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Offline Google Forms, finally (formsapp.me)
13 points by yazinsai on June 18, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 12 comments

How restrictively can users grant you access?

For instance, let's say I think this is great (I do) and wish to use it, but as I've a mountain of important personal stuff accessed via my Google accounts, how specifically can I grant just certain access and not give freedom to routtle around on things unrelated to form filling? Is this done with users needing to trust you not to overstep or does it happen in a way where the control sits with the user/Google?

Hey everyone, FormsApp maker here! I don't know about you, but I use Google Forms A TON, and I've always wondered why Google doesn't offer an offline version of Forms.

Not anymore.

Head on over to the site and sign up for an invite once it's ready. I'd also love to know how YOU use Google Forms in your business or personal life.

Does it support all of Google Form's features? Even when sign in is required?

Sign in works online (the first time). It then retrieves the form fields and validations (it wouldn't work with those multi-step, multi-page monster forms).

Full Disclosure -- this is only 20% built out at this point

What's a good use-case for this?

Volunteers collecting data in remote areas and syncing or uploading to Google Form oncr back in network. Many spots in India and other where are out of network.

Frankly, I don't know -- hence the landing page.

I have an ultra-specific use-case that I describe in detail here https://yazin.org/experiments/lose-100g-a-day/ (essentially, I use it to track calories). Google Form's web interface gets tiresome when you have to use it 10+ times a day, so I wanted something quick and that works offline (I've had to resubmit that damn form countless times).

Using a competitor's trademark in your marketing slogan, is that wise?

I would appreciate if the mods would change the title of this post. It's misleading and clickbait. I was expecting an article about how Google Forms works offline, and was curious why someone would even want such a thing. All I got was a marketing site.

Isn't this a tool _for_ Google Forms that makes them available offline?

Maybe you're right. This wasn't clear to me since I clicked the screen shots and it appeared to show a distinct product.

I am seeing several things I associate with a project that is thinking about commercializing. If this is the case, it seems like rocky territory either way.

Correct, it's a tool and not an official Google product (which should be obvious from the domain)

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