MAXQDA Release Notes

We are continuously working on making MAXQDA even better: With every update we offer improved or completely new features! Others may charge you extra for this service – as a MAXQDA license holder, you can regularly take advantage of free program updates.

July 26th, 2017

MAXQDA 12.3.2 for Windows and Mac

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved speed for the import of stop and go lists in MAXDictio
  • Smoother text selection in PDF documents
  • Improved print preview for PDF documents on high resolution or retina displays
  • Fixes a bug with using specific search symbols in lexical search
  • Fixes a bug with opening memos in table documents

February 24th, 2017

MAXQDA 12.3.1 for Windows and Mac

New Features

  • Lexical searches with stemming and lemmatization! Group your search results by word stems (e.g. walk, walking, walked) and count them together
  • Import summaries from Summary Grid to MAXMaps to use as labels for coded segments
  • Interactive word frequency result tables for word combinations: Drag & drop word combinations onto each other in result tables to count them as one
  • Interactive result tables for word frequencies and word combination frequencies remember your applied changes when you use the refresh button
  • Create new document from selection: Drag & drop a selected document segment into the Document System to create a new document with selected content (text, PDF, images)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved performance for projects with large numbers of documents and codes
  • Fixes a bug with opening memos via double click on high resolution monitors
  • Fixes a bug with rare character sets when adding MAXDictio dictionary entries
  • Fixes a bug with word trees for rare types of PDF documents
  • Fixes a bug with geolinking from within MAXmaps
  • Fixes a bug with displaying rotated image segments in the Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes a bug with autocoding of dictionary categories
  • Fixes a bug with saving document links during project merges
  • Fixes a bug with keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic and underline in document edit mode (Windows)

January 17th, 2017

MAXQDA 12.3 for Windows and Mac

This updates adds a large range of completely new functionality to MAXDictio, our module for quantitative text analysis. MAXDictio is available in MAXQDA Plus and MAXQDA Analytics Pro.

NEW IN MAXDICTIO:

  • Word combinations: Search and analyze combinations of up to five words
  • Go lists: Go list manager, global go lists can be used across all projects
  • Category Matrix Browser: Visualize dictionary category frequencies in a matrix view
  • Keyword-in-context: Display search strings in structured table that displays context information (preceding and following text)
  • Interactive Word Tree: Turn text data into tree like visualization with branches showing frequently used phrases
  • Japanese: Improved Japanese language support with word recognition engine for Japanese text
  • Interactive word frequency result tables: Drag words onto each other in result tables to count them together
  • Improved Dictionary functionality: Manage global dictionaries and create dictionary categories from code system
  • Improved Stop lists: Stop list manager, global stop lists can be used across all projects

Additional new features

  • Include “duration” column in coded segments export for documents with time stamps linking to a media file
  • Exports from Visual Tools or Mixed Methods as image or table, take user defined column changes into account
  • Focus groups: Import variables for focus group participants
  • Set or modify weight score for multiple coded segments at once in “Overview of coded segments” table
  • Multimedia Browser opens at last viewed location

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Import data from SurveyMonkey (annual SurveyMonkey pro plan required)
  • Improved import of focus group transcripts that contain images
  • Improved overview tables display on high-resolution monitors (Windows)
  • Improved display of text with specific types of line breaks in “Overview of coded segments”
  • Improved font recognition and handling of tables with images when switching between Windows and Mac
  • Improved performance for retrieval by focus group speaker
  • Improved performance for import of documents from Excel spreadsheet
  • Improved performance for using “undo coding”
  • Fixes a bug with display of absolute and relative values (MacOS)
  • Fixes a bug with copying content with images from output viewer to Word (in Stats)
  • Fixes a bug with activating documents by creation date
  • Fixes a bug with the import of the project memo during project import from MAXApp

October 26th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.2.1 for Windows and Mac

Adds new features for MAXQDA Standard, Plus, Analytics Pro…

  • Collect web pages with browser-addon “MAXQDA Web Collector” (Google Chrome)
  • Import online survey results directly from SurveyMonkey
  • Visual tool “Codeline” for audio/video and PDF documents
  • Automatic coding of speakers with preprocessor import

Fixes an issue with……

  • Copying and exporting results from Stats Output Viewer
  • Lexical search for “(” and “)”
  • Special characters in file names when importing SPSS files
  • Identical variable labels when importing SPSS files

September 20th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.2 for Windows and Mac

Add statistical power to your analysis – Introducing the new MAXQDA Analytics Pro!

This update includes a free demo of the statistical features of the new Stats module of MAXQDA Analytics Pro. Your “Stats” demo will end automatically on December 31st, 2016.

