The number of solutions and apps available grows daily. Navigating which one is the best is very confusing.

Some are free and some require a subscription. The free ones often work very well for Development Organisations as there are not recurring fees once fuinding starts.

Below is our latest list.

For mobile data collection we have:

  • Command Mobile is a free tool for mobile surveys, onsite inspections and field surveillance.
  • Data Winners is a paid for mobile data collection and communication service.
  • Epicollect is a free system where data is collected using multiple devices and all data and viewed on a central server.
  • KoBo Toolbox is a free open-source tool for mobile data collection.
  • ODK Collect is free and an easy way to collect data of all types.
  • UDACAPI a flexible system with many options.
  • Ona is a paid for platform.
  • PoiMapper is a paid for app enables field workers to collect, update and share field data.
  • ViewWorld allows dynamic data collection and organization by project grouping.
  • CommCare enables organizations to create and deploy mobile apps for frontline workers.
  • Fulcrum App is a mobile form platform.
  • Magpi is a data collection and messaging application with rich functionalities to address field data collection and broadcast messaging needs, with both free and paid subscription levels.
  • Activity Info for data collection and reporting on activities which are dispersed but has a high cost
  • AkvoFlow is a paid for data collection tool for collecting, evaluating and displaying any quantity of geographically referenced data.
  • TaroWorks enables organizations working in remote areas to manage data and field operations in real-time.
  • iFormBuilder is a mobile data collection platform offering advanced form building on iOS and Android devices.

For GIS we have:

  • Google My Maps to create and share custom maps.
  • QGIS a popular free solution.
  • Carto a cloud computing platform that provides GIS and web mapping tools for display in a web browser.
  • GIS Cloud is a web based platform for delivering simple and easy to use geo applications.
  • Mango an online GIS tool that allow users to create fully featured web maps in minutes.
  • ArcGIS Online a cloud-based mapping and analysis solution. Collector.
  • MapInfo Pro is a desktop geographic information system software.
  • Ushahidi allows users to receive reports with automatic alerts from many sources including SMS.

To analyse data and visualise we have:

  • DHIS 2 is a open source software combining data capture with data visualization.
  • Microsoft Power BI a powerful and popular system that works very well with excel.
  • Tableau Public is part of Tableau a popular data analysis tool.
  • DataHero‚Äôs focus is on data visualization, such as charts, pivot tables, and live dashboard productions.

For on line surveys we have many and includes:

  • Typeform is an online survey software with a very user-friendly interface that allows users to put surveys together themselves
  • Survicate allows users to trigger targeted surveys across various locations of their website.
  • SurveyMonkey a well-known online survey software and questionnaire tool
  • SurveyGizmo similar to SurveyMonkey.
  • Crowdsignal allows users to conduct surveys by embedding surveys on their website or inviting respondents via email.
  • Google Forms is a free online survey software and questionnaire tool that allows its users to quickly and easily put together surveys via a drag & drop interface.
  • GetFeedback users can easily build branded surveys.
  • Pulse Insights uses a a micro survey platform collecting data in a very simple manner.