Guides and Tools

This library of "DemTools" consists of software, approaches, toolkits and guides that DemTech regards as trusted technology-related resources for the democracy community. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a curated list of tools and resources known by DemTech experts to be valuable for enabling democratic actors to conduct their work in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way.

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Vote Compass

A system to match voters to parties based on their concerns and preferences

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Polimeter

Polimeter

A system for tracking politician's promises

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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OONI Probe

Creates a network of testers in-country to run the OONI probe in order to better understand the state of censorship. Tests various websites, circumvention tools, and messaging apps to see what is blocked or accessible. The app then gives you a list of what specific websites are blocked or…

Description Updated: Aug 03, 2021

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Youtube Live

A live video streaming service that integrates with Zoom and other video conferencing or webinar tools.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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WebEx

Similar to Google Meet or Zoom for video conferences, but more secure because the platform has end-to-end video encryption.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Zoom

Webinar and video conferencing provider that has advanced moderation and webinar recording features. Zoom is among the most popular/utilized webinar platforms. Zoom is a good option for recording video, hosting breakout rooms, allowing for simultaneous translation, and automated closed…

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Padlet

An an online service that allows users users can upload, organize, and share content to virtual bulletin boards called "padlets."

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Meet

Integrated with Google Workspace, video conferencing tool that enables easy scheduling of group video calls, and has automated closed-captioning built in. The tool is primarily browser-based so attendees are not required to download the app to join a meeting from their computer, but joining a…

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Slido

Allows for the use of polls with target groups in real time. The tool is intuitive and user friendly. Accessing it is not hard, just need to access the platform and enter a code. Offers different ways to ask the questions (word cloud, multiple choice, open question, etc).

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Jamboard

Google tool available through Google Workspace that serves a digital analog to putting stickies on a wall.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Alchemer

Build simple or highly complex surveys and webforms for data collection. More sophisticated and flexible than a simple Google Form, Alchemer allows you to build in branching logic, a wide range of question types, advanced survey logic, and advanced data analysis and exporting. With paid plans,…

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Drive

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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MailChimp

A simple-to-use newsletter sending system for large lists of contacts.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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DropBox

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Mentimeter

Create interactive presentations and meetings in real time.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Facebook Groups

Invite-only online groups that help create a collaborative workspace.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Miro

Miro is a collaborative online whiteboard platform designed for remote and distributed teams.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Facebook Ads

A tool designed by Facebook to enable targeted advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Forms

An form creation tool that integrates with Google Sheets.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Classroom

Google product similar to Open EdX, but meant for smaller groups of students in a closed classroom, rather than a massive open online course (MOOC).

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021