Advanced Form Builder
The Advanced Form Builder is our legacy form builder. Learn more.
Using the information you already collect with your GoCanvas forms, we can provide you with deeper insight into your data with custom dashboards to fit your needs. Analytics can be added from day one or at any point in your service. Learn more.
Removes a published form from all mobile devices but preserves their Submission data. Archived forms can be restored. Learn more.
The ability to integrate GoCanvas with business tools you already use. Automate your workflow by pushing and pulling data from GoCanvas to save time and effort on daily tasks.
The ability to upload multiple Dispatches using a single file, found on the Workflow & Dispatch page. Learn more.
Builder BETA is a fresh look & improved builder experience to help you build a form & get to value faster. Builder BETA is the future of our form builder and will be continuously improved to have all functionalities of the Advanced Form Builder and more! Learn more.
Business Insights is for exporting your submissions to Excel for basic reporting or automatically upload reference data or bulk upload dispatches. Learn more. For custom dashboard-based data analysis, please check out GoCanvas Analytics.
In an form, you can set a screen or a field to only appear if certain responses are given to a set field. This is sometimes called "skip logic" because a common use for conditional logic is to skip a screen entirely. Learn more.
A PDF output that has been designed and implemented by the GoCanvas Solutions Engineers. This is different from the PDF Designer, which allows GoCanvas users to create their own PDF designs.
To learn more about GoCanvas Solutions Engineering, please contact your GoCanvas Customer Success Manager, Account Manager, Account Executive, or submit a ticket to support.
Custom Sender address
Customize the email address from where submissions will be emailed, set on the Account > Customize page. Learn more.
Department functionality allows you to separate GoCanvas forms, submission data, and users inside a single GoCanvas account. This is typically for larger organizations that need to manage lots of GoCanvas forms and users. Available for Professional and Enterprise plans. Learn more.
Assign jobs to team members out in the field by sending pre-filled GoCanvas forms to users on their mobile devices. Learn more.
Located within the Upcoming Tab of Work Hub, Scheduled Dispatches can be viewed, created, edited, and deleted from a calendar interface. This is available for select plans. Learn more.
Elements are components you can add to your PDF that don't pull from data entered in your mobile form. That includes static text, images, social sharing icons and links, page breaks, and Submission numbers. Learn more.
A Field Setting in the Form Builder that allows you to set a value for the label of a field that only appears when you're exporting the data. Learn more.
The place in an form where the user enters data. In GoCanvas, there are 25 types of fields available that each allow for different types of data collection.
A Field Setting in the Form Builder that requires the user to input text data in a specific format. Learn more.
Field Palette and Field Settings
The left portion of the Advanced Form Builder, which allows you to quickly add a field to the currently selected screen via drag-and-drop. After a field is added, this is where you will edit any field settings.
Folder functionality allows you to subdivide your GoCanvas forms and submissions in order to stay organized. Folders appear on the Forms and Submissions pages when logged into the GoCanvas website. These folders will also show up on your mobile device for your users. Learn more.
The digital version of the paper form you've replaced in GoCanvas.
The image that displays on a user's mobile device next to the name of the form. This can be useful for helping users identify and distinguish forms, as well as for branding purposes. Learn more.
The Form Outline allows gives you a high-level view of your form by showing each screen in order. You can add, delete, reorder, and set a screen to be a loop from here.
The status of an form is used to let Company Admins and Company Designers of an account know what stage of development a particular form is in currently. Learn more.
During a Workflow, a handoff is the action of passing a form from one person to another.
Allows you to create the tables that you have in your paper forms on your mobile device. Loops will allow you to repeat a set of fields as many times as you need to — just like you adding another line item to a table. Loops screens are Tables in the Builder BETA. Learn more.
Our drag-and-drop tool where you can place the fields from your form where you want them on the PDF. The GoCanvas Form Builder allows you to edit how you capture data, the PDF Designer gives you control over the appearance of the PDF output of your data. Learn more.
On the Forms page, Quick Links are the three dots at the end of each row. They allow you to Copy, Assign, Move, Archive or Permanently Delete, and Revert to previous version, depending on the Form Status.
When using an form on your mobile device, Recall allows you to populate fields with the values entered the last time you filled out that form. Learn more.
Upload lists of customers, parts, pricing and more so fields can be auto-populated for your mobile users. Makes filling out forms more efficient, more accurate, and can be applied to many use cases. Learn more.
Static images that your mobile users can draw on top of when at a job site. Learn more.
When using a form on your mobile device, Remember allows you to save values in certain fields so that whenever you use that form, those values will automatically pre-populate. Learn more.
This is the default PDF that gets created by the GoCanvas system automatically with every submission. You are able to slightly customize a Standard PDF through settings in the Form Builder and Form Settings pages, but otherwise the Standard PDF will output your fields in order. Learn more.
A form that has been completed on the mobile device and securely uploaded to the GoCanvas cloud, where it can be accessed and shared. Learn more.
Generates a unique number for each submission (job number, ticket number, etc.). Learn more.
Submission Status allows you to create your own statuses for your submissions. Then you can assign these statuses to help you track your internal processes. Learn more.
Syncing is the mechanism that moves a Submission from a user's mobile device to the GoCanvas cloud. A Submission is not considered complete until the device has Synced with our server. Syncing also is how GoCanvas verifies the user's credentials and checks for updates (including updated forms, Reference Data and Images, Workflows, and Dispatches).
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Allows mobile users to fill out whatever screen they want instead of going in order. Not available if using Workflow. Learn more.
A Template is a copy of a GoCanvas form that does not transmit down to a mobile device, but can act as a starting point for a new GoCanvas form. Learn more.
User Groups allow you to easily assign GoCanvas forms to specific sets of users. Anytime you add a new user to a User Group they will be automatically assigned any forms assigned to that group. Learn more.
Based upon the Representational State Transfer (REST) style of webservice invocation, our API is primarily meant to allow customers to pull down submitted information. Some limited data can be pushed into the GoCanvas system for use by mobile clients. Learn more.
Workflow is for processes where multiple people have to fill out a GoCanvas form. Mobile users can pass a submission from one user to the next until it is completed. This is available for select plans. Learn more.
Work Hub is a tab in the left navigation of the GoCanvas portal where you can operate your day-to-day operations all in one place. Admins, Designers, and Dispatchers can manage all field work, view Upcoming Dispatches, In Progress workflows and submissions, or completed submissions from one central location. Learn more.
Zapier is a third-party service that allows users to connect different cloud-based services to one another to automate more of the tedious day-to-day tasks that they might be doing manually. By using Zapier you can easily move data you are collecting with GoCanvas into other services like Quickbooks, Constant Contact, MailChimp, Emma, Salesforce, Freshbooks, MS OneDrive, a SQL database, and much more. Learn more.