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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Transifex

A web-based translation platform that facilitates the localization of software, documentation, and websites both through human and machine translation.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Piktochart

A graphic design tool that enables users to drag-and-drop feature and layouts to easily design beautiful visual content and infographics.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Twilio

A cloud service used to
programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Twine

Twine is a free and open-source platform for making interactive fiction games, much like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story, or practice quizzes. Twine doesn't require you to write any code, and it publishes directly to HTML so you can post your game almost anywhere. NDI hosts Twine for…

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Twitter Ads

A tool designed by Twitter to enable targeted advertising on Twitter.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Sheets

A free cloud-based spreadsheet tool that enables users to collaborate in real time.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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ODK Collect

An open-source tool for collecting, managing, and using data on mobile devices even when without an internet connection.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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WhatsApp

An end-to-end encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook. WhatsApp is widely used across the globe, therefore many contacts will already be users on the app.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Zapier

A tool that allows users to create simple programs called applets that integrate a variety of different tools.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Keshif.me

A one-size-fits all solution for visualizing data from a variety of sources, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, stabilization and transition, democracy and governance, and economic development.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Jira

A project management tool, primarily used for software development.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Digital Manuals

Digitally-native manuals that can be easily translated and are accessible on mobile devices.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Infogram

A graphic design tool that enables users to drag-and-drop feature and layouts to easily design beautiful visual content and infographics.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Smartsheet

An online service for project management. It is used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents, and manage other work, using a tabular user interface.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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HootSuite

A tool that allows organizations to publish and engage on social media through one centralized location, and enable analysis across all of your social media platforms.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Co/Act Toolkit

Human-centered design frameworks start by identifying who a product is for and then placing them at the center of the product strategy. The Co/Act toolkit adapts and expands this approach to design digital products, services, or campaigns through modular do-it-yourself style activities that are…

Description Updated: Jun 10, 2021