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Why choose Question Tools?

Dependable

Question Tools products are properly-developed applications, built in C++. As they are not built on top of any other authoring environment, and this makes them more robust and reliable.

Question-oriented products built on top of other authoring environments tend to be less stable. Features such as opening multiple questions and copying between them, spell-checking, undo and properly-integrated help to name but a few are very difficult to implement in a 'tower-of-bricks' approach. Added to this, the product ends up at the mercy of the original creators of the authoring environment, and there can be licensing problems, as it is not always clear exactly who owns what.

Question Tools has none of these problems.

Well-reviewed

We receive a lot of kind comments and reviews, here are just a couple:

  • “Question Tools certainly offers an extremely cost-effective solution for delivery of electronic testing, examinations and automated assessment...a very attractive tool...” Patrick Craven, Manager, Computer-Based Assessment, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations.
  • “This is a fantastic and easy to use piece of software. It makes interactive sessions a dream”, Rick Barnes, Fulford School.

You can view more here.

Well-used

The list of organizations using Question Tools continues to grow, here are just a few:

  • Time Warner Cable Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • AT & T
  • InstallShield Inc.
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • PeopleSupport Inc.
  • ITNET plc
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Merrill Lynch HSBC
  • Johnson & Johnson plc
  • US Air Force
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kodak Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Telegraph Group plc
  • Barclays Bank plc
  • HM Land Registry, UK
  • DfES, UK
  • Convergys Inc.

You can view more here.

Widely-used

Users in 148 countries around the world have selected Question Tools.

World map showing spread and use of Question Tools software

You can view the full list here.

Across cultures

Screenshot showing Japanese characters in Question Tools EditorQuestion Tools supports a wide variety of languages and charactersets.

Easy to try

Anyone can download and try our software — no log-ons or email requests — just download. You can download the factsheets and userguides here, or the applications here.

No secrets

All software has problems—we list ours for anyone to see, not least so you do not waste your time on problems to which we know the answer.

  • Click here to go to the list of common problems.
  • Click here for the list of known bugs or problems.
  • Click here for a list of problems fixed in previous releases.

No plug-ins

Question Tools creates highly-interactive content, including sound and video, that works in a web browser without the need for a plug-in, but why are plug-ins such an issue? Why do so many organizations simply refuse to accept content that requires a web browser plug-in?

Plug-ins are really small applications. Unfortunately, plug-ins often need to be frequently updated, causing users difficulties. More significantly, some plug-ins, including some of the most popular, have contained security holes in the past. Worse still, some other plug-ins are viruses (more accurately called Trojan horses).

As a result, blocking all plug-ins is an easy and very effective security measure any network administrator can take. Many corporate networks are tightly controlled, and as viruses and other forms of security attack become an ever-greater issue, this tight control will continue.

This means that content based upon plug-ins will simply not work on a lot of organization’s networks. If you want to reach all of your customers, staff or students then you need an approach that is not based upon special plug-ins or players. This plug-in free approach is exactly what Question Tools provides.

End-to-end solution

Some of our competitors provide editors, others provide delivery and results engines. Still fewer provide tools for publishers. They want you to take their tools and try to make them work together. Would you buy the parts for a car and try to assemble it yourself? Probably only as a hobby.

Question Tools provides an integrated solution — an award-winning Editor, wide range of NetSeries products for delivering content and collecting results, and complete solutions for publishers who want to safely step into online publishing.


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