Flexible licence options for qualitative analysis with Quirkos

Quirkos now gives you the flexibility to choose between a subscription service or a one-off fee.

Quirkos Cloud is a quarterly or annual subscription that lets you use the Quirkos software as well as store and share your projects on our secure cloud servers. The one-off licence allows you to buy Quirkos for just one computer, but with no time limit.

Static Licences

Cloud Subscriptions


static licences

> One-off licence fee

> For one or two computers
> Data stored on local computer
> Requires manual backups (has autosave)
> Collaboration with manual file sharing and merge

Buy a licence code to unlock for one computer,
no account/login required


cloud licences
> Subscription based (annual or quarterly)
> Includes access to software and data storage
> Allows use on unlimited number of computers
> Data stored in our secure Quirkos Cloud servers
> Automatic backups
> Live collaboration and project sharing

Create an account to login on any computer

If you prefer to pay once, the offline licence unlocks Quirkos on your computer for ever. Data is only stored on your own computer, and you can use Quirkos for as long as you need.

If you need to work from many different locations, and want the convenience of having your data in one place, Quirkos Cloud gives you this flexibility for a small regular fee.



Quirkos offers significant discounts for different organisations:

Students Academic and charities Public sector Commercial

There are also discounts for researchers in developing countries, for organisations purchasing multiple licences, including 'floating' licence options. Please contact sales@quirkos.com with any queries or PO requests.
Users can upgrade a Quirkos 1 licence to Quirkos 2 with our online system.

Commercial sector

  • Commercial

  • Static licence
    £450 / €540 / US$575 one off
    or

    Quirkos Cloud
    £20 / €23 / $25 a month
  • For any commercial use
  • Online and e-mail support
  • Instant licence delivery
  • Phone support
  • Buy Now

Our commercial licence offers the full Quirkos experience, with unrestricted use for any commercial purpose, and our full package of support. This includes direct support by phone or e-mail, in addition to the on-line support resources. For group or institutional purchases, we can also arrange workshops to introduce Quirkos to your team and learn qualitative approaches.

Order directly with a credit or debit card for an immediate licence code, or contact us at sales@quirkos.com to arrange a purchase order or invoice.

Public sector

We offer a reduced rate for the government and public sector organisations, while still including excellent e-mail support. For group or institutional purchases, we can also arrange workshops to introduce Quirkos and qualitative research to your team.

Order directly with a credit or debit card for an immediate licence code if you have a .gov, .gc.ca or .nhs.uk. e-mail address. Otherwise call or contact us at sales@quirkos.com to arrange a purchase order or invoice.

  • Government and Public Sector
  • Static licence
    £390 / €430 / $490 one off
    or

    Quirkos Cloud
    £15 / €17 / $18 a month
  • For staff at public sector or government bodies
  • Online and e-mail support
  • Instant licence delivery
  • Buy Now

Academic, educational and charity institutions

  • Academic and
    Charity Sector
  • Static Licence
    £240 / €280 / $340 one off
    or

    Quirkos Cloud
    £12 / €13 / $14 a month
  • For educational institutions or registered charities
  • Online and e-mail support
  • Instant licence delivery
  • Buy Now

Educational institutions at all levels, not-for profits, social enterprises and registered charities can claim a large discount on Quirkos licences on proof of status.

Order directly with a credit or debit card if you have a common educational e-mail address (such as .ac.uk, .ac.fr, .edu), or contact us at sales@quirkos.com to verify your status, arrange a purchase order, quote or invoice.

Student licences

Students at any level can buy their own qualitative software from Quirkos at a terrific discount. This is NOT a one semester or single year licence but a full permanent licence, that's much cheaper than any other qualitative software!

software price table
We also offer a subscription to our cloud service, letting you use any number of computers for just £6 a month.

To qualify for these rates, we require a valid e-mail address from an educational institution and scanned proof of current student status, such as a student ID card (NUS but not ISIC), or letter of registration. Order directly with a credit or debit card using the 'Buy Now' button, once your student status has been verified we will e-mail your code within 24 hrs.

  • Student
  • Static Licence
    £55 / €60 / $69 one off
    or

    Quirkos Cloud
    £6 / €7 / $8 a month
  • Full or part time at registered educational establishments
  • Online support only
  • Buy Now

Eligibility for discounts is dependent on providing proof of status.

By default, our static licenses are for one computer. If you need a licence for two computers, for example for a desktop and your laptop, we offer a 50% discount for the same user. These can be selected at time of purchase. Cloud Subscriptions are per user, and allow use on any number of computers where Quirkos is installed.

When placing your order, you can also order a printed copy of the manual, and a Quirkos USB drive to be delivered to you. This includes a USB stick containing installers for the software, a 'Live' version of Quirkos that can run directly from the USB stick, and digital copies of the manual, Getting-Started guide, video overviews, and example project data. All these materials can also be downloaded from our support pages, but if you prefer a physical copy for convenience (or you have a slow internet connection) these can be posted to you for a small flat fee (+£15).

Global licences


We offer a 25% discount for students and researchers in low and lower-middle-income countries, on top of the sector discounts above. We count this as any country with a GDP Per-Capita below US$26,000 PPP, or a monthly average salary below 1000EUR. There is more information in this blog-post on accessibility, but to check your eligibility and to place an order with these discounted rates, please contact us directly at sales@quirkos.com.



* Please note that all conversion rates to other currencies will fluctuate, and prices are indicative only. Prices do not include any applicable local sales taxes. VAT is not currently applicable. At the moment we can only offer Quirkos and support in English, but hope to add more languages in the future. If you are having any problems with our credit/debit card payment system, we can also take payment by PayPal or direct bank transfer - just contact us for more details.