Install ReqView Desktop

Install and Update

ReqView Desktop is available as

  • WebApp - online web application available from the ReqView website,
  • WindowsApp - native Windows application,
  • MacApp - native Mac application,
  • LinuxApp - native Linux application.

The main functional differences between these applications are summarized in the following table:

Web Native
Platforms Windows, Linux, Mac Windows Mac Linux
Automatic Updates
Offline Mode
Project Folders
Document Exclusive Edit Mode
Google Drive Integration
Command Line Interface

Web Application

You can open the ReqView WebApp in your Chrome or Firefox web browser.

In Chrome, you can also optionally create an application shortcut from More tools / Create application shortcuts menu:

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Note that you always run the latest version of the application. You can force refresh the cached content by CtrlF5 shortcut.

Windows Application

You can download the latest version of the Windows application installer from the ReqView Download page.

Run the downloaded .exe installer which installs ReqView into your user profile folder (e.g. C:\User\<username>\AppData\Local\reqview) and creates a shortcut in the Start menu.

When a new update is made available then ReqView downloads the update package and installs it automatically. You can also check if there is a new application update using Help > Check for Update menu.

Mac Application

You can download the latest version of the Mac application installer from the ReqView Download page.

Open the downloaded .dmg file and then drag & drop ReqView icon into the Applications folder in the opened window. To run ReqView open Finder and open ReqView from the Applications folder.

When a new update is made available then ReqView downloads the update package and installs it automatically. You can also check if there is a new application update using Help > Check for Update menu.

Linux Application

You can download the latest version of the Linux application installer (.deb) from the ReqView Download page.

Install the downloaded .deb package from command line:

$ sudo apt-get -f install ReqView-<version>-linux-amd64.deb

You can then run ReqView:

$ reqview &

License

ReqView is automatically activated with FREE license plan after the first installation. The FREE license plan has several limitations, for instance you cannot edit projects with more than 1 document, or a document with more than 150 objects or more than 1 custom attribute.

You can enable advanced features by purchasing PRO or ENTERPRISE plan license. There are two types of licenses:

  • Authorized User License is suitable for individuals or small teams. The maximum number of users entitled to activate and use the license at the same time is limited.
  • Floating License allows effective license sharing in a bigger team over the network. The license can be activated by an unrestricted number of users, however, the maximum number of application instances with a license checked out at any one time is limited.

Activate License

You can activate your license key as follows:

  1. Open license file selection dialog from Help > Import License Key menu and choose the license file (license.key) received by an email. Note that you should activate the license file without any modifications otherwise the license file activation fails.

  2. Open the About ReqView dialog to check the license information:

    AboutDialog.png

Deactivate License

You can deactivate your ReqView license by either uninstalling ReqView or by activating the FREE license key.

Floating License

Floating licenses are managed by a ReqView License Server typically running on your intranet network.

The ReqView application will try to check out a license from the server when started. If the maximum allowed number of floating licenses is already checked out or if the server is inaccessible then the application will switch to the FREE plan.

After a successful license checkout, the application periodically repeats the checkout. If the server cannot be reached for more than a few minutes then the application will revert to FREE plan. The application automatically checks in the floating license when it is closed.

With a floating license successfully checked out you can borrow a license for offline use for the chosen number of days by the Help > Borrow Floating License menu.

You can return a borrowed floating license by the Help > Return Borrowed License menu item.

Updated for version 2.5.0