ReqView Desktop is a stable version which you shall use to edit your production project. ReqView Desktop Beta is a beta version which you can use to test and evaluate the latest features. Both applications can be installed independently because they do not share any data.
|Installation||Not needed||In Chrome from Chrome Web Store||Download and install|
|Automatic Updates||Yes||Yes - from Chrome Web Store||Yes - from ReqView server|
|Runs in browser||Yes - in Chrome or Firefox||Yes - in Chrome||No|
|Runs offline||No - downloads appl. code||Yes||Yes|
|- Project Folders||No||Yes||Yes|
|- Document Exclusive Edit Mode||No||Yes||Yes|
|- Google Drive Integration||Yes||Yes||No|
|Notes||Support ends in December 2017||Available in beta|
ReqView Desktop is updated automatically after we release a new version.
ReqView Desktop is a client side application storing all the project data in a secure private local storage provided by the web browser. No sensitive personal or project data are sent to the Internet.
You can also save project data into your local or shared network drive as plain files. You do not need to install any database.
Because Google announced in 2016 sunset of Chrome Applications on desktop platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux) we encourage all ReqView ChromeApp users to test the new WindowsApp and migrate to it during the first half of 2017. We plan to release a stable WindowsApp version at the end of January.
According to the latest Google plan, the Chrome Applications will no longer be displayed in the Chrome Web Store from desktop platforms in the second half of 2017 and they will stop running completely in early 2018. From this perspective, we plan to support the ReqView ChromeApp until the end of 2017.
We have implemented the native application for Windows as the first step because ReqView ChromeApp is used by more than 80% users on Windows.
The logical next step is introduction of native applications for Mac or Linux. If you need that then please vote for it. We will make concrete plans based on your feedback.
ReqView Windows Application is quite new so some antivirus applications might report false positive threats due to its low reputation. For instance, Norton Antivirus detects WS.Reputation.1 threat and puts the installer to quarantine. According to Symantec:
WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.
The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.
If you trust our software then restore the file from Quarantine, check its digital signature (file Properties > Digital Signatures) and if is signed by our code signing certificate (issued by Comodo to Eccam s.r.o.) then install it.