Install ReqView Application

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Install and Update

ReqView Desktop is available as:

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

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

PlatformsWindows, Linux, MacWindowsMacLinux
Automatic Updates
Offline Mode
Project Folders
Export PDF
Collaboration via Network Drive
Collaboration via Subversion (SVN)
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 the Settings dropdown. Mouseover More tools and select Create shortcuts.

Note: You will always be running the latest version of the application. To force refresh cached content, press CtrlF5.

Windows Application

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 (for example, C:\User\<username>\AppData\Local\reqview). The installer creates a shortcut in your Start menu.

Note: When a new update is made available, ReqView downloads the update package and installs it automatically.

Mac Application

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

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

Note: When a new update is made available, ReqView downloads the update package and installs it automatically.

Linux Application

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

Install the downloaded .deb package from the command line:

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

Then run ReqView:

$ reqview &


ReqView is automatically activated with the 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 edit documents with more than 150 objects or more than 1 custom attribute.

You can enable advanced features by purchasing the PRO or ENTERPRISE 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 simultaneously is limited.
  • Floating License allows effective license sharing in a bigger team over the network. You can activate it 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

To activate your license key:

  1. Click Help and select Activate License to open the license file selection dialog. Select the license file (license.key) that you received by email.

    Note: Activate the license file without any modifications. Otherwise, the license file activation fails.

  2. Click Help and select About to review the license information in the About ReqView dialog:

Deactivate License

To deactivate your ReqView license, either uninstall ReqView or activate the FREE license key.

Floating License

A ReqView License Server, typically running on your intranet network, manages your floating license.

When the ReqView application is started, it tries to check out a license from the server. If the maximum number of allowed floating licenses has already been checked out or if the server is inaccessible, then the application switches 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, the application reverts to the 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 a selected number of days. Click Help and select Borrow Floating License.

To return a borrowed floating license, click Help and select Return Borrowed License.

Updated for version 2.16.0