All-in-one Content Analysis Software

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Take your qualitative analysis to the next level with MAXQDA



  • State-of-the-art content analysis software. Easily analyze all your research data: text documents, interviews, transcripts, surveys, images, social networks, and more
  • Wide range of visualization tools: word clouds, document comparison charts, concept maps, and more
  • Offers quantitative content analysis and mixed methods analysis tools
  • Easy to use thanks to its user-friendly interface. We also offer a wide range of free video tutorials and other learning materials ideal for new users
  • 100% identical on Windows and Mac

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Download our free and fully functional trial version and try MAXQDA with your own research data – or use the included example projects. Once you’ve filled out the form below you’ll receive an e-mail with the download link and free learning resources like our video tutorials and manuals.

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Core features of MAXQDA for Content Analysis

All-in-one Content Analysis Software

Use MAXQDA to manage your entire research project. Easily import data from texts, interviews, focus groups, PDFs, web pages, spreadsheets, articles, e-books, and even tweets.

Organize your data in groups, link relevant quotes to each other, and share and compare work with your team members. Your project file stays flexible and you can expand and refine your category system as you go to suit your research.

Documents and codes in qualitative content analysis software MAXQDA


Summarize material in your own words with MAXQDA’s handy paraphrase mode and display them directly adjacent to the text. You can also use your paraphrases for inductively forming new categories for your material.

Search keywords in your content

Search for keywords in your data, memos and coded segments and use MAXQDA to automatically code them. Make use of the advanced search functions that offer you everything you might expect from professional content analysis software – and with the integration of retrieval and lemma functions, Boolean operators and wildcards, probably a little more.

Summarize your content

With our summary grids and summary tables, you can keep summaries of which codes and variables appear in each respective project or document: another level of analysis which means you’ll never lose track of the bigger picture.

Find connections in your data

The activation system for retrieving data segments is surprisingly simple and easy to use. But there’s more that meets the eye: our advanced retrieval gives you a total of 9 further options for finding connections in your data.

MAXDictio for Quantitative Content Analysis

Use the tools offered by MAXDictio, our module for quantitative content analysis, for an even deeper analysis. You can display frequencies of individual words or word combinations in tables or visualize them in the Interactive Wordtree. Use the Keyword-in-Context function to transfer the textual contexts of selected words into a clear table.


Whether for your analysis or publication, MAXQDA’s visual tools are tailor-made for qualitative research. Visualize the progression of an interview with the Codeline or use the Code Cloud to illustrate and explore your categories. Of course, MAXQDA offers many more visualization tools for every purpose.

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Compare the features of MAXQDA Standard, Plus and Analytics Pro.

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