Thematic Analysis Software

Start your free trial
All-in-one Thematic Analysis Software MAXQDA

Take your thematic analysis to the next level with MAXQDA



  • State-of-the-art Thematic Analysis Software. Easily identify and analyze patterns of themes in text documents, interview transcripts, journal articles, images, and more
  • Wide range of visualization tools: word clouds, charts, tables, concept maps, and more
  • Offers annotation, coding, lexical search, and dictionary based analysis tools
  • Easy to use and learn 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

Free MAXQDA Trial for Windows and Mac

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.

Start your free trial

By submitting the form I accept the Privacy Policy.


Qualitative analysis software
for Windows and Mac.

MAXQDA is the best choice for your thematic analysis. It works with a wide range of data types and offers powerful tools for thematic analysis, such as coding, visualization, mixed methods, statistical, and quantitative content analysis tools.

All-in-one Thematic Analysis Software

Use MAXQDA to manage your entire research project. Easily import data from text documents, interview transcripts, focus groups, online surveys, web pages, images, audio and video files, spreadsheets, bibliographic data, YouTube data, 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.

Manage your data with the All-in-one Thematic Analysis Software MAXQDA
Code and retrieve with the All-in-one Thematic Analysis Software MAXQDA

Code and retrieve

Mark important information in your data with different codes by using codes, colors, symbols, or emoticons. Code quickly via drag & drop or with automatic coding, search for words and organize your thoughts and theories in memos that can be linked to any element of your project. Retrieve your coded segments with one click or use MAXQDA’s powerful search tools to test and develop new theories.


Great ideas will often occur to you while you’re reading or coding your data. Memos are the perfect place to note them down. Choose from 11 different memo icons. The unique MAXQDA memo manager and lexical search function guarantee immediate access to every single memo at any time. Memos are also great for creating audit trails or for paraphrasing passages into your own words.

MAXQDA memo manager
Visual text exploration with the All-in-one Thematic Analysis Software MAXQDA

Visual text exploration

Explore the content and structure of your text without coding in advance, for example with MAXDictio’s Interactive Word Tree. It visualizes all the combinations that lead to or from any word of your choice, including a detailed display of frequencies.

Keyword in context

Use the tools offered by MAXDictio, our module for quantitative text analysis, to find even more in your data. Are you interested in the use of certain terms in your material? Use the Keyword-in-context feature to display all word locations and their (freely defineable) context in an interactive result table.

Keyword in context with MAXQDA
Quantitative evaluation of themes with MAXQDA

Quantitative evaluation of themes

Quantitative aspects can also be relevant in a qualitative research. For example, sort sources according to document variables and compare amounts with frequency tables and charts. Don’t miss the word frequency functions of MAXDictio that make the quantitative analysis of terms and their semantic contexts even easier.

Visualize your qualitative data

Whether for your analysis or publication, MAXQDA’s visual tools are tailor-made for qualitative research, and are also very effective for a literature review. Work with word clouds to explore the central themes of a text and key terms that are used or make use of the graphical representation possibilities of MAXMaps, which in particular permit the creation of concept maps.

Visualize your qualitative data with MAXQDA
QTT: Collect relevant insights and develop new theories with MAXQDA

QTT: Collect relevant insights and develop new theories

MAXQDA 2022 introduces a brand new and innovative workspace to gather important visualization, notes, segments, and other analytics results! The new QTT will support you during the analysis phase after coding and is the perfect space to collect relevant insights and develop new theories.

Download a free MAXQDA 2022 trial now!

Free Trial

Get your MAXQDA 2022 license in our online shop!


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