A spin on the phrase "tag it!", Taguette is a free and open-source qualitative research tool (which works on all operating systems!) that allows users to:

...and much more! You can view our development queue on GitLab here: You can always add feature requests, bug reports, or general feedback via GitLab issues. If you are not sure how to do that, feel free to email us your feedback at [email protected].

If you use Taguette for your research, please cite it with the following:

Rampin et al., (2021). Taguette: open-source qualitative data analysis. Journal of Open Source Software, 6(68), 3522,

Why did we make Taguette?

Qualitative methods generate rich, detailed research materials that leave individuals’ perspectives intact as well as provide multiple contexts for understanding the phenomenon under study. Qualitative methods are used in a wide range of fields, such as anthropology, education, nursing, psychology, sociology, and marketing. Qualitative data has a similarly wide range: observations, interviews, documents, audiovisual materials, and more.

However - the software options for qualitative researchers are either far too expensive, don't allow for the seminal method of highlighting and tagging materials, or actually perform quantitative analysis, just on text.

It's not right or fair that qualitative researchers without massive research funds cannot afford the basic software to do their research.

So, to bolster a fair and equitable entry into qualitative methods, we've made Taguette!

The Team

Taguette was developed by Rémi Rampin. Vicky Rampin and Sarah DeMott provided the functional requirements, user needs, and testing in order to influence the development process.

Remi Rampin
Rémi Rampin

Main Dev
Vicky Rampin
Vicky Rampin

Product Manager
Sarah DeMott
Sarah DeMott

Trainer & User Liaison