Announcing Quirkos Cloud!

  For a long time now, one of the most requested features for Quirkos has been a way to work with remotely stored data, on any device. Researchers frequently switch between computers, laptops and mobile devices, and want to collaborate with people across the world. They want the convenience of knowing your data will be accessible wherever you are, and will be safely backed up for you.   That’s why we’ve spent nearly two

Qualitative software and tools for ‘close reading’ in the Digital Humanities

  The Digital Humanities movement is a growing paradigm that aims to explore the new possibilities created by the availability of huge archives of data, and powerful digital tools that can explore them rapidly. This allows researchers to explore, connect and interpret vast amounts of data in ways that were not possible before. In essence, it can be seen as a vast field of secondary analysis – we can look for trends in language,

Announcing Quirkos version 2!

Today we are announcing that a major new version of Quirkos is coming in September! Version 2  will offer big new features that users have requested, including memos, rich text support, new editable reports, an improved interface, and much more.   Memos are a feature that people have been requesting for a while, and we are excited to have this coming in the next version. This allows users to write notes which are attached to specific

7 unique things that make Quirkos awesome

Quirkos is now 3 years old! To celebrate, we’re taking a break from our regular programming of qualitative method posts to remind everyone why Quirkos is the best qualitative analysis software around...   1. All the colours! Obviously I’m going to start with the most important features first. Some qualitative analysis software restricts you to only 8 colours when customising your themes. Quirkos lets you choose from 16

Quirkos vs Nvivo: Differences and Similarities

I’m often asked ‘How does Quirkos compare to Nvivo?’. Nvivo is by far the largest player in the qualitative software field, and is the product most researchers are familiar with. So when looking at the alternatives like Quirkos (but also Dedoose, ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, Transana and many others) people want to know what’s different!   In a nutshell, Quirkos has far fewer features than Nvivo, but wraps them up in an easier

How Quirkos can change the way you look at your qualitative data

We always get a lot of inquiries in December from departments and projects who are thinking of spending some left-over money at the end of the financial year on a few Quirkos licences. A great early Christmas present for yourself the team! It’s also a good long term investment, since our licences don’t expire and can be used year after year. They are transferable to new computers, and we’ve committed to provide free updates

Reflections on qualitative software from KWALON 2016

Last week saw a wonderful conference held by the the Dutch network for qualitative research KWALON, based at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. The theme was no less than the future of Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software.   Chair Jeanine Evers opened the session by outlining 8 important themes the group had identified on qualitative analysis software.   The first was the challenge of adding features to software that is requested

Quirkos for Linux!

  We are excited to announce official Quirkos support for Linux! This is something we have been working on for some time, and have been really encouraged by user demand to support this Free and Open Source (FOSS) platform. Quirkos on Linux is identical to the Windows and Mac versions, with the same graphical interface, feature set and file format, so there are no issues working across platforms. Currently we are only offering a script