The downloadable version is downloaded onto your system’s hard disk and installed.
In order to check the complete compatibility with your operating system, we suggest you ask for a free 10-days trial of your dictionary (up to 100 queries) before purchasing it. Click here to learn more.
Compatible operating systems and platforms are as follows:
- Windows (32 or 64 bit): Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Vista (Service Pack 2), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
- Macintosh (64 bit): 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), and 10.14 (Mojave); products are not compatible with OS 10.15 (Catalina): for further infos read here.
- Linux (64 bit), gtk distributions.
On all platforms you need a Java virtual machine (versions 6 to 8) installed. » Read more.
On all platforms you need approximately 500 free megabytes on the main hard disk.
Installazione must be performed by the same account that will use the dictionary.
Be sure to choose the correct version for your system when you download a product. You may download more than one version.
Once installed the software requires you to type in a serial number and to activate it online. » Find out more
You can purchase the licence directly and get a full serial number, or evaluate it out free for 10 days with a temporary serial number. When the trial period expires you must purchase the full licence to continue to use the product.
Every licence purchased allows you to activate the product on three different systems. When more user accounts are present on the same system, the product must be activated by every user whishing to run it. It will also allow you – before resetting a computer or reformatting a hard disk where the product is installed – to deactivate it so as not to forfeit one of the three activations allowed (by menas of the "Activation" menu).
If you wish to activate more than three installations, all you have to do is purchase more licences. You will be entitled to a discount according to the number of licences purchased for each additional licence purchased after the first.
You may find informations on the software installation by following the link "How to install..." from the main page of your product.

The online version can be purchased with an annual subscription (365 days).
With this version you can also benefit from the interaction among all data banks » Find out more

The online product can be accessed from any system which is equipped with a live Internet connection and a recent browser: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome; Edge and Internet Explorer may be used but are not fully compatible.
The online product can also be used from a tablet computer: iPad with iOS5 (or subsequent) and any tablet with Android 3.1 (or subsequent).
In some products you can play the pronunciation of words: you need a plugin player for mp3 files available in your system.
There are two possible means of access.

SINGLE-USER SOLUTION with username and password
The first time the software is accessed, a serial number must be entered.
You can purchase the licence directly and get the serial number which guarantees access for a year or evaluate it for 10 days (up to 100 queries) and receive a temporary serial number: in order to continue to use the product when the trial period expires you must purchase the licence for an annual subscription.
The licence allows you to use the product from one device at a time, logging in with your username (your e-mail address) and a password.
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MULTI-USER SOLUTIONS products are available in multi-user solutions.
If you belong to a university, a college of higher education, a companies or a professional studio, click here to learn more.

- Serial numbers of the downloadable version and the online version are not interchangeable. However, you may purchase or apply for a trial period of access to the downloadable+online version and get a serial number that works for both.
- All prices of single-user licences shown on the website are inclusive of VAT.