The web version allows you to get your project setup and to work on the transcription collaboratively (if desired).


With the Desktop app, users have three work flow options: a web app designed for team work and collaboration. An occasionally connected experience where the desktop app will set things up on the web but then work off line if desired. Occasionally connected workflows allow those using a browser and those using the desktop app to collaborate but does require some coordination so they aren’t transcribing the same material. Projects can be marked as off line available and when work is done off line and the user subsequently logs in, the changes done off line are uploaded automatically to the on line project so other team members can see them. Finally a completely off line experience which is primarily designed for transcribers working by themselves who do not desire to have the Internet used for saving any of their data.

Windows 64-bit

SIL Transcriber Desktop 2.13.5 for Windows 10
EXE | 103.58 MB | 3 Nov 2021

Windows 32-bit

SIL Transcriber Desktop 2.13.5 for Windows 7
EXE | 100.75 MB | 3 Nov 2021


A .deb version is available from the The SIL Package repository or by clicking this link to download it. If it is downloaded via this link, it will need to be installed with a command like sudo dpkg -i filename.deb where filename is replaced by the path and name to this downloaded file.
SIL Transcriber Desktop 2.13.4 for Linux DEB
DEB | 92.23 MB | 16 Oct 2021


Setup Windows Pedal Software
Sample Flat Project Plan
Sample Hierarchical Project Plan

Deprecated version

Click here to go the download page for version 1.