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MachForm 2

The Easiest Way to Create Professional Web Forms

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Platforms: PHP version 4.3.0 or newer, MySQL version 4.1.0 or newer (Check with your ISP if you are unsure)
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So, you want to create elegant forms for your website, but you don't have the HTML coding skills to pull it off. And you certainly don't want to pay someone to do it for you, only to have to pay them again every time you need to make a change! You've followed some HTML tutorials online, but the results looked amateurish, at best.

What if I told you that there was a tool out there that not only gave you the power to create your own professionally designed web-based forms, but even let you choose from a variety of design elements and functions?

With MachForm 2, designing online forms and surveys is as simple as drag and drop!. Need a dropdown list? A name or address field? Checkboxes? All of these things, and many more, are at your fingertips, with absolutely no coding required! Just drag and drop elements until the form looks exactly the way you want it, specify which fields are required, then hit 'Save', and Presto change-o -- a beautiful, professional-looking form ready and waiting to collect your data!

MachForm 2 even takes care of all of the behind-the-scenes work, so you don't have to worry about it. Concerned about spam? Forms created with MachForm 2 include secure and accessible CAPTCHA implementation - so you can be assured that all of the information that you collect comes from real people! You can even limit form submissions by IP address, or make the entire form password-protected!

You'll be amazed at the flexibility that can be achieved with MachForm, and you'll appreciate MachForm's tight integration with email. For instance, any time someone submits a completed form on your website, an instant email notification goes out to you and any authorized users, allowing you to respond to information requests in record time. You can tailor a personalized autoresponse email that assures web form users that their submissions were received. All information that is submitted via your form is presented back to the web user in an eye-pleasing, easy-to-read format for easy review and confirmation.

MachForm 2 stores form data in a MySQL database, making for easy, customizable viewing - you can also export the entries to Microsoft Excel and CSV files for further analysis and breakdown, or forward entries via email to other folks for review. And, since each form has its own CSS file, you can even customize forms to match the look and feel of your website!

Want to learn more? Check out the MachForm live online demo

Review Written by Roger Thomasson
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Stefan Hauber Looks very promising... I just found out from your website, that the offered (standard) version is only allowed to be used on a single site. Is it possible to change the site (after having removed all the code from the formerly used one)? When buying the professional version with 10 allowed sites: Is it possible to give away (for free or resell) single site-licenses to another person (friend or customer) and let this single site-license be registered to him?
Aug 14 2010 at 7:39pm Copy Link
Leszek Nejmanowski Hi Which license is offered with this sale of MachForm2: standard, professional or unlimited? Thanks. Kind Regards, Les
Aug 16 2010 at 10:59am Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Yes, it is possible to transfer your machform from one site to another site, anytime you need it.

Regarding resell, we currently don't allow reselling of our software. However if you have friends or clients which need to use it, you can install it for them but the account and support will remain registered under your name.
Appnitro Software - Aug 16 2010 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Charlotte Sinclaire I previously wrote and asked a similar question to the one you've answered above, but just to make sure I understand, I cannot buy your program and then use it to put forms in more than one site, unless I buy the professional version, which is NOT the one on sale here ... so basically, your software is useless to me unless I only want to use it once, on one site. Is that about the gist of it? I'd appreciate a response this time, please. (If I'm wrong, I will be glad to hear it, as I was about to purchase.)
Aug 16 2010 at 4:05pm Copy Link
G. E. Do you offer the "rabate" also to your more-sites/unlimited sites offer? Allow me a question that could feel provocative BUT it is NOT: on standard offer: Do you believe in the times of free webspace is a version for one site adaquate?
Aug 16 2010 at 9:02pm Copy Link
Dan P For the number of forms created on a single website I find this a bit high end on the price.  For unlimited sites it is acceptable.
Aug 16 2010 at 11:21pm Copy Link
Bob S Is the MySQL database a requirement? I don't use MySQL, so I'm wondering if the data can simply be transmitted in either CSV or Excel format.
Aug 17 2010 at 4:34pm Copy Link
Charlotte Sinclaire I agree with Dan Panke -- this is a pricey piece of software to be so limited in use. Unfortunate, that, because it is exactly what I've needed and have been looking for. I don't do a lot of forms, but I do need to do a few, currently, and I would loved to have used this software, but I'm not interested in purchasing one OR 10 uses that are no good to me once they are depleted. I would purchase the software in a second -- based on the demo -- if it were unlimited, and I might even be willing to pay a little more for an unlimited version. But this limiting thing is for the birds.
Aug 17 2010 at 6:58pm Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Sorry for the delayed response folks! Somehow, I didn't get notification emails for new comments posted here.

