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Save the web! New feature allows to import and analyze websites with free browser extension “MAXQDA Web Collector”

Great news for anybody who wants to analyze websites! The “MAXQDA Web Collector” is a free browser add-on for Google Chrome. It allows you to quickly and easily collect whole web pages or selected parts for import and analysis in MAXQDA.

To import web pages collected with the MAXQDA Web Collector into MAXQDA you need MAXQDA 12 updated to release 12.2.1 or higher. The webpage import is available in MAXQDA 12 Standard, MAXQDA 12 Plus or MAXQDA 12 Analytics Pro. It is not possible to import web pages via Web Collector in MAXQDA 12 Base.

Get MAXQDA Webcollector

Install “Web Collector” extension in Google Chrome Browser

WebCollector for MAXQDA

To install “Web Collector for MAXQDA” go to the Chrome Web Store and call up the Web Collector for MAXQDA. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button to add Web Collector to your browser. After the installation a little MAXQDA icon will appear in the menu bar of your chrome browser.


Collect single web pages to analyze websites

To save a web page, simply click on the MAXQDA icon in the menu bar of your browser. There are two options available – you can save a webpage in it’s original layout or as a simplified web page. Click on one the tabs for further settings:

  • Web Page: Save a web page in it’s original layout. Saved web pages can be imported into MAXQDA for analysis as PDF documents or pictures.
  • Simplified Web Page: Save a simplified text version of the web page. Saved web pages can be imported into MAXQDA for analysis as RTF or PDF documents.

Both options offer the possibility to save important information or thoughts on the web page in a MAXQDA document memo, so you can start to analyze websites right away. You do not need to write down the current date or the URL of the webpages. They will be automatically added to the web pages during import into MAXQDA.

Analyze websites with the MAXQDA Webcollector

Importing web pages to MAXQDA

To import the saved web pages to MAXQDA, simply go to “Documents > Import web pages from MAXQDA Web Collector”. It is now possible to choose in which file format you want to import your web pages. If you aren’t sure anymore about a web page’s content, you can double click on the corresponding entry to open and view the page in your browser.

Analyze websites with the MAXQDA Webcollector

We hope you enjoy collecting web pages with MAXQDA Web Collector!

More New Features in Update 12.2.1

The free MAXQDA 12 update 12.2.1 adds an import feature for survey from SurveyMonkey, import feature for webpages collected with the browser extension “Web Collector for MAXQDA” and an improved codeline visualisation.

View everything new in update 12.2.1

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