Qiqqa is a PDF research management tool and brainstorming tool
Qiqqa is a PDF research management tool and brainstorming tool
Initial release April 2010; 8 years ago (2010-04)
Stable release
Qiqqa v79 / September 2016; 2 years ago (2016-09)
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Available in English
Type Reference management software
License Proprietary
Website www.qiqqa.com

Qiqqa (pronounced "Quicker") is a freeware and freemium reference management software[1][2] that allows researchers to work with thousands of PDFs.[3] It combines PDF reference management tools, a citation manager, and a mind map brainstorming tool. It integrates with Microsoft Word XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010 and BibTeX/LaTeX to automatically produce citations and bibliographies in thousands of styles.

The development of Qiqqa began in Cambridge, UK, in December 2009. A public alpha was released in April 2010, offering PDF management and brainstorming capabilities. Subsequent releases have seen the incorporation of the Web Library, OCR, integration with BibTeX and other reference managers, and the use of natural language processing (NLP) techniques to guide researchers in their reading.

Shortly after its release, Qiqqa has been noticed by universities [4] and their libraries.[5]

In 2011 Qiqqa won both the University of Cambridge CUE [6] and CUTEC,[7][8] and the Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups[9] competitions. Qiqqa was an award winner in the 2012 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.[10]

A 15-minute interview on AffinityDAB radio summarises the history of Qiqqa.[11]

Qiqqa does not seem to have attracted a large user base, compared to other recent reference management programs developed from 2006 to date.[12]

See also


  1. ^ Business Weekly (2011-06-07). "CUE finalist Qiqqa picks up pace". Retrieved .
  2. ^ Lautaro Vargas; Cambridge Business Media (2010-12-15). "Qiqqa provides researchers with fast track to success". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Julie Swierczek, McKillop Library, Salve Regina University (2011-02-11). "Drowning in information". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Joanna Dawson (2010-10-25). "Will Qiqqa make me Smarta?". Retrieved .
  5. ^ Laura James (2010-06-19). "The Arcadia Project:A Wealth of Reference Management". Retrieved .
  6. ^ Business Weekly (2011-06-09). "Journey just beginning for Cambridge University entrepreneurs". Retrieved .
  7. ^ Ben Fountain, Cabume (2011-06-14). "Cambridge startups getting on with the job off radar". Retrieved .
  8. ^ Business Weekly (2011-06-09). "Cambridge student entrepreneur books passage to Silicon Valley". Retrieved .
  9. ^ Cambridge Wireless (2011-12-05). "Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups 2011 Competition". Retrieved .
  10. ^ Santander (2012-07-06). "Santander announces new internship programme for small businesses". Retrieved .
  11. ^ Chris Berrow (2011-12-18). "AffinityDAB - Discovering Start-Ups 2011". Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Google Trends: Compare Citavi, Docear, Mendeley, Qiqqa, Zotero - Worldwide - Past five years".

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