SMASHDOCs Desktop Application

December 6, 2021|Nataliia Berdychevska

1General

Creating and editing documents in SMASHDOCs is possible not only through the web-pages, but also with a special desktop application that can be installed on the device with MacOS, Windows and Linux operation systems. In general, working with documents in the desktop application does not differ much from the editing through the web-page, however, there are some crucial points for you to launch the app successfully. Further there will be described all necessary steps for launching the application and working with SMASHDOCs via the desktop app.

2Install SMASHDOCs desktop application

2.1Installation process with MacOS operation system

To download the SMASHDOCs desktop application on the MacOS you should open the following link: https://desktop.smashdocs.net/desktop-pre-releases/SMASHDOCs-0.2.13.dmg. Downloading will start right after opening the link. After downloading a .dmg-file, open it and there will appear an icon to open SMASHDOCs desktop application which you have to double-click.

Icon of SMASHDOCs desktop application

In case you have received a warning message that SMASHDOCs cannot be opened (see Image 2), open "System Preferences" on your device.

Warning message that SMASHDOCs app cannot be opened

In system preferences choose the option "Security & Privacy".

Security & Privacy highlighted

There will be a notification why the SMASHDOCs application cannot be opened and a button "Open anyway" which you should click to allow the opening.

The button "Open anyway" in the settings "Security & Privacy"

The last step of installation process is to click "Open" in the modal window that appears after we have performed the function "Open anyway".

The button "Open" as the last step of installation

After all the described steps SMASHDOCs desktop application will be successfully installed and opened on your device.

SMASHDOCs desktop application on MacOS desktop

You can move the application to your desktop. The icon of the app on the desktop looks like this:

Icon for SMASHDOCs desktop application on the MacOS desktop

Click this icon, if you want to open the app once again after closing.

2.2Installation process with Linux operation system

If you work with Linux OS and need to install SMASHDOCs desktop app, click here https://desktop.smashdocs.net/desktop-pre-releases/frontend-desktop-3.0_0.2.13_amd64.deb and the application will be downloaded in a few minutes. In the list of downloads find the app, right-click it and select the option "Open with Software Install".

The option "Open With Software Install" highlighted

In the window that appears then, click the button "Install".

The button "Install" highlighted

After that go to the list of applications on your device by clicking "Show applications" in the left corner below.

"Show applications highlighted

Then insert "SMASHDOCs" in the search string and you will get an icon of the installed app. Click it to open the application.

Searching SMASHDOCs desktop application

Having performed all described steps and having opened the application, you'll be able to edit your documents with SMASHDOCs right from the desktop of your device.

SMASHDOCs desktop application on Linux desktop

2.3Installation process with Windows operation system

To install SMASHDOCs desktop application on Windows OS, you should open this link https://desktop.smashdocs.net/desktop-pre-releases/SMASHDOCs%20Setup%200.2.13.exe and download the .exe-file. After successful downloading, find this file in the downloading list and open it. You may get the warning notification, that the application cannot be opened. In this case you have to allow the operation system to run the installation process. Press "More info" in this notification and the button "Run anyway" will appear.

"More info" highlighted

Click this button and the application will start to install.

The button "Run anyway" highlighted

After that, you will get a dialog window with the described installation process.

The dialog window with the installation process

In a few seconds your application will be successfully installed. As soon as the installation process is completed, the desktop application will be automatically opened and you can start using it for editing your documents.

SMASHDOCs desktop application on Windows desktop

If you have moved the app to your desktop, the icon of the application will look like this:

The icon of SMASHDOCs desktop application

After closing the app, click on this icon to open it again.

The next steps how to work with SMASHDOCs desktop application are described further in the document.

3Run the login process

After downloading and installing the application, open it and while adding your SMASHDOCs system you will find the field where you should enter the URL of your workspace.

URL of the workspace

Below you can also change the language.

Choosing language

After you have inserted URL and selected required language, click "Open" and you will get fields to insert your email and password to login.

Login to the workspace

Here you can also find options to create a new account, in case you do not have any, reset password, in case you have forgotten it and also change the system, in case you have accounts in several workspaces. As soon as you click "Change system", the following window opens:

Choose and add workspace

Here you can choose workspace among already added or add a new one. If you click "Add workspace", the field appears where you have to insert the required URL of the system (see Image 18).

4Start working in the SMASHDOCs application

As soon as you log into the system, your workspace will have the same outlook as in the web-page variant. All functionalities that have been included in your system are available in the app, too.

The outlook of page after login

In the avatar menu you will find all useful options, as well as a possibility to change the system.

The option "Change system" in the avatar-menu

5Editing a document in SMASHDOCs desktop application

Each document is opened as a separate tab in the desktop application.

Opened documents in separate tabs

By clicking a cross in any of tabs you will close a corresponding document. Apart from that, right at the document name there is a dropdown list that indicates folders, where this document is stored.

Folders where the opened document is kept