Downloading and installing Descript

Descript is currently available as a desktop application for both macOS and Windows.

We also have a web version at web.descript.com where you can create and collaborate from your web browser. You can learn more about Descript for web.

How to install the app

Installing Descript Preview
Before installing Descript Preview, download the installer for either macOS or Windows. Once you have downloaded the file, follow the steps found in one of the two dropdowns under this one for installing Descript. Note that you can skip the first step since you have already downloaded the installer.
Installing Descript on macOS
  1. Download the Descript Installer for Mac.
  2. Once the .zip file has been downloaded to your computer, click to unpack the file.
    • If you are installing Descript Preview, drag the extracted Descript Preview application to your Applications folder. 
  3. Double-click the app to launch and begin installing Descript. If you’re prompted to confirm opening the file, click Open.

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    Installation and download time

    Descript will now begin installing, which includes downloading the full application files. The download could take anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours, depending on your internet speed. If it looks like the installation has stalled partway through, we recommend leaving the installer application alone during this time until the download has successfully completed.

  4. Once the download is complete, sign in or create an account. After that, you can start using Descript.

    Sign in or create an account page

Installing Descript on Windows
  1. Download the Descript Installer for Windows.
  2. Once the .zip file has been downloaded to your computer, click to unpack it then double-click the installer app to launch and begin installation.

    Descript will now begin installing, which includes downloading the full application files. The download could take anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours, depending on your internet speed. If it looks like the installation has stalled partway through, we recommend leaving the installer application alone during this time until the download has successfully completed.

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  3. Once the download is complete, sign in or create an account. After that, you can start using Descript.

    Sign in or create an account page

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