The company said in a statement that this would enable the creation of a variety of forms, help to gather data, view and export it, with the assurance that nothing would leave the server on which the instance of Nextcloud in question was running.
Nextcloud communications manager Jos Poortvliet said: "Surveys are a staple of the Web, for anything from planning events to getting product feedback and every business uses them - so do countless private users.
"But a third of people who don't fill in a form avoid it because they are worried about security and privacy.
A sample questionnaire generated by the Nextcloud Forms app. Supplied
He added that the company had already used the app for user surveys and application forms.
"And we believe there is a bright future ahead for Forms. Google Forms, Typeform and the many other SaaS platforms who are happy to vacuum up your data and that of your surveyed participants should take note: there is a new player in town," Poortvliet added.
He said the Forms app lets one choose from a range of question types such as checkboxes, multiple choice, dropdowns, short answer and long text which should cover most use cases. However, the company was working on more question types, he added.
"You can share Forms via link to anyone, or even directly to specific users on your Nextcloud server or to the whole Nextcloud instance. For improved security it is possible to set an expiration date," Poortvliet said.
"There is no limitation on the amount of forms or questions you can create nor the links you can share or the number of people who can reply. Also important: Forms is responsive and will look good on any device or screen."