APA Format Software - 400,000+ Customers - Easy to Install, Understand, and Use

Let’s face it, most everybody’s APA formatting software offers similar features. Why, then, buy ours? That’s easy:

PERRLA for APA is the easiest APA formatting software to learn and use - AND we support it like crazy ferrets... if crazy ferrets were computer-savvy and really cared about your customer experience.

Why PERRLA for APA ACTUALLY IS the easiest APA formatting software to learn and use:

Everybody here has a shared task in their job description: Customer Support.

Every time our Support Team hears “I can’t figure out how to do ________,” from a user, we pay attention. When our software actually does the thing that a user can’t do, it's a sign that we haven’t made “that thing” easy enough or intuitive enough. Sometimes, we need to add a feature. Sometimes, we'll make a video to explain things better (50+ videos and counting).

We listen to your questions and give you answers 7 days a week, 14 hours a day. Since 1998, that’s a lot of listening, learning how to make our software easier to use; and a lot of improving.

So, whether it’s an improvement that makes PERRLA easier and more intuitive so you don’t need to ask us, or whether it’s the answer we give you to your question (in minutes, not days!), PERRLA really is easy to learn and use.

Nobody is closer to the user experience than we are. NOBODY. And that’s why you should buy PERRLA for APA. Because. It. Just. Works.

And now... our features...

PERRLA is 100% APA (6th and 5th Editions) compliant so you can relax and focus on writing your paper, not formatting it.

PERRLA does the work for you:

  • PERRLA for APA automatically integrates with Microsoft Word
  • Automatically creates an APA title page and, optionally, an abstract
  • Automatically sets proper headings, margins, line spacing, etc.
  • Our Reference Wizard walks you through formatting all 200+ different APA reference types
  • Creates all citation types correctly, including complex types
  • Automatically builds your paper's reference page
  • Automatically stores references in a database for re-use in future papers
  • Reference syncing automatically uploads references to the PERRLA Cloud, making them available for use on any internet-connected computer you've installed PERRLA on.
  • References can be categorized by subject, class, whatever, searched by keywords
  • Add personal research notes to each reference that will not be displayed in your paper.
  • Easily create a Table of Contents
  • Easily insert figures and data tables
  • References can include annotations in order to produce an Annotated Bibliography

Plus, your purchase includes 12 months of unlimited software updates to keep you 100% compliant with the latest APA formatting changes AND access to our US-based Customer Support Team.  They’re the best in the industry. Period. And are available 7-days-per-week, 14-hours-per-day to support you.

Create a properly formatted APA paper with just a few clicks. Our simple Start Screen lets you start a paper, watch tutorial videos, retrieve past papers, and contact our US-based Customer Support team.


The Reference Wizard asks you for each piece of required information and properly formats the in-text citation. PLUS it automatically adds the reference to your reference page. All references are saved to a database so you can use them again.


Windows PC System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Word Processing Program: Microsoft Word 2000 or newer (but not the free "Starter Edition")

PERRLA for Mac System Requirements:
Operating System: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
Word Processing Program: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

  • Integrates with Microsoft Word (Mac version requires Word 2011)
  • Install on up to 3 computers, PC and Mac
  • Automatically sets proper headings, margins, line spacing, etc.
  • Is 100% compliant with the APA 5th and 6th Edition Handbooks
  • Prompts you every step of the way while creating 200+ reference types
  • Automatically stores each reference in a database for future use
  • Includes 12 months of free updates
  • Includes 12 months of free support (14 hours per day, 7 days per week)


Based on the American Psychological Association (APA) Manual 6th edition and includes all of the subsequent corrections/updates issued since the 6th Edition manual was originally published.

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