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Select a version
Unsure which version to download? You have a few options, depending on your needs:
Most of the time, you'll want the latest stable version.
If you are adventurous and want access to the latest and greatest features and developments, check out the weekly releases.
Each release has files for all the operating systems we support. You only need the files that are relevant to your operating system
Install Plover on Windows
- Download the
.exefile from the release page.
- You can place the file anywhere on your computer. You will run it from the same location every time.
- Open the file to launch Plover.
Install Plover on Mac
If you have Homebrew Cask installed on your system, you can run
brew cask install plover at the command-line. Otherwise:
- Download the
.dmgfile from the release page.
- Open the
- In the mounted disk, drag the
System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility.
- Click the "+" Button, and go to your applications and select
Plover is set up! You can run Plover like you would any other application.
Note: Other "keyboard helper"-type applications (e.g. Karabiner Elements and text expanders) may interfere with Plover.
Install Plover on Linux
Install Plover on Arch Linux distribution
Two AUR packages are provided:
You may need to add yourself to the group "uucp" (owner of /dev/ttyACM*).
Install Plover on Ubuntu Linux distribution
Stable releases can be installed from a dedicated PPA, see ppa:benoit.pierre/plover for instructions.
For weeklies, follow the directions for installing Plover on other Linux distributions.
Install Plover on other Linux distributions
An AppImage is provided: it includes all the necessary dependencies and should run on most x86 64-bits distributions. To use it:
- download it
- add the user to the group "dialout"
- after adding the group, logout and login again for the change to take effect
- make it executable
- launch it like a standard executable
Note: you can install the AppImage for your current user (and register Plover in your standard applications menu) by executing it with the
--install flag. If you had previously installed another AppImage version of Plover, it will be automatically uninstalled and replaced.
Setting up my machine
Initially, Plover is set up to use your computer keyboard as a steno machine. If you have a steno machine, you'll need to configure Plover to look for your machine. Please check the Supported Hardware page to find instructions specific to your machine.