GoCanvas

GoCanvas

Customizable mobile business apps and forms

4.3/5 (133 reviews)

GoCanvas Overview

GoCanvas is a subscription service that allows businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with apps on their smartphones and tablets. GoCanvas subscribers can choose from thousands of mobile apps, or build their own. Every GoCanvas app is customizable by the end user and can incorporate functionality such as GPS, image capture, dispatch, barcode scanning, electronic signatures, push notifications and access to business data such as parts catalogs, price lists and patient records.

Pricing

Starting from
USD 0.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

GoCanvas Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
96% positive reviews
88
Excellent
40
Very good
3
Average
0
Poor
2
Terrible
Jackie F.

GoCanvas Forms

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 21/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We have replaced an older form program with GoCanvas and opened up options to other departments. Their support has been very attentive to our needs and questions.

Pros

The ease of creating forms and end user experience has made rolling out the software , well, easy. The departments are in charge of their own forms and any changes which avoids delays they would otherwise experience contacting IT.

Cons

Currently, there is not the ability to attach documents to the form. We have the need to include official documents to some of the forms that have been created. We are working around that by taking a photo which works in some cases.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Michelle C.

GoCanvas - who knew replacing forms with apps would be so easy

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 26/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Our ability to capture, retain, analyze and share information quickly and clearly is better than it ever was with paper forms. From the start the help in setting up the programs and initial training made a very scary and intimidating process a breeze. I never have to go looking for paperwork only to find it incomplete and illegible. I have rarely been as satisfied with a software as I have been with this.

Pros

Extremely easy to build and use apps even for "non-tech" people.
Powerful system allows you to build complex routing with ease
PDF designer allows you to capture information you need for client while retaining all information you might need in the app for export and evaluation.
They are always looking for ways to simplify and improve the program.
They communicate changes well and consistently
I don't have to read chicken scratch from techs anymore

Cons

Tech support to solve problems is not very deep or responsive.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Anthony C.

Good Work!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 16/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We record inspections, audits, training.

Pros

Ease of using the apps
ease of building the apps
Mobile function is excellent

Cons

I am unable to get any badges, banners, or sound notifications on my iphone.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Adanga B.

Great product, Super support team

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17/04/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Our maintenance workers get their job assignments on a tablet. The submitter enters the work order, it goes to a maintenance supervisor for approval and assigned to a maintenance worker. When job is complete it goes back to original submitter to ok work was done appropriately and then submitted.
We do all our training exams on tablets and laptops and all of our inspections (forklift, vehicle, ladder, fire extinquishers, eye wash stations, hoists, cranes, scales and all filed with no paper!)

Pros

The paper eliminated, filing in the cloud. And being able to check up on inspections and required training to make sure it's taken place.

Cons

The support team has overcome every obstacle I've run into so there really is no down side. We search by time frame and sometimes I'd like to be able to search across multiple Apps for a specific individual's submissions but this is small beans in comparison to all Go Canvas has enabled us to do

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Cody F.

Great software, terrible licensing structure.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 04/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Almost everything; creating an app is easier than falling off a log, and even our users are capable of filling them out.

Cons

The licensing structure is awful. Not being able to add users without totally resetting your license renewal is easily the worst licensing system imaginable. I have tried to think of a worse one, but never could. As much as I love the service overall, I have to constantly fight my managers to continue justifying the cost, and am constantly tasked to find a replacement to save money which is a huge strain on my time. Admittedly this is partially poor management, but the licensing structure does not help matters.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

GoCanvas Pricing

Starting from
USD 0.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

After the 30-Day Free Trial, there are 4 affordable plans to choose from:

1) Individual: Free - No cost - just get going
1 User Limit, 1 Mobile Device at a Time, Unlimited Apps, Unlimited Cloud Storage, Offline Access, App Builder, PDF Builder

2) Business: $45 per user/month when paid annually.
"Individual" Features + GoCanvas PDF Branding Removed, Dispatch, Standard Integrations

2) Professional: $55 per user/month when paid annually.
"Business" Features + Scheduled Dispatch and Calendar, Full API, Automated Workflow, Folders and Departments

