Google Docs spreadsheet is introducing a new feature in its otherwise useful functionalities. Google spreadsheet now lets users create web-based forms. This is useful for soliciting sign ups, surveys, or any other things where you would need other people’s opinions and inputs.
The good thing about this spreadsheet forms is that it doesn’t matter whether users are signed in or not in their Google account. They can directly reply to the email sent by Google Docs, or they can be redirected to an automatically generated web page where they can key-in their answers to the forms.
Responses to the forms sent are automatically added to the Google spreadsheet where the form was created. So, monitoring responses can be easily done. To make it easier, the Google Docs forms gadget can be added to the iGoogle homepage, as a widget. New responses to the form are highlighted when it is embedded on the iGoogle homepage. Now, that’s what I call uber neat!
To use this new feature, start by creating a form which will then generate the corresponding spreadsheet or vice versa. Either way would generate the same cool web-based forms which we can all peruse for whatever means that we fancy.