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What is Poll Everywhere?

Poll Everywhere adds live audience interaction in minutes to any meeting, training, or class. Participants respond with the devices they have on hand, changing the presentation screen instantly as live results roll in. Using a variety of activity types, presenters can break the ice, take the pulse of the room, assess learning, build consensus, or facilitate honest discussions with groups of any size. Try a word cloud to spark conversations or a clickable image to see where attendees are on a graph, map, or photograph of your choice. Spotlight audience voices with Poll Everywhere to break through the silence and turn a one-way presentation into a powerful dialogue.

Poll Everywhere Details
Product Description

Poll Everywhere provides stylish real-time interactions with audiences via mobile devices.


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Poll Everywhere
Company Website
Year Founded
2008
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
Twitter
@polleverywhere
7,271 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
61 employees on LinkedIn®

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Director of Operations (and tea maker)
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Instructor
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how the polls engage my audience, especially when presenting virtually. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Activating the poll for your audience is not intuitive. It's confusing that there is an app, website, and poll location: the overall interface and interaction with the product needs to be simpler. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Engagement with remote users during training Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Store Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My favorite thing about Poll Everywhere is the ease with which anyone can respond to your poll from anywhere as long as they have an Internet connection and the poll code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Poll Creation in Poll Everywhere is clunky compared to other programs. There are limitations to the types of polls you can create and the ability to download the data from your polls is severely lacking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend Poll Everywhere for any simple polling application, particularly with virtual participants or a large number of participants. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit of this program is the ability to get opinions from a scattered group of workers virtually during a meeting. I enjoy using it not only for serious questions but for fun trivia questions as well. It keeps your audience engaged. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate Research Assistant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software is a really interesting and creative one. With the ability to integrate with your presentation applications such as power point, keynote or google slides, you may interact your audience to vote for different things with their laptops or even with phone. Live results are shown which make it much more interesting for audience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are not much flexibility in design. When you want to add a poll everywhere slide in your power point, it doesn't have much affect to look like your current style. There is a solid color template for this app to add to your slides. In addition, the multiple choice is good that can be interacted with cell phone. However, for more detailed options like having your audience to select an image, they need to do with laptop or browse web not anymore with text. In addition, if there was an option that even without installing poll everywhere, you could see the results in your slides it was much better. Since, it is difficult when you are presenting somewhere and you are going to use their PC, to install it. At least, if they could make it portable, it was much better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to download the integration module for power point and use them while you are working with your power point. Just make sure your are connected to internet and also make sure you are logged in so you can see live results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I added Poll everywhere to my power point and this poll everywhere helps me to design interactive polls and ask my audience opinion and get them involve which is really beneficial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Teacher
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

We like poll everywhere because we can engage our students in surveying that empowers them in the decision-making process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limitations in audience unless you pay for premium plans. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give you target audience multiple ways to access poll. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Poll everywhere gives us flexible options when surveying our stakeholders, polling can be online or in person, using sms or social media. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Student
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Poll Everywhere has many different features and benefits. You can set a time limit on questions, get results immediately, and join recent presentations for quick access. Possibly my favorite feature is the fact that you can choose whether results are live or fixed. In other words, results will change as answers are giver or this can be turned off. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Truly, I am unable to recall any time where I have experienced issues or downfalls of Poll Everywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Poll Everywhere allows users to give their opinion or answer questions discretely, remaining anonymous to the rest of the subjects. This allows unbiased, honest answers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Poll Everywhere is a useful tool to engage audiences in any setting. Incorporating questions into any talk is highly beneficial to the audience improving their understanding of the material as they are forced to process what they just learned. There is no dozing off in these classes! Students tend to like using it too! Even if participants don't have the app, they can just text their answer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be somewhat difficult to figure out how to incorporate the questions into a talk and to use both on the presenter and audience sides on first use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Would recommend as a tool to engage any audience! Definitely would do test runs with the product prior to implementing it in a lecture though as it takes a few minutes to understand the various functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Engaging participants in lectures, students encode more information from the lectures and seem to enjoy the content even more! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Account Executive
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

