Entering a License Key
The following information only applies to Citavi for Windows.
After installation, Citavi initially runs as Citavi Free. This version allows you to create as many projects as you want, each limited to 100 references. Citavi Free has no other functional limitations and no expiration date.
If you need to save more than 100 references in a project, you will need Citavi for Windows. Purchasing a license key allows you to unlock your copy of Citavi Free into Citavi for Windows, and you can continue working with information that you have already entered into existing projects. Citavi license keys are available from the Citavi website and from resellers. If your university has a site license, you can usually obtain a license key for free.
New Licensing Procedure as of September 19, 2016
Previously, license keys were sent by email. Since September 19, 2016 you can find your license key online in your Citavi Account.
- Install Citavi Free if you haven't already.
- Log in to your Citavi account. There, you can find your license key. Copy the license key to the Clipboard.
- Start Citavi. On the Welcome Screen, click License > Enter a license key. Citavi will automatically recognize the license key in the Clipboard.
- Citavi Free is unlocked into Citavi for Windows, and you can continue working with data that you have already entered into existing projects.