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.
On macOS, you can install Zettlr using Homebrew. Just make sure, Homebrew is installed and then run the following line of code in a terminal window:
$ 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:
On Windows, you can install Zettlr using Chocolatey. Install the Zettlr package by running the following line of code in a command window:
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!
After downloading Zettlr, make sure to play through the interactive tutorial to get started with the application. Make sure to read the documentation as well, especially to understand the features Zettlr implements differently than traditional Word processors.
We also feature a YouTube account with video tutorials and other explanations. Make sure to subscribe there, as new features are likely getting additional videos in our HowTo-series!
If you are stuck, make sure to join Zettlr's big community around the web: We're here to help you! You can find the community on Reddit and Discord. And in case you spot an error, we're happy if you report it on GitHub.
Last but not least, we would like to say thank you for downloading the app. If you enjoy it, you can always support its development with a donation over on PayPal or recurring on Patreon.
Welcome to the family!