What is LimeSurvey?


LimeSurvey is a free and open source on-line survey application written in PHP based on a MySQL, PostgreSQL or MSSQL database, distributed under the GNU General Public License. As a web server-based software it enables users to develop and publish on-line surveys, and collect responses, without doing any programming.

LimeSurvey 2.x features

  • Unlimited number of surveys at the same time
  • Unlimited number of questions in a survey (only limited by your database)
  • Unlimited number of participants to a survey
  • Multi-lingual surveys
  • User-management
  • 28 different question types with more to come
  • WYSIWYG HTML editor
  • Quotas management
  • Integration of pictures and movies into a survey
  • Creation of a printable survey version
  • Conditions for questions depending on earlier answers (Skip Logic / Branching)
  • Piping and Micro-tailoring using a powerful expression engine
  • Re-usable editable answer sets
  • Ready-made importable questions
  • Assessment surveys
  • Anonymous and Not-Anonymous survey
  • Open and closed group of participant surveys
  • Optional public registration for surveys
  • Sending of invitations, reminders and tokens by email
  • Option for participants to buffer answers to continue survey at a later time
  • Cookie or session based surveys
  • Template editor for creating your own page layout
  • Extended and user-friendly administration interface
  • Back-office data entry possibility
  • Survey expiry dates for automation
  • Enhanced import and export functions to text, CSV, PDF, SPSS, R, queXML and MS Excel format
  • Basic statistical and graphical analysis with export facility
  • Screen Reader Accessiblity
  • W3C compliance
  • Supporting more than 50 different languagesin frontend and backend
  • A detailed manual is available in several languages in the official LimeSurvey Online Manual

….and many more small features we have left out so be sure to visit our (Tools for Research) online demo.