NEW: These are the new statistical features of MAXQDA Analytics Pro:

  • Interactive connection with MAXQDA projects data
  • Import dataset from SPSS, Excel, etc.
  • Interactive results table
  • Frequency tables
  • Descriptive statistics: Mean, standard deviation, variance, median, quartiles, minimum, maximum, range, sum, standard error, 95% confidence interval for the mean
  • Crosstabs: absolute and relative frequencies, row and column percentages, expected frequencies, residuals, standardized residuals, adjusted standardized residuals; Chi-square, Phi, Cramer’s V, contingency coefficient C
  • One-way analysis of variance: with output descriptive statistics and Levene test of homogeneity of variance
  • Correlation: Pearson and Spearman correlation
  • Scale: Cronbach’s Alpha

Other improvements…

  • Better recognition of sentences for autocoding of search results
  • Vertical lines in Codeline
  • New interface language: Portuguese (Brasilian)

The update also fixes an issue with…

  • Codeline that does not fill max. window width
  • MAXQDA settings.ini file that may prevent MAXQDA from starting
  • Overview of codes that contains focus group variables
  • Export of last row in Typology table
  • Highlighting multipage segments in PDF documents

June 2nd, 2016

MAXQDA 12.1.4 for Windows and Mac

Fixes an issue with…

  • Twitter connection when importing tweets into MAXQDA project
  • Saving Creative Coding map as a standard MAXMap

Apr 29th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.1.3 for Windows

Fixes an issue with…

  • library signing for operating system, which may prevent start of MAXQDA
  • opening MAXQDA projects with a double click
  • starting the Smart Publisher

Apr 29th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.1.3 for Mac

Fixes an issue with…

  • library signing for operating system, which may prevent start of MAXQDA
  • Excel export and import
  • showing a message regarding the temporary folder

Apr 18th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.1.1 for Windows and Mac

Improvements

  • Improved performance for Code Matrix Browser on focus group participants
  • Improved text editing in transcripts with large number of time stamps
  • Display focus group icons in Code Relations Browser

Fixes an issue with…

  • list formatting in memos and text documents
  • page layout when printing text documents
  • importing MAXQDA 2007 and MAXQDA 11 projects
  • line breaks in HTML export
  • missing strings for activating focus group participants by number of speeches

Feb 25th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.1.0 for Windows and Mac

New features

5 Types of Joint Displays

  • Side-by-side display of results (coded segments):
    Compare results of a qualitative and a quantitative study in a table that contains coded segmens for selected themes
  • Side-by-side display of results (summaries):
    Compare results of a qualitative and a quantitative study in a table that contains summaries for selected themes
  • Qualitative themes by quantitative groups (coded segments):
    Group documents by document variable values and compare each groups coded segments for selected themes in a table
  • Qualitative themes by quantitative groups (summaries):
    Group documents by document variable values and compare each groups summaries for selected themes in a table
  • Statistics by qualitative groups:
    Group documents by codes that were assigned to the document and compare mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentage of selected variables

Visual Tools: New Codeline features

  • More options: Display length of codes based on number of paragraphs or number of characters that have been coded
  • New aggregated view fits the whole codeline into your window. Perfect for publications and presentations
  • New slider to adjust column width
  • New filter option: Limit visualization to coded segments with a certain weight

Visual Tools: General Improvements

  • New camera icon takes a screenshot of the currently visible area and copies the image to the clipboard. You can insert it into a presentation or report via cmd+V
  • New excel export icons for Document Comparison Chart and Codeline
  • Click a code in the “Code System” to highlight it on a Map in MAXMaps

MAXDictio: Lemmatization and Split Word Frequencies by Document Groups

  • Stemming and Lemmatization is coming to MAXDictio! Different forms of a word (car, cars, cars’) can be grouped together in the word frequency results table. Available for these languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
  • New filter option: Analyze word frequencies by document groups

Text Search: Search Results Preview and New Extended Search Options

  • Overhauled “Extended lexical search” dialog window to make room for new search options, e.g. searching for a combination of search strings across multiple sentences, pages or cells in text documents, tables or PDF files
  • Search results table with new “preview” column, making it easier to evaluate the quality of each finding. Of course you can still click on a result to jump into the original document
  • Search results table with new “context” column, when searching for combinations of search items displays how close or far search items are from each other (e.g. 1 paragraph or 2 sentences)
  • Search results table for text search in memos: doubleclick a search term to highlight it in a memo

Creative Coding

  • Save Creative Coding map as a standard MAXMap for audit trail
  • New colors are automatically applied to selected codes

Coding: General Improvements

  • You can now code text right inside the preview window at the top of the “Overview of coded segments” table. Just drag & drop a code onto the selected text segment or vice versa
  • Extend a code across highlighted text by right-clicking on the coding stripe and selecting “Extend with highlighted segment”
  • Smoother text selection in PDF documents

Focus Groups: Activate by Participants “Activity”

  • Activate focus groups by name, number of contributions, and number of characters for easy comparison of participants who talk more and less.

