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Citavi

Reference management and knowledge organization with integrated task planner. Solution for work groups with data sharing in intranet available.

Avg rating of 4 (7)| 8 comments

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Simple Navigation on the left, the editing pane in the middle, preview on the right (for PDF and text documents, images, Web pages, etc.).   All You Need You can add ratings, quotations, comments, thoughts, tasks, locations, and links to other references and files. Citavi is your complete toolbox for academic writing.
Versatile You can adjust the screen layout to your liking, and there is a handy table view, too.   Intuitive You won't find another professional program that takes so little time to learn.
Search the World Citavi lets you search more than 4800 library catalogs and databases.   Get a Copy Citavi can help you get a copy of an item once you've discovered it.
Evaluate Use the preview to read and evaluate PDFs and other full texts, and to view images, videos, and presentations. Then just click to copy a passage to the refer­ence as a quotation, abstract or table of contents.   Save You can tell Citavi to gather all the full texts in your projects, even PDFs you saved elsewhere. This ensures that you always have everything at hand.
Collect By saving know­ledge items — quotations, thoughts, and comments — in Citavi, the Know­ledge Organizer helps you make sense of content and create know­ledge from information.   Structure Citavi gives you two tools for organizing and struc­turing your collected knowledge. Keywords help you describe items, while categories let you structure and group.
Plan Your Project Citavi's Task Planner lets you manage your project tasks, reminds you of deadlines, and makes sure you stay on track.   Forget Nothing What's still waiting to be read? Which articles do you need to find? Which books are due back at the lib­rary? Because it is designed specifically for scholarly work, the Task Planner makes sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Citavi information

  • Developed bySwiss Academic Software
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives32 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Danny123456
  
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Very good program with many useful features but first of all fantastic customer support! I needed a function that was not available in the standard version. My request was answered within minutes and a few hours later I had installed a macro which allowed me to do everything I wanted to. I have never experienced such a good customer service before! Absolutely recommendable!

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paulbocij
  
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Unlike others, I have had no problems at all with Citavi. It's my main reference manager, although I use Zotero and some other notetaking software too. The cost is reasonable - all of these things can be very expensive but this is at the lower end of the range. You can also buy Citavi outright, rather than pay a subscription forever. It has all the features I need and fits in with the way I work. The portable version is very handy as I can carry all of my research with me on a USB key.

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altenativeto
  
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I had several problems: After my compter was in standby I had to manually delete a caching file because the software could not handle it then once their license server crashed and I couldn't continue working at all because I couldn't continue working on a shared project without logging into my account. Too bad, because many design ideas of the software are good.

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usability is good

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generalSeven
  
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Outstanding outline generation from collected research. Ability to customize citation formats. Built in PDF viewer.

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Update (now 2 stars): I liked Citavi 5. Perpetual license was $119 for personal use. It could be installed on multiple PCs. Data was saved locally--not in the cloud (could sync p2p via syncthing). Great ability to take cited texts and references and move around in outlines. Also, flexibility to create your own style of citation. Now, version 6 perpetual and the web subscription version don't appear to include a "personal use" category, but have student, academic, gov't/nfp & commercial, and it costs more money. Now, I'm trying to do more with Juris-M (Zotero variant), since it allows for cloud free usage, multiple installs, is free, and runs on multiple platforms, including, Linux, which I prefer. Unfortunately, Juris-M & Zotero don't seem to have the same outlining functionality as Citavi, and there is more of a learning curve for creating your own citation styles. (What I would really like is a Linux version of Citavi that stores data locally only and is <$150, but that clearly is not the direction that Citavi is going.)

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teezee
  
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Very easy to handel. I could implement the unique citation style of my university and the support is very helpful.

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VerenaBeck
  
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easy to use, great structure, and perfect support if a problem comes up!

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Tags

  • information-management
  • knowlege-management
  • Research Manager
  • laterature-cataloger
  • task-planner
  • Note-taking
  • Task Manager
  • knowledge-manager
  • bibliography
  • Task Management

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Citavi platform details

Windows

Vista, 7, 8, 9, 10

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