Qiqqa is award winning Research and PDF Management Software.
It contains everything you need for the five stages of commercial, academic or research work.
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Most projects require collecting and reading a large number of papers. Sometimes
They can quickly become difficult to work with.
Qiqqa uses the features on the left to keep them under control.
In fact, we recommend adding all the papers you can
find in your area of interest.
Qiqqa is where you store all your PDF documents.
It's easy to add PDFs as you find them, fast to find the right ones again when you
need them, and a delight to read and work with them.
Create as many "libraries" as you need to keep your work segmented. Qiqqa can handle
thousands of PDFs within each. Document previews without opening so you can find
the right one.
For each library, a birds-eye view before you dip in. Quickly access documents added
recently, or those our algorithms have determined you should read next.
Don’t have the PDF, but want to add a reference anyway? No problem.
If and when you get the document later, you can attach it to the metadata.
Automatic Duplicate Detection
In a large library, you can often end up with the same paper from different sources.
Duplicates waste your time. Qiqqa alerts you to these.
Full-text search across your entire library using our sophisticated built-in search
Results are ranked, and shown directly in your library screen, with previews.
Most applications can only search for the literal letters you’re searching for.
Similar to your favorite internet search engine, Qiqqa can do so much more. Wildcards,
fuzzies, looking for words near other words, and of course Booleans (e.g. "fried
green" NOT tomatoes).
Combine your search queries across multiple aspects to filter your library and hone
in on your target.
Then if necessary, sort those results (or your entire library) to find the exact
Optical Character Recognition
Some PDFs are essentially a collection of images. As humans, we can read them visually,
so they're useful. But that's where it ends.
No program can search their text, or allow you to copy and paste, without some additional
Without OCR, much of the value in a PDF is locked away.
Unlike many other reference managers, Qiqqa comes with powerful built-in OCR. You
can then perform fast full-text searches, get automatic abstracts, keyword extraction,
and so on.
From Your Computer
Import all your PDFs from your drive in one go. Drag and drop at any time.
From Other Programs
Import all your existing papers and references from Mendeley™ Zotero™,
EndNote™ or Jab Ref, or any other program that can export to BibTeX format.
From Your Hard Drive Automatically
Set up a "watch folder" to have any new PDFs automatically imported. Great for setting
to your internet browser download location, a university network share, or similar.
Nobody likes lock-in, and we want you to enjoy Qiqqa knowing that will never be
Export your entire library to a combined BibTeX file for import elsewhere. All your
PDFs are included with smart links in an html page, so you can easily access them
by tag, author, and title, even without Qiqqa.
You can also backup all your Qiqqa work at any time for any reason to a zip file.
Collecting and discovering papers to read is one thing.
Next stop – ensuring you have everything you need to read and
The heart of Qiqqa, with all the features you’d expect from a regular PDF viewer,
plus more tailored just for the serious researcher.
Annotations, highlights, free form drawing
Add your notes directly to a section of the document. Use the colors your prefer,
add tags, even a rating and follow up date. Got a stylus? Write or draw in freehand
on your document.
View multiple pages at once
Most PDF viewers battle to show you the 10000ft view. But in academic papers it’s
important – you could be hunting for a certain table or image. Qiqqa manages to
provide great performance in both scenarios. You can rotate pages as needed.
Particularly useful for large documents, the annotations summary shows you a preview
of your important sections, and allows you to jump straight to that part of the
Qiqqa attempts to automatically find and extract the document’s abstract when available.
Automated Jump Links and bookmarks
If your PDF has bookmarks, these can be easily accessed. If it doesn’t Qiqqa will
attempt to find the main sections in your document (e.g. the Introduction, Conclusion,
etc.) and create shortcuts to them. You can also drop up to 9 of your own bookmarks
for easy access with keyboard shortcuts, to navigate within your document.
Open multiple documents at once, or the same document as many times as you need
to, so you can see different parts at the same time.
Dictionary & Web Search
Select any part of your document, then easily search the web (including Wikipedia)
or find dictionary definitions.
Qiqqa brainstorming lets you "place" a new document in the literature before you
read it than to explore its authors, what else in your library they wrote, who else
they cited, and even what tags you or AutoTags Qiqqa gave to each of the documents.
We have found that first exploring around a paper before reading it really puts
the paper into context, and leads to better understanding of the paper as we read
And then a few months after you have read it, you can come back and explore it all
again to refresh your memory - this time with all your annotations!
One of Qiqqa’s most popular features – quickly create a summary document of the
annotations in your library (optionally filtered by any search criteria).
The summary document can contain any combination of the abstracts, your own notes,
your annotations, highlights, and inks. The exact content is customizable when you
create the report.
The OCRed text is available just below the image of your annotation so you can copy
and paste it.
The result is a neat summary document with the bits you’ve marked as important in
Perfect for reviewing a topic before an exam, giving a lecture, or presenting a
View sample Annotation Report.
These days many of us work on different computers. Perhaps you have a home desktop,
a lab laptop, and a tablet that accompanies you wherever you go.
Using Qiqqa's Sync, you can stop constantly copying files onto a USB stick to move
them from one machine to the other. No more emailing back and forth.
Just sync your documents and they're available wherever you are - online and offline.
We have a dedicated Android app.
No limits on file size or library size. We offer a very generous free amount of
storage, after that its extremely affordable – aimed at student budgets.
Find out more
After syncing, you can access your documents using a regular web browser if you
Search your library (even via tags) and download the PDF to view it, even without
the Qiqqa application.
Qiqqa comes with a dedicated Android companion application for viewing your documents
on your Android device.
Includes annotation and highlight viewing, and editing, so you can review and mark
up your documents on the go.
Works offline. Free.
Working in a team or group?
Let Qiqqa take some of the pain out of collaboration.
If you like, you can share any of your libraries with other Qiqqa users, creating a group library.
The documents are synced between all members, so you can all contribute as you find
papers, and read documents others have submitted.
If your company or institution has regulatory constraints around cloud syncing, local network only syncing is also available.
Administration is easy yet powerful – library members can be:
- admins (all powerful),
- contributors (can make modifications, but not admin), or
- viewers (cannot make modifications).
When you’re ready to create your masterpiece, Qiqqa has the tools to allow you to
focus on the job at hand – writing up.
Of course you’ll use features like the full-text search extensively whilst writing,
but Qiqqa includes functionality to rocket you through the other bits.
Citations and Bibliographies
Inserting and managing citations is traditionally quite painful.
Qiqqa InCite™ lets you use any of thousands of community contributed citation
styles to cite and create bibliographies directly in Word™, against your Qiqqa
You don’t even need to install a finnicky word processor plugin.
Qiqqa even uses computational linguistic algorithms to suggest papers in your library
you may want to cite, as you write.
This saves you getting distracted by spending time looking them up, so you can focus
on the paper.
Also available is the ability to export your references for use with the Word™ Bibliographic management
system, or export citations (or the BibTeX) to the clipboard for use in any other text editor such
as Open Office.
Use the brainstorming functionality to mind map your thoughts as you plan your paper
or project. Then use it to visually explore all your papers.
Add all the papers in your discipline and you’ll easily spot the most cited ones
(has your paper cited them?) or those that seem to be the most important (have you
Citation styles are created in Citation Style Language. If you’d like to create your own
citation style, this is the language you need to use.
Qiqqa makes it much easier to do so by showing you previews of changes you make
to an existing style. Load up a citation style and tweak it until you’re happy.
Qiqqa allows you to edit sample BibTeX as inputs, and then see how your CSL style
formats citations and the bibliography.
It lists each citation individually, then all in a single citation cluster, and
then shows the associated bibliography.