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601, 2021

2020 Features – A Year in Review

Each of these upgrades have been applied and are working within the Forms On Fire cloud. Released in full production New Connectors/Connector Features Egnyte connector Salesforce connector “From” field [...]

2909, 2020

5 Tips for Increasing Employee Productivity

Productivity is something every business strives for, yet it still seems to elude many. In theory, we all know how to be more productive (just get more work done [...]

1608, 2020

Capture Google Maps Images in Forms On Fire

Using Google's Open API, forms designed in Forms On Fire can easily display map images from Google Maps right on the screen for users to reference and annotate! In [...]

2803, 2020

Our Response to COVID-19

While our lives have been significantly impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that we will get through this together. As we overcome our current [...]

2710, 2019

Auto-numbering Field Type Now Available

Generate a unique number sequence using your own custom format. This feature is available in both online, real-time capable scenarios or offline. You can define the format of an [...]

2710, 2019

Gallery Field Type Now Available

You can now capture and display multiple images with a set of accompanying fields. Capture up to 6 photos at a time. Define one or more accompanying fields, such [...]

1710, 2019

Populate Table From a Data Source

In case you missed seeing it on the platform, the long-awaited Populate Table from a Data Source is here! This opens up significant opportunities for designing relational structures, allowing [...]

2408, 2019

Are you ready for CCPA?

Privacy regulations like GDPR, CCPA, and more have organizations focused on protecting personal data. You can do more than just meet the minimum requirements by using Forms On Fire [...]

2907, 2019

Premium Features Update – July 2019

We are proud to announce some great updates to the Forms On Fire platform this month. Google Big Query and Tasking upgrades are now available to Premium Edition clients! Not [...]

2304, 2019

Forms On Fire Meets Zenkit

Forms On Fire meets Zenkit and they integrate well together. Here are a few ideas to get you excited about using both our products, and integrating them on Zapier. These are [...]

2901, 2019

Enterprise Toolkit Update January 2019

Enterprise Toolkit Features Enterprise Toolkit is designed for medium and large organizations. It unlocks the ability to set up multiple, separate environments as part of your company [...]

2901, 2019

Premium Features Update January 2019

Premium Only Features The platform continues to improve with many new features and increased security capabilities making our professional grade product stand out from the crowd. 2018 [...]

1510, 2018

Fall Features Coming Soon

New Features As usual, the Windows release will follow approximately 2 weeks after iOS and Android release. The new app version number (as seen in the bottom right of the [...]

510, 2018

Check Out Our Partner, SharpSpring!

SharpSpring is a highly-rated global provider of affordable, cloud-based marking automation. Marketing agencies and businesses around the world rely on SharpSpring to generate leads, improve conversions to sales, and drive [...]

1406, 2018

New Summer Features!

WAY more time was expended than expected on GDPR compliance by the developers, but we are pleased they are back to shipping new features and improvements in these final weeks [...]

1006, 2018

Can Forms On Fire Connect to My System?

We received a question the other day from a potential client asking, "Can Forms On Fire connect to my system Jira?" and "If so, do you have any documentation for [...]

2805, 2018

Improved Security and Data Options

In preparing for GDPR, our developers used the effort as an opportunity to add some new features to the platform that will help better secure and manage your data [...]

1110, 2017

Beautiful, Useful, Dynamic…FREE Analytics

Analytics didn't always used to be easy...for anyone (not even us techies). Setting up analytics can be downright confusing and overwhelming for the ordinary human to understand, decipher, and [...]

1309, 2017

Apple Watch Compatible

Get notifications on your Apple Watch through Forms On Fire. Just in time for Watch 3!

309, 2017

Okta Enterprise Identity Management Now Available

Okta and other such services provide consolidated identity management, automated user provisioning and single sign on (SSO) capability to businesses of all sizes, allowing a better experience for workers and [...]

309, 2017

Other App Improvements

Available for Complete, Standard and Premium Editions Hide Remember Answers This new option on the App Setup page of the platform means that you can hide the “Remember Answers” option [...]

309, 2017

Tasking Improvements

Available for Complete Edition and Premium Edition, not available for Standard Edition Notes field on Tasks can now be hidden through a new option on the Task -> Details page [...]

309, 2017

New “Fast Capture” Option for GPS Capture

Premium Feature Only The existing GPS capture functionality has focused on providing high quality location data, including metadata like heading direction. However, this meant that GPS acquisition could be slow, [...]

309, 2017

Data Source Map & Improved Filtering

Premium Feature Only Zoomed out map of sales assignments As you know, our “Bind to Data Source” functionality allows you to create & update rows on Data Sources [...]

309, 2017

On-Device Printing Support Now Available

Premium Feature Only This new functionality gives app users the ability to print completed Form entries directly from Android, iOS and Windows devices, even when offline.   The print output [...]

308, 2017

Improve Your Business With Automation

No matter what industry your business or company is in, automation improves processes, eliminates a lot of paper, errors, and wasted time. Don't make the simple mistake of thinking [...]

