• LimeSurvey - the most popular
    Free Open Source Software survey tool on the web.

  • Why use LimeSurvey and not some other commercial tool?

    Why use LimeSurvey and not some other commercial tool?

    • Free: Install where you want and as many times as you like - no costs.
    • Open Source: Inspect the source code, change it to do your bidding or create plugins to do so.
    • Data safety: Sensitive response data stays in your hands - saved on your own servers.
    • Limitless: Collect responses without limits, create an unlimited number of surveys
    • International: Available in 80 (yes, eighty!) languages
    • Borderless: Export & import numerous formats used for surveys, responses and label sets

    Check out our extensive feature list...

  • What if I need support?

    What if I need support?

    We have it all in case you need it:

    • Literary: A detailed manual in various languages
    • Outsourcing: Try our own professional hosting service LimeService
    • Huge community: Community support by using our forums and IRC
    • Professional support: Any service needed is avilable by the licensed Official LimeSurvey Partners

    Learn more about our support options...


To cut a very long story short: LimeSurvey has a lot of features and contains everything you need for doing nearly every survey with grace. Can't wait to get started? Try our demo or the free trial and use of LimeService!


LimeSurvey 2.x currently offers:

  • 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 our Online Manual

....and many more small features we have left out so be sure to visit our online demo.

On top of that third-party modules are available to connect LimeSurvey to


Possible areas of application

Basically you can use Limesurvey for any type of data collection. Here are a few examples of how our users use Limesurvey:

  1. Ordinary marketing surveys
  2. Psychological tests
  3. Customer satisfaction surveys after buying from an online shop
  4. General data collection for example by phone at call centers
  5. Quality management (inter alia in the field)
  6. Query of candidate qualifications
  7. Order Form for Product Samples
  8. Invitation management for events ("I come with X people, we would like to eat Y and Z need overnight accommodations)
  9. Theory test for Driving School
  10. Review of lectures at universities
  11. Event tool like for college fests

Interested? You want to get started right away?

Still not sure ?

Take a sneak peek at our demo to see what LimeSurvey can do for you!


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Download LimeSurvey 2.05+

This is our latest stable release. We recommended that users of all previous versions upgrade to this latest version. Please read the release notes (see bottom of the download page) carefully as some major changes have been made!
Installation/upgrade instructions are available in the online manual in the chapter about upgrading from a previous version.


LimeSurvey Templates

To tailor LimeSurvey further to your needs, the following additional downloads are available:

Using the upload-feature you can contribute your things to the community, too.


Old versions

A limited selection of older versions is still available in our files section. We recommend not to use those for production environments as the newest versions will always include better security than the previous ones.


Survey Example

If you'd like to see a working survey, please fill out our own survey. This survey is being run on LimeSurvey version 2.05+.

Stable v2.05+ Demo

We've made a v2.05+ demonstration version available for you to get a feel of this product.

Please be polite and don't abuse the demo. Some critical functions (like mail sending or modifying security settings) have been disabled.

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