Install, Uninstall, or Update Acrolinx for Mac

Acrolinx for Sketch comes with your Acrolinx for Mac package.

What You Should Know Before Installing

Check our Compatibility Guide if you want to know whether Acrolinx for Mac works with your local platforms.

Before you install Acrolinx for Mac, make sure that you've installed the following:

Acrolinx2019.05 or later
Microsoft Office for Mac2016, 2019

For Acrolinx for Mac version 1.9, you need 10.14 (Mojave) or 10.15 (Catalina).


If you do the installation yourself, get hold of the Acrolinx DMG installer file. You might need to ask your Acrolinx administrator if you don't have it already.

Here's how to install Acrolinx for Mac:

  1. Open the Acrolinx DMG file.
  2. Move the Acrolinx icon to your Applications folder.
  3. In your Applications folder, double-click the Acrolinx icon to start Acrolinx for the first time.

    By default, you only need to start Acrolinx once after the installation. After that, Acrolinx automatically starts when you log in to your computer.

Once you've installed Acrolinx for Mac, you can get started!


We regularly release new versions of Acrolinx for Mac. Make sure you grab the latest version to enjoy new features and improvements.

To update Acrolinx for Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest version of Acrolinx from your company download area.
  2. Before you run the Acrolinx DMG file, select Menu bar > Acrolinx > Close Acrolinx to make sure that you’ve closed the outdated version.
  3. Open the Acrolinx setup file to start the installation process.
  4. Move the Acrolinx icon to your Applications folder.
  5. Click Replace to install the latest version of Acrolinx.


You can uninstall the Acrolinx without affecting your checked documents. This process uninstalls the Acrolinx application from your computer.

Here is what to do to uninstall Acrolinx for Mac:

  1. Quit Acrolinx.
  2. Open the Applications folder and move the Acrolinx icon to your trash.