Document Variables: SPSS Data File Compatibility

  • Import and export document variables to and from SPSS data file (*.sav) for direct exchange with statistical software

Other

  • “Retrieved Segments” export includes a memos label type
  • New info box for unsuccessful DOC/X import in MAXQDA for Windows
  • Double-click to remove a variable condition in “Activate by variable” dialog

Fixes an issue with…

  • starting MAXQDA from a different user account than the user account that installed MAXQDA 12.0.3 on a Mac
  • linking media files with a long file path to a transcript
  • unbundling external files
  • the length of media clips in “Overview of coded segment” exports
  • changing the file path when exporting “Overview of coded segments”
  • changed settings during refresh of “MAXDictio Word frequency” table
  • transfering projects, that contain several code sets, from MAXQDA 11 to MAXQDA 12
  • transfering geo links when merging projects

Jan 19th, 2016

MAXQDA 12.0.3 for Windows

Improvements

  • Code System: Set standard color for new codes
  • Search results: Autocode or export sentences in PDF documents
  • Creative Coding: select also top-level codes with a maximum of two subcode levels
  • Import data from Twitter: import the number of likes of a Tweet
  • Summary Tables: transform column into a document variable
  • Summary Tables: swap rows and columns
  • Already imported text documents: convert to a focus group document
  • Document variables: export to SPSS syntax file
  • Document variables: first column displays document type icon
  • Import Word DOC/X files: included images may be imported
  • Import of multiple PDF or image documents: save all at once in folder for external files
  • Code favorites: easier re-arrangement of codes
  • Quote Matrix: export coded segment with original formatting to RTF reports
  • Overview tables: keeps actual sorting when entering new values in sorted column
  • MAXApp import: import a zip file that contains the exported MAXApp folder
  • Code Relations Browser: double click on aggregated node lists segments in Retrieved Segments window

Fixes an issue with…

  • importing Word files when starting MAXQDA from a pen drive
  • connecting the activation server when activating a MAXQDA license
  • using shortcuts for codes in Multimedia Browser window
  • exporting comments of coded segments and exporting code alias in Smart Publisher
  • extended lexical search in memos
  • choosing columns to be displayed in the document variables
  • activation by color for subcodes
  • opening MAXQDA 11 project with special content in MAXQDA 12
  • reaching the limit for Tweets when importing Twitter data
  • using the shortcut cmd+alt+W for creating a new code
  • importing documents from Excel spreadsheet with cells that contain quotation marks

MAXQDA 12.0.3 for Mac

Improvements

  • Code System: Set standard color for new codes
  • Search results: Autocode or export sentences in PDF documents
  • Creative Coding: select also top-level codes with a maximum of two subcode levels
  • Import data from Twitter: import the number of likes of a Tweet
  • Summary Tables: transform column into a document variable
  • Summary Tables: swap rows and columns
  • Already imported text documents: convert to a focus group document
  • Document variables: export to SPSS syntax file
  • Document variables: first column displays document type icon
  • Import Word DOC/X files: included images may be imported
  • Import of multiple PDF or image documents: save all at once in folder for external files
  • Code favorites: easier re-arrangement of codes
  • Quote Matrix: export coded segment with original formatting to RTF reports
  • Overview tables: keeps actual sorting when entering new values in sorted column
  • MAXApp import: import a zip file that contains the exported MAXApp folder
  • Code Relations Browser: double click on aggregated node lists segments in Retrieved Segments window

Fixes an issue with…

  • connecting the activation server when activating a MAXQDA license
  • using shortcuts for codes in Multimedia Browser window
  • exporting comments of coded segments and exporting code alias in Smart Publisher
  • extended lexical search in memos
  • choosing columns to be displayed in the document variables
  • activation by color for subcodes
  • opening MAXQDA 11 project with special content in MAXQDA 12
  • reaching the limit for Tweets when importing Twitter data
  • using the shortcut cmd+alt+W for creating a new code
  • importing documents from Excel spreadsheet with cells that contain quotation marks

Nov 5th, 2015

MAXQDA 12.0.2 for Windows and Mac

Improvements

  • Sorting Code System by frequency includes collapsed sub codes
  • Summary Grid: view all coded segments for a code and its subcodes at once by collapsing a code
  • Intercoder agreement: calculate Kappa even when comparing one code only
  • MAXMaps: optimized font size for new objects and models
  • Highlight coding: Faster display of colored passages in PDF documents

