What is ATLAS.ti?

ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data.

Sophisticated tools help you to arrange, reassemble, and manage your material in creative, yet systematic ways. ATLAS.ti keeps you focused on the material itself. Whether your field is anthropology, economics, criminology, or medicine: ATLAS.ti will meet your qualitative analysis needs!

To learn how to put ATLAS.ti to good use in your research, visit our Research Blog

Huge Variety Of Media Types

ATLAS.ti offers an unsurpassed range of media for you to work with: Whether it’s coding hundreds of documents, audio clips or photos, ATLAS.ti will never let you down!

Work with text documents in all major formats–including txt,.doc, .docx, .odt, and, of course, .pdf. Perform fully automated searches across one or multiple documents, auto-coding, and other powerful semantic operations to extract meaning.

Enjoy the freedom of working with dozens of graphic and audio formats (.wav, ,mp3, .wma, etc.) as well as most common video types (.avi, .mp4, .wmv, etc.).

You can import data from Evernote, Twitter, and your favorite Reference Manager for a literature review . Or import entire surveys to analyze answers to open-ended questions.

Explore Material In Great Depth

Get to know your material in tremendous depth. Code systematically and develop a system of meaning that unlocks your specific research subject. Explore your data with the Network Editor, the Text Search Tool, word clouds, word frequency tables, and through the various query options.

These tools will help you to discover the intricate hidden “texture” of your data, its interwoven meanings.

Powerful Tool set

ATLAS.ti offers a set of tools and features that are powerful and flexible enough to get to the bottom of even the most complex data material.

Your central workspace in ATLAS.ti serves as a container for your project’s data. Access to all basic project components such as your documents, highlighted/coded data segments, codes, memos, hyperlinks, groups, or networks is fast and comfortable.

Coding can be done by simply dragging codes onto the selected piece of data. Object Managers, the Project Explorer, and the Co-occurrence Explorer let you browse and navigate through your project data.

Link your findings in a semantically meaningful way.

Visualize your findings and interpretations in a digital mind map as you go.

Unique Features

The interactive margin area is a unique work space in ATLAS.ti not surpassed by any other program on the market. It permits a uniquely intuitive way of interacting with your data, digitally transferring the traditional paper-and-pen analogy in the digital world.

The quotation level is also radically unique to ATLAS.ti. If offers an analytic level below coding and better supports inductive, interpretive research approaches like grounded theory, hermeneutic, discourse analysis, sociology of knowledge, or phenomenology than any other software.

This can also be said about the ATLAS.ti network / visualization function. It offers the most integrated way of working with your data, it is a tool for visualization as well as for analysis, for data organization as well as conceptual level analytic work and data presentation.

Because of the way ATLAS.ti manages data under the hood, it allows for handling much larger projects than other products: ATLAS.ti handle projects that contain thousands of documents and/or tens of thousands of coded data segments.


ATLAS.ti is fully Unicode-enabled and can handle material in practically any language and character set. You can assign documents in any language and, of course, even “mix” languages in your project and your documents.

The user interface is currently available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Team Work

ATLAS.ti supports collaborative work in several highly effective ways. Dedicated tools as well as some general principles of the software make collaborations a breeze.

Great User Support

ATLAS.ti comes with unsurpassed service and multiple sources of support. Get a first overview of the software during one of our free webinar hold in different languages.

Instructional material

Our Quick Tour and the many videos on our YouTube channel will help you to quickly master the software.

Support Center

If you have questions not covered, you can write to our Support Center twenty-four hours a day, or call our telephone support during office hours.

Our Support Center lets you conveniently contact our developers and our competent support staff via a state-of-the-art helpdesk system, guaranteeing swift turnaround and short response times.


ATLAS.ti workshops are held worldwide, face-to-face or online. A self-paced e-learning course is also available in English and Spanish.