New poll type: Sign Ups

We just added a new poll type: Sign Ups.

Sign Ups are the best choice when you have a lot of options but only expect a few “yes” answers per option. In contrast to meeting polls or opinion polls we therefore we don’t show “no” votes explicitly in Sign Up lists. This makes the presentation simple and easy to interpret. Sign Ups can be used for all kind of enrollments, to organize events, volunteers, staff schedules and more.

When creating a Sign Up you can choose between four different formats: “Dates and Slots”, “Slots and Dates”, “Slots only” and “Single Date RSVP”.

Sign up wizard

The first three formats lead to a similar stricture of the final Sign Up list. In the example below we want to find volunteers for different days in October. To sign up a participant has to click on one (or more) of the checkboxes on the right, enter their name and click “Save”. In this example, four participant already signed up. By hovering over the names, we can see that John is volunteering for 2 days.

Sign Up list

The format “Single Date RSVP” is special and leads to a Sign Up of the form below:

Single date RSVP

In this format you choose a specific date and time and your participants can indicate if they are available or not.

Try it yourself. It’s easy: Create a Sign Up

New features: Default answers and quick voting

We added two new features for our premium users.

  • Specify default answers
    So far when you set up a meeting poll, all options / dates are were automatically initialized as “No”. Therefore, participants only had to choose the dates that worked for them. Although this is the best solution for the majority of polls, there are use cases, where a different default is preferable.
    Premium users can now set “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe” or “Not set” as default. This can for example be useful, if you want your participants to actively make a choice for each given option or in case you already now that your users vote “Yes” for most options.
    Tip: Always try to keep the number selectable dates / options as low as possible. This reduces the number of clicks required by your participants and increases the chance that they actually vote in your poll.
  • Quick voting
    This will let your participants vote even faster. When active, a click on “Save” on the poll page won’t lead to a confirmation page, but simply refreshes the poll page to show the updated table. Even without the confirmation page, participants can still subscribe to notifications directly on the poll page by clicking on the bell symbol, located in the upper right corner of the page.

Missing a feature? Please let us know!

Major update

We have updated Xoyondo to a new version. Here are some of the changes:

  • The poll pages are now wider, to make more space for large polls
  • The poll admin area has been redesigned with a left sidebar for the general options
  • On desktop, the poll header column (with suggested dates and times) is now always visible. This makes it easier to participate in polls with many participants
  • Overall design changes (including updated header and logo)
  • Simplified email notifications. If participants sign up for notifications they are notified about new votes and new comments
  • Improved setup of anonymous polls and opinion polls. All the polls you create in the initial setup are now always visible (no need to switch between polls anymore). Furthermore, polls can now be easily copied
  • Many internal improvements to speed up the website

Do you like the changes? Please let us know. We always try to make Xoyondo better.

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Custom Email Invitations

We improved our Business subscriptions. As Business user you can now send out custom email invitations to the participants in your poll or message board. You are completely free in the choice of the email subject and content. Furthermore you can adjust the design of your messages and use your own logo and color scheme.

email invite
Example of a custom email invite

Give it a try with our 30-day trial. Please let us know what you think!

PS We also improved our Premium service. Polls by premium users are now completely ad free!

Xoyondo Premium is here!

After months of hard work our Xoyondo Premium and Business subscriptions are finally here. While the basic functionality of Xoyondo will always be free (and will continue to improve), our new plans are designed for users that need additional functionality or individual branding.

Xoyondo Premium

With Xoyondo Premium you can:

  • Attaches files to your polls.
  • Request additional information from your users when they vote in a poll. As an example you could ask them for their email address or the phone number when they participate in your poll.
  • Prevent participants from editing their vote. This is useful when you need a definitive choice from each participant so that you can plan ahead.
  • You have access to an extended Dashboard, which allows you to sort all your polls by name, number of participants or last activity. Furthermore your can archive older poll.
  • Advanced displaying options for your polls. You can sort the poll table by each column and display only certain rows. This makes it easy analyse large polls without the need to export them to Excel.
  • You will never see ads on Xoyondo.

Xoyondo Business

Our new Xoyondo Business plan includes:

  • Everything included in our Premium Plan
  • User Management: Add and remove Business users from a central location. You can assign and remove Business status of your users at any time.
  • Custom design for your polls. Replace the Xoyondo logo with your own logo and adjust the color scheme to your corporate design. You can have multiple designs and assign them to each poll individually. Every design you (as admin Business user) create will be automatically available to your connected Business users.
  • Central invoicing.
  • You and the participants in your polls will never see ads on Xoyondo.

You can try our new features 30 days free!

If you have question or comment, please let us know!


Create your personal Xoyondo page

Do you have many or frequently changing polls? Create a personal Xoyondo page with a URL of your choice and publish your polls and message boards on this page. In this way you don’t need to send out many different poll links to your participants. Just let them know about your personal page and they will have access to all your published polls instantly.

Personal Xoyondo page exampleCreating your personal Xoyondo page is simple. Just sign up for a free Xoyondo account, choose your page name and publish a selection of your polls with a single click.

Happy Scheduling!

Xoyondo Wins 2017 Appointment Scheduling Software Awards from FinancesOnline

We are happy to announce that our  Xoyondo was recently recognized with two major achievements by a leading B2B software review platform. FinancesOnline granted to us the 2017 Great User Experience and Rising Star Awards after their review team tested our features thoroughly and found them delivering excellent results.

We are a recipient of The Great User Experience Award for best appointment scheduling software. Tthe review team concluded that we have a very intuitive platform that is easy to use to simplify the task of organizing meetings, scheduling appointments and collaborating with people in different time zones. Our software also features a polling tool that aids in getting feedback from your workforce or various teams.

Likewise, we were given the Rising Star Award (won by only best software for small business solutions) for featuring simple but useful tools that the entire organization can quickly set up and use. Our users like the flexibility that Xoyondo affords them; in fact, our tool can be used from simple scenarios like gathering your friends for a lunch-out to complex tasks like setting up a trade fair booth and managing work shifts. You can also utilize Xoyondo’s discussion boards for collecting ideas for an event or project.

When you are faced with juggling schedules, whether at home or work, Xoyondo is the perfect fit.

List view for large meeting polls

We added a new viewing option for large meeting polls. Instead of the tabular view (which is default), participants can now choose to view the poll as a list. This is useful for polls with a large number of choices or with many participants. It makes especially voting from mobile devices easier.

meeting polls list view

We hope you will enjoy the new feature. Let us know what you think!

New feature: Duplicate your polls

You can now reuse your existing polls more easily by duplicating your meeting polls in the admin area.duplicate poll
You can control to what extend your poll will be copied. E.g. you can choose to:

  • Copy the participants including their votes
  • Copy only the participants’ names (and setting their vote to “?”)
  • Delete all participants

Furthermore you can choose if you want to copy existing opinion polls, anonymous poll or comments that are attached to your meeting poll.