A Systematic Review screener - simple and user friendly software to get your screening done without a hassle
Catchii is a systematic (literature) review (SR) screener designed to provide a good user experience while going through a large dataset of scientific articles. Catchii supports all main stages of an SR, from detecting duplicates to creating PRISMA flowcharts for the manuscript. Screening can be done on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, making it an easy way to get some work done in the office, at home, or on the train.
Catchii aims to be a fast and user-friendly SR screener, helping you to catch all the papers you are looking for in a short time. In addition to providing all the desirable features of an SR screener, it is also completely free.
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There are no subscription fees, no trial periods, no paid pro versions, and no ads. There is only one version of Catchii, which is free to use on your computer and mobile. This is a non-profit project for the whole community of researchers.
At least two reviewers should participate in the screening process. Catchii allows you to add multiple users to a review with different roles. Users can have roles such as a reviewer, reviewer with the right to resolve disagreements, or a manager.
The SR process begins with conducting searches in databases. Catchii enables you to easily import references from major online databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, OVID (e.g. PsycINFO, MEDLINE), or even your reference manager and a CSV file.
Before the start of the screening process, duplicate records must be removed. Catchii has a built-in duplicate detection feature that scans through titles and abstracts and provides a list of potential duplicate records (highly similar abstracts and/or titles) for you to review and remove.
The SR process consists of two phases: title and abstract screening, and full-text analysis. In each stage, a record can be either included or excluded. When this happens, a new record takes the place of a previous one, which helps to speed up the process. Additionally, each stage contains a discrepancy resolution stage.
It is much easier to screen records when we can find the keywords we are interested in or those that are part of our exclusion criteria. With the keyword highlighting feature, it is easy and quick to spot the words you are interested in, which helps to speed up your decision-making process. Different groups and colours can be used.
While an internet connection is necessary to use the application, there is an option to switch the screening process to offline mode. Got a long flight and want to be productive? Just switch to offline mode beforehand, then you can screen as many papers as desired and later synchronise your decisions with the online application.
After the screening process, it's time for data extraction. You may want to export all of your screened and eligible papers into your reference manager program (e.g., EndNote, Mendeley, etc.). No worries, this can be easily done, and you can even attach PDFs. Finally, you can also export the PRISMA flowchart for your manuscript.