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Downloadable software


Download the latest version of Clue for Windows (10.15) here

The installer is also available with an msi wrapper and in a lighter version , where the dictionary content is downloaded during installation.
These installation files can be used for all types of installations (licenced, manually, distributed, standalone, server and client).

Older versions of Clue for Windows are available here.


Installation guide
Run the installation file and follow the installation wizard.

Complete documentation for installation
Guide for local installations

Note: All existing versions can be overwritten during installation of Clue 10. If you have an older version installed, we recommend that you uninstall this prior to installation of new version.


Licence activation
All licences has to be activated in order to enable correct installation. Activation is done via our server updates.clue.no. It may be necessary to override your proxy or firewall in order to permit this communication.

If this is not possible, activation can be done manually. Contact Clue Norge, e-mail: info@clue.no, tel. (+47) 23 10 33 70.

System requirements
Desktop OS: Windows XP (SP2) or newer

  • Double click on the installation file
  • 150 MB free disk space
  • Internet connection for download and activation of licence
  • Server version does not support ipv6-addresses during install



Clue for Mac was developed to support Intel CPUs and is not certified to work on Apple Silicon (M1, M2, M3) CPUs with Rosetta. We are working on the next Clue for Mac release that natively supports both Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs. The new release should be available in Q3/2024.


- Download the lastest version of Clue for Mac (10.15) here

For companies and schools: Download

For personal use and students: Download

Please note that if you have a Clue Premium Licence, you need to download/use Clue "For companies and schools" (i.e. the "Full" package) even if you are a student or an individual/personal use

Installation guide:

For users of Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey (MacOS 10.15 or later):
After Downloading:
•  Open the DiskImage
•  Drag the Clue icon to your Applications folder
•  Eject the Clue disk
•  Open the Applications folder
•  Hold the Ctrl-button down and click the Clue-icon in Finder.
•  In the contextual menu, click open.
•  If you already have installed Clue (e.g. you are updating Clue) make sure you have all your dictionaries available.

• If this is the first time you install Clue on your Mac, or you have issues accessing the dictionaries:
    -  While Clue is opened and in foreground, click Clue on the line in the top menu.
    -  Choose Preferences /Licence
    -  Click on Change License
    -  Add the information you have in the proof of licence (User name, Program Key and Dictionary keys)
    -  Click Done

For user of other Mac OS:
• Open the DiskImage
• Drag the Clue icon to your Applications folder
• Eject the Clue disk
• Open the Applications folder and double click on Clue
• Enter licence User name and Program Key, then click “Apply” (or click “Demo)
• Enter Dictionary key (one at the time) and click “Add Key”

Older versions of Clue for Mac are available here 


List of certified platforms and user environments

A list of certified platforms and user environments where Clue 10 has been tested and approved.


June 2023 – new version of Norway’s largest technical dictionary is launched!

We are pleased to launch Clue version 10.15, with updated content and changes in line with new operating systems. A list of these can be found on our website.

The majority of our customers use the Norwegian-English/English-Norwegian dictionary, so therefore the largest update has been made in this particular language pair.

Thousands of new translations have been added in medicine, law and economics. Common words and terms have also been added. Your access to the new content will depend on the type of dictionary you have. The work of incorporating EU terminology continues, and major disciplines such as law, finance, technology, environment and health (medicine/hospitals) will continue.

As a Clue user, this means that you have access to standardised terms that are used within the EU, in addition to all the other content in the dictionary.

We would like to thank all our active users for contributing to the content of Clue and enabling us to offer Norway’s most comprehensive and up-to-date technical dictionary.