The 11 Best Free Online Survey Tools

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Using an online survey tool to conduct surveys can help your company gauge customer satisfaction, gather feedback, and even measure employee satisfaction.

This used to be a tedious process, but online survey tools make it easy to create and send surveys within minutes. However, now that there’s a seemingly endless number of survey platforms that each claim to be the best, choosing the right survey provider for your needs can be more challenging than actually creating the surveys.

That’s why, in this post, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best free survey tools and summarized the features they offer.

The 11 best free survey tools for 2022

If you’re looking for a short and sweet list of online survey tools, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top free online survey tools:

  1. Google Forms
  2. SurveyMonkey
  3. Typeform
  4. SurveyLegend
  5. Crowdsignal
  6. Survey Planet
  7. SurveyNuts
  8. Zoho Survey
  9. FreeOnlineSurveys
  10. Survs
  11. Alchemer

Keep reading to learn about each tool and determine which of these may be the best survey tool for you.

1. Google Forms

google forms

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: Unlimited

Responses: Unlimited

Custom design options: Yes

Data export options: Yes

Much like the other tools Google offers, Forms lets you easily accomplish what you want – in this case, collect online survey responses. It’s completely free and has no restrictions on the number of surveys you can create, the number of questions in each survey, or the number of responses you can collect.

You can also automatically export your results to Google Sheets for online access and sharing. You can even add collaborators and embed surveys into emails.

Plus, this is the only option on our list that doesn’t offer a “premium” version – meaning that you’ll have access to all of the features for free, and you don’t have to worry about Google trying to upsell you on advanced versions.

2. SurveyMonkey

surveymonkey

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: 10

Responses: Unlimited, but with view-only access to 10-40 responses per survey

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

SurveyMonkey is one of the most popular online survey tools available because of how easy it is to use. You can create a simple survey in minutes, then share the link or embed it directly on your site.

Functionality is limited on the free version, though, as it only allows for 10 questions and access to up to 40 responses per survey.

If you’re planning to ask a few people (fewer than 100) to take a short survey, SurveyMonkey could be right for your needs. But if you want to create more in-depth surveys or collect more responses, you’ll need to look into their paid versions, which start at $16/month.

3. Typeform

typeform

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: 10

Responses: 10/month

Custom design options: Yes

Data export options: Yes

Typeform’s main advantage is that it offers a wide variety of question types, including short text responses, long text responses, dropdowns lists, dates, multiple choice, picture choice, question groups, yes/no questions, ratings, opinion scales, and more.

If you’re bored with the standard survey options and want to collect information from your respondents in a variety of ways, Typeform may be the way to go. However, the free version limits you to 10 responses per month across all of your surveys. Any more than that and you’ll need to consider a plan starting at $25/month.

4. SurveyLegend

surveylegend

Surveys: 3 per account

Questions: Unlimited

Responses: Unlimited

Custom design options: Yes

Data export options: No

SurveyLegend is an advanced platform that allows users to create beautiful, easy-to-use surveys – even on tablets and other mobile devices. It was designed to be an enterprise-level survey tool, and it’s used by major brands like Groupon, Airbnb, Samsung, and others. Surveys created with it have a more polished feel than most of the others on this list.

That being said, the free version has its limitations.

Although the number of questions and responses per survey are unlimited, a free account can only create three surveys per account. Data export options are only available in the paid versions (starting at $15/month) and include large SurveyLegend branding on all free surveys.

5. Crowdsignal

crowdsignal survey example

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: Unlimited

Responses: 2500 “signals,” or responses (each answer is one signal)

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

Crowdsignal is a survey tool built by Automatic, which is the company behind WordPress.com and WooCommerce. This free online survey tool offers unlimited surveys and questions. It integrates seamlessly with WordPress, so if your site is hosted on WordPress, Crowdsignal could be an excellent choice.

If you want to receive more than 2500 responses, export data, or access email support, you’ll need to upgrade to one of their paid plans starting at $15/month.

6. Survey Planet

surveyplanet

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: Unlimited

Responses: Unlimited

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

Survey Planet is another one of the best free survey tools. This easy-to-use platform has no restrictions on surveys, questions, or responses, making it a solid choice for anyone looking to create and send simple surveys.

Their paid plans start at $20/month or $180/year and include custom survey themes, branching questions, non-branded surveys, additional question types, data exports, and results in the form of charts.

7. SurveyNuts

surveynuts

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: 10

Responses: 100 per survey

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

SurveyNuts is an excellent option for creating surveys quickly and easily. The free version is limited to 10 questions and 100 responses per survey. If you need to add more questions or get more responses on a survey, you’ll have to upgrade to one of their paid versions, which start at $17/month.

8. Zoho Survey

zoho survey

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: 10

Responses: 100

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

A free account with Zoho Surveys allows you to create an unlimited number of surveys with up to 10 questions and 100 responses each. You’ll also get features like the ability to add scoring values to questions and embed surveys in emails or on your website.

The paid version, which start at $25/month, offers unlimited questions and responses, design customization, the ability to expert results data, and more.

9. FreeOnlineSurveys

freeonlinesurveys

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: 20

Responses: 1000

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

FreeOnlineSurveys enables users to create simple surveys quickly and easily, with the added potential to add a company logo. Their free version includes an unlimited number of surveys with up to 20 questions and 1000 responses.

While it may seem contradictory to upgrade to a paid version of a tool called “FreeOnlineSurveys,” you can upgrade to their premium version starting at $12.99 per month to get rid of ads and include customization beyond a logo.

10. Survs

survs

Surveys: Unlimited

Questions: 5

Responses: 100

Custom design options: Yes

Data export options: No

Survs is another one of the most popular online survey tools, boasting clients like Nestle and Spotify. It’s designed for online collaboration to let groups create and distribute surveys.

The free version allows for an unlimited number of surveys with a maximum of 5 questions and 100 responses complete with more customization options than most free survey tools. Survs also offers paid plans starting at around $20/month that allow you to secure surveys with passwords, add advanced filters, and export your results.

11. Alchemer

surveygizmo

Surveys: 3

Questions: Unlimited

Responses: Unlimited, with ability to view 100 responses per survey

Custom design options: No

Data export options: No

Alchemer, formerly called SurveyGizmo, is an advanced survey tool that analyzes each of your surveys based on its accessibility and how long it will take people to complete. The free version allows you to create three surveys. You can collect an unlimited number of responses, but can only see the first 100.

To see the rest of your responses or create more than three surveys, you can upgrade to one of the paid versions, which start at $49 per user per month.

Which online survey tool do you prefer?

There are hundreds of free online survey tools available today, and each is uniquely suited for different types of businesses and needs.

Spend some time testing them out to determine the best survey tool for you.

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