108, 2017

Enterprise Toolkit Released

The Enterprise Toolkit (ETK) enables clients to set up multiple “environments” under their master company account. This allows you to create separate child accounts for Test and Production use, [...]

2906, 2017

5 Reasons Your Business Should Go Mobile

No matter what industry your company is in, chances are your employees use paper forms. Thousands of companies across all industries are making the switch to go mobile.  But [...]

1706, 2017

Be Ridiculously Helpful

Live Answer vs Voice Mail At a recent business round-table of CEOs where leaders share their successes and struggles, I was shocked when we came to one very successful [...]

706, 2017

Date Calculations Made Simple

How many days are from August 1st to December 31st excluding weekends? What is the age of someone today that was born in 1983? If a project was started on [...]

606, 2017

How To – Customize Your Icons

Forms On Fire gives its users so much control over what their mobile forms and app look like.  You can completely tailor the mobile app to your company's brand. [...]

305, 2017

How To: Initiate SMS Messages

Forms On Fire has so many dynamic features! One of these is allowing a mobile user to initiate SMS messages directly from the mobile app. Today we're going to [...]

105, 2017

How To: Customize Your App

Did you know you can completely customize the look and feel of the mobile start screen and your form designs? It's as easy as saying, "1, 2, 3..."! Add a [...]

1704, 2017

Doc Connectors Released

  Available for Premium Users Only! Another new dynamic feature Forms On Fire plans to release is Doc Connectors. Doc Connectors will allow you to update any doc files [...]

1704, 2017

App Links Released

Available for Premium Users Only! Presenting one of our newest features: App Links! The App Links functionality provides the ability to launch Apps directly into specified forms using special [...]

1704, 2017

New Connectors: SharePoint Lists & Libraries

Available for Premium Users Only!               A new SharePoint List and Document connector has now been added to the list of Form Connectors. This means that form entry data can now [...]

1704, 2017

Task Connectors + Ongoing Tasks Upgrades

Available for Premium Users Only! Forms On Fire Tasks have received the first of many upgrades. The new feature is called “Task Connectors”. Now you are able to effectively generate [...]

3103, 2017

Table Field

Thanks for joining me for the designing forms series! Today we’re going to learn all about the table in the Forms On Fire form designer. You’re designing your mobile [...]

2803, 2017


Forms On Fire Downloads Find all the downloads you may want right on this single page. Welcome to the Forms On Fire downloads page. Here you will find several [...]

2403, 2017

Introducing Forms On Fire’s New Look

Forms On Fire will be rolling out some new features, beginning with a revamped look for your Cloud Dashboard. This new design gives your Dashboard a more modern feel [...]

1303, 2017

User Action Field Tutorial

Thanks for joining me for the designing forms series! Today we’re going to learn all about the user action field in the Forms On Fire form designer.  You’re designing [...]

703, 2017

Hidden Field Tutorial

Thanks for joining me in our hand-dandy blog to read more of the designing forms series! In today's post we’re going to learn all about the hidden field in the [...]

2702, 2017

Barcode Scanner Tutorial

Thanks for joining me for the designing forms series! Today we’re going to learn all about the barcode field in the Forms On Fire form designer.   You’re designing your [...]

802, 2017

Formula Cheat Sheet

Different Formulas 2-Formula Combinations 3-Formula Combinations 4-Formula Combinations Formula builder cheat sheet now available on the Knowledge Base.

702, 2017

Drawing and Signature Field Tutorial

Drawing / Signature Field Tutorial Today we’re going to learn all about the drawing and signature in the Forms On Fire form designer. You’re designing your mobile form [...]

602, 2017

Form Connectors Are Version Based

Are your mobile users submitting forms that seemingly use old form connectors? Have you noticed PDF’s being generated with an older Word/Excel template? Are updated form connectors only working for [...]

3101, 2017

Update Your SPF

How to Update Your SPF There are many use cases where you may want to create an email connector to send a PDF, CSV, or even a text file after [...]

3101, 2017

New Year, New Updates

Latest and Greatest Updates! The Forms On Fire team has been working extra hard in the new year to provide our amazing clients with new and improved platform updates! Included [...]

1101, 2017

Putting Your iPad into Kiosk Mode

iPads make great “kiosk” devices!! An iPad restricted to just one specific app for your business can be a great tool and help diminish human error. You can create a [...]

301, 2017

Fill Repeat Rows for Analytics

When it comes to doing analytics on raw data, often you need parent data in a parent-child (one to many) relationship to do the analysis. Take Daily Work Report’s for [...]

3012, 2016

Using the Visibility Function

Showing and Hiding Fields (Visibility) There are so many situations where you may want to show or hide fields (or even whole pages) based on the answer to [...]

1912, 2016

Capturing Date & Time in a Hidden Field

Capture the Date & Time in a Hidden Field Say you want to capture the date and time in a hidden field, which in turn populates a data source. This [...]

712, 2016

Designing Forms – Media Field

Media Field Tutorial Thanks for joining me for the designing forms series! Today we’re going to learn all about the media field in the Forms On Fire form [...]

