In this blog, we share tips, recommendations, news, and product updates about our product and optical mark recognition in general.

How to write good survey questions

7 February, 2023
Senior Surveys are a valuable tool for gathering information and opinions from a large number of people. Whether you're conducting market research, gathering feedback from customers, or trying to understand the attitudes and preferences of your target audience, surveys can provide valuable insight... (read more...)

Postal Surveys

18 February, 2021
The advancements in technology have had a profound impact on the methods used for conducting surveys and collecting data. While online surveys have become a preferred option for collecting information due to their ease, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, postal surveying continues to play a vital... (read more...)

Comparing online and paper survey response rates

18 February, 2021
Surveys are an essential tool in collecting data and gathering information from a large population. They can be conducted in various forms, including online surveys and paper surveys. In this article, we will compare the response rates of both types of surveys and highlight their respective advant... (read more...)

Surveying the Ageing Population

5 February, 2021
Senior As life expectancy continues to increase and birth rates decline, the world's population is growing older at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, it is estimated that one in five people will be over the age of 65. This demographic shift has far-reaching consequences for society, including health... (read more...)

Importance of Mental Health Surveys During COVID-19 Pandemic

19 January, 2021
Mental Health The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having an enormous impact on all the aspects of our lives, and it will have both short and long-lasting effects. Schools and universities are closed down, exams and events postponed, health care services are partially, or completely disrupted, w... (read more...)

Mailing surveys by post

28 May, 2020
If you're searching for an efficient and cost-effective way to conduct surveys through postal services, offers a premium solution. Our platform provides a user-friendly experience for creating and sending paper-based surveys, enabling you to gather valuable insights from your target ... (read more...)

Anonymous Employee Surveys on Paper and Web

12 February, 2020
Anonymous paper surveys Are you looking for a solution on how to collect anonymous feedback from your employees without breaching confidentiality? You have come to the right place. Our solution allows you to collect responses both on paper and the web. Primarily the software tailored for paper sur... (read more...)

Paper based surveys advantages and disadvantages

7 November, 2019
Unsure which method of data collection to use? Take a look into a list of advantages/disadvantages and decide the optimal method for your research project. offers mixed (paper and web) survey data collection (self-service) solution. Create a paper survey and print it in minutes. Cl... (read more...)

What is Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)?

14 September, 2019
Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is a technology that enables a machine to recognize marks made on a paper form, such as ticks, bubbles, or checkmarks. OMR is used to quickly and accurately capture information from paper forms, making it ideal for high-volume data collection. OMR technology works by... (read more...)

Looking for a ABBYY FlexiCapture Alternative?

19 August, 2019
Are you are looking for a simpler alternative to ABBYY FlexiCapture? Try offers an OMR (optical mark recognition) and HTR (handwritten text recognition) recognition software that allows to easily create and read forms generated by our software. Collect responses fro... (read more...)

5 Methods That Innovative Companies Use OCR Survey Software

19 August, 2019
Businesses today, whether big or small, have adopted a data-driven mindset. Many of us believe that the success of an enterprise depends largely on how they analyze and interpret the data available. The problem lies in the amount of data to analyze and digest, which is why the advent of OCR technol... (read more...)

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) software

13 June, 2019
Optical mark recognition (OMR in short) is a process to identify and extract data from paper forms by analyzing marked fields such as checkboxes or "bubble" fields. Optical mark recognition dates back to the 1930s where it was first used for test scoring. The software and techniques used for data p... (read more...)

OCR Survey software

3 June, 2019
Are you looking for a modern software solution to capture data from the paper questionnaires? provides an easy and cost-effective technology for creating paper-based forms with a checkmark and handwritten text recognition: Scan an unlimited number of documents. Create surveys with ... (read more...)

PAPI: Pen-and-Paper Personal Interview Questionnaires

8 May, 2019
The Pen-and-Paper Personal Interview (PAPI) approach describes any survey type that uses pen-and-paper rather than digital devices to collect the information. While numerous surveys now often utilize CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews), pen-and-paper methods offer several significant advan... (read more...)

How to generate barcodes with Microsoft Word Mail Merge in your paper surveys

20 April, 2019
For multi-page surveys, created with you must have an additional unique barcode on each page bottom-left corner. One-page surveys may also be uniquely marked but only if you would like to include some identification number: The barcode on the bottom-left side is used to identify a res... (read more...)

Paper Surveys with Scanning

17 April, 2019
Collect data on paper forms to reach your target audience. specializes solely in paper-based survey questionnaires creation and recognition. Data validation & verification Mistakes can happen an do happen in manual data entry. uses advanced algorithms and machine lea... (read more...)

Looking for FormScanner OMR Alternative?

17 April, 2019
You’re in the right place. offers an OMR (optical mark recognition) and HTR (handwritten text recognition) survey solution suitable for small to large businesses. Cloud-based software is a cloud-based software. Therefore, you may create and process paper surveys on an... (read more...)

Automated data processing with paper-based forms

17 April, 2019
Are you currently collecting data on paper forms and entering data manually? There is a better way. In this post, I'll describe how you can minimize manual data entry costs by automating form capture and processing. provides an easy and cost-effective technology for creating paper-ba... (read more...)

Looking for a Remark Office OMR Alternative?

3 March, 2019
Remark OMR is one of the oldest OMR software solutions available commercially. Are you are looking for a simpler alternative to Remark OMR? Try offers an OMR (optical mark recognition) and HTR (handwritten text recognition) survey solution suitable for small to med... (read more...)

Looking for a Moodle Quiz OMR Alternative?

28 February, 2019
Moodle Quiz OMR is a Moodle (open-source learning management system) that allows us to conduct assessments on paper and synchronize results in the grading system. Unfortunately, it has not been maintained and the last update has been made in 2010. Try software to replace Moodle Qui... (read more...)

Non-profit sponsorships

16 February, 2019
Due to high demand, we temporarily paused accepting new organizations in our free Non-profit program. Please consider subscribing to our paid plans instead. Are you working in a non-profit organization? We provide our paper survey solution for free for non-profit organizations on a case by case ba... (read more...)

How to create a paper-based survey

11 February, 2019
Using the data entry platform you may easily create and manage your paper-based questionnaires. The platform provides an end-to-end solution from creating surveys to processing scanned documents and analyzing the recognized data. This is a short guide on how to use s... (read more...)

The best document scanners for data entry in paper-based surveys and optical mark recognition

8 February, 2019
Note: software supports the recognition of documents scanned on any scanners. However, you may want to improve the efficiency of the scanning process. Take a look at the scanners we recommend for the use of paper-based surveys. You may also scan the documents using a mobile phone sc... (read more...)

Text formatting guide for paper-based surveys

7 February, 2019 supports a small subset of markdown syntax for adjusting text formatting as well as some specific commands. These may be beneficial for emphasizing certain words in the survey or changing the layout. Text formatting Color To change color you just need to use [color=c... (read more...)