In (), NVivo is the leading (proprietary) tool. Open Source alternatives are far behind in features, and I feel it is one category of tools that is really lacking in the toolbox.

Currently, I would highlight four tools:


- , an package which was unfortunately kicked out of CRAN a while ago, so hard to install. Seems to depend on one person.
- , lovely browser-based tool, actively developed.
- , promising Python-based tool, actively developed but installation barrier too high for now.
- , browser-based as well, with more features than others, but I found the interface hard to grasp. Has institutional backing.

Do you know of other notable Open Source QDA tools?



@gerald_leppert thanks, I didn't know about qcoder! Great news that there is another R project trying to tackle this, with ROpenSci adding sustainability to it. Thanks for sharing!
Do you use QDA software on a regular basis?

I frequently use #MaxQDA (and previously #NVivo) at work. In smaller projects, I used #f4analyse and #RQDA. Besides RQDA, I just tested some other #opensource #QDA-software:

These cross-platform (incl. #Linux) #FLOSS packages seemed to be generally suitable for my purpose (social science research): #QualCoder, #Taguette, #CATMA, #Cassandre. RQDA is outdated (some new git commits).

Proprietary cross-platform packages that seemed to be generally suitable: f4analyze, #Quirkos, #Dedoose.

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