An open source web application for survey creation and management.

LimeSurvey is an open source web application for developing and publishing surveys, and collecting responses.

After being installed on the user’s server – or the server of an online host – a simple web interface allows users to customize the layout and design of the survey and add images, video, and rich text questions. Users can specify response formats such as multiple choice, text input, drop-down lists, numerical input, slider input, and simple yes/no input. They can restrict surveys to certain participants (once-only, anonymous or not-anonymous, etc.) and create quotas and expiration dates. LimeSurvey provides basic statistical and graphical analysis, and allows for exporting in seven different formats, including text, CSV, SPSS and R.

Both the front end and back end of LimeSurvey are available in over fifty different languages.

  • 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)
  • 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 languages in frontend and backend
  • A detailed manual is available in several languages

LimeSurvey has surpassed 400,000 downloads and is used by a huge number of private persons, big companies, academic facilities and governmental institutions around the world. Some examples: