NVivo Alternatives for Linux

    NVivo is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Taguette, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to NVivo and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to NVivo are RQDA (Free, Open Source), QualCoder (Free, Open Source), Quirkos (Paid) and VOSviewer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 19, 2021

    1. A spin on the phrase "tag it!", Taguette is an open source qualitative research tool that allows users to: * Import PDFs, Word Docs, Text files, HTML, ... * Tag snippets with codes you create * Export tagged documents, highlights for a specific tag.
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      Almost everyone thinks Taguette is a great alternative to NVivo.
    2. RDQA is a R package for Qualitative Data Analysis, a free (free as freedom) qualitative analysis software application (BSD license). It works on Windows, Linux/FreeBSD and (probably) the Mac OSX platforms. RQDA is an easy to use tool to assist in the analysis of textual data.
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      Most users think RQDA is a great alternative to NVivo.
      Unable to share files, import files and keep the formatting
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It's an R program and I am specifically looking for something with an easy UI so older professors who use NVivo don't have to alter their workflow so severely, such as by having to learn to code.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago


    3. A very complete Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) written in Python, that continues the work that was done with RQDA. It works with text, images, and multimedia as audios and videos.
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    4. Quirkos is a software package that helps people sort, manage and understand large amounts of text. It helps users tag or code relevant sections of text, and collate and compare themes across dozens of different text sources.
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      VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks. These networks may for instance include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on co-citation, bibliographic coupling, or co-authorship relations.
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    5. Provalis Research is a world's leading developer of text analysis software with ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative mixed-methods qualitative data analysis software; WordStat, a powerful add-on module for computer...
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    6. Qualitative Data Analysis.
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