So, after a lot of research looking into InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, and the like.. I have a simple question. I want my end users to be able to migrate away from Google Forms (we have the free business apps thing, and it is getting difficult to manage).
Basically, they need to be able to create forms that "link up" to SharePoint lists that do some standard workflow things (like one that will email everyone in a specific group after a new list item has been added, and then do nothing else). Others are some basic department usage statistics, which is just a few simple forms and a submit button that then tallies some usage stats for each department. I haven't found an easy way to let me end users do forms. We don't have InfoPath and I'm not sure that would help some of my end-users anyway.
Is there anything that you guys have done in the past or that you would think would be great for a new sharepoint environment coming up? I want it to be as easy as possible for end users... I have looked at SharePoint Forms Designer
EDIT: The inherent functionality that I am looking for seems to be available in InfoPath (which is deprecated)... I can Insert a InfoPath Form Web Part that I create using infoPath that I assume connects directly to the list in question? Then, I can add the web part anywhere I was on my site. Can I have this same functionality with any other form customization options? I can't see how to do that with SharePoint Designer.
As a sidenote, there is no longer a WYSIWYG Editor in SharePoint Designer. This makes editing sites difficult for power users.. and I assume them that there can not be an option for Forms that is WYSIWYG like Google Forms.