Fixes an issue with…

  • updating the number of coded segments displayed in the status bar when displaying Retrieved Segments in table view
  • intercoder agreement in some PDF documents
  • highlighting a coded segment after clicking on a coding stripe
  • automatic variable type detection during variable import
  • exporting text with special characters to Code Book or as text documents
  • saving documents as external files when importing documents
  • Statistic of Subcodes for aggregated subcodes

Oct 7th, 2015

MAXQDA 12.0.1 for Windows

Improvements and bugfixes

  • You can now use highlight coding in PDF files
  • Set user interface to larger font in “Preferences …”
  • Large projects close faster
  • MAXQDA 12 projects, that were last used on a Mac, open faster on your PC
  • Faster (survey) import of documents from an Excel table
  • Fixes an issue with importing Word files
  • Fixes an issue with user interface in different languages
  • Fixes an issue with silent installation when equipping pc labs
  • Fixes an issue with converting Code Alias names and Logbook from MAXQDA 11 to 12 projects

MAXQDA 12.0.1 for Mac

Improvements and bugfixes

  • You can now use highlight coding in PDF files
  • MAXQDA 12 projects, that were last used on a Windows PC, open faster on your Mac
  • Large projects close faster
  • Faster (survey) import of documents from an Excel table
  • Performance improvement for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Fixes an issue with user interface in different languages
  • Fixes an issue with converting the Logbook from MAXQDA 11 to 12 projects

Sept 1st, 2015

MAXQDA 12.0.0 (for Windows and Mac) – Release Version

Say hello to the new MAXQDA 12.

Release notes - MAXQDA 12

MAXQDA 12 combines our Mac and Windows version into one beautiful software product that runs on both platforms: Redesigned user interface with an up-to-date design language that is ready to shine on retina and high resolution monitors. New analytical possibilites, including focus group analysis, import of Twitter data, new visual tools and countless new features have been added to make your analysis even more efficient.

What’s new in MAXQDA 12?

MAXQDA for Windows 11.1.2 – November 2015

Improvements

  • MAXQDA Reader can now export parts of a project to an XML file

Bugfixes

  • Rare difficulties when opening MAXQDA 12 exchange files have been fixed
  • Rare difficulties when importing DOC/X files to portable licenses have been fixed

MAXQDA for Windows 11.1.1 B – October 2015

Improvements and bugfixes

  • Opens MAXQDA Exchange files that were created with MAXQDA 12 (Windows or Mac)
    See all new features of MAXQDA 12.
  • Includes Summaries when merging projects
  • It is now easier to create time stamps during transcription of audio or video
  • Improved import of DOC/X documents that contain a large amount of images
  • Improved import of code variables
  • Improved handling of text in table cells with multiple paragraphs when importing documents from spreadsheet (survey import)
  • Improvements for the generation of printable reports with the Smart Publisher tool

MAXQDA for Windows 11.1.0 – March 2015

Improvements

  • Optimized Media Player and transcription
    • MAXQDA can handle more media formats without the need for additional codec packs
    • Preview images for video files have become optional, making the import of video files much faster. Create preview images by clicking the corresponding button in multimedia browser at any time
    • Better selection of video clips
    • Optimized transcription: more space between paragraphs
  • Optimized document portrait for PDF documents
  • Optimized quote matrix: coded segments in each cell ordered by appearance in document

Fixes issues with

  • too many memos in the Retrieved Segments windows for specific PDF documents
  • empty coded segment previews when importing .mex files from Mac
  • Smart Publisher and unreadable special characters

MAXQDA for Windows 11.0.11 – December 2014

Improvements and bugfixes

  • Includes a new Portuguese example project
  • Optimized sorting in the retrieved segments window
  • Fixes an issue where in specific cases it was not possible to create a new map in Windows 8
  • Display of time frames for co-occurences of media files codes in source information cards

MAXQDA for Windows 11.0.10 – October 2014

Bugfixes

  • Memos in PDF documents are displayed in the retrieved segments window
  • Paragraph numbering in text documents that contain tables identical to earlier versions of MAXQDA
  • Improvements for license and activation management
  • Code-Matrix-Browser: Correction of column header names for document groups and documents set during excel export
  • Ignore hidden hyperlink information for word frequencies

MAXQDA for Windows 11.0.9 – July 2014

New Features

  • Transfer projects from Mac to Windows.: Import MAXQDA for Mac projects as MAXQDA exchange files

Bugfixes

  • Optimized sequence order for authors in bibliographical documents
  • Fixes an issue with intersection of codes in table documents

MAXQDA for Windows 11.0.8 – April 2014

  • Allow import of f4/f5 transcripts with timestamps that are not chronologically sorted
  • Support of additional media file types: 3GPP, M4V, M4A
  • Progress bar during import of projects from MAXApp
  • No more overlapping of coding stripes for PDF documents

