Rate pictures with and without caption
Today we have a small update for all users who want to rate images with PollUnit. PollUnit showed the file name or a freely selectable caption for each image. Now you can also hide the caption for the participants.
For example, you can hide generic names assigned by your camera or smartphone. But you can also hide voting relevant file names. In the evaluation and in the admin of your picture poll the names remain visible to you for later identification.
Published at: 2019-02-25 12:10 PMRate pictures with and with...
Updates for our Yes / No votings
We have adapted and extended our Yes-No polls to your feedback. The following has changed:
Better visibility of missing votes on new options
If a new option has been added to your poll, an empty field will appear in the voters' line. Only if your participant votes for or against the option will the field be filled in.
Upvoting or downvoting
With our »Yes« polls, your voters can upvote your options. Negative and neutral votes are combined and ignored. With the target »lowest resistance« you can only collect negative votes and ignore positive votes.
No and undecided as answer
With our »Yes / No« surveys you can allow your participants to rate your options negative or neutral. A negative vote will be subtracted from the positive votes.
Have fun voting!
Published at: 2019-02-19 02:10 PMUpdates for our Yes / No vo...
Create Slack votings
Out now: Use PollUnit as an extension to create polls and polls directly in Slack.
Integrate PollUnit into your Slack workflow and create Slack Polls and Votings like a simple yes/no voting, star rating or date poll. Rate ideas and topics in your Slack Workspace!
Your team can vote without having to invite participants to the survey. Everyone in your Slack Channel will automatically be notified of a new PollUnit and will receive permission to vote. You can also share the same poll online with other users or restrict access to slack users only.
Published at: 2019-02-11 11:00 AMCreate Slack votings
Create polls and photo contests with your own imprint and terms
With our new imprint feature you can now define a responsible person and an imprint or conditions of participation for each poll.
Simply check the box »Publisher and imprint« in step 4 »Advanced« and fill in the necessary fields.
The name of the publisher, which can also be a company name, will then appear as the creator and responsible person of your PollUnit. If you fill in the imprint or the conditions, a link will appear at the end of your poll. If this link is clicked, an overlay with your entries opens.
This is suitable, for example, for providing legal information and conditions of participation in your photo contests and competitions.
Published at: 2019-02-09 06:00 PMCreate polls and photo cont...
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