Installing the mabl desktop app

The mabl desktop app is a unified platform for creating automated tests. In addition to providing an alternative to the Chrome extension, the desktop app enables you to create, edit, and manage your tests - all within the context of the app.

Beta Access

The mabl desktop app is currently in beta. Visit our download page here to try it out for yourself.

Supported Operating Systems

The application is available on macOS, Windows, and Linux. In order to obtain an installer link, download the installation package here.

System Requirements

While we do not have strict system requirements for the desktop application, we do recommend installing it on a recent version of your respective operating system. On Linux, we provide the installation package in the Debian package format, also used in the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Installation steps

  1. If you do not already have Google Chrome installed, download and install it first.
  2. Download the desktop app installer that corresponds to the operating system of your machine.
  3. Once the installer has downloaded, run the installer. On Windows and Linux, double click the file and the installation should begin. On macOS, open the installer and drag the app into the Applications folder.

Setting a preferred trainer type

If you have previously installed the mabl Trainer Chrome extension, you may need to update your preferred trainer type to the desktop app. Changing the preferred Trainer type will ensure that all new training sessions launch in the desktop application, whether they were initiated from the web app or the desktop app.

Navigating SmartScreen Prompts

If you are a Windows user, you may notice a SmartScreen prompt when you download the app. While our app has been properly certified, it will take time for this certificate to build a reputation. Once significant trust has been built, the warning will not display on new installations.

In order to install the app, please select More info, and Run anyway.

In some cases, you may not see the Run anyway button on Windows. To work around this problem, temporarily disable the Checks apps and files option in the Reputation-based protection configuration. To display this configuration, simply type "Reputation-based protection" in the Windows search bar on the bottom.

Temporarily, you may need to disable the Checks apps and files settings to allow installation

Temporarily, you may need to disable the Checks apps and files settings to allow installation

You may also get a prompt for network permissions from Windows Defender Firewall. If you see this prompt, you will want to check the options for both private and public networks.

If you have any questions about these warnings, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Updating the app

The desktop app will automatically check for updates when relaunched. However, you can check for updates manually at any point in time by navigating to Help => Check for updates in the top menu.

For more information on using the desktop app, see the desktop app overview.

Updated 3 days ago


Installing the mabl desktop app


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