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Lose the Mouse — Announcing the New Dedoose Quick Code Widget


Making your qualitative data analysis more efficient than ever


Quick Code Widget


The calls for enhanced workflow in the Dedoose excerpting and coding process have been addressed via some marvelous User Experience expert design. Now announcing the new Quick Code Widget! This feature allows users to use keyboard shortcuts to maximize efficiency when coding their text documents. And, this feature was conceptualized by superstar Dedoose user  Daniel Loewus-Deitch, User Experience Manager at NaviNet Inc.

Coding then

Coding in Dedoose used to be a three step process at minimum—block text, click ‘Create Excerpt’, and then drag and drop codes into the  ‘Selection Info’ box (or double click codes to apply). We heard from users that it was not as intuitive and streamlined as they wanted it to be. And, if they had a lot of codes, searching for the right code wasted precious time.

But now

Enter outstanding user, Daniel Loewus-Deitch. Daniel had a vision for what coding in Dedoose could be. We asked him to share his thoughts on the process as a user, never imagining that he would create a full mock up of exactly what he wanted. His ideas were amazing and we quickly put them into practice via this new widget.

Click here to see how Daniel helped with our new Quick Code Widget, and how it in turn can help you!!

Send us your ideas

User feedback is what drives our development, so keep sending us your ideas so we can adapt as your needs change. We cannot promise we can make a change overnight, but here at Dedoose no good idea is ignored.

One more big-time kudos to Daniel Loewus-Deitch for his brilliant concept and generous commitment to the design and functionality.  And, as always, stay tuned to us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and this blog for all future development updates. Happy Dedoosing!