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

Supported operating systems:  Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

 

Minimum* Recommended**
Processor Intel/AMD 1GHz PC: Intel Dual Core, 2 GB
RAM 500 MB 2 GB or more
Disk Space 50 MB 50 MB
* Minimum configuration means just that: You will be able to install and run the program. You will be able to perform all basic functions and work with text and multimedia files. But please do not expect to work with larger or a great number of multimedia files or to run auxiliary applications in parallel. ** Bigger is better! The more available resources (especially RAM and processor power) your system has, the more comfortably and smoothly will you be able to work with ATLAS.ti. For work with multimedia material, embedded content, or for running auxiliary applications we strongly recommend PC systems of a solid mid- to upper-level capacity.

Mac OS X

ATLAS.ti Mac runs on any Mac with OS version 10.8 ‘Mountain Lion’ or higher.


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 7 on your computer, you can simply “activate” it by entering your license key. Go to Help | Updates and Licenses | Change License Key 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 .msi file you have downloaded and saved to your computer. Enter the above license key when asked. That’s all.

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).

Multi-User Installations

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 7 on their computers, they can simply “activate” it by entering the license key of your multi-user license: Go to Help | Updates and Licenses | Change License Key, 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 on multiple PCs under a multi-user license, you can utilize the silent installation option. ATLAS.ti 7 allows for unattended installations via the command line. Please see this document for details.

The so-called “LAN-aware” installation mode available under ATLAS.ti 5 and ATLAS.ti 6 no longer exists in ATLAS.ti 7.

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 fully 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.

Team Work / Collaborative Work

Team work is currently not yet supported in ATLAS.ti Mac. Please see the Mac page for details.


Universal Data Export

ATLAS.ti Is Not An Island

ATLAS.ti understands the necessity of re-using research results for processing and publication in other applications. It therefore sports the widest range of export and reporting facilities of any QDA package.

Export Your Complete Project to Virtually ANY Application or Software

SPSS, Excel, and HTML are standard export formats for your projects. But they by no means exhaust the possibilities for integration with your IT demands.

Through its native XML output and assisted by an extensive number of XSLT-filters that come included in the package, ATLAS.ti can export your complete data to virtually ANY application.

The official XML schema is available here:
atlasti_hu_2.2

Dozens of High-Class Export and Reporting Filters Prepackaged

By supporting the open data standard XML, ATLAS.ti was the first QDA tool to create a platform for the universal exchange, storage, and processing of QDA data.

Formats that can be supported by implementing this standard are as manifold as their intended purposes. Elegant reporting on- and offline, professional pre-print, conversion into diverse application formats, and many more.

ATLAS.ti comes with several dozens filters for reporting, exchanging data between users, and export to application formats. All of these can be modified and adapted by users to suit their specific purposes.

Custom Programming services are also available for specialized projects.

ATLAS.ti and XML – enjoy your freedom!

CAQDAS Data Compatibility and Universal Data Exchange

ATLAS.ti is the only QDA software that offers universal data export and supports open data formats. So your project data remain “free,” permanently accessible, and reusable in a myriad of other applications, including long-term archives.

In fact, ATLAS.ti is also the only QDA software to actively support the initiative for universal CAQDAS compatibility/CAQDAS data exchange.

Unlike other QDA software manufacturers who lock users into their product with proprietary formats, ATLAS.ti supports an open, universal data format and publishes its data structure.