This is a discussion on How to create forms that can be filled out within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Jchryss No the pdf viewer apps dont let you edit the forms and believe me I have tried them all. Takenotes lets ...
either or would work for me, I can email myself the form and sort them on my office pc. for me personally the ipad is a mobile device not my main source of computing.
when I meet with a prospect I would love for them to be able to fill out their application on the ipad, I email it to myself so I can access it at the office, or send to a printer to print it out with that app that lets you print anywhere.
I agree with iMo
I can go either way. A database would be better but my main goal is just to fill out the form, sign it and email it to my main computer or printer. Some of the fields do need to be multiple checkbox and editable that output as a text string. Not just text fields.
ie If I check apples, oranges and pears but not bananas, the field displays apples, oranges, pears. Later if I want to add mangos to the list I can do it easily.
How about this?
The form feature is good for getting things into a spreadsheet. The trick is making a spreadsheet into the form you want. Maybe that can be done on the mac and imported to numbers for ipad
I am also looking to build forms for our sales reps to fill out on their ipads. Exzact just released an iPad client that will allow you to build forms, send emails, and capture the data in a database. It is their first version with more updates coming. I also looked at Pronto Forms. They make forms for the iPhone and BB. You can use them on the iPad, but they are blurry.
Well, there was that article about turning your iPad into a web server....so in theory you could run a local database on it.
Google "Mi-Co" for customizable form-filling software for inspections and mobile needs.
At the moment available via Safari on iPad, but an iPad native version coming soon!
Numbers forms doesnt really work well except for filling out a single spreadsheet. ExZact requires 50 dollars a month (or more account) Mi Co doesnt have anything for ipad or iphone (yet).
I think this is a huge idea for a developer to make a mint. Paper forms that can be scanned into a pdf format and then uploaded to the ipad with different types of fields as well as signature and then outputed via email or printing is what I am looking for. Database capabilities would be even better but not necessary. The "Simple Invoices" app by Breaux software for the ipad is exactly what I am looking for but with my forms.
Someone will make a lot of money with such an app.
Thanks for the heads-up on Simple Invoices - this was exactly what I was looking for when I first got my iPad; in the meantime I've put together a simple Numbers template that does the job, but good to know about. Have you considered contacting the developer of Simple Invoices and seeing if they have any kind of 'form-filling' App in development? Sounds like a one-man band, so he may be amenable to the idea??