From the first time I participated in a group using Poll Everywhere, I was hooked. There's something about being in a group and watching the data change that make an impact. It's easy to deploy and perfect for a group setting. You'll see more honest feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Haven't found anything outside of if a participant doesn't have a phone. Still new to the platform though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great tool for interaction in a group setting! Give it a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides honest feedback, instant results, and interactive data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Poll everywhere is amazing simply because you can use it, everywhere. As long as participants have the code, they can vote in a poll. This makes it easy to collect information without a hassle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Poll Everywhere would be more efficient if it had a feature that shows exactly who is apart of the sample group. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to close polls after desired sample is collected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It can be used for attendance purposes, making quick decisions, or just gathering opinions in a discreet way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ECRM Success Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love the Google Forms plug-in that allows me to do in-the-moment polls! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The freemium product has a very limited functionality. It would be awesome to have a bit more functionality to see how much more of a value add there is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Absolutely meets our needs as a flexible tool to capture in-the-moment poll results! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a solution to capture in-the-moment polls to engage staff during large meetings. This tool helps us do that! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Poll Everywhere offers many different question types to allow for different ways of collecting information. Polls are browser based and mobile friendly, so we've never encountered a situation where someone couldn't participate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The controls for managing and activating a poll can be confusing. I'd also like to see some enhancements to conditional questions. These complaints can be addressed with future updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Poll Everywhere can be an effective information-gathering tool and offers anyone with a laptop or mobile device the ability to easily participate in any poll. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Polls are a great way of collecting immediate feedback on a topic. They can also be used for event planning, achieving group consensus, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Integrates seamlessly with Google slides presentations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A little cumbersome to set up, you have to enter the poll questions and answers in their website versus in google slides directly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use with Google Slides for best results- sign up for an education account for added features for free if you are eligible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to get audience feedback in real-time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Polling functionality works quite well and seems reliable for all browsers (mobile or desktop) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Organization engages in super aggressive marketing/upsell that includes phone calls and emails (opt out seemingly ignored) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't share your phone number Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using to facilitate certain group feedback activities where folks are uncomfortable speaking up Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I think Poll Everywhere is so easy to use and fun when presenting statistics to teachers and classmates within a fitness industry. It is free and easy to work with. My laptop can handle a lot of questions at once and because it is free, I can change the type of questions for classmates to answer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I make really long polls and it lags my laptop. Before presentations I have to come early and set up. I think this is because I have a small laptop. When I simply take it out of my laptop and put it on the building's computer's desktop, it is easier to use. There is no more lag and it is fast to go through. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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I train other personal trainers and we all teach each other. Poll Everywhere is free and we can all give good presentations based off of it in powerpoint. We have all established poll everywhere in our microsoft word so when we go to other sites to recruit members or train others, we can easily adopt each other's training lectures and materials. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do not solve any business problems. I use Poll everywhere to get a sense to see what my class mates know and do not know. It is more like a survey or investigative approach to presenting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is easy to use. Students do not need to download an app. I can easily creat polls or word clouds. Provides a way for students to participate without taking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not easy to sort out creates activities . Once created difficult to locate the task Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it for all your classroom needs . Integrate with assignments . Create and reuse Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to get students engaged in topic discussions without having them talk. Students are more likely to participate if they can write a response anonymously Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like how easy it is to create a variety of questions with Poll Everywhere. I've used other polling platforms in the past, and Poll Everywhere just offers the best variety of question types that I've seen, and is also extremely user friendly! I was able to figure out how to use it within a few minutes of teaching my first class - it's so easy! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My only complaint about Poll Everywhere is that the setting for automatic unlock/lock of poll questions can only unlock and lock questions for 5 minute intervals - For example, I can't set a question to automatically unlock at 1:57 pm, only at 1:55 pm or 2 pm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely consider Poll Everywhere if you need an interactive platform for classes! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Poll Everywhere primarily to take attendance for a class I teach. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Professor
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Overall Poll Everywhere is easy to use and has a decent number of features. I appreciate being able to use a variety of different question formats (e.g., multiple choice, short answer, word cloud). Moreover, their plug-in to use with powerpoint is very helpful. I love that polls can be completed both via text and online. I use this product mostly as an educational tool. I teach in higher education and I have found this to be useful and mostly easy to use to poll students quickly to determine their understanding of class concepts. Students have given me the feedback that they think it is fun to do polls in class and find it easy to do them on their phone via text message rather than needing to purchase clickers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The basic free version of Poll Everywhere is limited, especially in regard to the number people that can respond to the poll in real-time. Additionally, the plug-in for power-point can be buggy and result in your poll information displayed being cut off or not updating in real-time. I suggest pay for the full version if you want to use it with larger groups or access to more features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The free version is good if you looking to poll groups less than 40. Otherwise, it becomes somewhat useless. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an educator, Poll Everywhere helps to keep students engaged but letting them do something active in class. Additionally, it allows me to take a quick poll to check for student understanding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like that it is very easy to use and it makes it easy for users who are not familiar with poll everywhere Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, I think this website is easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We try to ask questions that some might feel uncomfortable answering and with this we can k now what they really think about something anonymously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Director, Center for Student Involvement
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I really love Polleverywhere to use in presentations and get feedback from students! It really helps to make the session interactive and gain input from those in the crowd! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that is kind of difficult to use with the system is having to download the plugin. Sometimes when using shared computers you aren't always the administrator and may not be able to install the plug in before your presentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This really helps us to get feedback from students and engage with the crowd. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use, allows me to quickly find out where my class's understanding is at Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish you could set it so that only registered participants could ever answer your polls, instead of having to set this with each poll. Also, generating reports is confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to get input from all 60 of my students Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Pastor
Religious Institutions
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use and quickness for access for participants Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is really only an issue for the students who don't have a phone or computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Students engagement. I can ask questions and get feedback quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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School Librarian
Primary/Secondary Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very good instantaneous polling. Audience participation is a breeze. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The word cloud feature doesn't seem to work in my browser. It doesn't actually make word clouds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instant testing for understanding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Poll Everywhere makes it extremely easy to create and display polls. The interface is clean, navigation intuitive, and instructions easy to understand. I have used it both as an adjunct professor and as a marketer. Despite having different demographics in both instances, both groups of people were able to easily submit their answers via text message or internet browser.

