Technical Information

Please read the system requirements carefully and make sure that your computer is adequately equipped to run ATLAS.ti. – Also, detailed installation instructions are provided below.

System Requirements

Windows

Hardware: Intel-based PC, 2GHz, Intel Core or compatible CPU, 4 GB RAM, 1 GB free hard disk.

Operating systems: Windows 7 (SP1) 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit.
(Some special Windows editions, such as Windows 10N and Windows 10 for Virtual Desktops, are NOT supported).

Mac

Hardware: At least 4GB RAM, SSD strongly recommended

Operating systems: macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” or higher.

For better natural language processing results, ATLAS.ti can optionally use bigger machine learning models, which require at least 8 GB of RAM on Windows and Mac computers.


Installation – Windows

Installing ATLAS.ti could not be easier and works without a problem in the vast majority of all cases.

Individual Installation

If you already have a a trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 on your computer, you can simply “activate” it by entering your license key. Go to File | Options | License and enter your key.

You will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

If you are making a clean installation, start the installation by double-clicking the .exe file you have downloaded and saved to your computer.

This installs, if needed:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft .Net 4.7
  • ATLAS.ti Core (the EXE, DLL and other files)

Enter the license key when asked.

Updates are performed by the ATLAS.ti updater.

Make sure to keep the installation file and your license key secure for future use (e.g., if you need to re-install the program).

Note: The end-user installer does not have .Net embedded to reduce download size. Hence, if your computer does do not have this version of .Net installed, the installer will download .Net during the installation. This requires an internet connection, and can make the installation slow. To speed this up or to avoid the need for an active internet connection, you can manually install .Net 4.7 prior running the ATLAS.ti installer.

Important: For the end-user installer to work properly, your OS must be updated to the latest available version. Otherwise, .Net 4.7 will fail to install. Therefore, you should run “Check for Windows Updates.” .Net 4.7 fails to install at least on Windows 8.x if it is not patched and updated, and the ATLAS.ti installer consequently fails with the non-descriptive message “Failed.” – Also, in some cases the ATLAS.ti installer may take a long time to complete if a Windows Update is running simultaneously. A simple way to get around this is to ensure the Windows Update has completed and your computer has freshly restarted before starting the ATLAS.ti installation.

Information for System Administrators

Installing ATLAS.ti for multiple users is also unproblematic.

If you are the license/system administrator and your users already have the trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 on their computers, they can simply “activate” it by entering the license key of your multi-user license: Go to File | Options | License, and enter your key.

Users will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

Installation on Individual’s PC

Please proceed as described above under “Individual Installation”

Installation on multiple PCs

As the system administrator, you can download atlasti_9.x.msi

You can then integrate the MSI package into your preferred software deployment solution. This task is dependent on what product your institution/company uses; it is a standard package and supports standard .msi commands and properties. The following tasks must be performed:

  1. Ensure Internet Explorer 11 is installed
  2. Ensure Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 is installed
  3. Install atlasti_8.x.msi.

To update ATLAS.ti, install the most current versions of both .msi packages.

Download detailed installation instructions

Team Work / Collaborative Work

All teamwork tools are available independent of your license type or installation, i.e., every installation of ATLAS.ti is always teamwork-enabled, regardless of technical infrastructure. No “server installation” or the like is necessary–teamwork is possible with standalone installations.


Installation – Mac

Individual Installation

If you already have a trial version of ATLAS.ti Mac on your computer, you can simply “activate” it by entering your license key. Go to ATLAS.ti | License | Change license, and enter your key.

You will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

If you are making a clean installation, start the installation by double-clicking the .dmg file you have downloaded and saved to your computer. Enter the license key when asked. That’s all.

Multi-User Installations

Installing ATLAS.ti Mac for multiple users is also unproblematic.

If you are the license/system administrator and your users already have the trial version of ATLAS.ti Mac on their computers, they can simply activate it by entering the license key of your multi-user license: Go to ATLAS.ti | License | Change license, and enter your key.

Users will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

To deploy ATLAS.ti Mac on multiple computers under a multi-user license, you can utilize the silent installation option. ATLAS.ti Mac allows for unattended installations via the command line. Please see this document for details.


Release Notes / Update History

For detailed release notes and update history of ATLAS.ti 8 Windows
click here

For detailed release notes and update history of ATLAS.ti 8 Mac
click here


The all-new ATLAS.ti 9 and ATLAS.ti Cloud have been launched!

From now on, all ATLAS.ti 9 licenses include full access to ATLAS.ti Cloud at no extra cost.

ATLAS.ti 9 represents a huge step forward: Implementation of new technologies (e.g., A.I./machine learning), a sleek and unified design between platforms, and laser-focused concentration on user experience and usability set new standards.

A flexible and easy-to-use license management system makes it a breeze to manage licenses seamlessly between computers, and to distribute individual seats under a multi-user license.