Charlotte & Dan -- The one we offer here is the single site license indeed, which would allow you to install MachForm into one website. However, the resulting forms can be embedded to any sites you have, using the iframe embed code.

You only need to purchase separate licenses if you need to install separate instance of MachForm for each websites (which mean separate database and admin panel)

Bob -- Yes, MySQL database is requirement.

G.E -- The promotion only applies to the single site license. I'm not quite sure regarding the free webspace? Can you explain more please?
Appnitro Software - Aug 18 2010 at 11:13am Copy Link
Tazzie I've got to agree with Charlotte et al ... the limited license schemes that software companies are coming up with is truly for the birds.  Maybe this is a reaction to software piracy and is their attempt to cushion their bottom line against any potential piracy.  However, in doing so, they are punishing their legitimate customers and would-be customers who are willing to pay for their software by making them pay even more.  In the end, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, IMHO, when it drives those customers off to the piracy ranks. 

I was VERY interested in this software ... until I saw the limited license.  Like Charlotte, I would have paid more for an unlimited license, because this fits my needs nicely.  Does it fit my needs nicely under the limited license?  Absolutely not!  I can't justify spending so much for what would constitute a small part of one website, when I am able to spend two to three times as much for software that I can use to make an UNLIMITED amount of entire websites! 

I encourage software makers to rethink their license strategies.  Don't turn off and turn away paying customers with strategies that are focused on the short-term bottom-line and not on building the long-term customer base that will keep a steady flow of revenue coming in (assuming regular and worthwhile product updates and upgrades) and that hopefully will also serve as a recruiting base to pull in new customers.  

Yuniar, many of us are more than willing to pay for software, and not just because it's a "deal-of-the-day" (my credit card will attest to that LOL!), but the cost of one program has to be considered against our budgets and our other software needs.  I'm sorry (and sad) to pass up machform, but it has no place in my budget and software plans. 

P.S.  Sorry for the soapbox speech, but I finally got just too fed up with trying to find affordable programs I need with decent license plans, which seem to be dwindling by the day.  I'm thankful for sites like Bits Du Jour that make this task easier. 
Aug 18 2010 at 5:37pm Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Tazzie,

I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but our licensing is pretty simple actually. One license for one domain installation.

In this case, with the $14.99 deal, you'll be able to install MachForm into one website and create unlimited forms within that site.

If you checked into our competitors, you'll find that most of them are doing it the same. As a matter of fact, you'll find many higher priced form builder software compared to us.

Regarding the Unlimited license, initially we didn't offer this license.
Not until many requests from our customers to buy this type of license. So this actually coming from our customers feedback.

Most people who bought our higher version are people who have purchased the single license and found it useful. Hence they purchase the unlimited license for their entire future websites project.

I hope I'm being clear here.
Appnitro Software - Aug 18 2010 at 7:18pm Copy Link
Michael Crosson I agree with the statements above regarding the licensing scheme.  I was interested in the software also until I read it was limited to one domain.  I see MacForm as a minor add-on to existing websites or blogs, not the main event (such as a CMS or forum software).  In that sense it is like buying a button or graphics package.  I wouldn't expect to be limited to using them on one domain.  Imagine if the author of a text editor said you could only use it to code one domain or for that matter, what if Microsoft sold Expression that way?  One one would buy it.  Please consider changing your licensing scheme to something more reasonable.
Aug 18 2010 at 7:46pm Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Michael,

Thank you for the feedback.

It wouldn't be fair to compare us with text editor or Microsoft Expression or any other HTML editors, since they aren't make sense to be limited to one domain only indeed.

