April 15, 2013

Poutsch – Organized Opinions

How do you make decisions on what to think, do, or proceed with business matters? When you use Poutsch, you can make all types of decisions based on verifiable data and real-time analytics. The polling platform gives its users a way to collect opinions from friends, colleagues, and strangers alike, and turns the information they’ve gathered into comprehensive data sets.

Poutsch isn’t strictly a polling platform, and it isn’t quite a social network. When you sign up for an account, you can ask a question, debate opinions with other people, or review statistics that have already been gathered based on other users’ opinions. Find Poutsch users to follow by linking the platform to your existing Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail accounts, and offer your answers on opinion polls that other users have already created. A person who’s looking to find the most popular color among Poutsch users, for example, can type, “What’s your favorite color?” and then provide five color options for users to choose from. When you select your favorite from the list, Poutsch shows you the results of the poll so far. You can also see how factors like geography and gender influence the results of any given poll.

While individuals may be most interested in using Poutsch to get answers to everyday life quandaries (for example: “Is gun control a good thing?” or “What’s the best thing to do in Austin?”) businesses and other organizations can use the platform with more specific purposes in mind. Poutsch is an ideal solution for charities that are trying to decide which causes to support, and businesses that are curious what new products their customers would like to see.

Practical Uses:

  • Poll people in your region about recent legislation and state law changes
  • Find out what your friends think about gun control
  • Make business decisions based on the opinions of frequent customers
  • Learn what issues are most important to the young people in your city

Insider Tips:

  • The more opinions you express, the higher “level” you reach
  • Questions can be multiple choice, binary, slider, or ratings
  • Users can follow specific “tags”
  • Add photos to questions to generate more responses

What we liked:

  • Users can sort the answers they collect by demographics or geography
  • People can easily share their questions with friends on Facebook or Twitter
  • Poutsch gives people the option of answering certain questions anonymously
  • The polls that people create are publicly archived

What we didn’t like:

  • Archived poll data may go out of date quickly, as public opinions and sentiment change over time


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Paris, France
  • Founded by: Melchior Schöller, Etienne Adriaenssen, and Felix Winckler
  • Web site:


  • Free


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