Finding the right poll software can be a little daunting at first. there are tons of solutions available today and it can be a challenge to find the right poll software solution. Finding the right choice though depends mostly on what features you need and whether or not you are willing to pay for those features.
Below is a quick list of the top 5 Poll Software Sites available today.
SurveyMonkey is our top pick for poll software websites. They allow you a quick start, have hundreds of sample questions for your use and provide valuable analytics. Their free account is fine for a lot of basic needs although it is limited to 10 questions per survey and only 100 responses per survey. Once you find that you need more questions and responses then the free account you might be a little surprised at how expensive the premium features and accounts can be. (starting at about $200/yr)
PollDaddy comes from the same team that brought us WordPress. As such it is a reliable system with a lot of features. I think we were the most impressed with the ability to really customize the design beyond just headers and borders. Similar to SurveyMonkey their premium accounts start around $200/yr.
eSurveysPro starts to lower the price a little bit going down to about $100/yr for a basic subscription. This gives you unlimited surveys, unlimited questions and so forth. They style and design is not as sleek as its competitors, but there are still plenty of reports and nifty feature that make this a viable option.
For some odd reason I am always drawn to sites that use blue in their color scheme. I think that is why FluidSurveys stuck out in my mind. In all reality I liked their interface, look and feel the best. It was very modern yet minimalist when it needed to be. Their free account provided all the tools I needed and I was able to get started quickly. Their first paid version was in the range of about $200/yr much like PollDaddy and SurveyMonkey.
5. Dimbal Poll Manager
Dimbal is a relatively new player in the field – but as such they appear to be targeting users who are frustrated with the high costs of running an online poll campaign. They also seem to focus on single delivered polls, such as inclusion within the side rail of a website or blog, instead of a large survey that might be emailed for customer feedback. These smaller polls are often called MicroPolls. We found their setup to be incredible easy and despite their lower price we still found the features we needed in a simple polling tool (groupings, max responses, unlimited answer choices, etc…) Unlike SurveyMonkey, PollDaddy or FluidSurvey the Dimbal system starts around $25/yr.
Go Big… or save your money 😉
Do you need an enterprise class of poll software… or do you want to save money? If you need skip logic, A/B style random assignments, question flipping, etc… then an enterprise class system is what you need. You will have to pay for it starting at about $200/yr and going up from there. http://www.surveymonkey.com, http://fluidsurveys.com or http://polldaddy.com is the choice for you.
If you just want to run simple polls then keep the money in your pocket. Use http://www.dimbal.com/products/poll_software/ and save the extra money.