Quask, a provider of Web-based survey and forms software, has announced the release of a major new version, v3.5, of its FormArtist range of products. FormArtist is a desktop software package that is designed to enable users to rapidly create and publish Web and email based forms, surveys, ebrochures, and opinion polls, without requiring technical knowledge or programming abilities. With the launch of version 3.5, FormArtist now offers a unique way of collecting data not just online, but also offline with its new Offline Form Manager feature.
The new Offline Form Manager is a module available in the Professional edition of FormArtist that allows people to complete forms and surveys without being connected to the internet. Forms and surveys can be deployed to a Web-server for completion by recipients online, and can be distributed via email, on CD, or as a file for completion offline. Recipients need only load and install the Form Manager once to receive different forms and can fill in multiple instances of the same form. Forms can be saved and closed at any time during completion.
A new Auto Forwarding capability in FormArtist 3.5 allows partially completed forms to be distributed from person to person. Data from completed forms is returned to the FormArtist Professional user, stored in a database, and can then be exported and analyzed. The Offline Form Manager can be run on desktop PCs, laptops, and tablet PCs, with a PDA version to follow shortly. In addition, in version 3.5, a new Spell Checker has been introduced into the Professional edition. FormArtist products include FormArtist Presto ($49), FormArtist Standard ($199), FormArtist Professional ($899), and FormArtist Enterprise (prices available on request).