Formsite Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Formsite 20 years 1998 homepage

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Formsite’s founding. In 1998, Formsite began as the original form builder and continues to lead the industry through innovation and input from customers and partners.

Formsite thanks the customers and colleagues who have helped build the service over the years and we look forward to continuing to provide world-class online forms and surveys.

Take a trip through the early days of the internet to see Formsite’s past:


Formsite 20 years 1998 homepage
  • Formsite founded
  • Google founded
  • Bill Clinton was President of U.S.A.
  • Windows 98 released


Formsite 20 years 1999 homepage
  • Formsite results are sortable and able to be emailed
  • Two Formsite service levels available: Free and Professional
  • Euro Currency created
  • SpongeBob SquarePants premiered
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the first time
  • Y2K crisis
  • Bluetooth and Napster created


Formsite 20 years 2001 homepage
  • Multiple page forms available
  • Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
  • Wikipedia went online
  • Apple Computer released the iPod
  • Microsoft released Windows XP


Formsite 20 years 2003 homepage
  • Redirect URL Success Pages enabled
  • New form items: Rating, Ranking, Multi-scale, Hidden Field
  • The XIX Winter Olympics were held in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • The final Concorde flight
  • China launched Shenzhou 5
  • Voters elected Arnold Schwarzenegger as California Governor


Formsite 20 years 2004 homepage
  • HTML Notifications and Secure Login added
  • The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece
  • The Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918
  • President George W. Bush reelected to a second term of office
  • Facebook is launched


Formsite 20 years 2005 homepage
  • New Style tools for customizing forms
  • PayPal payment integration added
  • YouTube founded
  • Pope Benedict XVI elected
  • Xbox 360 released


Formsite 20 years 2006 homepage
  • Embedded forms, Piping, and API now available
  • Calendar, CAPTCHA, and Admin items added
  • Google purchased YouTube for US$1.65 billion
  • NASA launched the New Horizons space probe to visit Pluto in 2015
  • Barry Bonds hit home run number 715 to break the record held by Babe Ruth
  • iPhone released in 2007
  • Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States


Formsite 20 years 2010 homepage
  • payment integration added
  • Rules, Repeating Pages, and support for mobile devices enabled
  • The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai opened became the world’s tallest building
  • Apple released the iPad
  • As the World Turns ended after 54 years


Formsite 20 years 2012 homepage
  • Running Total and Calculation items added for easy order forms
  • Google Sheets integration, recurring billing, and Workflow created
  • The Curiosity Rover successfully landed on Mars
  • The end of the Mayan calendar observed
  • Windows 8 released
  • Facebook went public at US$38 per share


Formsite 20 years 2013 homepage
  • Signatures and Save & Return created
  • Playstation 4 and XBox One released
  • Twitter went public at US$26 per share
  • Google Glass released


Formsite 20 years 2014 homepage
  • Bulk upload files and images
  • Accessible and HIPAA compliant forms added
  • Read-only and Unique settings
  • Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show
  • Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
  • China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years


Formsite 20 years 2018 homepage
  • Two-factor authentication, form folders, password-protected attachments, and more
  • Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union
  • Trump elected U.S.A President
  • Largest banana split ever at 8,040 metres long made in Australia
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