Effortless paper survey solution

Create, distribute, scan, upload and process paper based surveys

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How does it work?

1. Create Survey

Add your questions using a PaperSurvey.io survey creator.

As it is a self-service online software, you may get started immediately. No demos, no enquiries, no talking on phone (but feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries).

Click here to download a sample survey.

2. Print

Once you added all your questions and are happy how the survey looks like, you may print out the copies.

If your survey has more than one page, each page will be marked with an unique identifier to simplify the scanning and recognition process.

3. Collect Data

At this stage, you may distribute paper surveys and collect written feedback on paper from your respondents.

4. Scan & Upload

You should scan the filled forms, preferably with a scanner that has a paper feeder. Once you have the files in-hand, you can upload them to PaperSurvey.io. As each page is uniquely marked, you do not need to care about the page order or rotation.

If you do not have a scanner, you may also take photos of paper surveys using a mobile phone. However, this is much slower.

You can also send scanned forms by email or Zapier workflows!

5. Verify

Sometimes, it is not possible automatically recognize the survey due to the bad scan quality or mistakes by the respondent while filling the form.

These responses are automatically flagged for the additional review by you.

6. Analyze results

You may analyze the survey results online or download the data export for further analysis.

Your results may be displayed in word clouds, bar charts and response tables. We are working to make more analytics tools available.


Optical mark recognition (OMR)

PaperSurvey.io recognizes checkboxes and radio boxes automatically from scanned surveys with a 99% accuracy.

Handwriting recognition (HWR)

Automatically recognize handwritten text on open response questions using a powerful AI.

Unique identifiers for multi-page surveys

Each page includes a unique identifier. This reduces errors, eliminates duplicates and simplifies form scanning and processing.

Your Branding

Upload your branding logo and customize colors to make the survey look professional.

Form creator

Simple and easy to use form creator allows to set up your paper survey in minutes.


Integrate with the other applications to automate your workflow with recognition triggers and upload actions.


Upload all your scanned paper forms by dropping scanned documents or sending them over email in any order. We will take care of the rest.

Simple Analytics

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


Show yearly plans (2-months off)
$20 / month
  • Unlimited responses
  • Unlimited questions
  • 8 question types
  • OMR (Optical mark recognition)
  • HTR (Handwritten text recognition)
    (recognize up to 3000 fields/month)
  • Data visualizations & exports
  • Priority Support
  • Remove PaperSurvey.io branding
  • Add your logo
$50 / month
  • Unlimited responses
  • Unlimited questions
  • 8 question types
  • OMR (Optical mark recognition)
  • HTR (Handwritten text recognition)
    (recognize up to 9000 fields/month)
  • Data visualizations & exports
  • Priority Support
  • Remove PaperSurvey.io branding
  • Add your logo

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I upload paper surveys created from the external sources?

    Unfortunately, but we do not support this. Surveys must be created in PaperSurvey.io in order to recognize the survey fields.

  • Do you support optical character recognition (OCR) and intelligent character recognition (ICR)?

    OCR (optical character recognition) engines are mostly suitable for machine printed text and ICR (intelligent character recognition) systems are for hand 'printed' (written in capital letters) text

    PaperSurvey.io utilizes powerful AI-based handwriting recognition (HWR) technology provided by Google Cloud Vision to interpret handwritten text and convert to a machine readable format. To recognize checkboxes we use a powerful OMR engine to recognize the answers.

  • What happens when my trial or subscription ends?

    Your surveys will become read-only and you will not be able to print new copies or upload scans. You may still be able to view analytics and export data. When you resume your subscription, all the features will be re-enabled.

  • Can I complete the same survey online?

    We do not have such capability but we are planning to add a simple online form in the near future.

  • Can I import questions from other survey systems?

    We are considering to add this feature in the future.

  • I need a different question type!

    Please reach out to us if you want to use a question type that we currently do not support and we will try to come up with a solution.