Create a Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest online
Get your office and friends into the holiday spirit and host a Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition with PollUnit. Invite your employees to wear a Christmas-themed sweater that could be considered in really bad taste.
This tacky holiday cheer has become a widespread Christmas tradition. Many companies use this festive happening to celebrate, laugh and share memories with their employees.
It's that simple: Create and host a PollUnit Photo Competition. Let your participants show off their creativity. Take photos from your employees wearing their jingle bells sweaters or ask them to upload their photos into your PollUnit Photo Contest. Start judging the entries by your Ugly Sweater experts or invite all employees to an open voting. And finally prize and present the Ugliest Christmas Sweater.
So start planning your Ugly Sweater Contest and enjoy the party along with your employees. Read more on our photo voting site.
Published at: 2019-11-01 12:30 PMCreate a Ugly Christmas Swe...
Querying email, addresses and other information
In the »Advanced« step of the PollUnit Wizard you will now find a new function »Request additional participant information«.
If you activate this option, you can add as many required fields which must be filled out before participation. For each of these fields you can choose one of the following types: email, free text, date, URL and number. This allows you to ask for a variety of information such as email addresses, web pages, birthdays, number of guests, etc. of your survey participants.
The collected information can be viewed and exported in the PollUnit evaluation views in the section »Participants«. The overview of invitations and their participants that were previously found under this item, have now their own page »Invitations« in the reports. You can search, filter, sort and export invitations in this view. Participants who have not yet voted can be reminded here or in the polls context context menu.
The new function can be used for all our PollUnit types. Whether feedback list, date polls or photo competitions.
Published at: 2019-10-28 05:28 PMQuerying email, addresses a...
Custom Thank You Page
Optimize the online voting experience with your own thank you page and customize the screen that participants see when they complete or save the poll.
On the thank you page you can create a headline, a text of your choice and a button with a link. This way you can forward your participants to your own website after completing the poll or voting.
However, you can not only use it to forward your users, but also to display suitable contact information for queries or to reward your participants - e.g. with a voucher code, a link to exclusive offers or you can forward to the next PollUnit vote.
Published at: 2019-10-23 12:30 PMCustom Thank You Page
Synchronize appointments with the whole team
We have another ICS feed for you. Beside an ICS Feed for all personal date polls, there are now also ICS Feeds for your organizations.
With an organization-wide ICS feed, all members of the organization can subscribe to all the polls created within their organization. This means that you can now synchronize appointments of the whole company, office or team with your calendar.
Since you can create several organizations with PollUnit, you can also create several teams with their own link to the automatic calendar import. The administration of common dates becomes a child's play.
PollUnit now offers ICS feeds per PollUnit, per user and per organization.
Published at: 2019-10-04 10:50 AMSynchronize appointments wi...
Vive la France!
PollUnit speaks French now. French is the third language besides German and English in which our voting tool is available.
PollUnit recognizes the language of your participants automatically by the browser setting and displays the correct language to your participants, even if you are not in France. If PollUnit has not been translated into the language of the browser, PollUnit will be displayed in English.
Here is the French version of PollUnit.
Published at: 2019-09-28 10:00 AMVive la France!
Collect ideas and create brainstromings
As announced in our roadmap for 2019, we now have a new PollUnit type for you.
With an idea collection you can collect ideas in groups on a topic or a question. Participants can also suggest new ideas and join in the discussion without an account.
Collections over a long period of time can also be easily carried out. Participants' suggestions can be sorted by activity, votes, and creation date. For example, companies can create pages for feature requests and bug reports and even integrate them on their own website.
When enough ideas have been collected, the collection administrator can end the brainstorming and create a follow-up vote. Here you can use the well-known PollUnit tools such as our online dot voting, star rating or finding consensus.
In addition, the brainstormings can be exported and analyzed with our evaluation tools.
The basic functions are also free for idea collections. So try it out right now and create your first online brainstorming with PollUnit.
Published at: 2019-07-31 08:23 AMCollect ideas and create br...
Sync schedulings to your calendar
Maybe you've already discovered it? In the header area of your scheduling there is now a small button with the title »Calendar Sync«. Click this button to open a dialog where you can download a static ICS file or copy the link to the PollUnit ICS feed. Furthermore, users can create their own PollUnit ICS feed in their account settings, which summarizes all PollUnit appointments of the user.
ICS files, also called »iCalendar«, are a widely used format for storing calendars. ICS files are supported by various calendar and email programs. With their help appointments, participants and further information from calendars can be stored and passed on. Programs that support the ICS format are Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Microsoft Outlook and many more.
So you can now export polls as ICS files or use the ICS feed to automatically update your online calendar.
As always we are curious, how you like this function; and more importantly: if you want more of it, what you are missing and how we can simplify your appointment coordination?
You can tell us your wishes and ideas in our Forum / Category: Feature Requests.
Published at: 2019-07-20 10:46 PMSync schedulings to your ca...
Accessible Online Voting
As an online voting tool, we're almost embarrassed that one of our users had to tell us that voting should work for our blind and visually impaired participants as well. Of course he was right!
During the last weeks we have updated PollUnit so that it can also be used by people with visual impairments without additional help.
We want to go one step further and have the goal that also our blind users can independently create, execute and evaluate polls. Therefore there will be updates in the future which will increase the accessibility. If you want to discuss with us, have improvement requests or problems concerning this topic, write us a message in our support forum at »Accessibility for disabled persons«. We will also inform you about future releases on this topic in the forum.
Published at: 2019-07-08 06:06 PMAccessible Online Voting
Polls with Data Processing Addendum (GDPR)
As a team of developers who want to provide you with a perfect voting tool, we are probably more effective at developing new features than at writing complex legal texts. So, despite frequent requests, it took a little longer.
But now it's time: we can offer you an data processing addendum based on the GDPR for voting and surveys according to data protection regulations.
PollUnit is a tool for consultation and collaboration. The contents and contact information of your PollUnit can therefore be shared among the participants who have access to your PollUnit. Which information is made accessible can be determined by the creator (i.e. our contractual partner) himself in the settings of the respective PollUnit. What kind of data you collect or which contents and information you share with your team or participants is your responsibility. You can also deposit your own imprint and inform your participants about the nature and purpose of the PollUnit and thus conduct a legally compliant online poll.
In order to conclude the data processing addendum, you need a PollUnit Business account. Once you have registered, you will find the addendum at »My Account«, as well as an online form with which you can conclude the addendum.
Did you already know? You can also create Peer-to-Peer encrypted PollUnits.
Published at: 2019-06-27 10:57 PMPolls with Data Processing ...
Analysis of options and votes
After several PollUnit users contacted us last week with their wishes for a better poll evaluation, we now have some simple updates for you.
Two new views make it easier for you to evaluate options as well as individual votes in your poll.
In the view Evaluate Options you can search and filter for options, the creator or subtitle of the option. You can also sort the options by name, or by date. This function is especially useful for votings with many options and will be especially interesting with the deployment of our next Roadmap Item (Collect ideas). You can also export the data as CSV or Excel for further processing or archiving.
With the view Evaluate Votes you can search, filter and sort the individual votes of your participants. You can quickly find the newest or updated votes of your participants, the votes of certain users or compare votes on special options with each other.
Published at: 2019-06-25 10:40 PMAnalysis of options and votes