Installing the Papers Desktop Application

To install the Desktop application you will need to have a Mac or Windows computer. Full system requirements can be found here.

Mac Instructions

Windows Instructions

These links are updated with every release. If you require the newest versions just re-download the above versions again. If an older version is installed it will require an update after launching the application for the first time.


To start you will need to download the application. You can download the latest desktop version of the application by clicking the following link: 

Mac desktop application.

Once downloaded find the .zip in your "Downloads" folder:

Double click the zip folder to extract the application:

Double click to open the app installer. It will verify that it was downloaded from Papers. Click "Open" to continue.

This will download and install the latest papers. Note: Depending on your internet speed this could take a while.

Once Papers begins the installation process you will need to give it elevated rights. Enter your computer password and click "OK"

Once the application has finished installing it should automatically open for you and let you sign in.


To start you will need to download the application. You can download the latest link application by clicking the following link: 

Windows desktop application.

Click the install link to start the installation:

Select the type of installation you wish to do. Note: "All users" will require administrative rights while "only for me" will not require admin rights.

Customize the file path for the installation if needed. After click "Install" Note: For most users keeping the default path works best. Only change it if you need something changed for legacy programs and applications.

Wait for the app to finish installing. Note: This can take some time depending on your computer settings.

Once done you can click "Finish". If you don't want to run Papers right away uncheck the "Run Papers" checkbox.

Log in to start using the app!

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