I opted to try this plugin because I needed forms with features that contact7 would not do, specifically save form submissions to the database. I saw that formidable would do this so I gave it a try.
The plugin works great, and is very easy to use. The pro version looks really good and is mostly likely worth the money 2X.
But I HATE when a plugin author hides or is not up front with what comes free and what comes with the pro version, forcing you to spend your time figuring it out for yourself. That is what appears to be happening here.
I could not find any info stating that I could not access the contact records nor could you use captcha unless you pay for the pro version, yet that seems to be the case.
So, after finding, configuring, adding reCaptcha, searching for info again... I am back using contact form 7 again. I may go ahead and go with formidable pro, it does look great, but I may just avoid it out of my irritation with their less than forthright marketing. Again, I hate that kind of sales practice. Just say what is included and what comes extra with a bit of money.