I love that there is a free subscription for educators (and students). As of writing this in May 2018, users can collect up to 40 answers with the free version, which works perfectly for me since my class sizes are ~20 students. My students have also commented that it's a nice feature to have during lecture as it helps keep them focused in an engaging way.

There are various polls you can choose from -- multiple choice, Q&A, Word Cloud, Rank Order, Survey, Clickable Image, etc. In the two years I have been using Poll Everywhere, they have doubled the types of polls you can choose from and create, demonstrating PollEv's attention to growth and innovation. You can also group and categorize poll questions, which has worked perfectly for me as it's allowed me to group poll questions according to the day and lecture.

Another great feature? PollEv's integration with PowerPoint. The integration is easy to download and use, and it allows me to seamlessly embed polls into my PowerPoint. This way, I don't have to leave the PowerPoint and pull up my internet browser. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are many enticing features that come with the paid subscription -- features I wish I had. However, the paid subscription is out of my budget, currently priced at $349 per semester. While I love PollEv, I'm not sure I would get $700 use out of it for the year. Otherwise, there's not much else I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Whether your an educator using this in the classroom or a presenter using this at a conference, I highly recommend Poll Everywhere because of it's ability to engage the audience and its ease of use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PollEv allows me to better engage my students (and colleagues) in ways I wasn't able to before. Rather than lecture my students for a full three hours, I can gauge their understanding and focus by asking questions and incorporating in-class exercises along the way. In addition, PollEv helps me facilitate discussion because answers are anonymous; given this, my students are more likely to ask questions or guess an answer because they don't have to raise their hand and their name is not attached to it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Assistant
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Customization of questions and resetting of the polls. Every semester I have the same topics with slightly different wording. I try to not let previous students tell other students the answer to the polls that I post. Resetting and making subtle changes without starting from scratch makes this easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The long URL or text message to sign in for the first time. Perhaps this can be shortened. There is a lag time between answering the poll and signing in. When I've strolled around and observed what was taking so long, it was due to students trying to sign on the first time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Prepare for jovial conversations when posing funny questions. Students can answer anonymously so they get creative when answering questions. For instance, I posted "ask me anything" and someone anonymously asked, "boxers or briefs" to which I casually waived off! The poll also allows you to upload pictures to which they can point on - dead useful when identifying objects and teaching the class at once! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using poll as a teaching aid in class. This is a "quick and dirty" way for me to establish who knows what, if we're on the same page, etc. I also like to include a free page where students can ask me whatever they like. Usually, I tell them to keep things "PG" but they become comfortable and ask away. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Tutor
Education Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are many different types of polls to pick from and use. I have used this in my classroom, and the word cloud was really fun for my students because they could see which words and phrases were used the most. Students could submit complete sentence responses, and I could go through and check for student understanding, but everything was anonymous for the students (I could check who wrote each sentence though). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since I teach math, some of the features are hard to use, and math symbols do not show up well. For example, student's could not type in the degree symbol (or if they tried to, random letters and numbers popped up on the screen). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Surveys are so easy to make, and you can even create copies so that you don't have to retype everything. I love getting responses in real time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Poll Everywhere is great to check for student understanding immediately. Instead of waiting for the quiz, homework, or test to make sure students understood the concepts, I knew right away where students had misconceptions and could easily address them during class before students went home to try to complete the homework. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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