, while also supporting the most complex forms.
Fillout offers two primary paid tiers, a starter tier for $15/month and a business tier for $75/month (paid annually). More details on the Fillout pricing page.
Here's how some of the paid features stack up with Formstack:
|Custom fonts||Pro||Requires custom CSS|
|Priority support||Business||Enterprise only|
|5 on business||3 for $225/mo|
TL;DR: The short version
So, what's the deal? Fillout is the more modern form builder, with a generous free tier and better form styling capabilities. Formstack has other product offerings that Fillout doesn't have yet, like a product for generating custom documents.
Formstack may be a better choice when…
- You need to generate documents along with your form submissions, and don't want to use an external tool like Documint.
Fillout is best if…
- You care about your form's appearance and want the form to convert well.
- You want a form tool that doesn't break the bank, but still lets you collect all the submissions you need.
- You need advanced features like address autocomplete, Calendly or want your forms on your own custom domain.
- You want a form builder that's modern and easy to use, even for setting up advanced logic.
That's all for now! Hopefully this guide was useful to give you a general overview of Formstack compared to Fillout.
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