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Canvas:Turn Forms into Apps

canvasWant to save paper and time? Use Canvas, Canvas is a cloud-based software service that lets you turn your paper forms into apps for use on both smartphones and tablets. With the Canvas platform, you create an edit your own mobile forms.


There is no programming or coding required. The platform’s drag and drop system is easy to use. Canvas forms will work with Android, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile devices.

Once your paper forms are converted into electronic forms, you can collect information with the electronic forms and share that information with other users or integrate the information into an existing backend system.

Using electronic forms versus using paper forms means that users can’t skip required fields, plus it is much harder to damage electronic forms, the data is much easier to read, and you can get your data sent back immediately. 

You can integrate with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Evernote and export information as CSV or download PDFs. Not only can you edit/build, but you can also assign apps to users, add manage users, upload logo header inform and customization.

If you don’t want to create, your own forms you can use purchase an existing app in the Canvas app store. An example of an app available in the Canvas app store is the Donation Receipt mobile app. This app lets nonprofits create donation receipts from anywhere. The app includes donor information, a description of the donated items, the condition of the donated items, and value of each donation. This app can be emailed to the benefactor, uploaded, and stored for then nonprofits records.

Within each Canvas user account you can control what Canvas apps each user can access, put your users in groups to easily publish new apps for specific teams, auto-populate fields based on the user logging in, saving them time. You can also see what users are submitting data.  Each submission is tied the account that filled it out and sent it in.   

Pricing for Canvas is "per user" pricing. Each user must have an account; accounts can't be shared across multiple users.  Pricing varies on your needs. Plans start at $15/mo.
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