Installing NVivo

If you're completely new to NVivo (and don't have a myNVivo profile) you can trial it here, or buy it here. If you have a myNVivo account, log into the myNVivo portal to purchase there.

If you have bought NVivo or were assigned a license (or 'seat', under an enterprise license), a notification email contains download links for the app.

You can buy up to 5 NVivo licenses in a single purchase from the myNVivo portal (for more, contact sales). Windows licenses can be used on both Windows and Mac computers—Mac licenses on Macs only. Each license allows installation on two computers.

After installing, you must activate NVivo, to register the installation against your license.

System requirements

To install NVivo your computer must meet the minimum installation requirements:

Minimum system requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution
  • 8 GB SSD of available disk space—or more depending on data storage needs

Recommended system requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or later
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1440 x 900 screen resolution
  • 8 GB SSD of available disk space—or more depending on data storage needs
  • Internet connection
  • Google Chrome (required for NCapture—a browser extension that allows you to gather material from the web)

Install NVivo

When you buy or trial NVivo you will receive an email with download links for the app.

To install NVivo:

  1. Locate and double-click the NVivo dmg file that you downloaded.
  2. Drag the NVivo icon into your Applications folder.

After installation you will need to activate your license.

Uninstall NVivo

Before uninstalling NVivo, deactivate your license.

To uninstall:

  1. Drag the NVivo app from the Applications folder to the Trash.
  2. Empty the Trash.