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 12:12:18 106.2 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:28 105.9 MB 2016-05-20 12:13:00 106.3 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:40 106.4 MB 2016-05-20 12:12:50

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.