f4analyse v2

Code texts, write memos & summaries, extract quotations

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f4analyse supports the interpretation of qualitative data on Windows, Mac & Linux since 2012.

It is very easy to learn and supports your data analysis in the context of grounded theory, qualitative text analysis, documentary method and many other interpretive methods.


New in f4analyse v2:

  • Write summaries
  • Merge projects (teamwork)
  • One-click quotation & audio context
  • Recode & differentiate quickly
  • Import & export coding systems
  • Import comments from f4/f5 transcript
  • New user interface, more code colors and over 50 improvements…

Text-based analysis

Import your Word files (RTF)

Import all your texts into the program and start reading and analyzing. f4analyse helps you to structure your material, to clearly organize findings, to find exciting passages and to export a clear overview of your findings.

Memos & Comments

Write down ideas and interpretations

Record notes in memos for text passages or write comments for texts and codes. Memos are visible similarly to a messenger chat and comments are displayed in the field below the text or code. This is where you can note case summaries, code definitions or interpretations.

Smart: You can also code memos to structure your thoughts further.

Coding System

Create codes and code texts & memos

Codes allow you to structure your texts and memos. Regardless if developed inductively or deductively the coding system is organized clearly and hierarchically. You can choose from 24 different colors for your codes. Coded passages are underlined with the respective color in the text (several when applicable).

One click to show all coded segments - and press F4 to hear them!

Selection & Search Function

Filter quotations from texts and codes

Display specific quotations from selected texts and codes. This allows you to break down text passages into different sub-codes and to read, condense and compare statements from individuals or groups.

The lexical search function enables quickly displaying and auto coding search results and their context.


Exportable matrix and frequency distribution

The code distribution table displays the frequency of codes per text. The assigned quotes can be displayed with one click and so you can easily compare cases and topics.

Numbers as well as a table of quotes can be exported to Excel or SPSS.

Teamwork & Exchange

Open for many platforms

Use your Windows, Mac, Linux PC or your iPad and Android when travelling. The versions are always compatible. Your data are saved in open XML format and can easily be exported to Word, Excel, MAQDA and SPSS.

If you are working in a team you can exchange and merge the entire project or just the coding tree.


Reflective interpretation, summary or motives

The new view helps evaluate motives, interpretations and condensations. Memos, comments or quotations belonging to a code or text are clearly arranged and can be condensed in the comment field below.

Our practical examples demonstrate how this function can be used with different methodological approaches.


Standard 1 PC 300 €   
  2 PC 400 €   
  USB licence 400 €   
  10 concurrent users 2000 €   
Students 1 PC (6 month) 50 €   
  1 PC + f4transkript (6 month) 70 €   
Education 1 PC 150 €   
  2 PC 200 €   
  USB licence 200 €   
  10 concurrent users 900 €   

Licenses & Prices

The demo version of the software allows working with 10 texts and 10 codes.

The standard license is available for all, the discounted educational license is available for students and academic institutions. Bulk and network licenses are also available.

If you would like to use f4analyse as a teacher or trainer in your class, we will provide you with free teaching licenses for you and your participants as well as training material. Just write us an e-mail.

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Learn all functions within 20 Minutes!

See how you can import texts, write memos and comments, code and build a coding frame, summarize your findings and export it to a textfile for your report.



There is a free f4analyse webinar every week. Register here.

Manual on Interview, Transcription & Analysis

Our 3rd edition demonstrates how to start with your transcription and analysis of qualitative interviews. Free Download


Also we conduct 30 methods workshops annually on f4analyse, content analysis, sequential analysis, QDA Software and presentation of results.

f4analyse, QDA-Software für iPad und android

iPad & Android

Work on your tablet for 2 euros

Start working on your project on the PC and continue coding on the iPad and vice versa. This enables you to import text, code, retrieve text, use memos and comments anywhere and at any time. Back in the office you can continue the work completed on your iPad or Android tablet. 1,99 Eur*



*may vary according to your local tax (1,67 plus local tax).


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