Download ELAN

ELAN for Windows

Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

ELAN Installer: ELAN 5.4 Windows*

The Windows installer versions include a Java Runtime Environment.

Simple-ELAN Installer: Simple-ELAN 1.2 Windows

ELAN for Mac OS X

Zip: ELAN 5.4 MacOS X **

Requires Apple’s Java 6 for OS X.

Test: version with Java 8, AVFoundation based media player and JavaFX media player (read the notes)
Test: ELAN 5.4 with AVFoundation player and JavaFX player

Zip: Simple-ELAN 1.2 MacOS X

ELAN for Linux

ELAN installer: ELAN 5.4 Linux

(Without Java Runtime Environment, Java should be pre-installed)

Test: a version with a JavaFX media player, requiring Java 8 (see the notes!)
Test: ELAN 5.0 with JavaFX player

Simple-ELAN installer: Simple-ELAN 1.2 Linux

Previous versions
(webstart, installers and sources)
Previous versions can be found here.
/ Documentation
The manual for ELAN: read/download as pdf or browse online. Other, third party documentation and manuals can be found here.

Here is an overview page of the keyboard mappings of the extended IPA input method.

Documentation of the EAF Annotation Format (version 3.0) (pdf).

Release notes read
Source code

The sources of ELAN 5.4 are available under GNU Public License

Read the source release notes.

The LEXAN API source code (extension mechanism for NLP/text processing)
The Audio Recognizer API and demo package (version 4)
(Preliminary) Lexicon extension "API" demo package.

The ELAN logo (5 sizes, from 16×16 to 256×256).

Example Set

Annotation Video Audio
Complete example set in a single zip file

Sign language examples

Annotation Video 1 Video 2
Complete sign example set in a single zip file

Installation notes

*Note: On Windows 8 the installer might trigger this message:
“Windows protected your PC. etc.”
Click “More Info” and then the “Run Anyway” button.

**Note: On Mac OS the application is now compatible with the “identified developers” setting in the Security & Privacy system preferences.
If it doesn’t work nevertheless, switch to “Anywhere” once. (09 October 2014)