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Principal function(s): Poll and survey creators
Tricider is an easy tool for brainstorming ideas, discussing ideas or issues and voting.
Evaluation: An easy and practical tool. One just needs to type a question and invite people to answer, discuss and/or vote.
Cost: Free without registration
Type Of Interaction
Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface
Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task
Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to
English, German, Spanish
Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?
High. Tricider can be used without signing up or logging in, that is surveys can be created, edited, and shared through a URL. For visitors that create an account, Tricider collects name and e-mail address. It also collects answers, time of replies, location data and IP address but only for operational purposes, and thus not for marketing or advertising. Tricider does not seem to gather cookies. Tricider states compliance with the GDPR. See more here.
Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction
Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)
Low, has its own interface which cannot be tweaked much except for the information you provide.
Compatibility/ Operating System
Other technical requirements
Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies
Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in.
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