3) Enterprise: Contact Us
"Professional" Features + Savings for teams and departments. Pricing scales as you grow, Best Value across the organization

GoCanvas Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

  • Access Control
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security

Additional information for GoCanvas

Key features of GoCanvas

  • 20,000 industry-based templates
  • 20,000+ Customizable Apps
  • Amazing Customer Support
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry & Windows
  • Awesome for Inspections
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Calculations
  • Conditional Fields
  • Conditional Screens
  • Cross Screen Calculations
  • Customizable Output
  • DIY Mobile App Builder
  • Database Integration
  • Dispatch
  • GPS
  • Great for Work Orders
  • Image Capture
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile data collection
  • PDF Designer
  • Paypal Integration
  • Robust User Management
  • Signature Capture
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Workflow
  • Works Online or Offline

Benefits

GoCanvas is the easiest solution to use to transform your data collection and digitize your business processes, not just forms. The GoCanvas Application Store is the world's first and largest collection (20,000+) of pre-built, customizable app templates. Combined with the GoCanvas App Builder, a web-based, drag-and-drop editor, anyone can eliminate paperwork, save money and collect better data, from small biz to enterprise!

GetApp Analysis

Canvas is a liberating application, which extricates companies from having to deal with daily paperwork and form filling tasks that are both time consuming and resource binding. It fundamentally modernizes the way employees exchange, evaluate and share data within a company by using a cloud-based platform for hosting and servicing these needs.

The application is suitable for everyone that has to deal with any kind of paper forms, whether it is a large corporation or a self-employed professional. Its sheer power combined with its limitless flexibility, offers key benefits to a wide range of industry sectors and their respective departments.

With fully secure cloud storage services, advanced form-filling automation tools and complete cross-platform functionality, Canvas can be used instantly and with respect to your data privacy. Its rich Application Store, which contains various multi-purpose applications for any existing need and the App Builder, which allows you to build your own personal apps, leave nothing to be desired.

An engineering maintenance checklist.

What is GoCanvas?

The main goal of Canvas is to help users automate paperwork related processes, thus making their business more efficient and see their productivity significantly increased. By exceedingly taking advantage of their company’s current technology while integrating this software, they can facilitate the collection of information and its sharing among employees.

The benefits of using this software relate to an improved ability to access and search information, the capacity to eliminate the usual form-filling errors and other deficiencies as well as gaining a position of prestige that stems from the modernization of services that are directly connected to customers. As a result, there is a reduction on the running costs which is attributed to the rejection of using raw materials, such as printed paper, or the cutback on driving costs (transfer, classic mail posts etc.).

Canvas Application Store.

GoCanvas Main Features

App Builder

One of the most important features that GoCanvas users can enjoy is the App Builder which allows you to create highly tailored apps to meet the most demanding and specialized needs of your business. With drag n drop functionality, all you have to do is to simply choose the elements and place them where needed, with no coding skills required at all!

You can further edit your app creations if necessary and your users can be automatically notified when those updates are made. All you need to do is sign in, click on “My Apps” tab, and from there you can create new apps or edit existent ones.

GoCanvas' App Builder in action

PDF Designer

The PDF Designer is a drag-and-drop tool where you can place the fields in your app in the exact location that you want them to be located in the output. Whereas the GoCanvas App Builder allows you to edit how you capture data, the PDF Designer gives you control over the appearance of your data.

Create beautifully designed PDF reports that are unique to your business without having to hire a graphic designer.

Create beautifully designed PDF reports

Platform Agnostic

The GoCanvas platform works seamlessly on every device and operating system including Android, iOS, and Windows. With GoCanvas you can make sure that whatever you create will be accessible to all your field users, offline or online, and no matter their OS of choice.

Works seamlessly on every device

Application Store

The GoCanvas Application Store is the place where a growing collection of free of charge individual application templates is offered. With a library that counts over 20,000 applications, it is very doubtful that you won’t find what you need based on your industry or occupation!

