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ATLAS.ti stands for Archiv für Technik, Lebenswelt und Alltagssprache (Archive for Technology, Lifeworld and Everyday Language.text interpretation) and is one of the several computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS or more simply QDAS) packages that can be used to manage every phase of a qualitative research study. Other QDAS packages include QSR NVivo, MAXQDA, Dedoose, HyperResearch, QDA Miner, Quirkos, and Transana.

ATLAS.ti was developed from 1989 to 1992 as an interdisciplinary research project by scholars in psychology, educational science, and computer science at the Technical University of Berlin. In 1993, Scientific Software Development GmbH released the first commercial version. In 2013, Free iPad and Android apps were released, and in late 2014 a Mac-native version was released. Version 8 is scheduled for release in late 2016. ...

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