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Article: Dedoose Desktop App

We are happy to announce the availability of a desktop application of Dedoose available for all Windows, Apple, and Linux computers! This app will allow you to run Dedoose outside of the browser, and offers several performance and network enhancements not available in the web version. This is not meant to be an offline version of Dedoose, but is aimed at improving your experience as a user.

If you would like the simplicity of a standard desktop application then please download the Dedoose Desktop App using the links below.


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For Windows Users:


First, make sure you are running Adobe's Air Framework. You can download it here:  https://get.adobe.com/air/

Once that installed, download the Desktop App below and run it using Adobe Air: Dedoose Desktop App


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For Mac Users:


DMG Version

First, make sure you have the latest version of the Mac App Download and run our Mac Desktop App here: Dedoose Mac App

The app will automatically check for updates to ensure you are always running the latest version. If the app asked if you want to update you should always say YES!

If you get any permission errors when trying to open the Desktop App, you are likely running an older version of MacOS. Make sure you update to the latest version to be able to use Dedoose.

Manual Terminal Installation

If that method will not work for you, you can also install it manually:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Paste the following "cd /Library/Frameworks", without quotation marks
  3. Press Enter
  4. Paste the following line "sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine ./Adobe\ AIR.framework", without quotation marks
  5. Press Enter

Once that is applied:

Download and run Adobe's Air Framework. You can download it here:  https://get.adobe.com/air/

Once that installed, download the Desktop App below and run it using Adobe Air: Dedoose Desktop App

Note: You may be required to enter your password


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For Linux Users:


Install Wine: https://www.winehq.org/

Then run Adobe's Air Framework through Wine. You can download it here:  https://get.adobe.com/air/

Once that installed, download the Desktop App and run it using Adobe Air in Wine: Dedoose Desktop App

Happy Dedoosing!