Who Uses This Software?

Includes everyone who wants to create powerful surveys, e.g. Market Research institutions, non-profit & for-profit organisations, students & universities, governments & other political bodies.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LimeSurvey
  • www.limesurvey.org/en/
  • Founded 2006
  • Germany

About LimeSurvey

Multi-lingual open source survey tool that offers unlimited number of surveys.


LimeSurvey Features

  • Custom Survey URLs
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Email Marketing
  • Embeddable Survey
  • Mobile Survey
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Supports Audio / Images / Video

LimeSurvey Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Best free Open Source Survey Software available

Feb 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: features
ability to create custom designs
availability of professional support (Limesurvey Partners program)
number of available question types
powerful plugins
extensive manual
ability to run surveys offline using "OfflineSurveys" Android app

Cons: For new users the interface may require 1-2 hours to get familiar with.

Overall: I am working with Limesurvey since 2007. Its user interface has improved a lot recently and the software supports lots of features not even paid software can offer. The "Expression Manager" is a very powerful tool to create a scoring system and calculate scores as survey runtime based on the users feedback. This can be used for assessments or psychological tests which includes dynamically showing certain text blocks at the end of the survey.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's free, just test it!

I love LimeSurvey and the community. Can't stand taking high stakes surveys on SurveyMonkey/Google.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Open source and the community. I love that templates and themes are fairly easy to get off the ground. 2.5 was a huge jump in terms of features and usability.

Cons: I wish the serve update wasn't paid, but I get it that you need to make money. I wish there was google authentication (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) built in as well for admins. Mobile first design is key for the whole platform.

Overall: Faster survey time to live and more question types.

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Our basis for customer projects

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Firstly we began using LimeSurvey because it has a free version.
Later we found out that it has an amazing development team, both paid people in Hamburg, as well as some fantastic volunteers that spend a lot of time helping others.
Because LimeSurvey is Open Source and written in PHP, it turns out to be extendable and adaptable to our needs. Now, in 2018, after 9 years of living with it, we have it as one of our basic tools for research.

Cons: Earlier version were sometimes hard to learn, this has become a lot better, but the administrative user interface does still need some love & attention.

Overall: We use LimeSurvey both for in company surveys as well as for public surveys. We write our own reporting scripts (in PHP and/or R) for individual and aggregated reports.

I've used Lime Survey extensively for course evaluations and research surveys

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I was new to survey software so LimeSurvey was a good adventure and experience. I downloaded and printed the manual and worked my way through it. Great flexibility of options for questions and formats, easy to launch and manage and easy to generate useful reports or data in spreadsheet format. Many of my graduate students subsequently used LimeSurvey for their research and it was easy to direct them and have them manage their own surveys.

Cons: Some question formats were counter-intuitive and took time to conquer. Using tokens for surveys was challenging to learn. All was solved eventually.

Professionally, flexible, stable, excellent platform.

Jul 11, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The token feature is amazing and very good. I used it for an respondent driven sampling survey and it worked very well. The limeservice allows you to create surveys without ever having to read the manual.

Cons: No cons. Everything good.

Overall: I've used this survey professionally, in small pilot study, and going to use it again for a larger nationwide survey. It is an excellent platform, and beats SurveyMonkey and all other platforms in terms of features and ease of use.
I hope more people use it so that it will stay around.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't bother with other survey software.

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Survey to you By Daniel Rada

Aug 10, 2018
2/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free and Open source is the most emphasized of this application, colorful and functional. In the business environment have a feedback with your employees, suggestions, concerns is of utmost importance to improve the work environment !.

Cons:
I had many problems when implementing this software in my work !. It was a clean and simple installation in UNIX environment, without problems in databases or libraries. But when creating surveys the creation of groups and users is a bit complicated! Once the accounts were created and published, many problems occurred when both the send and the commit occurred. The application was blank for several minutes before throwing some kind of error !.

Overall: I did not have a good experience with this software, it may be a problem with the current version or in the coding of it. however, it is a good proposal to implement surveys via the web in your company locally.

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We use LimeSurvey to conduct internal program surveys.

Jun 08, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that is free and easy to use. It has a format that is similar to common online review sites that people are familiar with. It gives a robust set of polls and fillin options.

Cons: The administrative panel and review results could be better designed and easier to read. A clearer one-page summary of the results would be helpful.

Awesome tool for data collection

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Functions of stats is most promising and especially the downloading of file in xls format is awesome.

Cons: Too much functions , sometimes I get confused. Especially conditional functions

Overall: Its a wonderful tool to collect data with so many languages. Awesome

LimeSurvey is an easy and quick tool to use

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I enjoyed how quickly and easily you can be an administrator for the software and for the surveys. I really enjoy the intuitiveness of it, and when parts of it are not as intuitive, the online manual is incredibly well detailed and well explained.
Some key things that I really love about the software:
-The logic
-How easy it is to get the results
-Copying previous survey to not duplicate the work

Cons: On the other hand, I did not like that it is limited in the ways to edit once the survey is live. It deletes all previous data (but does give you the option to export and save them before) which would make embedding the data a tad harder.

Overall: It was quick to learn, and met our needs.

Excellent !

Oct 27, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've used it for 100+ surveys..
very user-friendly & powerful tool.. it also allows using of jquery to handle your custom requirements..
- only disadvantage to me is that it's not made for CATI surveys.

Best Open Source Survey Software on the Market

Sep 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Limesurvey offers a huge range of features, supports > languages and more than 25 question types.
The design can be adjusted by using a custom template and it also offers complex branching options.