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Plottr Software Requirements

Curious to see if Plottr works on your device? This article lists the current supported software requirements for running Plottr.

Operating Systems

Windows

Plottr runs on current versions of Windows. This includes:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10, with currently supported updates

To determine if your Windows 10 system is supported, please see the Microsoft support schedule here.

Users have reported success with versions of Windows as old as Windows XP. We encourage you to try the Plottr 30-day trial to see if it works for you.

Apple macOS

Plottr runs on current versions of macOS. While Apple does not announce formal end-of-life dates for macOS, Plottr is available to users with the following operating systems:

  • OS X v10.14 “Mojave”
  • OX X v10.15 “Catalina”
  • macOS 11 “Big Sur”
  • For Apple Silicon (M1) systems, Rosetta may be required

Plottr requires an Intel processor. Users have reported success with versions of OS X as old as v10.10 “Yosemite.” We encourage you to try the Plottr 30-day trial to see if it works for you.

iOS

Plottr works on iPhones and iPads running iOS 13 or later. Learn more about syncing your files between your desktop and iOS device here

Android

Plottr works on Android devices running Android 5 (Lollipop) or later. Learn more about syncing your files between your desktop and Android device here

Linux

Plottr is unsupported on Linux at this time.

A native beta version may be available for amd64 (64-bit) systems. Other architectures, including 32-bit i386 and ARM, are not supported. For more information, see the knowledge base article here.

Some users have reported success running the Windows version of Plottr on Wine. Because versions of Wine vary by distribution and installation, an instruction document is not available.

Some features, such as automatic updates, may not work under Wine and are known to not work natively.

Exporting Files

Microsoft Word

Plottr exports Word files with a .docx extension which can be opened with the following:

  • Word for Windows: Word 2007 or later is required
  • Word for Mac: Word 2008 or later is required
  • Other software: Many free third-party applications, including Google Docs, LibreOffice, and OpenOffice, can open Plottr exports
  • Older versions of Word: The exported file may be converted from docx to other formats, such as RTF and DOC, through an intermediate tool, such as Google Docs, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, or Pages

Scrivener

Plottr exports to any version of Scrivener for both Windows and Mac.

Users of Scrivener version 3 or later for both Mac and Windows will see a one-time dialog box the first time they open an exported Scrivener project.

This dialog says that Scrivener is converting from the 1.x format – this is expected and Scrivener will operate normally afterwards. No data in your Plottr export will be lost.

Updated on July 18, 2021

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