Qiqqa Reviews

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I have been using Qiqqa for approaching ten years.
The concept and initial execution is great.
It helps me organise my literature brilliantly.
However, the software has not been maintained. It is badly behaved.
The alternate versions have bare-minimum management facilities.
The developer has stopped interacting with his clients.
He claims that the software is not defunct, because 200 people are still downloading it.
Alas, this is another story of people getting sucked in with rave reviews of the promise which this software represents.
This is another good example of how I have lost half my life to half-baked software by enterprises which don't stay enterprising but rest on their laurels.
None of us doubt that Jimme Jardine is a brilliant fellow.
But I wish that he would stop building new non-corporate enterprises and would give some attention to his loyal client base. We have a royal dilemma of what to use as an alternative, because everything else is a step down.
Until then the classification of discontinued is correct.
Some serious developer should buy the enterprise and resurrect it and make it talk to a wider range of word processors than just MS Word. This is seriously overdue.

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Non-open approach to your data, buggy; some isolated promising features

When I tried Qiqqa I had problem retrieving data from Google Academic.

The mind mapping feature was not useful. I couldn't draw my own mind maps as in FreePlane nor could I export the mind map to any open format.
To me, mind mapping was the main reason I came to qiqqa.

I was, however, impressed by the reference manager capabilities. In fact, I did find a new relationship between my papers thanks to qiqqa. It was artificial intelligence as it best!

Qiqqa PDF reader is not better than many other alternatives such as Foxit PDF Reader. For instance, customised keyboard shortcuts is a basic feature in any good PDF reader. Foxit does it nicely, why reinventing the wheel? I would be plased if all comment and underlines from Foxit Reader are available in Qiqqa. That's all, no need for an underperfoming reader.

I did not like it at all that Qiqqa COPY my PDF files from my OneDrive folder to the userspace folder. Qiqqa does not work with one's PDF files but rather makes a copy of them and changes the names for an obscure ID. It seems inefficient but more importantly, it means losing one's data when Qiqqa fails or disappears.
This is the more striking aspect of Qiqqa. Data is trapped inside Qiqqa environment without possibility of getting back the PDF with the notes, underlines, etc.

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I love it!

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I have tried many bibliographic management software. Qiqqa is the best.

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The desktop version is perfect. It allows you to use tags, annotations, highlights and so on. One of the best features is the ability to rate your pdfs, sort and find them based on their rating. However, the qiqqa team are very reluctant to update it recently. It seems that they've put it aside and they don't respond users' questions anymore.

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Great software, it has some very usefull functions but its PDF reader definitely needs major improvements (rendering quality is bad; PDF readers made by competition are light years ahead in terms of functionality- cf. ReadCube)

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Qiqqa significantly simplifies handling scientific literature. I like that I can search the whole library, only selected papers or only inside one paper. Tagging papers or their parts is also very useful.

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I have been using Qiqqa since 2011. Best referencing software i have used till date. It helped me a lot during my PhD and I always recommend it to my friends over other referencing software's.

Thank you Qiqqa for the help during my PhD.

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Amazing Qiqqa - Big Fan.

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I am using Qiqqa for almost six years now. Qiqqa is one of my must have package, and I use it on daily basis. It helped me a lot during my thesis writing particularly. I always strongly recommend it to my research students and colleagues. Though, the interface seems a bit complex at first, but when you get use to it, you will appreciate the endless functionalities it offers. I wish, I could have a premium account.

Five Stars from me.
#BestWishes

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Good for locating articles and citing them.

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Many great features. Unfortunately, it seems like development has stopped.

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Great, free software which is far better than many paid ones !!

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bib sniffer, OCR, high functionality

[Edited by 166chemax, May 22]

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This is, by far, the best reference manager I have ever used (tried Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero). However, lately it is behaving erraticaly, coments are not answered by the company. It is dishearting and although I am searching, I still haven't found a proper alternative. They all disapoint but I am afraid Qiqqa is dying a slow death.

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It's a knowledge management app, not just a refs manager. Great combination of features (some unique), good UI. Works with locally (or LAN) stored libraries.

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