Fun and Stylish Forms With a Free Version
A lot of form builders tend to create stylish fun-filled websites that offer a very cool experience when signing up and creating forms. CoffeeCup is one of those form builders that offer this hip and stylish approach. The form builder is available on both PC and Mac setups and the Lite version comes completely free, so you can really get your teeth stuck in before, or if upgrading is in mind.
If you haven’t already realised, CoffeeCup is a download and can’t be used in your browser. The software is an app that connects to their servers, but will allow manual publishing to your own servers. The forms are fun, stylish and powerful.
Why Choose CoffeeCup?
- Lite version (Free) for Mac and PC
- Manual publishing to your own servers
- Phone support
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Templates & Designs
Design From Templats is a Snap
You can easily to create a form from a template by choosing File>New From Template.
Template Selection: There are approximately 2 dozen templates in the Builder of some of the most basic/essential forms, including eCommerce. These are very cleanly designed and easy to use.
Customization: You can customize the individual templates to your heart’s content, and the Lite version comes with a dozen quirky themes to help you get your form noticed/filled out. More are available for purchase or are included with the paid version.
A Dream to Use With Straightforward Publishing
If you are a beginner then the first thing you want to see is an easy to use form builder, clutter free and with minimal tools and features to help you build a form to use. Luckily, CoffeeCup handles this area really well and makes creating and publishing a dream.
When you come to creating a form you can access all the tools and features down the right hand-side of the screen all broken down into well-thought out categories. The higher the tier plan, the more features that will become available, but most users will find the free version as user-friendly as they come.
Downloading and installing the app is quite easy, but a separate step is required to configure/create your S-Drive. The S-Drive website itself is easy to use and manage your forms.
CoffeeCup Brewing With Features
CoffeeCup comes with a good amount of features, even at the Lite level, to help you quickly build cool forms.
Two Types of Pricing: Software and S-Drive
Pricing for CoffeeCup is multi-faceted. On the one hand you have the Web Form Builder which is a pricey $69 after a 2-week trial for PC users, and a Lite version which is free for OS X (the Full Version is also $69). THEN, you have S-Drive, which is kind of essential if you don’t want to do all that icky form building/uploading stuff on your own site. While the software is good, coupling it with the S-Drive fees can hit you in the pocketbook more than competitors.
Toll-Free Support for Everyone!
CoffeeCup is one of the few providers to offer toll-free support to all of their users, pretty cool. On top of that, they encourage users to get priority support from their Support Room, where they promise to answer within 24 hours. An extensive knowledgebase has a variety of articles as well as tips and tricks. CoffeeCup has a blog with all the latest news, and there is also a forum where they encourage suggestions for features and products. For hardcore users, there’s even an Ambassador Program with its own separate area called The Embassy. A 63-page user guide for the Builder is included with download/purchase.
- Email Support
- Forum – plus separate Ambassador Program for enthusiasts
- Support Center
- Phone Support
- Video Tutorials
- Live Chat
CoffeeCup is a tantalizing brew of software and service, with a couple of caveats in terms of pricing. It’s costly for the builder unless you can get by with the Lite version. Plus, you barely have any form usage/storage with the Free plan. That said, the price points are reasonable, starting at just $4.95/mo. Power users with their own servers might best take advantage of the Lite, but others will find a bit of value for their dollars.
Users Reviews (4)
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- it work sometimes
- The Forms services only send 2 of 3 email notification
- Bad support they do not read post to support.
- They only want to talk with you if they are making a sale!
I think it's a 1 man operations.
Go to Jot forms for a much better experience. An No missed FORM Notification .
After a having problems for over a year, we are go to Jotform.
it just work!
- Their web site looks nice
- Can't set program defaults
After spending 4 hours trying to create a simple form from an existing printed form, I finally said, screw it. I should have learned from the first day when I had way too many alarm bells going off that this was not what was advertised.
Caveat Emptor. You get what you pay for
- Cheap to try
- Extortion for upgrade or subscription
Responsive Email Designer got stripped off the responsive feature after a few months because I refuse to subscribe to their S-Drive cloud storage, how can they harass users or is it because I am not in America?
- Easy to Use
- CoffeeCup Software does not honor there Lifetime Upgrades
- When you complain about policy change then you are banned from posting.
- Customer is not number one...
BUYER BEWARE, of a company that changes the terms of their contract after the sale.
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