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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Miro

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

Date 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, Alchemer also enables strong encryption and security settings.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Mentimeter

Create interactive presentations and meetings in real time.

Date 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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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MailChimp

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

Date 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).

Date 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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Drive

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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DropBox

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Twitter Ads

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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If This Then That

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Digital Manuals

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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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.

Date 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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Telerivet

A smartphone-based SMS gateway that allows users to broadcast messages or surveys.

Date 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.

Date 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 partners through its DemCloud cloud-hosting service.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021