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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MailChimp

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

Description Updated: Jul 30, 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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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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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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DropBox

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

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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Google Drive

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

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.

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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Miro

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

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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Crowdtangle

A social media monitoring tool that allows users to systematically research content posted to public pages across Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and more.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Viamo

An SMS and IVR-based systems for reaching citizens on mobile phones

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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Wix

A simple website builder that doesn't require the ability to write code to design a basic website.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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RIWI

A global trend tracking, prediction technology and access to fast-changing consumer and citizen sentiment in all countries.

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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WhatsApp

An end-to-end encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook.

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