Survs

New Features: File Upload and Cross-Tabulation

April 13th, 2016

Today, we’re excited to introduce two great new features: Cross-Tabulation and File Upload.

  • Cross-Tabulation allows you to show a side-by-side comparison of two Multiple Choice questions so you can figure out how they relate to each other. This feature is available for all paid plans and can be found on the “Analyze > Crosstabs” page.
  • File Upload is a new question type that allows your respondents to upload a file, which you can then review at a later date in the “Analyze” section. An example use would be for collecting resume submissions, or other documents. This feature is only available on the Pro and Premium plans.

We hope you’ll enjoy these new features! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to email us.

Happy asking!

New Survs, Feature Recap

February 16th, 2015

In the previous posts, we covered several new individual features introduced during 2014. In this post, we combine the most relevant ones in a single post so that you can quickly catch up on what’s new.

  • New Design – A cleaner interface, easier and quicker to navigate.
  • Theme Editor – Brand new, more flexible theme editor.
  • Reports – Share survey results with colleagues, clients, and audiences.
  • SPSS – Export your survey results to SPSS for statistical analysis.
  • Responsive – Surveys are now more mobile friendly.
  • Email Notifications – Subscribe to notifications for new responses.
  • Piping – Display an answer from a previous question on a later page.
  • Custom URL Variables – Store respondent data through a survey link.
  • HTML Formatting – Add HTML to create links, bold, and underline text.

We hope you’ll enjoy these new features! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please email us.

Happy asking!

The Survs Team

New: Custom URL Variables

May 27th, 2014

This feature allows you to store respondent data by passing values through a survey link to be added to the survey results. For example, you can associate a customer ID field or an email address field, which is already in your database, with your survey respondents. Once stored, the data is shown in the Analyze section together with the survey results.

A typical survey link looks like this:

http://survs.com/xxxx

If, for example, you wanted to pass the respondent customer ID and email address from your database into the survey, it would look like this:

http://survs.com/xxxx?customer_id=123&email=lorem@ipsum.com

When the respondent completes the survey, the custom data in the URL is linked to the respondent, shown in the Analyze section, and included in the Export files. This feature is only available on paid plans.

We’re eager for you to try out this helpful new feature. If you’d like to get in touch, please email us at: support@survs.com

New Feature: Pre-Populate

May 21st, 2014

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Pre-Populate. This new feature allows you to automatically fill some survey fields with data that you already have (i.e., name, age, email, etc.) rather than ask for the information again.

How it works

Here is sample survey:

If a user clicks on the link, they will be taken to the survey with no pre-filled questions. To pre-fill a question, more information must be appended to the end of the URL. The following example fills the first question with “Mary”:

The following link automatically selects the third choice of the second question:

You can also append multiple parameters in the same URL to pre-fill multiple questions, like in this example:

Pre-Populate URL formatting

The formats for the URL parameters for each question type are as follows:

  • Multiple Choice
    q1_2 – Selects the second choice of question number one.
  • Open Text
    q2=Mary – Enters “Mary” into question number two.
  • Multiple Textboxes
    q3_1=John – Enters “John” into the first textbox of question number three.
  • Matrix
    q4_1=2 – Selects the second column of the first row in question number four.

As usual, we welcome questions and feedback from you. If you’d like to get in touch, please email us at: support@survs.com

New Feature: Piping

May 13th, 2014

Today, we’re happy to introduce a helpful new feature called Piping. Available on paid plans, Piping allows you to display an answer from a previous question on a later page. For example, a piped answer could be displayed in a question or as a new answer choice in a follow-up question.

If you ask the participant to choose a favorite color:

1. What is your favorite color?

Red

Green

Blue

You could incorporate the answer into a question asked later in the survey:

2. Please tell us why you like Green best.

Or, if you ask the participant’s name:

1. Please tell us your name.

You could include his or her name in a final “thank you” message:

Thank you for answering our survey Mary!

How to Add Piping

Piping can be used to pull answers from the following question types:

  • Multiple Choice – Single answer
  • Multiple Choice – List
  • Open Text – Single line
  • Open Text – Paragraph

Selected, or piped, text can be displayed within these survey elements:

  • Question titles
  • Answer choices
  • Headings and paragraphs
  • A “thank you” message

Remember, to add Piping, the piped text must be inserted below its original placement, in a later page of the survey. For example, to display text for question one, simply insert [Q1] in the text of a later question, answer choice, paragraph, or message.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please email us at: support@survs.com.

New: Email Notifications, Better HTML Channel

May 5th, 2014

We’re excited to share three new features we’ve been working on over the past few weeks.

Email Notifications

You can now subscribe to email notifications for new survey responses. Once subscribed, you will receive a daily email digest with a summary only when there are new responses. Sign up for notifications via the survey Settings page by activating the Email Notifications option.

Better HTML Embed Channel

We’ve made improvements to the HTML Embed channel. When embedding the survey into your website or blog, you can now choose from the following options:

  • Auto resize – Adapts the frame height to the survey height.
  • Transparent background – Sets the survey background transparent.
  • Hide header – Hides the survey header.
  • Full width – Removes the survey margins, making the frame full width.

HTML Text Formatting

You can now add basic HTML tags to create links as well as embolden, italicize, and underline text within the survey.

New: Survs introduces 18 additional languages!

January 15th, 2014

Now, it’s even easier for people around the world to create surveys with Survs. Starting today, you can create surveys in 18 additional languages, along with the 11 languages already supported. The newly available survey languages are: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. The other available languages are: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

If your language is not one of the 29 available, you can still create your own using the Language Editor. To do so, simply enter the survey Settings page and click the Edit link next to the Language menu.

As always, we love to hear from our users. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can write to us at: support@survs.com

It’s here! Meet the new Survs.

June 26th, 2013

After months of hard work and refining, we are extremely happy to announce that today is the day – we have launched the new Survs! Now, creating surveys will be faster and easier than ever before. Here are some of the improvements and new features:

  • New Design – Survs has been fully redesigned. The result: an interface that is cleaner, easier to navigate, and quicker to use.
  • New Themes – We’ve created a new collection of beautiful themes for you to choose from.
  • The Theme Editor – Customize the look of your chosen theme with our brand new, more flexible Theme Editor.
  • New Survey Templates – We’re thrilled to introduce a new collection of professional survey templates.
  • Reports – Reports are a new way to share your survey results and data with colleagues, clients, and audiences.
  • SPSS – Export your survey results to SPSS for statistical analysis.
  • Google Web Fonts – Customize your survey design choosing from a selection of Google Web Fonts.
  • Responsive – Surveys are now mobile friendly!

We hope you enjoy the new Survs. If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with our support team. We’d love to hear from you: support@survs.com or follow @survs on Twitter.

We look forward to making Survs great together!

Cheers,
The Survs Team

P.S. We would like to thank our users and beta testers who have supported us throughout this process. Your input has been invaluable!