Software or app

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations


It is also possible to push this information via Bluetooth technology to a compatible device (WeatherFlow, Version 1.5.0).

Direct quote

Not everything is created in-house, the About Word information acknowledges "Certain templates developed for Microsoft Corporation by Impressa Systems" (Microsoft Word, Version 16.0.4639.1000).

Reference list


Developer. (Year). Title (Version number) [Form]. Company. URL

Mobile phone (app)

WeatherFlow. (2017). WeatherFlow (Version 1.5.0) [Mobile app]. Microsoft.

Computer software

Microsoft Word. (2019). Microsoft Word (Version 16.0.4639.1000) [Computer software]. Microsoft.

  • Only give reference entries for specialised software with limited distribution. No reference entry is needed for standard software and programming languages.
  • Give the title of software followed by the version number in round brackets. Add a description in square brackets after the version number. Give the name of the company and DOI/URL if accessed online.