Information & Computational Sciences

Download Tablet

The most recent release of Tablet is (6th September 2016). View the release notes to see what’s new.

Please use the links below to download the Tablet installer most suitable for your operating system. Tablet is currently available for:


 Windows (32 bit) or Windows (64 bit)

icon_linux Linux (32 bit) or Linux (64 bit)

icon_osx OS X (note requirements below)

Our installers are built using the multi-platform installer builder install4j. Checksums can be viewed here.

A Java Web Start version of Tablet also exists. Instructions for using it can be found in the Tablet FAQ.

Follow the instructions provided by the graphical installer to install Tablet. Note that Tablet should not require administrator privileges to install or run, but if you have any problems, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Tablet is primarily developed on Windows 7, and gets additional regular testing on OS X and Centos.

OS X requirements

As Tablet is not signed by Apple, you may need to adjust gatekeeper options in order to install the program.

Tablet relies on Java 8 which is only officially supported on OS X 10.7.3 or later, however you may still be able to run it on earlier versions. We bundle Tablet with an appropriate Java runtime so you shouldn’t have any problems starting it, but we have had at least one report of various degrees of graphical corruption when running it on older OS X versions.

Archived versions

You can download a limited selection of older copies of Tablet from our archive. If you do need to return to an older version (for whatever reason), please let us know why.

Additional downloads

  • – python script that summarizes the coverage export file from Tablet.
    Provided by Zach Foster and Aaron Liston, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University.

Source code

For access to source code, please visit Tablet’s subversion repository.

Open source sponsors

The following companies have very kindly provided open source licences for their products to assist in the development of Tablet.