Citavi is a program for Microsoft Windows that manages literary references and organizes organizational knowledge. It can also plan tasks. Students and researchers can use it to help them properly cite published material in their own works. While developed by a Swiss company and heavily used in German speaking countries, the program is available in 7 languages, including English. There are 3 versions of Citavi. The free version allows users to make 100 references per project, while not limiting the number of projects. They also offer a standard Windows edition and a high-end version that allows organizations to store project data in a MS SQL Server database. Licensed users can receive personal customer support, and they provide other support options as well.
- Effectively manages the use of outside citations within organizations
- Can reference any type of material
- Provides add-ons for popular web browsers
- Can directly annotate PDF files
- Integrates well with most common word processing software
- Can publish citations in a wide variety of styles
- Offers a limited but generous free version, to test its use within an organization
- Supports many common Western languages
- Offers personal customer support for licensed users
- Is very easy to use
- Is only available for Windows
- Has no ability to sync data between folders and computers
- Can be very expensive
If you are researcher either in academia or in corporate world, you are probably familiar with Citavi. In essence, the program allows you to manage knowledge and make sure that all published material you are using in your work is properly cited. As such, it is literally an invaluable tool for people in the field. It is also incredibly easy to use. What's more, there are lots of great support options if you run into any difficulty. Among its many excellent features are its ability to reference just about any type of material, such as a book or a journal article (35 in all). It also has add-ons for popular web browsers, it can annotate PDF files directly in the software, and it integrates well with most common word processing programs. Finally, it can publish citations in more than 8,700 different styles. Citavi has very few drawbacks. But it is only available for Windows. There is also currently no way to sync folders or computers, and it can further be very expensive.