System requirements

Alinea Mobile for iOS:

  • iPad4 and iPhone6, running iOS 9.0 or higher
  • Access to the camera (The better the camera, the better the quality of the OCR)

Alinea Mobile for Android:

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • Access to the camera (The better the camera, the better the quality of the OCR)

Alinea Online (inc. Web2Speech):

  • Current Chrome Browser

Minimum requirements: Alinea Software for PC

If you already have a PC or tablet, check whether your computer meets these minimum system requirements for installing and using Alinea.

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Free disk space: 40 GB
  • Video RAM: 256 MB
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Sound card with speakers and microphone
  • Internet connection for use of web license

Operating system:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (minimal SP1)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Alinea does not work on tablets with Windows 8RT)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Alinea does not work on tablets with Windows 10 Mobile or Windows 10 IoT)

Recommended system requirements: Alinea Software for PC

If you want to buy a new PC or tablet, make sure your new device meets these recommended system requirements.

  • Processor: Intel i5 (or higher)
  • RAM: 8 GB



Release notes

Important notice: Clear cache!

Due to an update of the Alinea web app, some operations may not work properly. You can easily solve this by clearing your cache. Please note that this will reload the document and your previous edits will be lost, we advice to save the document.

How to clear cache:

  • Press “CTRL + SHIFT + delete”, a new window will open asking you to clear your browser data.
  • You only have to tick “cached images and files”.
  • Click “clear data”.
  • Go back to the web app.
  • Press “CTRL + F5” or “CTRL + r” or “Command + r”.
  • Open your file again and make the edit again.

Dec/22 – Alinea in the Cloud – version 1.4

The Alinea web application has been improved. Our 1.4.0. version in now available. We added a couple of new features in the web application:

  • Users can now manage Favorite folders, so they can access these folders much easier.
  • Voice settings can now be listened to before applying them.
  • Tooltips can now be read aloud by hovering.
  • Settings can now be exported and imported.
  • Text documents can now be marked with various colours.
  • Microsoft Word documents can now be opened on Chromebooks.
  • Opening supported MS Office files now works on devices that don’t have MS Office installed. 

We also fixed some problems and improved a couple of functionalities:

  • Voices are now displayed with their region.
  • English voices are now grouped per region (USA, UK, Others).
  • PowerPoint and Excel files now show an icon in Google Drive.
  • Summaries now only use the original text and line breaks instead of copying font information.
  • Autorecovery storage efficiency has been improved.
  • The zoom button is now available in both panes in dual pane mode.
  • Sentences split across lines are now read as a single sentence.
  • Better detection of reading order.
  • Zoom buttons are no longer removed on smaller screens.
  • Creating summaries of large documents no longer get stuck.
  • Selecting more than 3000 characters with Audiomaker now shows an error.
  • The first word is no longer capitalized when it is dictated in the middle of a sentence.
  • Saving an rtf file with an embedded image no longer breaks the image.

May 2022

Alinea has been improved. Our 1.8 version in now available. What’s new? We’ve added the option to block the automatic spell check in text notes while working in PDF-documents. This option wasn’t possible in version 1.7. Besides that, we’ve increased the number of words in the wordlists. You can choose up to almost 83.000 words in the English wordlist. As a student you can get more support during your writing. We also added new shortcut keys to Alinea, which make it much easier to insert thing. This saves time while working with Alinea.

You can find all of the improvements of version 1.8 here:


  • Added an option to block the automatic spell check in text notes


  • Added new shortcut keys (Number keys and Numpad keys)
  • Increased the number of words in the wordlists

Alinea pdf

  • Improved file saving
  • Homophones with capitals are now correctly recognized
  • Fixed an issue where the spell check used the wrong language

Download version 1.8 here

March 2022

In the last few months, we worked hard to release new updates for the webapp of Alinea. We want to keep you updated about the most useful improvements and fixes.

The performance of low-end Chromebooks had been improved. This makes opening files from the Cloud drives much faster. Your students don’t have to wait anymore to open a document from their drive. Besides that, we have released new voices:

  • English: Tessa (South African), Sangeeta (Indian), Rishi (Indian), Moira (Irish), Evan (US)
  • Russian: Katya, Yuri, Milena*
  • Ukrainian: Lesya*

*The addition of the Russian and Ukrainian voices in Alinea could be helpful for the teaching Ukrainian/Russian refugees due to the war in Ukraine. This makes it easier for teachers to help these pupils with reading in their own native language.

Working in Alinea with your own native accent/language was never this easy!

 See all the improvements and fixes.