Why Powerapps Is Replacing Infopath Forms?

Author image By Tejas Patel  |  Monday, November 18, 2019 04:10 PM  |  4 min read  |   497

Why Powerapps Is Replacing Infopath Forms?

Whenever there is a new tool is launched, it replaces the existing one. There is a dilemma in the user’s mind about whether the new product is functional and stable. When it comes to PowerApp apps development replacing Infopath, the answer to the same is yes.

Sharing specifications of previous Sharepoint, InfoPath became a tool of choice in the Microsoft stack. It was preferential for developing interactive forms and modifying the SharePoint list and library dialogs. InfoPath still shares support until 2023, April for legacy systems. It got replaced with PowerApps in Microsoft 365. PowerApps is not only restricted to Sharepoint. It helps in stand-alone mobile applications. It could be connected through different data sources integrated with Dynamics 365.

Who is the descendant?

  • There are a few instances where InfoPath Forms is useful. For instance, it can anonymously collecting information or can print when required. On the other hand, PowerApps is specialized in the digital formulation of data.
  • PowerApps is continuously getting updated with new features, creating strong functionality. It becomes highly responsive and user-friendly. PowerApps developers optimize their applications for reducing network traffic and enhanced performance on different devices
  • PowerApps has the power to interact with data through a myriad of sources. It is not restricted like InfoPath. Making changes to PowerApps is easier as it is centrally managed and has automatic updates.
  • The limitation of PowerApps is that this application is restricted to regular users in your tenant. Guest users cannot access it now. It is though available on the Microsoft roadmap. If you want to convert InfoPath forms to PowerApps, save by collaborating with the powerapps app development company.

Minimal But Powerful

Infopath Forms

  • As a WYSIWYG tool, the PowerApps editor has different control options. This includes labels, buttons, and text boxes. These can be easily added to the app canvas. Modification is an application with a few clicks.
  • It has an Excel-style formulaic language used for adding core capability to your application. Microsoft presents a PowerApp player, available in iOS, Android, and Microsoft App Stores. So, your PowerApps does not need an addition from the app store directly. It gets published in your tenant and is accessible through PowerApps player.
  • It can also be embedded in SharePoint and PowerBI dashboards and reports.

Breaking the Monotony

  • There are different ways of creating new PowerApps. You can navigate to Office365.com and click on the PowerApps icon present on the list. This will take you to PowerApps.com. Here you will find different options for creating applications.
  • In different cases, PowerApps automatically creates an application based on your data. For instance, if you are willing to connect to a SharePoint list, PowerApps will formulate a default app through three scenes. One is through going through the records in the list, the second is going through the details of the record, and finally, adding or modification of records.

Breaking the Monotony

  • This template application can be modified for implementing your brand image. You can change the outlook and add more features and functionality. You can also opt for creating a blank app and build it from scratch. This will help you in meeting your needs. One of the best ways is to hire powerapps developers.
  • PowerApps is useful as a modification of dialogs in both Dynamic 365 and SharePoint Online. Customizing a list form, the process is easier. It is like navigating to the list in SharePoint. Just click on the PowerApps options and select “Customize Forms.”
  • The form is released in the PowerApps editor where you can customize it. Best for building stunning list forms for enhancing the user experience for the app. In Dynamics 365, you can easily edit entity forms through navigating the same in the solution explorer.
  • A lighter version of PowerApps Studio is launched in the same phase of Dynamics. It will allow you to show and hide fields and reorder the same.

The Functionality is Enhancing

  • Microsoft is adding and enhancing the feature set of PowerApps. It further gives you the right to access new data sources, implementing visual elements. It makes it easier for connecting to services like Azure.
  • The base version of PowerApps is incorporated in all licenses like Office 365 Business Essentials. For using Premium Connectors, connecting to external services is needed for further collaboration. External services include Salesforce, DocuSign, Jira.
  • The development of PowerApps was done keeping the non-developer Power Users in mind. It was mainly conducted for improving everyday business functionality. It also helps in connecting data sources and creating rich applications with less or no code.
  • Developers can use PowerApps for the development of responsive and complex applications. It will help in leveraging multiple data sources and interactions.