MAXQDA 11.0.7 – March 2014

  • Faster display of coded segments from within the Code-Relations-Browser
  • Optimized handling of leasing license

MAXQDA 11.0.6 – February 2014

  • Optimized MAXQDA exchange file export

MAXQDA 11.0.5 – January 2014

  • Optimized MAXQDA exchange file export
  • Improved admin system when changing user names
  • Paragraph numbering for specific excel exports fixed

MAXQDA 11.0.4 – December 2013

  • Various menu improvements

MAXQDA 11.0.3 – November 2013

  • Better performance when opening projects with many documents
  • Code-relations-browser and the complex retrieval option ‘intersection’ now available for images
  • The Multi-Media Browser stays closed, when opening a document that is linked to a video file if the media player is switched on
  • The option ‘Reset activations’ does not affect the selection of coding stripes
  • Example projects are now saved in your “public documents“ folder
  • ‚Activation via variable‘ option includes document group names
  • Time frames and size of video preview images can be set in the options menu
  • Various improvements:
    • Better color mixtures for overlapping codes when coded text is displayed in color
    • Better timestamp setting during transcriptions
    • Better memo export from the ‚Retrieved Segments’ window
    • Export of coded media segments to Excel and HTML includes start and end times

MAXQDA 11.0.2 – April 2013

  • Updated help material
  • Updated example projects
  • Faster performance when moving documents in the “Document System” and codes in the “Code System”
  • Optimized paragraph numbering during automatic reformatting of text
  • Better window management with undocked windows
  • Better user management window display on small screens
  • Several bugfixes

MAXQDA 11.0.1 – January 2013

  • Fixes a display problem in some information boxes

MAXQDA 11 Release – December 2012

MAXQDA 11MAXQDA 11 is released!

MAXQDA 11 offers more than 50 new and enhanced features. We are excited to be the first in our industry to pioneer two new options: our emoticode® system, an icon-based coding approach that allows you to code beyond language, and a MAXQDA app that works seamlessly with MAXQDA 11 for research on-the-go.

What’s new in MAXQDA 11

MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.5 – November 2015

Fixes an issue with …

  • Using the portable version of MAXQDA on a USB drive with “El Capitan””, the new Mac OS X version 10.11
  • Using standard weights for new coded segments after a MAXQDA restart
  • Highlighting a coded segment after clicking on a coding stripe
  • Removing links to audio/video file in the document properties window

MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.4 B – October 2015

Improvement

  • Performance Optimization for El Capitan

MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.3 – September 2015

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Read MAXQDA Exchange Files (*.MEX) created with the new MAXQDA 12
    See all new features of MAXQDA 12.
  • Adjustments for “El Capitan”, the new OS X version 10.11, coming end of September
  • Only activated documents for “Statistic of document variables”
  • MAXDictio: optimized word transfer from word frequency table into dictionary category via double click
  • Large projects close faster
  • Fixes an issue with document import via preprocessor
  • Fixes an issue with starting MAXQDA from inside a DMG container
  • Fixes an issue where in rare cases scrolling in the Retrieved Segments window forced MAXQDA to quit
  • Fixes an issue when inserting line numbering in a text document

MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.2 – July 9th, 2015

  • Code Matrix Browser export contains “0” for empty fields
  • Document zoom factor is applied when displaying image segments in Retrieved Segments windows
  • Time limited licenses can now be extended via new menu option
  • Closing the Code Relations Browser automatically resets the retrieval to simple query
  • Code retrieved segments with a new code uses the outer borders for overlapping segments
  • Table view in Retrieved Segments window remembers selected columns and column width
  • Fixes an issue with bookmarks in PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue with displaying coded segments in Summary Grid window
  • Fixes an issue with scrolling in memo text window
  • Fixes an issue with flickering mouse pointer while playing audio/video files

MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.1 – March 4th, 2015

Fixes issues with

  • coded image segments in rotated PDF documents
  • importing documents from spreadsheets: optimized order in Document System, option “Ignore empty cells”, special characters in file names
  • displaying only activated codes in Summary Grid
  • paste text in Document Browser via context menu
  • display of search results in MAXDictio after counting dictionary words only

MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.0 – February 4th, 2015

+++ This is a major update: please read! +++

Release 11.2.0 is a major update with optimized project performance and PDF handling.

When a project file is opened with MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.0 for the first time, the database of the project file is updated and optimized for the use with this version. This may take several minutes for users with very large project files and/or projects containing a large number of PDF documents.

If you work in a team, it is important that all team members update to 11.2.0. We strongly recommend to not open updated project files with older versions of MAXQDA for Mac, even though sharing projects with users of older releases is still possible by exporting projects to the MAXQDA exchange format (.mex).

