Unless you have already purchased a license, the downloaded software will be unlicensed. In the unlicensed mode it functions indentically to the licensed version, but can neither import external data nor export results from simulation or fitting. The free software comes with more than one hundred example files to explore all features, and allows you to create your own reaction models, define output expressions, and generate synthetic data. This means you can completely model and simulate your own experiments, save these files, and share them with collaborators or students.
Once you are ready to license the software, you may purchase a license online and activate your already-downloaded software instantly. If already have a valid software-license on your computer, any version downloaded to that computer will automatically be licensed.
By downloading you agree to the license agreement.
KinTek Explorer may be downloaded with or without a bundled Python distribution, which is only required for exporting publication-quality figures. If you don't need this functionality, we recommend downloading the standard (no Python) package - it is significantly smaller. You can always download the larger package later if you discover you need it.
All new users should download the latest version of the software. Version 6 is included in the download section only to support existing customers with USB-key licenses. We release new versions often, and each release includes bug-fixes in addition to new features listed below.
See the KinTek Explorer Installation document above for general instructions. If your problem is not addressed there or below, please contact us.
OSX: can't install from DMG - "no mountable filesystems"
This is a permissions issue sometimes encountered on OSX 10.11 (El Capitan). If you have this issue, try downloading the alternative version for 10.11 users. Double click the downloaded .tgz file to unzip it, and move the resulting application folder wherever you like. This is a zipped package, and as such is not "code-signed" by Apple, so you will be warned that it comes from an unknown developer. This is expected. A better solution, if possible, is to upgrade your operating system.
Menubar offset, mouse-clicks don't work unless you click under/above a button.
This is an OpenGL driver issue on your computer. We have seen this in particular on Windows laptops with Intel HD Graphics using drivers ending in .4664. The drivers found by Windows Update are not the most recent, and you must get the lateset drivers directly from Intel or the appropriate company. For Intel HD graphics, see this page.
Problems exporting publication-quality figures and graphs
This feature relies on Python and associated libraries. Download the version above that includes bundled python.