Obsurvey lets users create their own personalized surveys. The user can add mandatory questions that must be answered by those who take the survey. Branching survey features give the user the ability to hide or reveal specific questions based on the survey responder’s answers to other questions. The user can customize all text, titles and buttons to ensure that the entire survey is in their desired language. Rich text formatting capabilities allow the user to add bold, underline, strikeout and italic elements. Publishing features give the user the option of adding a password to restrict survey access as well as the ability to restrict responses to one per computer. Surveys can be embedded into a website or blog or shared by email. Users can build unlimited surveys with unlimited questions each. Reporting features let users exclude responses with specific criteria and includes unique IP address filters. Users can search or filter text instantly and download reports as a convenient PDF file. Additional features include CSS editing, undo and redo features, live reports, password protection for shared reports and the ability to view individual survey responses.Show more screenshots »
Obsurvey was created in 2007 by Copenhagen Code. The application was designed to give users a free way to generate effective surveys that could collect and sort responses easily.
The basic concept behind Obsurvey is not a new one. Many applications provide survey generating tools. What makes Obsurvey so appealing is the many customization options and reporting features included with it. The user can completely customize the look, number of questions and which questions appear on each survey they create. The application does not limit the number of surveys a user creates and each survey can have unlimited questions.
Obsurvey has a professional, softly colored design that works very well. The homepage uses a darker background with hints of blue, gold and grey throughout. The surveys have a cluttered design. Reports are generated using colorful bar graphs that can be downloaded as PDF files for quick access.
A visitor can create their first Obsurvey survey by clicking the gold “Create a Survey Now” button along the right hand side of the homepage. A small blue and white Facebook icon button is available just below the button for users who prefer to sign in with an existing Facebook account. The following page asks the user to provide a title for their survey. After submitting the title, the user can add various elements and questions to their survey. Obsurvey automatically saves the user’s submitted surveys and responses.
Anyone can use Obsurvey for free forever. The application does not use advertisements and does not charge a subscription or other fee for its service. The site notes that the reason for this is because the creators love the internet. Obsurvey is their way of giving something back to those who have contributed to the wealth of content found on the internet. All users who create a survey are given access to all current features and their past surveys. The site does not put any limitations on access.
Obsurvey.com is a tool for anyone who needs to create a survey for fun or for a specific purpose. The free access is perfect for individuals, non profit organizations or startups that have little money to work with.