What is NCapture?

Use NCapture, a web browser extension, to quickly and easily capture content like web pages, online PDFs and social media for analysis in NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 11 Pro for Windows and NVivo 11 Plus for Windows. Before using NCapture, we recommend you view data types that can be imported into NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 11 for Windows and NVivo for Mac for analysis. 

Note: You can only import social media data from Twitter and Facebook as dataset sources if you are using NVivo for Mac, NVivo 11 Pro for Windows or NVivo 11 Plus for Windows.

You can capture:

  • Web pages and online PDFs: Use NCapture to gather web pages and online PDFs. Then import them into NVivo as PDF sources.
  • Facebook wall posts and comments: Use NCapture to gather Facebook wall posts and comments from people, organizations or groups. Then import them into NVivo as a dataset source. 
  • Twitter content: Use NCapture to gather Tweets from Twitter—for example, Tweets that include a particular word, phrase or hashtag, or Tweets by a particular user. Then import them into NVivo as a dataset source.
  • LinkedIn group discussions: Use NCapture to gather LinkedIn group discussions that are relevant to your research. Then import them into NVivo as a dataset source. Note: In May 2015 LinkedIn limited access to their web service (API). As a result, you can no longer capture a LinkedIn group discussion as a dataset using NCapture. You can still capture a group discussion, and any other page in LinkedIn, as a PDF. 
Download NCapture

NCapture for Chrome can be used with both NVivo 10 for Windows and NVivo 11 for Windows and NVivo for Mac by installing from the Chrome Store. With NVivo 10 for Windows and NVivo 11 for Windows, NCapture for Chrome is included in the installer file.

To use NCapture for Internet Explorer, you need to be using Internet Explorer 8 or later. To use NCapture for Chrome, you need to be using Google Chrome 21 or later. 

For detailed instructions about installing and using NCapture, refer to the NCapture help
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