About NVivo

NVivo Windows (Release 1.0)

What is NVivo?

NVivo Windows (Release 1.0) is a desktop application that lets users organize, analyze and visualize information—anything from Word documents and PDFs to videos, podcasts, photos and database tables. Users can organize their material by topic and uncover trends and emerging themes. The visualization tools let them create diagrams, charts or maps to present and clarify their discoveries.

Users may store their work (the data they import or create, plus their analysis) as NVivo Windows (Release 1.0) project (.nvp) files, or as NVivo Collaboration Server projects if using NVivo Collaboration Server.

NVivo Collaboration Cloud is an optional additional module that allows users to collaborate in teams and store their project files in the cloud. Refer to Data storage models for more information.

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

Collaborating in NVivo

It is possible to collaborate in a standalone project stored locally or on a network drive. The simplest way for team members to collaborate on a standalone project, is to work with a single project file—however, only one user can open and work with the project at a time.

If your users need to work in a team on the same project, you should consider combining NVivo 12 (Windows) with NVivo Server. The NVivo Server allows concurrent multi-user access—this means that everyone in a team can work on the same project at the same time. Team members can code, annotate, and link source content at the same time.

Make sure that team members collaborating in a standalone project or a server project are using the same version of the NVivo software. If team members are not using the same version, they may not be able to use the same features.