Presenting popular categories such as Construction, Field Service, Healthcare, Government and Inspection, and less popular like Real Estate, Fitness, and Energy, you can effectively start using GoCanvas in the blink of an eye.

The desktop version of the Application Store

Database Integrations

GoCanvas apps can be integrated with Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, or Google Drive instantly. When you integrate your apps, a PDF of every submission will be sent to that service’s account to be stored there.

GoCanvas also has connections with tools like Zapier, which give you access to thousands of additional integration possibilities to programs like Quickbooks, Access, and more.

Database integrations

Reference Data

This is an advanced feature that allows GoCanvas app fields to be filled automatically by retrieving information from a given database. For example, if you select a customer’s name within your app, his/her address and phone number will automatically appear in the GoCanvas app without you having to type a thing. Type in the serial number for an engine you’ve repaired and immediately see the name, manufacturer, and price.

This feature is not only a huge time-saver but also ensures that the data filled into a form are free from error.

Reference data.

GoCanvas Integrations

GoCanvas apps can be integrated with Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, or Google Drive instantly. When you integrate your apps, a PDF of every submission will be sent to that service’s account to be stored there.

GoCanvas also has connections with tools like Zapier, which give you access to thousands of additional integration possibilities to programs like Quickbooks, Access, and more.

GoCanvas Pricing

Canvas offers a 30-day free of charge trial period with full data perseverance. From then on, you can choose between three options. The first one is the “Pay as you Go” choice that costs 4.95$ per user per month. This option offers unlimited data storage, Canvas apps and the ability to create and edit your own. Five submissions per month are allowed with an additional cost of 0.99$.

For a more advanced package you should choose the “Unlimited” option that costs 20$ per user per month, or 210$ per user per year for the annual plan. In addition to what is offered in the “Pay as you Go” option, the “Unlimited” option offers unlimited submissions. If you require more than 20 users to have access to the system, along with advanced integration with your existing system then you should consult Canvas representatives for the “Enterprise” package, which cost depends on the actual requirements.

GoCanvas Bottom Line

  • Custom Applications
  • Cross-Platform
  • Huge Apps Database
  • Secure Cloud Network
  • Trouble-Free Modernized Paperwork

GoCanvas FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for GoCanvas.

Q. What type of pricing plans does GoCanvas offer?

GoCanvas offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: USD 0.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

After the 30-Day Free Trial, there are 4 affordable plans to choose from:

1) Individual: Free - No cost - just get going
1 User Limit, 1 Mobile Device at a Time, Unlimited Apps, Unlimited Cloud Storage, Offline Access, App Builder, PDF Builder

2) Business: $45 per user/month when paid annually.
"Individual" Features + GoCanvas PDF Branding Removed, Dispatch, Standard Integrations

2) Professional: $55 per user/month when paid annually.
"Business" Features + Scheduled Dispatch and Calendar, Full API, Automated Workflow, Folders and Departments

3) Enterprise: Contact Us
"Professional" Features + Savings for teams and departments. Pricing scales as you grow, Best Value across the organization

Q. What are the main features of GoCanvas?

GoCanvas offers the following features:

  • 20,000 industry-based templates
  • 20,000+ Customizable Apps
  • Amazing Customer Support
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry & Windows
  • Awesome for Inspections
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Calculations
  • Conditional Fields
  • Conditional Screens
  • Cross Screen Calculations
  • Customizable Output
  • DIY Mobile App Builder
  • Database Integration
  • Dispatch
  • GPS
  • Great for Work Orders
  • Image Capture
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile data collection
  • PDF Designer
  • Paypal Integration
  • Robust User Management
  • Signature Capture
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Workflow
  • Works Online or Offline

Q. Who are the typical users of GoCanvas?

GoCanvas has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does GoCanvas support?

GoCanvas supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does GoCanvas offer?

GoCanvas has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does GoCanvas support mobile devices?

GoCanvas supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does GoCanvas integrate with?

GoCanvas integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, Google Drive, PayPal, QuickBooks Online, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Thryv, Zapier

Q. What level of support does GoCanvas offer?

GoCanvas offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials