iSalient is web based survey software that allows you to collect data through custom form for information gathering, research, and quantitative analysis.
iSalient has an AJAX interface to create and customize your survey on the fly, intuitive and very easy to use powered by prototype and scriptaculous. There is many options available to create survey general, look and feel, number of response, start and end date, language, status and more advanced options such for restricted surveys, navigation etc. Questions are easy to create, simply by choosing from the different options available in the drop down menu (18 options available), you can create from simple true false questions to advanced option with sliders, then you can add conditions and your survey is ready to go.
iSalient have many useful templates that you can use to create your surveys, from the menu Surveys and then import. But here I was surprised to meet the first bug “SELECT id FROM survey_surveys WHERE admin_id = 1501 AND id= LIMIT 1”, probably I did not have enough permissions or something, but I wasn’t looking to learn SQL syntaxes anyway. The import feature is available for styles also, but I was thrilled to try it.
After creating your survey you can deploy it and start instantly collecting data and viewing results. iSalient uses flash to show very nice looking graphs, but I didn’t find option to export data. This could be a limitation if you need to use survey results to process it with external software.
More than surveys, iSalient offer a solution to email list management and respondents. This will provide you the possibility to create and organize a database of respondents that you can use it during survey distribution. It’s limited to 500 subscribers per list, but I don’t see it a limitation.
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