Form alternatives

Hi all,

I’m experimenting with other forms (jot form, google forms etc) for my site, as I am not 100% happy with how the Softr forms look and feel. However, one of the strong features of the native Softr form is the ability to pass on the logged-in user email address to airtable in a hidden field (so the user cannot edit it). Therefore, the creators email address is stored with the form response.

Anyone know of any other forms where this is also possible? Or will I only need to use the Softr form? This feature is essential for my use case.


Hi @JoshR. You can check out this thread for Jotform and this one for Airtable form

Hi Josh,
If you want to make prefill specific to each user and integrate as many parameters as necessary with Jotform:

  1. Add a hidden field in Jotform to collect the record_id (or anything else)
  2. Export the form code to iframe
  3. Create a formula in your AirTable user table, paste the iframe code (replace all " by ") then make a prefill in the URL of the form (ex: src="“&RECORD_ID()&”\"), if you want to prefill other parameters just add &…=
  4. display the form in Softr from a block list or details and then put a condition record_id = user record_id

I’m really happy with I’m using some fairly complex forms and it works well. Have about 1000 submissions across 9 forms that my app uses from the last 45 days it has been live.

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Don’t hesitate if you have any questions. Charles