712, 2016

Best Practice for Repeating Data

Have Repeating Data? One of the amazing features offered in the Forms On Fire online drag-and-drop form designer is the ability to repeat data!  And it doesn't stop there! [...]

1711, 2016

Bind to Global Values

Learn How to Bind to Global Values, Quickly! Sometimes you may want to store data as global values on a mobile device to be re-used in one or more [...]

211, 2016

EYE on Data

Utilize the EYE The Forms On Fire system allows you to store A LOT of data. There is an easy way for you to, in a sense, to keep [...]

2810, 2016

Discover the World of Unicode!

Unicode - Endless Possibilities As if you thought Forms On Fire wasn't already powerful, dynamic, and customizable enough....wait until you learn about UNICODE! First off, you're probably thinking, "what [...]

2010, 2016

I know Kung Fu!

Remember in the move The Matrix (1999) when Neo (Keanu Reaves) wakes up and says to Morpheus, "I know Kung Fu". Neo's brain was being injected with various combat training [...]

1910, 2016

Designing Forms – Date Field

Date Field Tutorial Video Watch Forms On Fire's latest tutorial video in the Designing Forms series! Today we’re going to learn all about the Date  field in the Forms [...]

1310, 2016

Designing Forms – Numeric Field

Numeric Field Tutorial Video Watch Forms On Fire's latest tutorial video in the Designing Forms series!  In this video you will learn everything you need to know about the [...]

510, 2016

Designing Forms – Text Field

Text Field Tutorial Video Watch Forms On Fire's latest tutorial video in the Designing Forms series!  In this video you will learn everything you need to know about the [...]

410, 2016

Using a Google Script with Forms On Fire

Use the Power of Google Scripts Forms on Fire is all about integration. We make it easy to integrate your data between our platform and other external systems. Earlier [...]

2609, 2016

CSV Custom Fields

Learn How to Create Custom CSV Fields Create a custom CSV with specific fields In a previous blog, CSV without Commas, we gave you steps on how to [...]

2609, 2016

Designing Forms – Section Field

Section Field Tutorial Video Watch Forms On Fire's latest tutorial video, Designing Forms - Section Field.  In this video you will learn everything you need to know about the [...]

2309, 2016

Create Dynamic Inspections

Create dynamic inspections that are powerful, scalable and easy to use!  Designing the right templates can save you 10x or more in total design and development time for your mobile [...]

2309, 2016

CSV without Commas?

Learn how to Create CSV Files WITHOUT Commas! Create a custom CSV without commas CSV means Comma Separated Values. Our system has a Connector for this type of [...]

2209, 2016

Zapier Connector Coming Soon!

Forms On Fire's Zapier connector coming soon. Let me repeat that. Zapier connector coming soon! This means that Forms On Fire will connect with nearly any external and cloud system. Zapier is [...]

1209, 2016

Designing Forms – Page Field

Watch Our Latest Video - Page Field Watch our latest video on YouTube: Designing Forms - Page Field We at Forms On Fire totally understand that building your mobile [...]

808, 2016

Viewing Your Form Design on Your Mobile Device

Viewing Your Form Design on Your Mobile Device You’ve just finished creating your very first form using the Forms On Fire form designer, awesome! Now you want to view [...]

1907, 2016

Microsoft PowerApps – First Look

Microsoft PowerApps remains in preview and these are a few initial thoughts from our team of developers who created multiple apps using the platform.  This is a simple, first look of [...]

2806, 2016

How to Create a New Screen / Form

Watch Our Latest Video - How to Create a New Screen / Form Screens otherwise known as forms, allow you to assemble your mobile app in an extremely flexible [...]

1406, 2016

NFC Demo

Watch Our Latest Video - NFC Demo Learn how you can utilize NFC technology by watching our new NFC Demo video.  In this video we will demonstrate how [...]

906, 2016

Summer Software Update

Summer Software Update The next round of updates to Forms On Fire is here – say hello to our Summer Software Update! This update involves a lot of improvements in the formula engine which drives [...]

1905, 2016

Designing Forms – Choices Field

Watch Our Latest Video - Choices Field You're using the Forms On Fire form designer to build your mobile forms, AWESOME!  You want to add a field that allows [...]

605, 2016

Sales Demo

Watch Our Latest Video - Sales Demo Take door-to-door sales to an ENTIRELY new level with Forms On Fire! Sales associates can see their assigned locations directly on their [...]

2804, 2016

We LOVE Feedback!

We LOVE Getting Feedback From Our Clients! Forms On Fire is committed to providing the best product AND customer service in town.  We are dedicated to finding usable solutions [...]

2104, 2016

How to Change Your Password

You've just signed up for a free trial with Forms On Fire. Awesome! Now you want to change the default password you're given when you sign up.  In this 1 [...]

1604, 2016

SharePoint and Box connectors are here!

We’re pleased to announce support for SharePoint and Box, through new connectors that are now live on the platform. Just like our existing connectors to services like Dropbox and Google Drive, setting up these new connectors is quick [...]

1204, 2016

Easy Make Forms

Easy Make Forms Watch this 30 second Easy Make Form video to see how EASY it is to build a form using Forms On Fire!