System Requirements


Minimum Requirements for Podware:

  • Windows Laptop, PC, Tablet or notebook with Windows 8 or 10 Home or Pro
  • Microsoft Access 2013*  or later -Podware will automatically install the free runtime version if you don’t have it already or you can download Microsoft Access Runtime here 
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 185 MB (works best on 64gb SSD storage or more)
  • System Memory (RAM)2Gb or more

NB – If you have a trial version of Office that you are not going to use then please remove it because inactivated versions of MS Access (installed as part of Office) will cause Podware to malfunction. There is no requirement to purchase or subscribe to Office to run Podware.

Can Podware be used on a MAC?  Yes if your MAC has Parallels/Boot Camp + Windows 8 or 10 Home or Pro. Please get advice from MAC and the MAC forums about how to do that.
Generally we recommend use on a Windows device if you are not familiar with the above.

 Podware Anywhere:

Needs the same as Podware,  plus a good internet connection of 2mb or more download speed and at least 0.5mb upload speed.

*NOTE: Some older versions of Podware require the 32bit version of Access or Microsoft (Office) 365