About NVivo

NVivo 12 (Mac)

What is NVivo Mac?

NVivo Mac is a native Mac application that lets users organize and analyze unstructured or semi-structured data like interviews, field notes, audio visual material and journal articles. Users can organize their material by topic to uncover trends and emerging themes.

There is also a version of NVivo 12 (Windows). If users want to work across platforms, it is worth considering whether the current release of NVivo for Mac has the features they need. For a detailed comparison of the features currently available on both platforms, refer to the QSR website.

For further information about using NVivo Mac, refer to Other resources.

Compatibility with NVivo 12 (Windows)

NVivo 12 Mac projects have a different file format from those created in NVivo 12 (Windows):

  • NVivo 12 (Windows) (.nvp)

  • NVivo 12 Mac (.nvpx)

All conversion between formats must be done using NVivo 12 (Windows).

Refer to Compatibility with other QSR software for more information about project conversion.