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New Features

  • New view option: Display larger font across MAXQDA user interface
  • New export tool: Generate professional reports with the Smart Publisher
  • Easier citation: Copy coded segment to clipboard including their source information
  • License handling: Deactivate your license on one Mac and transfer it to another Mac
  • Window management: Undock any of the four windows and move them to a second monitor
  • Document management: Documents opened in tabs are restored when a project is closed and reopened
  • New media formats: MAXQDA can now import .m4a, .aac, and .avchd files
  • Major improvements for MAXMaps:
    • Change properties for multiple elements at once
    • Optimized properties dialogs
    • Import all activated codes for a document
    • Change the label of an element by double clicking the name
    • Filter Code-Co-Occurrence-Model for activated documents only
    • Line width reflects frequency of subcodes for Code-Subcode-Segments model, Code-Co-Occurrence Model and when importing subcodes
    • Define which memos to include in One-Case models
    • Import memo of a selected code

Improvements and bugfixes

  • Faster results for lexical search, especially when searching in PDF documents
  • Faster results in retrieved segments window when retrieving text from PDF documents
  • Optimized performance for the automatic coding of lexical search results
  • Move codes easier: Dragging a coded segments from Retrieved segment window or Overview of segments table onto a different code in the code system now moves this code instead of copying it; making it easier to differentiate an existing code. Press alt key while dragging the segment to copy it instead
  • Optimized transcription: automatically displays transcription options at the start of a new transcription project, more space between paragraphs.
  • List of keyboard shortcuts can be found in the help menu
  • Preview images for video files have become optional, making the import of video files much faster. Create preview images by clicking the corresponding button in multimedia browser at any time
  • Visualize word frequencies with the Tag cloud for all documents at once
  • New PDF engine: Better handling of PDF documents, i.e. with unusual fonts
  • Page numbers of PDF documents displayed in Document Browser toolbar
  • Optimized printing of PDF documents including the coding stripes
  • Fixes an issue when quickly switching between projects
  • Fixes issues with Code Matrix Browser for document groups or document sets

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.5 – December 20th, 2014

Bugfixes

  • pasting in memo window via shortcut cmd+V
  • scrolling in PDF documents with trackpad
  • moving memos in memo column of an image document
  • accessing coded image segments via overview of retrieved segments table
  • displaying context menu in memos and in document browser
  • saving logbook edits

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.4b – December 4th, 2014

Improvements and bugfixes

  • Includes a new Portuguese example project
  • Optimized drag & drop coding in PDF documents
  • Fix for OS X 10.10 Yosemite: display of special characters in tool tips, code, and document system
  • Fixes an issue with display freezing when searching text or retrieving coded segments with specific formatting
  • Fixes an issue with with bold and italic font display in retrieved segments window
  • Fixes an issue with immediate update of code frequencies that could occur in specific cases when deleting codes or documents right after teamwork import or project merge

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.3 – October 1st, 2014

New features and improvements

  • Document Portrait for coded text segments in PDF documents
  • Document Portrait for media files
  • Lexical search in PDF works much faster
  • New binarize view in Code Matrix Browser and Code Relations Browser
  • Overview of links opens faster
  • Retrieved image segments are displayed in higher quality
  • Bigger text box for entering comments

Bugfixes

  • Renaming codes during active search for code names
  • Display of waves for video files
  • Hidden columns in table views
  • Window layout after reset of user settings
  • Effect of zoom factor on display of image segments in Retrieved Segments window

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.2b – August 27th2014

  • Fixes a bug in version 11.1.2. where in some cases no new data could be added to a project.

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.2 – August 22nd, 2014

New Features and improvements

  • New interface languages: Czech, Italian, French
  • New design for table export
  • Improved display of color coded segments
  • Improved performance for importing documents from spreadsheet
  • Copy rows in overviews to clipboard with cmd+C
  • Export Quote Matrix as RTF, ODT, and HTML file
  • New option to include summaries in teamwork import

Bugfixes

  • Fixes an issue with F4 and F5 in opened Multimedia Browser window
  • Fixes an issue with begin and end of multimedia segments
  • Fixes an issue with editing coded segments displayed in Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue with creating new timestamps
  • Fixes an issue with subcode aggregation for statistic for subcodes
  • Fixes an issue with sorting order in Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue with coding stripe display in PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue with configuration table and with intercoder agreement
  • Fixes an issue with color dialog in MAXMaps

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.1 – July 2nd, 2014

New Features and improvements

  • Transfer your projects from Mac to Windows:
    Export project as MAXQDA exchange file and import into MAXQDA 11 for Windows
  • New language: Spanish user interface
  • Intersection and nearness of codes for audio and video files
  • Retrieved segments window now shows memos for all document types
  • Optimized keyboard shortcuts for frequently used features
  • Move all activated codes at once
  • Exclude word combinations in MAXDictio word frequencies
  • Retrieved segments export includes memo titles

