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Installing the Phrase Client

Learn how to install the Phrase Client on macOS, Windows and Linux.

We have recently updated our CLI, instead of phraseapp, it is  now called phrase.

Although we try to keep things as similar and compatible as possible, there might be some changes.

All documentation now refers to the phrase CLI.

You can access the previous version of the article here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at support@phrase.com.

macOS

Install using Homebrew

  • Tap our Formula repository:
$ brew tap phrase/brewed
$ brew install phrase

The Formula will be updated whenever you run brew update.
 

Install via Download

    • Download the latest release of the Phrase Client for macOS.
    • Place the executable in your path, or place it elsewhere and create a symbolic link to it in your path (see PATH).
    • Set the executable flag to make the binary executable, if necessary:
    $ cd /path/to/phrase && chmod +x phrase
    • You can now run the Phrase Client:
    $ phrase
    • Or, if the Phrase Client is not in your path:
    $ /path/to/phrase/phrase

    Windows


    • Download the latest release of the Phrase Client for Windows. We recommend using the installer, which is named phrase_windows_setup.exe.
    • Run the installer.
    • You can now run the Phrase Client from a command prompt by typing phrase.

    Linux

    • Download the latest release of the Phrase Client for Linux.
    • Place the executable in your path, or place it elsewhere and create a symbolic link to it in your path (see PATH).
    • Set the executable flag to make the binary executable, if necessary:
    $ cd /path/to/phrase && chmod +x phrase
    • You can now run the Phrase Client:
    $ phrase
    • Or, if the Phrase Client is not in your path:
    $ /path/to/phrase/phrase

     

    Building the client from source

    Users of other platforms that have a Go port can build our client from source.

    Note: If you’re using Android Studio or Visual Studio, check out our IDE plugins for syncing locale files between your repository and Phrase.

     

    Further reading