What's new

NVivo is under continual improvement, adding new features and improving the user experience.

If you want to make a feature request or report a bug, go here.

March 2021 (Release 1.4.1)



Bibliography management

Added import of Citavi bibliography files (RIS format). Import bibliography references

February 2021 (Release 1.4)



Operating system

Added support for MacOS Big Sur and M1 chip.

Accessibility Improvements to VoiceOver and user interface graphics to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard.


Assorted bug fixes.

September 2020



Collaboration Cloud Accessibility improvements to the Collaboration Cloud user interface.
NVivo - Integration Accessibility improvements to the NVivo - Integration user interface in Word, Excel and Outlook.

August 2020 (Release 1.3)




Improved workflows for automated online activation (most users) and license key activation (some enterprise users). Activating NVivo licenses

User interface

A range of font and color changes to improve readability.

Version compatibility

Added warnings to new-project and convert-project dialog boxes to make users aware that projects created or opened in newer major NVivo versions cannot then be opened in earlier major versions. Opening projects in different versions of NVivo


Updated hierarchy and sunburst chart styling. Hierarchy charts


Assorted minor bug fixes.

May 2020 (Release 1.2)



French and German The NVivo interface can be set to French and German. See Interface language

April 2020 (Release 1.1)



Spanish and Japanese The NVivo interface can be set to Spanish and Japanese. See Interface language
Installation and activation options for enterprise customers Enterprise customers have a range of options for deploying NVivo across their organizations. See Enterprise deployment – NVivo

Collaboration Cloud storage indicator.

Added an indicator bar to show the amount of cloud storage space available and being used.

Collaboration Cloud Workspace manager

Collaboration Cloud Administrators can now assign themselves as Workspace managers, improving team management.

Collaboration Cloud project status

Workspace owners can mark projects active or complete, and filter on this setting.

Collaboration Cloud blank-view instructions.

When lists in the Collaboration Cloud interface are empty, instructions relevant to the current user's role are displayed instead.

March 2020 (Release 1.0)

NVivo (Release 1.0) is a major version release for Windows and Mac. It follows the last major version, NVivo 12 (Windows and Mac).



Collaboration Cloud Users with this add-on module are able to collaborate on projects via the cloud. See NVivo Collaboration Cloud
NVivo - Integration

This add-on module allows you to send files directly to NVivo from Word, Excel and Outlook. See NVivo - Integration

Integration with myNVivo

With NVivo (Release 1.0) you log into myNVivo when you run the program, giving easy access to your account and cloud-based modules. For first-time users, myNVivo login also provides seamless activation. See myNVivo for more.

Terminology changes

NVivo (Release 1.0) includes a number of terminology changes, see Terminology changes.

User interface styling changes and improved visualizations

The new NVivo has a cleaner, simpler interface, with a modern look. It includes a new Modules tab, for cloud-based add-ons, and a new code panel (see below). Visualizations use a new, up-to-date color palette.

Coding stripes and coded text highlighting

The color of coded text highlighting now matches the color of the associated coding stripe.

Coding stripe labels can be switched between vertical and horizontal.

New code panel

A new code panel opens inside the Detail View, allowing convenient drag-and-drop coding within the window. See Drag and drop to the code panel

List View help

When folders on the Navigation View are opened into the List View but there are no items to display, short descriptions of the functionality associated with the folders are displayed.

New project tour

When a new project is created a short slide tour introduces the main features of NVivo, for new users.

New project properties dialog box

When a new project is created, users are prompted to enter project information and saving and recovery options. See Create a new project


Added optional autosaving for projects. See Create a new project

Additional sample projects

In addition to the sample project provided in previous versions, there is access to three more sample projects show-casing how NVivo accommodates different research methodologies.

Editions replaced by 'coding enhancements'

Previous 'editions' of NVivo Windows—Pro and Plus—are no longer available. Single-license users automatically get all the functionality of the previous Plus version, while enterprise-license holders can purchase the functionality as an option. See About NVivo