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NY-based Frevvo is moving out of beta today. Frevvo is a form creation tool that helps make online form creation and data collection easy. Frevvo reminds me of Wufoo which seems to be the forms creator that is mentioned the most in discussion.
Frevvo has created a few sample mashups using Google docs and spreadsheet applications. Frevvo offers a basic version which will work for most users and an XML version for those who want very advanced functionality which will allow for tying into business applications. Forms can be embedded to gather user data. Drag and drop controls make the creation easy. It seems similar in some aspects to Visual Basic.
In my limited testing I found the app to work well but it’s certainly not for the most novice of users. It’s a business application that requires an analyst to use. The Wufoo interface seems much more polished and easy-to-use for consumer-facing form creation.
Frevvo can run as a hosted service or as a downloadable version. Pricing looks pretty standard and they actually do a great job of pushing users into a paid plan. I’ve written many times before about giving away so much for free that there’s no reason to pay. Frevvo handles this very well.
Lastly, I’d suggest that their name is a bit confusing – the two V’s together look like a W and how do you pronounce their name? Is it free-voh or freev-voh or something else?