How to work with AUDIO Files generated with Speech in Research

Ever since we are transcribing speech into text in research we also allow the option to record the real voice of the customer.

Out latest update also includes the iOS world and the long term problem case of the Safari browser which can finally be used for speech in research projects (see post about iOS).

Before you can record the voice of someone you clearly need the person’s acceptance. As we do not want to store any person’s real data on our servers we implemented a way to allow you to save the audio files apart from the answer data in questfox (see post about your own SFTP Server).

The alsway upcoming question now is how to work with the audio data in a market research project?

Several tools allow you to work with audio files.

A very professional one is Audacity which can be installed on any computer and helps as a cutting software to create a list of your files. Audacity is a freeware that operates on a professional level.

A nice tool to stitch hundreds of audio files together ist the tiny tool Freemake. It allows you to create one single file from a bucket list of literally hundreds of audio files. So you can combines all the answers to one question with just one mouseclick.

In order to share your one or several files with your clients and other researchers we advise you to use a sharing service like Soundcloud. allows you to share files non-publicly. And this is probably what you are looking for.

We are still looking for professional services that allow us to work with AI technology on the audio data. Until this is available we do have to listen to the real voice of the customer.

questfox Domain simplification

The Internet comes with some update challenges we are trying to cope with by offering some simple subdomains to you. We try to keep website, updates and the tool itself technically apart.

Access to questfox for registered users: brings you to the software itself

The updated website can be reached via or right away under

This news update is always can be reached under News brings you to this external update site.

How change colors in the questfox Living Report

questfox allows you to use your own color palette in the reporting section.

The questfox reporting standard looks as such:

We admit that the standard colorset may be less good looking, but you can change it anytime under Design Settings
Chart by integrating a list of hexcolors separated by comma.

Example of a color palette: #f6511d,#ffb400,#00a6ed,#7fb800,#0d2c54

The report will use the first entry as the first color. The 2nd as the second and so on…

This is how the initial example will look like in the new color set.

This changes the colors for all graphics in that specific project. You can still individually change the colors of one graphic.

Where to get colors from? One of our favorite tools to generate a nice color palette is

The tool creates nice sets of colors that can easily be integrated into questfox by clicking on export.

Just copy&paste the CSS into questfox.

Try to get inspired by other palettes

Spanish Palette by Miguel Camacho