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Technical Requirements for School Licences Wordshark v5 & Numbershark v5

Operating systems:

  • Windows: 7, 8, or 10*
  • Macs: OSX 10.7 to 10.13

*Please note Windows 10 in S mode is NOT compatible


  • Schools should buy a licence based on the required maximum number of students who will use the program at any one time. (concurrent users)
  • Our network products require a Windows Service to run. Windows Servers 2008R2 and later are supported and recommended, but the products also work on small Win Pro peer to peer networks.
  • Schools with Mac networks or other devices may use a powerful 2012R2 or 2016 Windows server to virtualise our Windows network products out to networked client devices: Allow 400Mb RAM per concurrent user.
  • Please note: the 'Single User' options below are not intended for use on networks.

Single User DVD or USB:

  • The DVD or USB has to be in place for the program to run but can be moved between/used on any compatible computer.

Single User School Download:

  • The 'Download' Licence requires internet access only during the process of downloading and activating Wordshark/Numbershark (but not thereafter, to run the program.)

If you have an iOS, Android or Chrome OS device (minimum 8” screen size) and/or would like an online product, 'Wordshark Online'  is due for release in 2019.

Wordshark 5 and Numbershark 5 are not compatible with Android devices, Chrome OS e.g. Chromebooks, or iPads. The programs are not available in “App” format.

 If you have any questions, please contact us! 

Telephone Tel 0208 748 5927

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