Again, please compare us with our competitors. Compare us with the other PHP based form builders or even the hosted form builder services and you'll find our pricing completely reasonable and logical :-)

Appnitro Software - Aug 18 2010 at 8:35pm Copy Link
Prof Abronsius I plan to buy one license, to install it on my main website and to create forms for my customers using other domains. Is that correct to call each form through an iFrame? So what's the problem as long as my customers don't want to edit themselves their form? In that way, MachForm is great and not expensive at all. What do you think about it?
Aug 18 2010 at 10:24pm Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Prof Abronsius -- Yes, that is absolutely fine to call each form through an iframe on your client domains. You can use the single license for this. The separate license only needed if you install separate machform to each of your client domain (which means separate admin panel and database).
Appnitro Software - Aug 18 2010 at 10:31pm Copy Link
Ed Dupuis It is not clear to me , and be patient here, what the development environment is.
Do I use this on  MAC or PC, does it matter as long as I have a web creation tool and editor(rapidweaver, espresso,etc...)

Just how do I use this?
It was not clear from the email, and the web site extolls the features but not the mechanics.
Would you please clarify?
Thanks and Regards
Aug 19 2010 at 12:13am Copy Link
Zdenek Rotrekl Do I understand it correctly that this is a desktop software which allows you create a HTML code, which you then insert into your webpage
Aug 19 2010 at 2:08am Copy Link
No Name What I don't know if people are getting is the fact that you can host machform at one central site, then use it on unlimited sites- the form just has to be at the central site.  I don't get what the issue is with that if all of the sites are your own site.  And I don't think that 14.99 (or even 39.00) is unreasonable as an added cost if you're setting this up for a client site.
Aug 19 2010 at 2:10am Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Ed & Zdenda -- This is not a desktop application. MachForm is a PHP application (similar as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc) which needs to be uploaded and installed into your website. Once installed, you'll be able to use the form builder using your browser, either from PC or Mac.

The form builder itself will be accessible through an URL on your site.
For example:

wraith 808 -- You got it correct :-)
Appnitro Software - Aug 19 2010 at 2:35am Copy Link
Charlotte Sinclaire As Ed Dupuis said above, please be patient with me here, but I am not such a sophisticated programmer. I have relatively straightforward sites -- nothing very flashy, no pun intended -- and manage them mostly with HTML or some PHP (or get someone else to do my heavy programming). I use Dreamweaver to do most of my dirty work. I just need a few simple forms, and don't have a whole world of programming knowledge ingrained in my brain quite yet (though I am working on it and learn more every day). I am mainly a graphic designer, more than a web designer, but I do enjoy web design to the extent I know how to do it so far.

Beyond the simple sites I have set up, I take care of a couple others for folks, but their sites are not on the same server as mine. I am sorry to sound so ignorant, but I am just confused -- I don't really maintain a "main site" of my own; I am currently working on other folks' previously established sites and the several small ones I have created for some of my clients. So where can I install and use this software, if I don't have a working site of my own set up?

And again -- pardon my ignorance -- even if I get it installed to some "main site," do I then have to create forms one by one and hide them away and protect them and make sure I never shut that site down, so that the forms for other people will always be hiding and waiting there to be called into the other sites -- across servers, sometimes, which I assume is possible -- using this iFrame process that I've never had to use before to do anything? I think I'm going to be up the creek, even if your software IS reasonably priced, having to use it this way.

I just wanted a program that would create nice forms that worked, that I could insert into the code of a nice, no-frills website, without giving myself a major headache in the process.

Yuniar, you mentioned somewhere in the above thread that you hadn't planned to sell an unrestricted program until enough demand had been made. I think maybe the majority of us here might be a good example of a design community populace who would appreciate that unrestricted version.

