We’ve added a new feature that allows users to subscribe and receive daily or weekly survey completion reports by email.  This is especially useful if you’re looking for a way to periodically monitor the progress of your surveys without having to log-in and check your analytics overview.

To start receiving your survey completion reports, go to your survey’s settings page.  Then click the “advanced” tab, and enable the “Email Completion Reports” option.  You can also set the reporting interval from the corresponding  drop-down.

Here’s a sample of a report.

Multi Language Support

May 20, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that Rational Survey has gone global with the latest release.  Users can now change the language of their surveys to better serve local or international clients.

So far we’ve added the following languages with plenty more on the way:

  • Arabic (العربية)
  • Chinese (中文)
  • Dutch (Nederlands)
  • English (Default)
  • Finnish (Suomi)
  • French (Français)
  • German (Deutsch)
  • Greek (Ελληνικά)
  • Hebrew (עברית)
  • Hungarian (Magyar)
  • Italian (Italiano)
  • Hindi (हिन्दी, हिंदी)
  • Japanese (日本語 (にほんご))
  • Korean (한국어 (韓國語))
  • Macedonian (македонски)
  • Norwegian (Norsk)
  • Polish (Polski)
  • Portuguese (Português)
  • Romanian (Română)
  • Russian (Русский)
  • Spanish (Español)
  • Turkish (Türkçe)

To take advantage of this feature – from the survey settings page under the presentation tab, select a language from the “Language” drop down and click “Save”.

We’re also in the process of verifying translations.  Thus far we’ve verified the following translations: Spanish, Dutch, Russian, & Hebrew.  If you’re interested in verifying a translation, send an email to solutions@rationalsurvey.com.  In return we’re willing to offer a 1 month free professional account or an upgrade/extension to any existing account.

Rational Survey is now available as a free app to users of the Chrome browser in the Google Chrome Web Store.

Use the link below to get to the install page from where you can add it as an extension.


Installing it will add a bookmarked icon that when clicked will automatically take you to the main Rational Survey page while opening a new tab.

Using this app, we will eventually add advanced html5 features specific to the chrome browser to further improve the Rational Survey experience.

Respondent Login

May 6, 2011

Adding a login to your surveys for respondent authentication or registration  is really easy with Rational Survey.

Here are some quick advantages to adding a survey login step:

  • Collect respondent details such as first name, last name, email address & date of birth
  • Prevent duplicate survey responses from the same respondent
  • Allow respondent to exit survey and continue from where they left off at a later time by logging back in
  • Create controlled studies by requiring a unique password

To enable survey login, from the survey settings page.  Click the “Advanced” tab.

Now enable the “Require Responder Login” setting.

A list of login options will appear below.  Check all the fields you would like to use to authenticate respondents. Note: you must select at least two fields if you’re not using the email or username field.

Then click “Save” to update your settings.

Now when visitors access your survey they will have to login using the previously specified fields.