After each submit of a form, ActiveForms send an e-mail notification. Ussually we use this channel to send submitted entries to ourselves - forms owner. However, sometimes we need to notify our client. Since our form runs in our domain, mail notification should be also sent from there.
It's quite ussual situaltion, that the quickiest way to build your form is to take an existing one, copy it, and introduce only minor changes. For these cases we have a dedicated function: Duplicate form.
Our guiding principle while designing ActiveForms was: forms change. You no longer create forms once and for all. If your form is supposed to sell something, it needs some work—correcting, optimising and testing. Just as websites or Facebook fanpages change, so do your forms.
The ActiveForms platform was designed as a tool that is transparent to the end-user. A person who submits an entry sends data to the form owner, and not to ActiveForms. That is why you can serve forms from your own domain or prepare your own error page.
Last night, we upgraded ActiveForms to version 4.2. There are numerous changes and improvements across the user interface. We hope you like them.
If you want your form to appear on the Web automatically, on a specific day and at a specific time, use the automatic release activation feature.
When you use ActiveForms on a smaller scale and don’t need to create a client application for processing entries, you can use simple integration with an e-mail account.
Once you’ve set up your ActiveForms account, your forms are served at https://activeforms.com/CLIENT/FORM by default. Usually, however, it makes more sense for forms to work in your domain. When users visit your website and want to disclose their personal data to you, they should see your domain in the browser bar.
ActiveForms forms are versioned.
When you work on a form by changing its field, logic, or graphics you always work on a draft version. When your form is completed and tested, and you are convinced it works as expected, you can create a release version. If you want the form to be visible to users, you publish the release version.
Most forms created in ActiveForms are available to the public on the Internet and are expected to collect as many entries as possible.
There are, however, situations when your form should not be public but available to selected users only. To make that possible, ActiveForms supports 3 access modes for entries.