Fillout, the free Paperform alternative
Fillout is a powerful, free alternative to Paperform for making forms, surveys and quizzes your audience will answer.
Paperform vs Fillout
Hello! Looking 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.
Scroll down and you'll find an overview of Paperform vs Fillout compared. We'll also give you a straight-up comparison of features, customer experiences and pricing.
Comparing the free plans
Paperform doesn't have a free plan, so in this section we will compare the Fillout free plan to the paid Paperform offering. Here's what you can expect from these plans:
|Fillout free||Paperform $20/mo|
|Self email notifications|
|Unlimited file uploads||6 month storage|
Manage form access
|Redirect on completion||$19/mo||Simple only|
Change form language
|Accept payments||0% fee|
Thank you pages
Because Paperform doesn't have a free plan, we compared their $20/month offering to Fillout's free tier. That said, Fillout's free plan stacks up quite well! The Fillout free plan offers a bunch of features that Paperform gates to even higher plans, like calculations, answer piping & webhooks. The free Fillout tier even includes a few features that Paperform doesn't offer on any plan, like better integrations with Airtable & Notion.
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.
Paperform's biggest differentiatior is its form editor, which works with a Notion-style "type what you want" interface. Fillout has a more traditional drag-n-drop form editor.
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 pro 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 Paperform:
|Respondent email notifications||Business||$20/mo|
|5 on business||5 for $135/mo|
|Calendly integration||Pro||Zapier only|
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. Paperform has a different type of form editor that doesn't rely on drag-n-drop.
Paperform may be a better choice when…
- You prefer to make your forms with a Notion-style editor, instead of a drag-n-drop editor.
Fillout is best if…
- 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 custom fonts.
- You need forms with advanced validation and show/hide logic.
That's all for now! Hopefully this guide was useful to give you a general overview of Paperform compared to Fillout.
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