Timify.me is a web-service (and also a Google Add-on) that allows you to embed a timer into your Google Forms and collect form submission time.
To get started with Timify.me you need to do 3 things:
To import your Google Form you need to open Timify.me Add-on in your Google form and tick the "Enable Add-on" checkbox. Then return to your Dashboard.
To inject a timer into your Google Form your need to create links and then send it to your respondents. Each link is unique. All links have name, email, duration and some additional options.
To create links click the "Create links" button and fill in the form. You can create multiple links at a time by pasting a batch of emails or contacts.
No, you should not do that. If you send one link to a group of people the whole purpose of the timer is lost. Unique links make it impossible to cheat (for example open and submit the form several times from different computers under different accounts). You should create unique links per each respondent and either copy and send them manually or use our "Send links" button to send links in bulk.
No. The answers cannot be submitted automatically, they can only be submitted when your respondents click the "Submit" button in the form. If you use the "Auto-close" option and the respondent doesn't submit the form in time, their answers will not be submitted and you will see a "Time over" badge next to the link in your Dashboard. If you are unsure, try to use links without the "Auto-close" option, it allows to submit the form any time and the time will be still logged in your Dashboard.
No. The timer is related to the whole form and cannot be enabled per sections or separate questions.
Once you tick the the "Enable Add-on" checkbox the Submission ID field will be created automatically. This field is required to allow Timify.me to fetch submission data. You don't need to fill it in, this field will be pre-populated automatically for each respondent.
No, links never expire until the form is open or either the link or the form is deleted.
While this is an experimantal feature, you still may find it useful to get the idea on how focused your respondent was while filling out the form. "Unfocused" shows the amount of times the respondent left the form, for example, opened another tab, application or window.
You cannot change your email address at the moment via the website, but this will be allowed in the future. If you want to change your email address, please write us an email with a request and we will try to help you.
You can import unlimited amount of forms, create unlimited amount of links and use most of the features for free. We do not ask you to specify your debit card or sign up for a trial. However, some features are paid. You can see our prices here.
There could be several reasons for that.
Unfortunately, uploading files is not supported at the moment. If you wish to use Timify.me you may consider not using uploading files feature yet.
The reason could be that your Google form is restricted to your organisation/company/school/university Google accounts and your respondents do not log in with them. We did our best to provide as clean instructions as possible, however, it is impossible for us to control their authentication process due to both technical and privacy reasons. If you think that this might be the reason, please ask your respondents to make sure they log in with their Google accounts before they open the form.
The most common reason for that is spam filters. It is common for organisations to set rules against spam, however, they sometimes cut "good" emails off as well. If you think that this might be the reason, please contact your system administrator and ask them if emails from Timify.me have been recently blocked.
We value our customers a lot and are always happy to help. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ping us and we will try our best to make your experience better.