At Gulo, most of our writing happens in Google Docs – it’s simply
the easiest way for us to share notes, collaborate on copy, and
create spreadsheets – you know, the stuff we used to do in
Microsoft Office. “But I don’t have Gmail!” I hear someone in the
back saying. Creating a Google account means filling out three
fields and a captcha. It’s worth your 25 seconds. Trust me.

Earlier this year, Google quietly released a feature that I
don’t see a ton of people taking advantage of – forms. And it’s
pretty darned easy:

Start with a spreadsheet to get the form, or start by creating
the form and you’ll get the spreadsheet automatically. Responses
are automatically added to your spreadsheet.

Here’s a sample survey. Took me two minutes:


Written by

Fred Simmons

As a Partner and the Director of User Experience at Gulo, Fred enjoys making website interactions more natural and improving UX design. Outside of work, Fred enjoys golf, BBQ, craft beer, movies where the bad guy wins, comma-separated lists, and talking about himself in the third person.