Create online tables
Create online tables and lists with PollUnit's »Free Table«
Besides Online Voting you can now also create free tables. As usual you can decide who can participate in the PollUnit: without registration, only with account, with password protection or direct invitation.
With a »Free Table« you can invite your participants to enter free text or numbers per column. Useful for planning who brings what or collecting other information in an online list.
Published at: 2019-01-28 01:00 PMCreate online tables
Limit participants to one vote by IP address
With a PollUnit Online Voting you can quickly and easily create polls for participants with and without an account. In the last weeks we have been asked more and more if we can implement an IP-check to prevent multiple participation of unregistered users.
And now the time has come: you have the possibility to block unregistered participants via the IP address if they have already voted once.
Why have we only now implemented an IP check?
Computers in networks of schools, universities and companies often use the same IP address. Votings within a university should therefore preferably be carried out without an IP check in order not to exclude too many participants.
You can find out more about the security measures you can take in our tutorial Preventing multiple participation.
Published at: 2019-01-08 08:30 AMLimit participants to one v...
Export votes to Excel
With PollUnit you could already export your Online voting for further processing as CSV. If you now click on Export in the context menu of your PollUnit, you will also find the Excel Export.
We export the Excel file in XML format with the file extension xlsx. The xlsx format is supported from Excel version 2007. With the help of the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, this functionality can also be added for older Office versions (2000, 2003 and XP).
Published at: 2019-01-03 09:00 AMExport votes to Excel
Automatic recognition of the language in your polls
The PollUnit pages are currently available in english and german. So you can share your polls also in these languages.
You can choose the default language of your poll based on how you share the member link. The locale in the URL determines the language.
The »/en« ensures that the poll is delivered in english. With »/de« it would be delivered in german.
We recommend that you omit the locale for international polls. So for example: »pollunit.com/xyz«. PollUnit automatically selects the correct language from your participants on the basis of the language of the browser. If it is not recognized, the english version is used.
Our last PollUnit update checks the browser language of your participants and the default language you chose. If they don't match, the user will be asked if he wants to change the language.
Published at: 2018-12-05 11:00 PMAutomatic recognition of th...
Increased participant limit for your free votings
Today there is good news for all our Free PollUnit users. We have doubled the free participant limit from 20 to 40 participants.
Above all, private individuals and schools benefit from our update. The allowed number of participants is sufficient for free online votings in school classes and the date poll with the whole circle of friends.
For the full function range and online mass votings there are our favorable Premium, Business and Enterprise accounts. An overview of our prices and voting functions can be found in our Account Overview.
Published at: 2018-12-03 11:55 PMIncreased participant limit...
PollUnit Roadmap 2019
This year, 2018, we have concentrated on the further development of our online votings. Dot-voting, systemic consensus, encryption and many more features as well as a huge performance improvement will now help you with your group decisions. But where is the journey going? Here's a little preview of what's on our roadmap for next year.
Similar to our polls, you will be able to create a table and define columns here. However, your participants will not vote for an option, but each participant will be able to fill the columns with content in a row.
In the course of the next year we want to provide you with questionnaires.
Keyword brainstorming: We will enable you to easily collect ideas from participants.
We are working on integrating PollUnits into Slack. Our plan is that you can create votings directly in Slack and the participants can vote there without leaving Slack. So you can easily control who can participate in a voting via slack channels.
The function you need is not included? Start a feature request in our Support Forum.
Published at: 2018-11-28 07:17 AMPollUnit Roadmap 2019
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Our users and traffic increased more than sixfold in the last 12 months, and so we have prepared for the next sixfold increase. 😃
Thanks to all of you who made PollUnit what it is now. Many of your ideas and comments have made PollUnit a better Voting Tool. 😍
And that's how we have prepared ourselves: A new Loadbalancer distributes the load on different servers. Now we can boot single instances to be at your disposal for full speed, even during several huge votes. This makes PollUnit even more fail-safe!
Furthermore, we updated the hardware and increased the performanceof every single server.
Published at: 2018-11-25 11:49 AMInfrastructure improvements
Allowing only one entry per email address
To make it more difficult for unknown users to participate more than once in your polls, you can now user our new »Account required« functionality.
The whole thing works like this: In order for a user to participate in your poll or survey, he must first create a PollUnit account. The user has to enter his email address, then we send him an confirmation email. After the user has confirmed he can cast his vote.
In order to participate several times, the user would have to create several accounts with different email addresses.
In order to limit each user to exactly one participation and thus protect your votes and surveys against multiple participation, you can also use the option »Invitation required«. For this, however, you need to know your participants and their e-mail addresses. PollUnit can then send unique invitations that allows a user to vote once.
We are currently discussing further possibilities how we can unambiguously identify unknown users and prevent multiple participation. Join the conversation in our Support Forum!
Published at: 2018-11-12 08:04 AMAllowing only one entry per...
Online voting tool with P2P encryption
New: Peer-To-Peer encryption. Now we can protect your secret votings, polls and sensitive data even better.
With peer-to-peer encryption (P2P), or end-to-end encryption, the data is encrypted by the sender before it is sent and decrypted by the recipient after it is received.
This means that PollUnits with such P2P technology receive and store your survey data encrypted. This stored data cannot be decrypted or read by us! Only the users with the appropriate key can decrypt the data in your browser and make it readable again.
Please note that we cannot help you in a P2P voting with password loss!
Further information can be found in our help section encryption.
Published at: 2018-10-13 07:00 PMOnline voting tool with P2P...