Using the ClickUp desktop app

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Prefer to do your work and browse the web separately? Try the ClickUp desktop app!

You'll need

  • The desktop app is available on every ClickUp plan.

  • Everyone, including guests, can use the desktop app.

  • The desktop app is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Installation instructions

To install on Windows:

  1. Download the app for Microsoft Windows devices.

  2. Run the .exe file to install the ClickUp desktop app.

To install on Mac:

  1. Download the app for Mac or M1 Mac devices.

  2. Run the .dmg file to install the ClickUp desktop app.

To install on Linux:

  1. Download the ClickUp desktop app AppImage.

  2. Make the file executable.

  3. Run the ClickUp desktop app.

Note: Some versions of Linux may require the installation of the AppImageLauncher before installing the ClickUp desktop app.

Change desktop app settings

To edit your desktop app settings, click your avatar in the lower-left corner and select Settings. Using the left sidebar, click Desktop App.

Available app settings:

  • Quick Create New Task: Enable keyboard shortcuts CMD + E on Mac, or CTRL + E on Windows to quickly create a new task.

  • Launch at Startup: Automatically launch the ClickUp desktop app when you start your computer.

Customize notifications

You can edit your ClickUp desktop app notifications by clicking on your avatar in the lower-left corner of your screen and selecting Notifications.

The column to the far right lets you control the Desktop app notifications. Check or uncheck each item to individually customize notifications.

Screenshot showing how to edit your ClickUp desktop app notifications by clicking your personal avatar and selecting Notificatoins.

Tip: If you've double-checked your settings and still aren't receiving notifications from the desktop app, check out our article on troubleshooting common issues.

Desktop app limitations

  • Integrations that use a Chrome extension are not supported in the desktop app.

  • The Clip ClickApp is currently not available in the desktop app.

  • Some embedded content may not display in the desktop app. You may be prompted to open it in your default web browser instead.

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