Bugfixes

  • Fixes an issue with renaming documents and codes
  • Fixes an issue with displaying tooltips in sync modus in MAXMaps
  • Fixes an issue with copy and paste into a memo that is opened in a tab
  • Optimized sequence order for authors in bibliographical documents
  • No more automatically created new maps in MAXMaps
  • Correct cursor position in arabic text

MAXQDA for Mac 11.1.0 – May 27th, 2014

New Features

  • MAXDictio for MAXQDA Plus license holders:
    MAXDictio is a quantitative text analysis tool that includes features like word frequencies and dictionary based content analysis.
  • Tag clouds for texts as a new visual tool
  • Move all activated documents at once
  • Copy and paste memos
  • Export all documents or activated documents at once
  • Export text documents with paragraph numbers
  • Export text documents to ODT and DOC format
  • Statistic for subcodes for all code levels
  • Extended lexical search
  • Subcodes expand automatically while coding segments or moving codes
  • New memos remember the last used font
  • Improved performance for long texts
  • Optimized highlighting of text with shift key in text documents
  • Optimized highlighting of text in PDF

Bugfixes

  • Full memo content will be exported from table views
  • Full support for using special characters in texts (i.e. accents)
  • Fixes an issue with saving of code variable values
  • Fixes an issue with import of variables and their values
  • Fixes an issue with Excel export of text documents

MAXQDA for Mac 11.0.5 – April 17th, 2014

New Features

  • Standard keyboard shortcuts for coding and transcription etc.
  • Ability to import projects from MAXApp for Android™
  • Navigate paragraphs by double-clicking on a paragraph number in Document Browser
  • Memo location in documents is visualized in text and PDF
  • Export Document System with memos
  • Improved performance for coding and handling long texts
  • Optimized display of coding stripes when printing documents

Bugfixes

  • Optimized time stamp import from transcript
  • Code color changes sync immediately in Document Browser
  • Code Matrix Browser exports
  • Correct title in memo editor for document and code memos

MAXQDA for Mac 11.0.4.1 – April 4th, 2014

  • Fixes a bug in the last update that caused some memo content not to be saved

MAXQDA for Mac 11.0.4 – April 3rd, 2014

New Features

  • Click on coding stripe or name to add code to Quick Code list
  • Drag document group into Document Browser to open documents in tabs
  • Improved performance of opening documents

Bugfixes

  • Optimized refresh of segment display in Summary Grid
  • All emoticode icons now displayed in Multimedia Browser
  • No more empty tooltips for document and web links
  • Optimized transfer of externally saved files from Windows to Mac

MAXQDA for Mac 11.0.3 – March 20th, 2014

Bugfixes

  • Corrects a problem with Excel export that occurs on some machines

MAXQDA for Mac 11.0.2 – March 17th, 2014

New Features

  • Convert text document into table document
  • Full screen mode
  • Import bibliographical data: delete empty codes automatically
  • Overview of linked memo for codes

Bugfixes

  • Optimized retina display support for retrieval and images
  • Optimized zoom in image documents
  • Correct color mix in table documents
  • Correct conversion of memos into documents
  • Optimized text selection in PDF documents
  • Better handling of coded segments export

MAXQDA for Mac 11.0.1. – February 28th, 2014:

New Features

  • Logbook for research notes
  • Change font colors inside documents
  • Import bibliographical data
  • Import structured documents with Preprocessor
  • Teamwork Import & Export
  • Recode with selection in Document Browser
  • Transform code into (categorical) variable

Bugfixes

  • Optimized retina display support
  • Better handling of moving codes in the Code System
  • Improved .mex import (file names and structure)
  • Improved MAXApp project import
  • Opimtized folder structure for portable installations

Februar 2014: Say hello to the first version of MAXQDA for Mac

Read more about MAXQDA for Mac!

MAXQDA 11 for Mac is released!

MAXQDA 11 for Mac is as intuitive, flexible and powerful like MAXQDA 11 for Windows. The Mac version comes with the same trusted four window layout and offers the well-known analysis features and pioneer tools, like the emoticode system, too.

MAXQDA 11 for Mac

MAXQDA 10 – January 2013 (R240113)

  • Bugfix of a display problem in the accompanying texts

June 2012 (R140612)

  • Improved handling of coded images by teamwork features.
  • Some dialog window adjustments to better fit small monitors.
  • Improved communication between client pc and server pc when using MAXQDA License Service.

April 2012 (R250412)

  • Internal bugfix with no effect on the use of MAXQDA.

