Take Forms to the next level
This would be invaluable with a few additions:
1) Checkboxes (not just radio)
2) email alerts when completed to Form owner(s)
3) Ability to attach files (20-50mb)
4) Ability to turn completed forms into tasks or "to do lists"
5) "if this... then" when creating the questions would be great. So some questions might "unlock" other questions.(slightly different than branching).
6) ability to link dates to a shared calendar (making due dates and reminders possible
Nicholas Contant commented
I would like to see #3 gain more attention. Linking to cloud storage is not an easy solution as it requires additional steps for the user and adds additional room for user error (applying correct permissions, etc). There is substantial space (1T at my institution) per account in One Drive. Could documents (20-50mb) not be housed there once submitted by a user?
Martin Sørensen commented
I use Forms together with Flow. A flow starts whenever a form response is submitted. Flow has many options to trigger email sending, approval flows, adding to other excel sheets, user lookup and much more.
In combination Forms and Flow can get you very far...
#5 is mandatory for me. And it can also be used as a password to secure access to the form. If the answer match with your password --> allows access to the rest of the form / If not, close the form.
As stated by others 2 is already an option but a great addition would be to change who it is emailed to. Rather than form owner, someone else who has editing rights should be able to have it emailed to them.
J. R. Brenner commented
3) attaching files gets my biggest vote! I am using google forms (not a google fan here!) I would switch in a second.
7) Location (GPS - Lat/Long) data auto generated without showing as a question or as a yes/no to include location data.
I would like to choose which email(s) who will get the results.
Craig Muldoon commented
I'm mainly voting for the attaching of files.
Astri Fretheim commented
Yes please to all of this!
When adding this as a webpart, particularly in the use for polls, we want to be able to display the results after the user has submitted.
James Jones commented
Allowing multiple answers enables checkboxes. Radio buttons indicate single choice.
James Jones commented
These should really be submitted as separate requests. For example #2 is already there, although not natively with forms. This can be down with Microsoft Flow.
#5 receives my top vote. I see branching based on the question, but not on the response to the question. For example, if the answer is "Yes" to Question 1, I'd like the user to be routed to Question 2. If the answer to Question 1 is "No", I'd like the user to be routed to Question 3 and to bypass Question 2. Is that already possible?
Ability to format font
Brian Farkas commented
Most of these exist. I suggest you explore the product some more.
1. Multiple choice can have multiple answers, same as checkboxes.
2. This is an option.
3. This really is a bad idea. You could link to a document stored in a web location, it is a better practice. Image uploads are already possible if that is your goal.
4. You can do this using flows.
5. This is an option already, it is called branching.
6. This would be nice. But, couldn’t you just make a shared calendar with the due date, and add the link to the form in description?
I came here to suggest a couple that you have already made so I will vote on the next level of forms as well. I just want to make sure we are on the same page for number 3, I am interested in the end user being able to upload a small picture or two along with their form submission. As for number 5, while I can make branching work, I would also prefer if-then ability to help clean up the form. I currently have a form thats over 20 "questions" long when I really only need to gather about 5 pieces of information. If-then, rather than branching back and forth and around would be much better in this case.