Here you can download Zettlr for many different operating systems. We strive to offer it for as many platforms as possible. Due to community efforts, we are proud for being able to offer options for Homebrew, Chocolatey, and Arch Linux as well.
Windows 10 or newer
$ brew install --cask Zettlr
On Linux, you can install Zettlr as a FlatHub package. This requires FlatHub to be installed on your system. To install Zettlr via FlatHub, head over to Zettlr's store page:
C:\> choco install zettlr
Zettlr binaries are also available for setup on Arch Linux as a regular package. Setup instructions.
Especially before bigger releases, we start beta phases in order to make sure to find as many bugs as possible before the actual release. Betas are a great way to experience new features and cutting edge functionality before most others, so if you're keen on getting the very latest versions, you can find potential beta releases directly on our GitHub releases page. You can also select "Notify me about beta releases" in the app's preferences to receive those beta releases like regular releases.
We also offer nightly releases. Nightlies are releases that are compiled right from the most recent changes in the codebase. This means: no release is more "cutting edge", but it also means there might be a lot of bugs in them. We recommend these releases for more advanced users who want to always have the most recent features.
Sometimes it might be necessary to temporarily downgrade to an older release. You can find those on our GitHub releases page as well. But please note that we do not support any older release, so do not install older releases unless you know what you're doing!
With an incredible amount of functionality, Zettlr can prove overwhelming sometimes. The documentation helps you don't get lost in the app!
Zettlr is a Free and Open Source App (FOSS). This means that we provide the app free of charge. However, server costs, certificates, and other bills incur running costs on maintaining the app. Therefore, we'd like to kindly ask for either a one-time donation via PayPal, or becoming a patron over at Patreon, which helps us keep the project alive.
For any Open Source project, a live community is one of the most important things. The community supports new users, helps with housekeeping such as translating the app, and suggests new features. Being part of a community is an awesome treat we strongly recommend!
Thank you for choosing Zettlr! After the download finishes, install it according to your operating system's normal installation routine. If you need help with that, our documentation contains an extensive setup guide.
After setup, read through the interactive tutorial inside the app to get started quickly. Whenever you get stuck, read our documentation which explains every feature in detail, and also contains a set of guides for setting up various things.
If you are stuck and the documentation can't help you out, or if you have specific requirements, make sure to join Zettlr's big community around the web: We're here to help you! You can find the community on Discord and Reddit. And in case you spot an error, we're happy if you report it on GitHub.
Last but not least, we would like to ask for your support. If the app helps you, make sure to become a supporter on Patreon or send a one-time amount via PayPal. Your support is well appreciated and helps pay for the servers and other related costs.
Welcome to the family!