New: Online voting with subtitle and link
Repeatedly we were asked if it is possible to add an additional text field or link to the individual options of a PollUnit. A very good idea, but we did not want to complicate the creation of polls.
So we released 3 new features: subtitles, links and our PollUnit helper.
We now start the creation of a PollUnit with a simple question, which helps You to quickly and easily find the basic settings and schema of your PollUnit. All settings like star rating, dot-voting and now also subtitles and links per option can be found under 'advanced schema settings'.
The subtitle function allows all users to add another individual text per option. For example, you can create appointments that describe different days and places.
You can also add links per option that point to additional content, such as web pages or files. This is useful when evaluating the next destination. As an option, you can specify the location and also refer to the website of the hotel.
If you have more ideas that can help you and others to create the best polls and surveys on the World Wide Web, do not hesitate and write us! 😜
We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
Created at: 2017-07-12 10:43 PMNew: Online voting with sub...
The evaluation of your PollUnit is now even easier
To simplify the evaluation of your polls and online votings, we have added another line with the sum of all votes. If you have created a poll with star rating or dot voting, all stars or points are summarized.
Have fun making your next decision! 😉
Created at: 2017-06-30 02:56 PMThe evaluation of your Poll...
Prioritize online: Scheduling and polls with star rating
Are all goals equally important? Match all appointments equally well? Or do you need besides surveys with "yes" and "no" answers the possibility of a rating?
PollUnit uses simple polls to help you identify the key topics and best time. Your survey participants can prioritize ideas, appointments, and other options with a star rating. Your participants can rate your options with 0 to 5 stars or points and express their preferences.
So you can find the best time range for your next holiday, as well as the topics with the greatest value for your company. Try it out for free and create your first PollUnit!
Created at: 2017-06-20 11:26 PMPrioritize online: Scheduli...
Automatically assign tasks according to personal preferences
Distributing tasks is not always easy. Personal preferences as well as the mixture of unpleasant and pleasant tasks often make it difficult to decide who will take on what task.
PollUnit takes this decision from you, but also considers the priorities of your participants. Try the online tool and easily distribute your tasks. You proceed as follows:
You create a new PollUnit with the target 'Optima distribution of options'. Choose Starrating or Dot-Voting as the voting type. With the type Dot-Voting you can also limit the total number of votes per person. In step 4, you usually switch the participants' votes to hidden. So no one can see, who prefers which task. Now all participants can prioritize the tasks they would like to do.
After the PollUnit has expired or when you close your poll, the system distributes the tasks so that as many preferences as possible are taken into account.
Created at: 2017-06-18 07:11 PMAutomatically assign tasks ...
With our new schema preview, creating polls is now even more easy
The poll tool PollUnit has recently been extended to include some new types and options. These settings also affect the basic functions of your surveys.
To make it even easier for you to schedule or create your task lists or requests for evaluation, we have launched our new schema previewer. Now, if you create a new PollUnit, you will see a schematic preview of your poll. Each change to the basic settings is shown schematically. This makes it even clearer what e.g. a change between star rating and dot voting means or how the result changes if you do not choose the target 'best option', but 'distribute options optimally'.
Have fun creating your new polls!
Created at: 2017-06-17 03:01 PMWith our new schema preview...
Create online polls about images
You want to find clothes in which you look best, or you need to make professional decisions about graphics, a process of reconciling images is often necessary.
But how do you share the pictures so that everyone can vote, whether your participant has the necessary graphic software, or can only be reached on the smartphone or sits in the agency and wants to easily see your pictures in high quality on the graphic monitor? The coordination process should be as fast and simple as possible!
With PollUnit, you can easily create a free online poll on images. You can upload your own pictures and use them in your poll. Depending on the target of your poll, the participants can then rate your pictures or choose a picture that best suits them.
Your participants can click through your gallery and rate each picture individually or vote in the overview.
For more information, we have written a tutorial for creating surveys with images for you.
Created at: 2017-06-13 04:51 PMCreate online polls about i...
Online polls without registration
Organizing large groups can be very time-consuming. Usually countless e-mails are necessary to come to a conclusion. You can optimize this process with online surveys.
Complicated registrations can often become too much of a hurdle for users. With PollUnit, you can create polls where your participants can vote without registration.
But even creating polls is possible without an account. You simply click on "Create new PollUnit" and configure your free survey. Then you invite your participants or simply send the link to your poll by e-mail to all the voters. Now the participants can vote immediately after entering their names - without registration or opt-in procedure.
Created at: 2017-06-12 10:37 PMOnline polls without regist...
Create safe surveys
With PollUnit, you can efficiently make decisions and schedule appointments. This can be sensitive data, e.g. you create a poll about secret designs for the next campaign, logos, the next topics in your company ...
With PollUnit you can create secure surveys. Here you will learn what you should look out for.
PollUnit uses the encryption system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for the free accounts for the entire data exchange. This ensures that personal data can not be read, copied or altered unauthorized while communicating with our server.
When you create a survey, a link is generated automatically that allows your users to participate in your survey. This link consists of a code that is nearly impossible to guess.
You should be aware of that the link can be saved in the browser history when transferring and using this secret link. This could make it possible for other people using your computer to access your surveys. This can be prevented by deleting your browser history. To ensure more effective access protection, you can also protect your survey with a password at PollUnit. We recommend you always set a password when you make decisions about sensitive data or company secrets.
As a further security measure, you can only allow access to users who have been sent an invitation. Only users who have a PollUnit account or create a new account via the invitation are allowed to access your poll. So you can restrict your survey to a specific group of people.
Created at: 2017-06-08 02:00 PMCreate safe surveys
Vote and create polls with smartphone, desktop or tablet online
Depending on the resolution and input devices, the online survey tool PollUnit responds to the requirements of your display. PollUnit show you different designs and / or layouts to give you and your survey participants always a clear and user-friendly page. Whether Mouse or Touch, all PollUnit functions are both easy to use from your PC as well as from your mobile phone.
PollUnit is platform-independent - Participants with Android, iOS, Windows or Linux can participate in your surveys via their browser. No installation required. Everyone who has access to the Internet can visit your poll and vote for options.
With various share features, you can send your poll to your friends and colleagues. This includes email and WhatsApp.
Created at: 2017-06-07 10:46 PMVote and create polls with ...
Present and vote - online surveys for designers, agencies and their clients
As a designer or agency, it is part of everyday life to coordinate and evaluate graphic work with customers. Often several decision-makers have to be involved. This makes a joint assessment of the work difficult.
PollUnit is an ideal tool to speed up the evaluation and reconciliation process.
A small example: You want to present your logos to different customers and let them vote which logo is best.
To do this, create a PollUnit with the "Image" type. In order to make an rating possible, you select "star rating" or "dot-voting" as voting type. Upload your logos and share your PollUnit with your customers. Check out our Tutorial to create polls to rate your images.
Now your customers can see your work and rate it in a Lightbox.
You also have the option to hide the ratings of your participants. This prevents you from influencing your customers. At the end of the vote, the hidden votes are displayed and an evaluation is made possible.
An optional password and a full SSL encryption provide additional protection.
Your customers also can leave feedback in the comments.
Created at: 2017-06-07 06:43 PMPresent and vote - online s...
Interactive surveys for team meetings and classrooms
To communicate between the survey participant's browser and the PollUnit server we use the WebSocket protocol. This has the advantage over a pure HTTP connection that the browser does not have to ask for new results of your survey in order to get updates. With WebSockets the browser instantly receives new votes or changes - without waiting.
This makes PollUnit suitable for interactive surveys for meetings or classrooms. For example, create a survey of which topics are to be addressed next. Your colleagues or students can see your PollUnit via a projector. You share your survey and each participant chooses an option with his laptop or smartphone. Every change is instantly visible to everyone. You and your team or students can immediately discuss the results or add new options.
For votes, e.g. the choice to a class representative, you can also conduct your survey anonymously.
By clicking on evaluation, you and all participants will get a result with pie chart and bar graph.
Created at: 2017-06-03 09:42 AMInteractive surveys for tea...
Organize Party online - with a todo list or food list from PollUnit
In addition to scheduling, PollUnit help you with the organization who is bringing which food or drinks for your celebration.
The basic function is quite simple: You create a list of dishes and / or beverages. You invite your friends via email or WhatsApp to your PollUnit. All participants opt for one or more dishes they want to bring along and check the appropriate option. If an option is already taken, it can not be selected. A click on evaluation and finished!
Your friends do not need an account to vote, so they can quickly choose a task without having to complete a registration.
Your participants can also add their own food suggestions. So you do not have to think about all the dishes and drinks for your party and your guests can be creative.
To suit your needs, many other features are available to customize your food list. For example, you can allow each dish to be brought twice. You can add a background image suitable to your celebration and you have the possibility to leave comments...
Created at: 2017-05-27 02:01 PMOrganize Party online - wit...
PollUnit's Dot Voting Tool
With Dot-Voting (also known as Sticker-Voting, Dotmocracy or Multi-Voting) you facilitate the decision-making in a group. This agile method is often used to resolve the number of topics, ideas and options and prioritize them.
Each member of your group gets a limited number of points or stickers. These can be distributed by the participant to available or his favorite options. The participant can assign any number of points to an option or a previously specified maximum number per option.
After the vote, the dot-voting shows you a "winner", but also an evaluation of all ideas and options. You can then develop these in the team further.
PollUnit offers you a dot-voting tool with which your team can quickly and easily evaluate your topics. The basic functions of the Online Dot voting are free of charge and can also be used without account.
PollUnit's online dot voting adds a few more benefits. Dot-voting is usually an open voting procedure and carries the risk of a co-ordination effect. You can prevent this by running your PollUnit anonymously.
Just try it out, click on "Create new PollUnit" and generate your first dot-voting.
Created at: 2017-05-06 01:38 PMPollUnit's Dot Voting Tool
Plan your holidays online
During the holiday planning, there is much to be decided in a group. First off, where to go? Then, when has everybody time for the trip? And finally, who takes care of what?
Try PollUnit to solve these questions with our simple planning tool.
Where are we going? Create your first PollUnit with the type "Free text". The best way to do this is to select "Star rating" as a vote type to allow prioritization. Enter your holiday destinations and allow your participants to make their own proposals. Save, invite and vote. The holiday destination is chosen.
When starts and ends our trip? With another PollUnit find out which time period is most suitable for you and your friends.
And last but not least, who brings the toothpaste, suncream, board games, cards, dinghy and everything else you need for your perfect holiday? You can distribute tasks with the PollUnit target "Distribute options optimally".
For more information, check out our tutorials.
Created at: 2017-04-22 06:46 AMPlan your holidays online
New Poll Type: Time periods
Our newest feature: time periods!
From now on, You can also set the duration of appointments.
Thus, it is easier now to vote with Your friends from when to when You go exactly on vacation.
As with the previous appointments, there are time period options with and without time.
Have fun with it!
Created at: 2017-04-21 05:06 AMNew Poll Type: Time periods
Online surveys in their own design
You want to find an appointment for your birthday, a team event for your company or distribute tasks for your wedding? Your online survey should have it's own design? Then you are right at PollUnit.
With PollUnit, you can quickly create an online survey. You can choose from different survey types. PollUnit helps you to make decisions, to distribute tasks, to prioritize your ideas and, if you want, to do everything in your own design.
When you create your PollUnit, you can choose from a variety of designs or themes. You'll find matching themes for barbecues, hiking and much more. Also neutral design for serious polls are available free of charge at PollUnit. You can also upload your own photo, choose different colors and customize the appearance of your online survey.
Check out our tutorial for creating your own themed polls.
Created at: 2017-04-17 06:32 AMOnline surveys in their own...
Suggest own dates
Finding dates in a group is not always easy. The eternal back and forth until a suitable time was found can be quite annoying.
With PollUnit you can spare yourself and your friends these difficulties or at least speed up this process. With our date-finding tool, you can create a simple survey. In this survey, you propose different dates to your participants. Share the link to your online survey by email or WhatsApp, or send automatic invitations. Now your participants can accept your appointments. The appointment with the most votes "wins".
But what if none of the dates fit for all participants? With PollUnit your participants can propose their own appointments (if you wish). So you will find the best date together.
Created at: 2017-04-16 06:41 AMSuggest own dates
Evaluate ideas and topics online
PollUnit offers the possibility to create surveys, in which the participants can not only answer yes and no. The voting types 'Star Rating' and 'Dot-Voting' are suitable for evaluating your ideas and topics.
This is useful, for example, to prioritize specific time periods during the time-finding. However, there are many possibilities for using a valuation tool such as PollUnit, especially in professional everyday life.
For example, your team collects a wealth of ideas through brainstorming. This huge number of options can be evaluated and filtered using 'Star Rating' or 'Dot-Voting'. This can be done privately, but also in the team. The vote is possible both publicly and anonymously. Since PollUnit updates the result in real-time (no reload of the page necessary), each team member can submit his / her evaluation on his / her computer, but also immediately sees each vote of the other.
Use PollUnit to plan the topics for your retrospective. Each of the participants can propose their own topics and evaluate them and other topics. The subjects with the most votes are then discussed first.
Created at: 2017-04-10 06:51 AMEvaluate ideas and topics o...