CleverPsych Download for Mac OS
You may download the software, example database and support files
and try out the software. You can also download for Windows. If you are already using CleverPsych and want to
download the latest version we recommend you backup your CleverData folders
first. For more details read the update
CleverPsych is hosted on SourceForge, and files for download are
available in the Files tab https://sourceforge.net/projects/cleverpsych/files/
If you are moving CleverPsych from Windows to
your Mac Book, put your CleverData folder into your home directory before installation. Better still, install
Dropbox and put CleverData into your Dropbox directory in your home
directory before installation of CleverPsych.
Follow these instructions
If you have CleverPsych already installed, first
delete any remaining CleverPsych directory and zip file from
your Downloads directory i.e. none of
the files shown below should still be there.
Next download CleverPsych.zip
into your Downloads directory. If it does not automatically
expand, double click CleverClients.zip
to decompress, so you then have the CleverPsych directory:
Your Downloads directory must now
If you have security problems, later versions
of Mac OS allow you to run a selection by using
<ctrl><click> and selecting open!
First you MUST install Java.
Double click the file with a name like
jdk-8u144-macosx-x64.dmg which is in the
CleverPsych/Java directory. You can also download it from the
CleverPsych project on SourceForge.
This will start the Java installation process:
To install CleverPsych you need to double click the InstallCleverPsychOnMac.command file.
This will move directories from Downloads to your home directory
ready for use.
WAIT for the installation to finish! It takes
CleverPsych will start using the demonstration
database. The standard Mac editor is used by default to
edit and display letters.
If the demonstration does not start you may
not have Java installed, or you did not download everything. Try
running from the Demo desktop icon (see below). Mac OS X and Java
installations do change, so contact us if you have problems.
You will also have Icons on your Desktop that you can use to start
the demonstration and production versions of CleverPsych:
You will usually double click
the MACrunCleverPsych.command file on the desk top, but
you may want to play around with the Demo version initially.
You can also run the start scripts directly from the
The first time you may get a warning:
and you may have to use System Preferences to enable downloaded
programs to run:
Later versions of Mac OS allow you to run from
icons by using <ctrl><click> and selecting open!
The first time you run the main CleverPsych (not the demo) an empty
database will be created:
When you run CleverPsych it executes from a terminal window. If
there are any problems, error messages will appear there:
You can look at some demonstration videos
to see how to use the system.
You will need to edit the
main configuration file $HOME/CleverData/config/Configuration.txt either
from the CleverPsych Config menu or with an editor and set all the
Read the manual in the
CleverPsych/doco directory for a tutorial and everything else you
need to know!