Printable paper surveys with scanning

Transform paper surveys into digital data with AI recognition technologies.

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Turn Weeks of Manual Work to Minutes

Say goodbye to the arduous, time-consuming manual data entry and hello to efficient survey management. With, you'll witness a remarkable shift as days of manual work are condensed into mere minutes, empowering you to focus on what truly matters – gaining insights and making informed decisions.

Revolutionize Your Paper Survey Workflow

Discover how streamlines the survey process

1. Create a paper survey

Start by designing your survey with our easy-to-use online survey creator.

With 12 different question types to choose from and a variety of text formatting settings, you have the flexibility to customize your survey to fit your needs.

2. Print paper forms

Once you're happy with your survey design, it's time to print out your copies.

If your survey spans multiple pages, each page will be marked with a unique identifier. This not only simplifies the scanning and recognition process, but it also helps prevent duplicate uploads.

3. Begin data collection

Now it's time to distribute your forms and gather feedback from your respondents.

4. Scan & upload

Once you've collected the completed forms, it's time to scan the pages. Simply upload the scanned files to and let our AI recognition technologies do the rest. You don't need to worry about the page order or rotation, as it will be detected automatically.

5. Analyze results

Once your data has been captured, you can analyze the results online or export the data file in CSV, Excel, or SPSS format for further analysis.

Unlock Powerful Features

Explore the capabilities of

Optical mark recognition (OMR)

With, you can trust that checkmarks will be accurately recognized from the scanned surveys, with a 99.99% accuracy rate

Intelligent character recognition (ICR)

Our AI technology can also recognize characters written inside square boxes, making it great for short text, digits, or dates.

Handwriting recognition (HWR)

And, if you have open response questions, our state-of-the-art AI handwriting recognition technology will automatically recognize any handwritten text.

Unique identifiers for multi-page surveys

To simplify the form scanning and processing and eliminate duplicates, each page of a multi-page survey can be uniquely marked.

Your Branding

Upload your branding logo, customize the colors and change font to make the survey look professional and match your branding style.

Multilingual surveys

Print surveys in multiple languages and analyze responses from a single data sheet.

Dynamic forms

With our data merge tool you can dynamically insert information and pre-fill forms before printing.

Web surveys

Collect responses using the web survey forms as a supplementary collection source to the paper surveys.

Easy Document Uploads

Upload all your scanned paper forms using drag-and-drop upload, auto-upload from cloud storage or send them over the email.

Manual Verification

Invite multiple people to help verify responses that the machine failed to read, when too many options were selected or when the print/scan quality is low.

Simple Analytics

View the basic analytics in charts, word clouds, and tables. You can always export the data for further analysis in SPSS, Excel and CSV formats.

API & Webhooks

Integrate with your own database or application by automatically syncing the data as new data is collected.

What our users say

Discover why users love


"It worked out of the box. No training required, no clumsy configurations, and almost zero trial and error. Brilliant. Over-the-top customer service and expediency to design improvements based on feedback. It's an easy-to-use product that fills a void in the market and takes the sometimes essential paper-based survey work into the 21st century! While there may be some areas that can still be enhanced, by experience with customer service has blown me away..."

Kate S, Chief Program Officer

So useful for our purposes!

"We are an international NGO that conducts large-scale research and evaluations with participants in our programs. These participants generally do not have access to computers, smartphones, or internet, making data gathering and entry a very onerous process. We used to do paper-based surveys and then manual entry of each survey. This gets extremely time-consuming and pricey when we have thousands, and sometimes tens of thousands, of participants and multiple time points..."

Virgil HP, Research and Evaluation Manager and Advisor

Couldn't say better things

"My overall experience was fantastic. I honestly have nothing bad to say. The developer went above and beyond to meet my needs, the product worked exactly as advertised, and it saved hours upon hours of time. I will absolutely be recommending PaperSurvey to my colleages and it will be my go-to for all future research work that I conduct."

Rebecca W, Research Scientist

Simple & Effective

"Very easy to setup, intuitive UI for creating a questionnaire (similar to Google forms) - plenty of options for question types - form layout is simple and effective, spaced nicely no over crowding - printing versions, can be used to print a version for on location and allocate it accordingly once scanned - dropbox feature works seamlessly, takes a minute to setup - verification is quick and suprisingly pretty accurate ocr - integration with Google sheets is the icing on the cake, perfect for connecting to business intelligence software."

Adrian K, CEO

Perfect tool for a small organization

"This one tool designs, previews,prepares print survey for mailmerge, scans paper responses including character recognition and handwrtten recognition, and supports online reporting. As a former survey manager for a government agency, I was pleasantly surprised to find a tool with such a robust set of capabilities. Most important, the software developer listens and accommodates most requests."

Roberts M, Survey Manager

Very good tool to collect data

"I use it to collect data for research, both in paper and online. Very good technical support. It was very easy to design the survey."

Sandra T, Professor