LimeSurvey is an open source online survey application written in PHP based on a MySQL, PostgreSQL or MSSQLdatabase, distributed under the GNU General Public License. Designed to be user-friendly, it enables users to develop and publish surveys, and collect responses, without doing any coding.
LimeSurvey is a web application that is installed to the user’s server. After installation to the user’s server, users can manage LimeSurvey from a web-interface. Users can use rich text in questions and messages, using a rich text editor, and images and videos can be integrated into the survey. The layout and design of the survey can be changed by modifying the template. Templates can be changed in a WYSIWYG HTML editor. Additionally, templates can be easily imported and exported through the template editor. Once a survey is finalized, the user can activate it, making it available for respondents to view and answer. Likewise, questions can also be imported and exported through the editor interface. LimeSurvey has no limit on the number of surveys a user can create, nor is there a limit on how many participants can respond. Aside from technical and practical constraints, there is also no limit on the number of questions each survey may have.
LimeSurvey also offers several more advanced features. It provides basic statistical and graphical analysis of survey results. Surveys can either be publicly accessible or be strictly controlled through the use of “once-only” tokens, granted only to selected participants. Additionally, participants can be anonymous, or LimeSurvey can track the IP addresses of the participants. A much more detailed listing of features can be found on the LimeSurvey web page.
To tailor LimeSurvey further to your needs, the following additional downloads are available: