Plant trees with PollUnit
Today we are announcing a new feature that is very close to our hearts. Starting today: For every purchase made on PollUnit, we will plant trees with the help of Plant for the Planet.
Plant-for-the-Planet is a global movement to restore forest ecosystems to address the climate crisis and prevent biodiversity loss.
Approximately 8% of our gross sales go towards preserving and rebuilding forests around the world. So even with the renewal of any subscriptions, a portion goes into new trees. On our price list you will find the approximate number of trees we can plant per plan purchase. Why approximate? We calculate on a daily basis how many trees we can plant. This can be more on one day and less on another. For an overview of where and how many trees have already been planted by PollUnit, visit the PollUnit profile of Plant for the Planet.
Published at: 2022-08-24 08:13 AMPlant trees with PollUnit
Tagging and grouping content
With the help of tags or labels, content can be provided with additional keywords. The so-called tagging ensures that information is easier to find and to link.
The new PollUnit tagging feature allows you to tag and filter various data types. This results in various use cases.
If you use a PollUnit idea collection as a tool for feature requests, administrators can tag received feature requests and assign them to a category. Participants can then more easily find whether there were similar requests before.
Published at: 2022-08-02 01:34 PMTagging and grouping content
Collect feature requests with progress indicator
With a PollUnit Idea Collection you can collect, manage, and prioritize feature requests. This ranked customer feedback helps you to make more informed product decisions and build better software, apps and websites.
To enable your customers to keep track of their feature requests we added progress states to each idea or request. Once you've collected enough votes, comments or your team decided that this feature improves your product and should be done you can change the state to »planned«. While developing this feature you switch the state to »In implementation« and finally to »done«. For requests that are not implemented there is the state »rejected«. In addition, you can specify a reason why the request will not be implemented.
This makes PollUnit your Feature Request Tool. But this is only where the decision making starts. For internal voting and evaluation, you can simply copy the collection of requests and pass it on to your team, e.g. as a vote. Or you create a questionnaire to find out more about individual feature requests.
Published at: 2022-07-19 07:41 PMCollect feature requests wi...
Change the participations of others as admin
Our current Poll Maker update is aimed at the creators of a schedulings, votings and tables, who maintain close contact with their participants. Here it happens that the administrator should be able to change data or votes on behalf of the participants. E.g. a commitment to a certain date should be withdrawn, a date has become free or an information should be changed.
Of course, these details can or should be changed by the participants themselves. This is also intended in the standard case. In case of a loss of access data or in case of guest participations that cannot be reactivated, i.e. participations without an account and without access to the device of the participation, this can be helpful.
So that this function cannot be misused to manipulate voting results, these changes are recorded in the activity log, participants (if possible) are informed by e-mail and changed participations are marked with a warning. Furthermore, a participation can only be changed if it is visible to everyone. Votes and participations within anonymous polls or polls with hidden participants can not be changed. Thus nothing stands in the way of a club vote or similar.
Published at: 2022-06-28 11:45 AMChange the participations o...
Access management with Single Sign-On
Improve identity management in PollUnit with Single Sign-On (SSO). Restrict voting and access to employees of your company and prevent fraudulent multiple votes.
What is Single Sign-On?
SSO is an authentication method that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by using just one set of credentials.
Why using Single Sign-On?
Organizations often use SSO when an internal IT team assigns and manages users' applications and rights. The by SSO confirmed user identity is used to determine which permissions a user should have.
How does Single Sign-On help within PollUnit?
PollUnit allows to register with your Facebook or Google account. This way a user can sign up by a single click. You can also restrict voting to these external service providers. This is the point where it gets interesting for users looking for a poll maker with high security needs!
If you have the permission to manage your own PollUnit organizations you can connect your own SSO provider with PollUnit. This way you can restrict access to or allow voting only for members of your company.
Published at: 2022-06-21 01:37 PMAccess management with Sing...
Publish and group multiple PollUnits with a single link
Today we introduce our new PollUnit type »Landing Page«. This type allows to create simple web pages without HTML knowledge. This page can be enriched with text, image and videos. As in our other types, you can apply your themes and logos or add an imprint.
You can add other PollUnits to a landing page and group your PollUnits of any kind.
For example, if you are using the PollUnit Poll Maker to create Photo Contests, you can link them as category to the landing page. You can also enrich every added PollUnit with text, images and videos. The PollUnits can then be accessed from the landing page. So it's enough to just share the link to the landing page.
Published at: 2022-05-10 08:56 AMPublish and group multiple ...
Improved voting in tables
Today we are getting back to you with a major refactoring. The refactoring mainly affects PollUnit types that have a tabular view. Besides simplifying our code, making it faster to maintain and develop new features, it also solves some problems and makes it easier to use. Here is a summary:
Aligning and increasing limits in all plans
With PollUnit you can run photo competitions, questionnaires, public and anonymous votes. These different types differ greatly in appearance and technical requirements. This allowed us to allow only different numbers of participants, submitters and content per type. This caused confusion in our pricing from time to time. This is now a thing of the past. All types can now handle significantly more data and the limits of the packages have been adjusted upwards. In addition, there are now even larger Enterprise packages.
It is now possible to display multi-line text input in tables - your table layout will automatically adapt to your content.
Improved mobile view
In the mobile version, a simplified navigation through the table is now possible. This makes it easier for participants of a public vote to see who voted for what.
Faster loading times
Despite the fact that now significantly more content and participants are allowed, your voting table loads much faster.
Published at: 2022-04-26 06:52 AMImproved voting in tables
Checkboxes and single select fields in tables
When using PollUnit tables for collecting user information you can predefine columns which need to be filled by your participants. The todays update added new input types. The text and number fields are supplemented by checkboxes and select fields.
This enables some new use cases. You can combine simple voting with text input and if desired make this information visible to everyone. With the selection fields you can preconfigure the possible entries and give the table another dimension. For example, canteens could create weekly menus with a selection of dishes per day.
The PollUnit tables could also be an alternative to our Survey Maker if you want to create a survey in tabular form while showing each participant in a row.
Published at: 2022-03-30 10:48 AMCheckboxes and single selec...
Free matrix and likert scale survey creator
Today we introduce a new feature for those who create online surveys. With a likert scale / matrix you can query opinions, attitudes or behavior of people. For this purpose, different answer options with graded, polarizing statements are given on a rating scale. You can ask several questions or make statements. Respondents can then choose their level of agreement or disagreement on the scale.
Likert scales, named after U.S. social researcher Rensis Likert, are particularly popular in empirical social and market research, as well as customer and personnel surveys. They reveal opinion subtleties, sectors and products with potential for improvement.
An example of such a scale is the satisfaction scale where people can rate services or products as very satisfied, satisfied, neutral, dissatisfied and very dissatisfied. PollUnit also offers ready-made scales for measuring importance, probability, agreement and frequency.
The best part is that likert scales are already included in our free plan. You can find an overview of all plans, their features and limits on our pricing page.
Published at: 2022-03-18 12:35 PMFree matrix and likert scal...
Dot Voting with Symbols
We have news for all users who uses our poll maker for Dot Voting. Dot Voting is a simple decision-making and prioritizing technique. Each individual in a group places a predefined number of dots on a list of items. The item with the most dots wins.
For a more emotional vote you can now change the dot symbol to a heart or star. The functions and the process behind the Dot Voting do not change. Basically, you create an online dot vote without dots. Or a vote with a limited number of stars or hearts.
Published at: 2022-03-05 09:29 AMDot Voting with Symbols