Google Forms vs LimeSurvey

Google Forms
Create a form and collect the responses in a Google Docs spreadsheet. To get started view all templates or click on one of the categories below. It's free
LimeSurvey - the free and open source survey software tool written in PHP based on a MySQL, PostgreSQL or MSSQL database. LimeSurvey has a lot of features and contains everything you need for doing nearly every survey with grace.
Comparing Google Forms vs LimeSurvey is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like LimeSurvey has more user-friendly interface than Google Forms because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that LimeSurvey is more popular than Google Forms

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google Forms get intelligent response validation (in 2017)
- Google Forms expands functionality thanks to add-ons (in 2014)
- Google Forms adds professional themes (in 2014)

Looks like Google Forms was recently more active than LimeSurvey (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Forms and LimeSurvey meet head to head:

2017 - Google Forms get intelligent response validation. Beware LimeSurvey

Google unveiled update to its service for building online surveys Google Forms. Among the new features is an intelligent response validation that will automatically suggest the right kind of response validation for your various fields. If you are asking for an email address, for example, Forms will suggest to choose the aptly named “Accept emails only” option. The same goes for URLs, age and similar fields. Forms users will now also be able to solicit file uploads from users outside of their company — but only if both your company and your respondent’s company allow cross-domain file sharing in Google Drive. Google also is introducing a new question type: the checkbox grid. This allows respondents to pick from multiple options in a table. Also new in Forms are settings which you can apply to all of your new forms. With this, you can choose to always collect email addresses, for example. Users can now also reorder their sections with just a few clicks.