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TLex Suite includes TLex, tlTerm, tlCorpus and tlReader. (If you purchased "tlTerm Standalone", go here instead)

Please read these instructions carefully. Select a download link below:

News: Version 2020 has been released! Major new features include 64-bit versions on both Windows and macOS.

All existing licenses have been automatically upgraded to the latest. Use your 9-digit License Number to activate (if you've lost yours, try the recovery form). Installs as trial version if unactivated.

Windows- Windows (64-bit and 32-bit):

download Download: TLex_Suite_Setup_12.1.0.2979.exe
To save the installer file to your hard disk, click on the link with the right mouse button and select "Save Target As". Once you have downloaded the file, run it (e.g. by double-clicking on it) to install the software. (If you already have an older version installed, this installer will automatically first uninstall the previous, and then install itself.)

- macOS 64-bit (new):

download Download: TLex_Suite_2021_12.1.0.2973.dmg
[For 64-bit macOS versions, such as Catalina, as well as Sierra, Mojave etc.] To install, open the DMG package, and drag the application icons onto your Applications folder.
If GateKeeper warns it is 'unable to check for malicious software', go to 'System Settings -> Security -> General' and add an exception to allow it to "open anyway" (see Apple site for more info).
If you get a message that the App is "damaged", then try either:
* Run Terminal, and enter: xattr -cr /path/to/TheApplication.app
* or, also in Terminal: sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /path/to/TheApplication.app
* and/or try rebooting or clearing your cache and re-downloading the DMG. Contact us if that still doesn't work.

- macOS 32-bit (old):

download Download: TLex_Suite_2019_11.1.0.2625.dmg
[^ final 32-bit version] To install, open the DMG package, and drag the application icons onto your Applications folder.
Important: Please note for 32-bit macOS, our final release will be version 2019 - you can still use it on 32-bit-compatible macOS systems, but new features and updates will only be in our new 64-bit (Catalina-ready) releases.

NB: If you need the 'old-DOM/Legacy' TLex, click here.

? Getting Help

• New to TLex?
We suggest you start with our free Tutorial Videos, or the "Getting Started" section in the User Guide

• FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions and "Tips and Tricks"

• TLex Mailing List »

• Support - Paid Support is Available

• “What’s New” - Full ChangeLog of new features in each release

 

Software Activation

When you first run the software, it will ask to be activated. Simply follow the activation instructions carefully. You will need your 9-digit License Number (if you have lost or don't know your License Number, click here).

Re-activation is not usually required when updating. NB: If the software will be used by multiple Windows users on the same computer, you may need administrator rights at time of activation.

Evaluation

If you do not have a License Number, you can try out the software by clicking "EVALUATE" (some functional limitations may apply). See "Help/About" for the expiry date. At any time, you can purchase a License Number to activate the software and remove all limitations.

Internet Explorer Users

In Internet Explorer, you may need to follow the highlighted steps below (click "Actions", "More Options", "Run anyway") if you see a popup that looks like the following:

IE Step 1: "Actions"

IE Step 1

IE Step 2: "More Options"

IE Step 2

IE Step 3: "Run Anyway"

IE Step 3

Old-DOM Legacy Version ('Old Document Object Model')

If you are still specially required to use our 'old-DOM version for a particular project, use these download links.

Please note that as of June 2018 fewer than 2% of our active users are still on old-DOM, so we will no longer produce new old-DOM builds; however, we will leave a 'final binary release' online indefinitely, to assist with future conversion and so that users are left 'stuck'. Please contact us if you would like assistance converting your document to the new Document Object Model.

If you want help converting an old-DOM document to new-DOM format, please contact us for a free evaluation of the work: if the work is 'simple' we will do it for free; if it's complex we will provide a quotation.

- Windows:

download Download: TLex_Suite_Setup_10.0.0.2004.exe (Old-DOM/Legacy TLex)
To save the installer file to your hard disk, click on the link with the right mouse button and select "Save Target As". Once you have downloaded the file, run it (e.g. by double-clicking on it) to install the software. (If you already have an older version installed, this installer will automatically first uninstall the previous, and then install itself.)

- macOS:

download Download: TLex_Suite_2018_10.0.0.2004.dmg (Old-DOM/Legacy TLex)
[^ 32-bit version] To install, open the DMG package, and drag the application icons onto your Applications folder.
For 64-bit macOS versions (Catalina etc.), click here, then enter the sub-folder with the highest 4-digit build number, then download the desired DMG, then drag the application icons onto your Applications folder.
If you get a message that the App is "damaged", then try either:
* Run Terminal, and enter: xattr -cr /path/to/TheApplication.app
* or, also in Terminal: sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /path/to/TheApplication.app
* and/or try rebooting or clearing your cache and re-downloading the DMG. Contact us if that still doesn't work.
Please note that for our 32-bit macOS release line, the final version will be version 2019 - you can still use it on 32-bit-compatible macOS systems, but we will include new features only in our new 64-bit (Catalina-ready) release line.
tlex second digit of version number** NB (new-DOM vs old-DOM):
7.1 / 8.1 / 9.1 / 10.1 = Primary/Official TLex ('New Document Object Model')
7.0 / 8.0 / 9.0 / 10.0 = "Legacy" TLex
Which version should you download? In short:


New Users:
→ If you are starting out as a new TLex/tlTerm user, then download 10.1.
Existing Users:
→ If you are currently on (or have been instructed by us to use) 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1 or 10.1, then download 10.1.
→ If you are currently on (or have been instructed by us to use) 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 or earlier, and are unsure, then download 10.0.
→ If in doubt, contact us.
→ IF you see the following message under "Show full statistics" for a document, then it is SAFE to edit that document in 10.1:

This document is safe to convert to the 'new Document Object Model' version of TLex/tlTerm

• For a more detailed explanation, see our Old-DOM To New-DOM Upgrade Guide.
• Advanced users: Note you can install both old and new alongside one another on the same computer.