While PowerApps is still growing and formulating features, it is ready to replace InfoPath Forms. It could be in the form of creating interactive forms and modifying the SharePoint list and library dialogs. There are so many things that could be done with PowerApps. It could be considered by organizations for new defining pathways.


Why Powerapps Is Replacing Infopath Forms?

Contact Us



Author image

Tejas Patel

Tejas Patel is a Co-Founder of Concetto Labs and he have 18+ years of technical experience in building high quality and scalable Web & Mobile Applications.

Why Our Client Love Us?

  • Fast kick-off
  • Agile Ready
  • 98% Client Retention
  • 360-Degree solutions

Our integrity and process focuses largely on providing every customer the best recommendations for their respective business. Our clients become recurring customers because we always go beyond their expectations to deliver the best solutions.

Get In Touch
Kamika Kilgore
Customer for over 2 years Kamika Kilgore United States

Concetto Labs has been a fantastic partner in consistently delivering high quality, high value solutions to our organization. Their team does an excellent job of first understanding our processes and requirements, and then translating them into solutions that meet or exceed expectations. Concetto Labs has helped us simplify multiple processes and workflows as well as suggested additional improvements we had not considered. Their communication and follow-through are top tier. They have proven themselves to be a trusted partner and we look forward to leveraging their services on future projects.

Mr. Sieva Savko
Customer for over 4 years Mr. Sieva Savko Norway

Concetto Labs have provided us with a tremendous amount of help. Their competence in various IT fields led to a positive outcome while facing different challenges. A lot of value was given by their helpful professional staff. To describe this company in three words: effectiveness, collaboration, trust. I would also like to personally thank Mr. Tejas Patel for his positive, friendly, and highly competent approach. The all-around support provided by him made every task at hand a no-brainer.

Miss. Caroline Jack
Customer for over 4 years Miss. Caroline Jack South Africa

It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Concetto Labs team! We have worked together on a few projects now, all of which have been successful. You can rely on good communication and response times from these guys. And they go above and beyond to ensure that the result is achieved. Because of their great service, they have become an integral part of our business and we will continue to use them going forward.

Mr. Richard Bartlett
Customer for over 3 years Mr. Richard Bartlett United States

Concetto Labs is a group of incredibly talented individuals. They are very responsive and communicate with you each and every step of the process. I worked with Manish Patel throughout the entire process and must say that I have never conducted business with a more honest and professional individual. Together with his team, Manish created www.travcentiverewards.com exactly how we envisioned it to be. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Mr. Conrad Abraham
Customer for over 2 years Mr. Conrad Abraham United States

Concetto Labs team is my go-to for any simple or complex development projects. They have risen to the challenge. Great project management, communication, and super quick turnaround. I've done multiple projects with them and don't plan on changing that.

Mr. Edward Chin
Customer for over 4 years Mr. Edward Chin Canada

Concetto Labs was able to bring my complex idea to life. Throughout the project, Concetto Labs maintained constant communications and was always professional - considering I had no experience in what I wanted to create their welcoming attitude, patience, and knowledge in the field created the perfect environment to work in. I was so impressed with their work that I've kept them on board as my go-to experts. Thanks for the worthwhile experience and the breathtaking product.

Karuna Govind
Karuna Govind CTO & Co Founder (Coupay) London, UK

We started working with Concetto Labs due to the influx of work on mobile (Flutter) and frontend (React.js). It's been fantastic working with them. Good, consistent communication and good quality of work means they may be our first choice for many projects to come.

Arunabha Choudhury
Arunabha Choudhury Director (Fuzzann Technologies Private Limited) India

We are a healthcare IT company and wanted to build a Mobile Application for both Android and IOS using Flutter. The Concetto Lab team has been very patient with our project requirements and made sure all our queries are answered. It was a great show of professionalism and customer relationship. Even during the project, the team was very accommodating of all the changes we requested. The project was delivered successfully and we deployed the app in the Android Play Store. Overall, the entire process has been very transparent and the team was able to deliver exactly what we had envisioned the project outcome to look like.

Good Firms Clutch App Futura Microsoft Associate Mobile App Top Developers Gesia