f4analyse functions

Text-based analysis

Import your word-files (RTF)

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

Using timestamps, you can listen to the corresponding audio track.

Memos & comments

Write down ideas and interpretations

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

In addition, you can code the memos to organise your ideas further.

Coding system

Create codes and code texts and memos

Codes allow you to structure your texts and memos. Regardless if developed inductively or deductively, the coding system is organised clearly and hierarchically. Codes can be clearly distinguished by different colours. Coded passages are then underlined with the respective colour in the text (repeatedly and multi-coloured where applicable).

One click on the code shows the quotations – you can listen to them using the key F4.

Selection and search

Filter quotations from your tests 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.

In addition, the lexical search function enables a quick listing and auto coding of search results and their context.

Summary and Comparison

Reflective interpretation, summary or theme

The new view helps you to evaluate themes, interpretations and summaries. You can compare themes and documents.

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


Matrix and frequency distribution

The code distribution table displays the frequency of codes per text. The assigned quotations can be shown with one click. This allows you to easily compare cases and topics as well as to navigate quickly through your coded data.

In addition, you can export both the frequency distribution list as well as the tabular list of all quotations into Excel (and SPSS).

Teamwork and exchange

Open for teamwork and more

Use your Windows, Mac, Linux computer or your iPad while travelling to work on the same file everywhere. If you are working in a team, you can exchange and merge the entire project or only the coding tree.

Your data is saved in an open XML format and can be easily exported to Word, Excel, MAXQDA and SPSS.

Video tutorial

Learn all functions in only 20 minutes

See how you can import texts, create memos and comments, code and build a coding frame, summarise your findings and export them into a text file for your research report.

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