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Thousands of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies use Afterpattern to create custom forms, generate documents, and store their data.

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Build a database

Start your project by building a relational database to manage your data and files. Add columns for every data type: text, dates, attachments, dropdowns, and more.

Build online forms

Easily create online forms that send data to, and pull data from your database. Add logic, signatures, document automation, and more to create online forms that feel like web apps.

Automate documents

Convert your static Word docs and PDFs into document automations. Use these automations to populate your documents with data collected by forms or stored in a database.

Launch a portal

Build web portals where teammates or customers can create accounts, use curated sets of forms and documents automations, and access selected data from your database.


Make knowledge work about delivering expertise — automate everything else

For law firms

The Ultimate Guide: How to Build Legal Products

A step-by-step guide on how law firms can conceive, build, and market software products that generate new business and grow revenue.

For law firms

Law Firm Marketing: The Strategy
Guide (2021)

A step-by-step guide to the top law firm marketing strategies and tools, covering topics like search engine optimization, website design, email marketing, PPC, and more.

For law firms

Document automation guide

Discover how legal document generation workflows are helping law firms not only increase efficiency but also offer the public their own LegalZoom-like products.

For law firms

Transforming immigration law expertise into software products

How a leading US law firm is using off-the-shelf document automation software to create interactive websites that scale the reach and impact of their practice.

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