Formstack Product Roundup: Q3 2016

Written by Joe Homs on October 13, 2016

Posted in Formstack Updates

Welcome to our Q3 release roundup! We’ve done a lot of work this last quarter to make Formstack better serve you, the problem solvers. I want to highlight a few of the major changes below to show you what’s been done.


Our all new dashboard has been refocused to get you started powerfully with Formstack and to allow you to see the data you need once you’re a pro. You’re now able to create forms and themes, keep a list of your favorite forms, and get alerts when you need to take action on an overflowing submission box or urgent approval on one of your forms. You can also search our helpful knowledge base and your forms and find what you need fast.

New Formstack Form Builder Dashboard

Form Settings

We’ve begun implementing changes on all our form settings pages to make them easier to navigate, so you can find what you need and get the job done when you’re building a form. We know that doing things like adding approval workflows, sending your submission data to an integration, and getting email notifications are important to you, so we’ve started to streamline and update everything about these processes. You’ll see more and more changes coming soon and throughout the end of the year.

HIPAA Compliance

Designed to streamline healthcare workflows and function as a lean electronic health record on its own, Formstack HIPAA Compliance allows customers to manage forms across multiple touchpoints, including doctors, administrative staff and other stakeholders. This cloud-based data capture tool provides easy and rapid creation of secure, digital forms that collect and store electronic protected health information (ePHI) in compliance with both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). What’s all that mean? You can now securely collect patient data using Formstack. Contact our team to learn more about setting this up for your organization.


Formstack is a great way to get payments processed for all kinds of transactions, such as small business sales, event ticket purchases, or charitable donations. Authorize.Net is a popular payment processor that many people use and love, so we made sure to keep it updated with the latest in security, speed, and ease-of-use enhancements.

Forms Tab

At Formstack, we like to stay at the forefront of form building technology, and that means always keeping up to date with how to make online forms easy to organize and work with. We spent a lot of time reaching out to customers like you to make sure we were able to provide a fresh look and feel to the Forms tab, with a focus on usability and speed.

Formstack App - Online Forms Tab

Wufoo Importer

Did you know that you can import forms into Formstack directly from the web? If you’re coming from another form builder, we often have built-in importers that will grab all the forms you need from your old account. Our Wufoo importer got some updates recently. You can try it out by signing up and using the instructions on our support site.

Language Options

Formstack customers live across the globe and speak just about every language on earth. As you all expand into more and more places around the world and your online forms get used in different languages, we’ll grow with you. We recently added Croatian and Romanian options to our form builder that let you show labels, messages, and more in those languages and 26 others.

Excel Export

A lot of our customers use Excel to do powerful things with their form data. We recently upgraded our exports to output even better files that can drop into any version of Excel, so you can get your work done quickly and seamlessly.

Formstack Sign-up

If you’ve been looking to take the Formstack challenge and see how effective you can be in your organization with online forms that are made in minutes, you can sign up even faster now. We’ve eliminated a bunch of steps and made it easy for you to sign up and start building powerful forms right away.

SMTP Integration 

Many of our customers use our option to send Confirmation and Notification emails through their own SMTP servers. We’ve recently added the ability to send a test email through to make sure your settings are correct. This is great for email admins and saves time when checking for proper settings.

And More!

There are many more pieces of our product that got fixed, upgraded, or enhanced to make you as powerful as possible in building your forms. I’ve just shared the highlights!

That’s it for this roundup. See you next time with even more goodies!