Creating Shortcuts to Collect FormsΒΆ

You can create an app-like shortcut to a specific form in Collect.

Image showing form shortcut.
  1. Click on Apps button at the bottom of the screen.

    Image showing Apps button.
  2. Touch and hold on an empty space on the Home screen and then click on Widgets button at the bottom of the screen.

    Image showing Widgets button.
  3. Find the ODK Form widget and then touch and hold it.

    Image showing ODK Form widget.
  4. A menu pops up listing all the available forms. Select the form you wish to create a shortcut for.

    Image showing form list.
  5. Shortcut for the selected form will appear on your home screen. You can move the shortcut to the desired position by drag and drop.

    Image showing form shortcut.


To delete the shortcut, hold and press it. A Remove button will appear on the top right corner. Drag and drop the shortcut to the Remove button. The shortcut will be removed.

Image showing Remove button.


If you are unable to find Widgets option:

  1. Click on Apps and then click on three dots at the top right corner of your screen.

    Image showing three dots on home screen.
  2. Click on Help option in the dropdown.

    Image showing Help option.
  3. Click on Adding Items option in the menu which appears.

    Image showing Adding Items option.
  4. Information about adding widgets will be displayed. You can then follow it or try it to find the Widgets button.

    Image showing guidelines on adding a widget.