2.7 out of 5 with 3 ratings

LimeSurvey Reviews

about LimeSurvey and Google Drive - Forms, SoGoSurvey, EUSurvey · · Helpful Not helpful

I have not used this software enough for a complete review.

On a local machine, using XAMPP:

  • every question edit requires multiple seconds to save
  • every page transition takes multiple seconds
  • interface is convoluted requiring many page transitions

Further complaints:

  • combined type matrices are possible, but will have to write JavaScript and manually position elements
  • XAMPP must be installed in default directory or it will inexplicably error

Unless your time is worth next to nothing, your requirements are simple or you have endless patience, this is not usable software.

Good points:

  • no proprietary locked features
  • themes are decent
  • emojis work correctly
  • piping and all that

If the authoring tools were more responsive much else could be forgiven.

If the features you need are not too complex I recommend Google Forms or EUSurvey instead.
If you want to embed more complex surveys into your own website then try the open source survey.js, it is very good.

If you can somehow afford the enterprise plan, SurveyMonkey is an easy and also powerful solution.


Feature rich, horrific interface

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I had to use LimeSurvey 2-times because it is the only one web-based survey system which supports some very specific and non-usual features (like ordering answers, logging IP-address of respondents) and doesn't cost much. But it was big pain in tail to work with it as creator of new pool! Its design principles are like semi-organised chaos, even for one small change one needs to look to another pages, the interface isn't enough integrated and it is very simple to miss some small, yet very important, setting. Beside this terrific user interface, it is very, very feature rich (with some very important ones, like branching answers, and some quite useful, like translating whole survey into another language!) - I hope the developers will clear the interface so I will be using it with joy!


Good solution

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It's a good solution. It has support for plugins/extensions. No complain so far.