I don't want to give myself brain overload trying to deal with a $15 piece of software. I love the functionality the demo shows, but I am not a jiffy programmer to be creating forms here and calling them over there with iFrame and keeping up with what is where all the time. This sounds like a lot of headache to me. If anyone wants to clarify this for me a bit better, I'd appreciate it -- and I know this is not a tutorial commentary section, but maybe some reassurance about how this works is all I need. Maybe it isn't as hard as I think. But I'm not at the iFrame stage, or have never needed to be, so haven't investigated it and don't really know what this process is or if I should even consider it. It is probably something simple but just not something I've had to use, so I haven't found out yet.

Time's a wastin' anyway, as I think the software is ripe for buying only up until midnight tonight (Aug 19).  Help, anyone? And quick? Obviously a lot of us are going to have to make up our minds in a hurry today!
Aug 19 2010 at 5:13am Copy Link
Bxxxx Oxxxx I have the same question. There is no product at $39
What exactly is offered ?
Kind regards BO
Aug 19 2010 at 5:32am Copy Link
Mitch Kite So, I am thinking about using a form for an event registration for a summer camp.  I want to have one registration submission per kid, but I would like a way for the parents to not have to re-enter common information.

For example, if a parent is registering two different kids for camp, is there a way to go back to the pre-populated form (after submission for the first kid) and change only the kid's name on the form for the second kid.  It would be a pain for the parent to have to again enter in all the same information such as address and phone number since this common info doesn't change.
Aug 19 2010 at 6:06am Copy Link
tina ram I am a photographer and use Machforms. I will say that they are so useful and a HUGE timesaver!!

Love them and I even paid full price. I would still recommend them to everyone
Aug 19 2010 at 7:42am Copy Link
Greg S OK. So let's say I've successfully uploaded this program to my web site (godaddy
is the hosting site) and was able to access the admin console and create a form.
If everything is done from my browser, how do I then place the form where I want
it to go, for example, my home page or another page within my site?
Aug 19 2010 at 7:50am Copy Link
Patrick Middleton I have an answer for the two questions from Les and Bxxxx, first and foremost, I am NOT a representative of MachForm2 nor Appnitro.  This sale price is for the single website license at $39.00 on sale for $14.99.  I wish they would offer the same discount for the Professional license, 10 user websites, and/or the Unlimited license.  I would snatch up the Unlimited license in a minute.  The folks at Appnitro are you offering the same deal across all the various licenses?
Aug 19 2010 at 7:57am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson This promotion is for the standard version only. -r
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 19 2010 at 8:50am Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Charlotte -- Basically, to be able using MachForm, you need to have a site which support PHP and MySQL database. The site could be your own site or your client's site.

In your case, since you don't maintain a main site on your own, you will need to install MachForm into each of your client website, which would require separate license for each site installation.

Tina -- Thank you!!

Greg -- Simply copy your form code (go to "Embed Code" menu) into any of your existing web page. You can use the File Manager provided by GoDaddy to copy the code into any of your web pages, or you can also use any FTP client.

Let say you would like to insert the form into your home page (index.html file). The steps would be:

1) Go to MachForm "Embed Code" menu and copy the form code.
2) Go to your GoDaddy control panel, open the File Manager.
3) Open the index.html file using the File Manager.
4) Paste the form code into your index.html file.
5) Save your index.html file.

That would publish the form into your index.html file.
Appnitro Software - Aug 19 2010 at 10:10am Copy Link
Yuniar Setiawan Mitch -- I'm afraid at this moment there is no feature to re-populate the form with some of the previous submission data. Sorry.
Appnitro Software - Aug 19 2010 at 10:13am Copy Link
Bill McCarthy i have bought and downloaded this software and no doubt it  will be good, however When i normally download software there is a setup Icon to start it. I cannot seem to open this software up. I am not a computer buff. There is no instructions to help.
Aug 19 2010 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Kim Townsend MachForm is an amazing program and well worth this amazing price (even at regular price). We are a web design partner of MachForm and even offer DIY editors that you can use to embed your form in to use in various other sites, web pages etc.  Check us out at;cPath=107
Aug 27 2010 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Desmond Nysschens Hi All,

I would like to know if it is possible to customise Machform to allow the form builder to add images into the form - of even just a 'place holder' where a URL can pased , pointing to an image?

Many thanks
Feb 13 2012 at 6:53am Copy Link

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