Citavi Free

Citavi for Windows

Citavi for DBServer

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Users All All Companies and organizations
Price Free Pricing varies
volume discounts
Pricing varies
volume discounts
License Personal license Per seat or concurrent
(can be combined)

Technical Information

Operating system Windows 10, 8, 7 Windows 10, 8, 7 Windows 10, 8, 7
Validity No limit (for the version bought, upgrades have to be purchased) No limit (for the version bought, upgrades have to be purchased) No limit for purchased licenses (for the version bought, upgrades have to be purchased), Limit for rental licenses
Projects on local PCs or local networks
Projects on SQL servers
Projects in the cloud
References per project Up to 100 Up to 50,000
(depends on RAM)
Up to 50,000
(depends on RAM)
Interface in 7 languages:

Work in a Team

In small teams of up to 3 persons
In large teams of any size
For projects in the cloud

For projects in the cloud
With assigned read-only and editing privileges
In cloud projects

In cloud projects

Delegate tasks
with cloud projects

with cloud projects

Search for Sources

Search over 4,500 databases
Use the Citavi Picker for internet searches
Import from other programs
Import from text files in RIS, ENW, etc.
Check for library availability

Analyze Texts

Highlight and annotate PDFs
Evaluate other digital documents
Evaluate documents in print
Save quotations, links between references, and comments
Search full texts
Connect texts with each other

Structure Knowledge

Develop multi-level outlines
Arrange and assign quotations, comments, etc.
Save and structure ideas
Assign and save your drafts of texts

Writing and Publishing

Write texts with Citavi's Add-In for MS Word
Write texts with LaTeX editors
Automate the bibliography and citations
Choose from over 9,000 citation styles
Edit citation styles
Generate compilations, bibligraphies, lists, etc.

Planning and Organizing

Plan tasks and keep track of deadlines
Plan backups of local or DBServer projects
Manage access to licensed databases
Centrally administrate program settings
Use or program Add-Ons
Export information in all common formats