Download and Installation

With TextGridLab, the client application of TextGrid, you can access services and tools to create, manage and edit your XML-based research data. The software is available for free for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Further open source tools and services optimised for use with TextGrid are available for integration via the “Market Place” (startup screen). By downloading the software, you agree to the TextGrid Acceptable Use Policy. 106.1 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:18 md5:6931c8a0c4458e65f072c122e1816956 106.2 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:28 md5:8266ddba58200c5d33f4cb7fc5e521c4 105.9 MB 2016-05-20 12:13:00 md5:3dd37ec694169af48610b747a87b55a2 106.3 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:40 md5:e4b31102295f97586793e182ccd5ca8a 106.4 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:50 md5:7e0473915a9361154173c72bf57009f6

Installation Instructions

  1. Select the appropriate ZIP file according to your operating system and your hardware and download TextGridLab.
  2. Unpack the file. The TextGridLab is a portable software and will not modify the operating system.
  3. Run the executable file „textgridlab“ (owl icon) in the folder „TextGridLab“.

Please note that the current version of Java (on Mac OS X: the JDK) has to be installed on your computer.


Usually, it’s just download, unzip & run. However, if there are any problems, this page offers solutions for system-specific issues and special requirements.

Release Notes

TextGridLab 3.1 is a maintenance release for TextGridLab 3.0 that fixes a serious problem with locking documents that are edited simultanously. Besides smaller fixes, it also improves compatibility with Windows 10 and Java 8. Additionally it introduces an option to "stay logged-in", and the institution used for login is saved.

TextGridLab 3.0 is a major update of the TextGridLab that, by shifting from Eclipse 3.7 to Eclipse 4.4, switches to a new technological basis. Additionally, the new version includes various bug fixes and new features of several of its tools. When updating from previous versions, please have a look at the update notes.