February 2012 (R250212)

  • Import multiple documents by dragging folders into the document system.
  • Improved license handling.
  • Automatic 2 seconds rewinding when pausing media files to allow easier transcription.

November 2011 (R111111)

  • Fixes a logbook issue with that appeared after updating to R081111.

November 2011 (R081111)

  • New features:
    • Move coded segments from retrieved segments to a new code with drag&drop.
    • Option to automatically back up project files.
    • Transparent selection frame in pictures/PDF files.
  • PDF Documents:
    • Faster navigation, search and coding.
  • Variables:
    • Double cklicking on a variable opens the variable view positioned at this variable.
  • New MAXReader version:
    • Compatibility to recent MAXQDA features added.

August 2011 (R180811)

  • New features:
    • Exporting aspects of your project in XML format.
    • New “silent mode” installation parameters for network and single-user licenses.
    • The user interface is now available in Polish
    • Reset your user settings trough the Windows start menu
    • Option to import a settings file during the installation process

July 2011 (R140711)

  • New MAXQDA Preprocessor Features:
    • The new preprocessor features allow you to code sections within paragraphs automatically during import. In addition, you can start a coding in the middle of one paragraph and have it end in a subsequent paragraph.

June 2011 (R200611)

  • Context-sensitive help in all dialog fields
  • Additional help option in “?” drop-down menu
  • List of already-used colors available
  • Save snapshots of visualizations in PNG format
  • Code directly from Overview of retrieved segments
  • Option to switch directly to newly-created backup
  • Quicker document link deletion in the Document Browser and Overview of Links
  • Quicker memo deletion in the four main windows and in the Memo Manager
  • PDF Documents
    • Continuous view of PDF documents set as default
  • Improved Display of Information and Results
    • Additional information about number and sources of coded segments in Overview of retrieved segments window
    • Coded segment comments shown when mouse hovers over coding stripe
    • Overview of retrieved segments called up by double-clicking on a code in the Code System
    • Constant display of coded segment weight scores
  • External Files
    • Notification of missing codecs for playback of linked media files
    • Notification of missing media file when importing transcripts

May 2011 (R050511)

  • Read new timestamp format (#00:00:03-8#) in transcripts

April 2011 (R180411)

  • Import Atlas.ti projects (.xml)

March 2011 (R090311)

  • Code with drag-and-drop in the overview of retrieved segments
  • Exclude single search results from Autocode
  • Edit mode turns off when coding
  • Import PNG pictures
  • Marginal totals in Crosstabs
  • External Data
    • Notification where external file will be saved and the option to imbed file instead
    • List all external data
    • Subsequent imbed external data
  • Import NVivo projects (.nvp)
  • New language: Thai

January 2011 (R140111)

  • PDF documents
    • Navigation with bookmarks
    • Continuous view and scrolling
    • Code across multiple pages
  • Tag Cloud
    • Word length min. 3 characters
    • Word frequency list
  • Create Quote Matrix out of Code Matrix Browser
  • Context search in all four windows
  • Document Portrait for PDF Documents

December 2010 (R061210)

  • Excel functionality
    • Universal support of XLS and XLSX format
    • Import: spreadsheet data, code variables, documents with tables, code system (codes and code memos)
    • Export: spreadsheet data, code variables, overview of retrieved segments, overview of coded segments, overview of memos, overview of variables, list of timestamps, word frequency list, Code Matrix Browser, Code Relations Browser, Crosstabs, Typology Table, Search results, Code System, Document System, Document Browser, Retrieved Segments, matrix of code frequency, all documents
  • Context sensitive help in MAXMaps
  • Semi-automatic backup and replacement of license files

September 2010 (R010910)

  • New Mixed Methods features: Quote Matrix, Typology Table, Crosstabs
  • MAXMaps
    • Export external pictures
    • Undo feature
    • Use drag-and-drop to code with codes in a map
    • Visualize text links
  • MAXDictio: full support of PDF documents
  • Faster build up: Retrieved Segments, Code Matrix Browser, overview tables
  • Many additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved compatibility with older MAXQDA project file formats
  • License transfer and improved license return
  • Pictures:
    • Import picture files in high quality
    • Code all aspects of PDF documents. Non-textual segments are treated as pictures
    • Visualize picture segments in Retrieved Segments window and the overview of retrieved segments
    • Additional columns in the overview of retrieved segments: text segment (yes/no), area/number of characters, coverage percentage
    • Export to RTF/print: retrieved segments and overview of retrieved segments with picture segments
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  • External Data:
    • Set maximum size for PDF or picture files imbedded into the project
    • Bundle external data files/unpack external data files

March 2010 (R110310) – MAXQDA 10 Release