“…the primary source for serious hypertext” – Robert Coover, The New York Times Book Review

Tinderbox helps you visualize, analyze, and share your ideas. Download and try it.


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Download Tinderbox. You'll get a free demonstration. It does everything Tinderbox does, but can only make about thirty notes.

Give Tinderbox a spin, then order your own copy: we'll send you a personal code that will unlock the full power of Tinderbox. You'll get a whole year of free updates and Eastgate's famous support, too!''

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Already own Tinderbox? Be sure to get the latest version. Tinderbox comes with a year of free updates. (Want to check your update status? Choose Register Tinderbox from the Tinderbox menu.)

To update, simply download and install the latest Tinderbox demo, and it will unlock itself automatically.

Just The Manual

The Tinderbox demo download includes the complete Tinderbox User's Manual; just choose Tinderbox User's Manual from the Help menu. If you like, you can also download the Tinderbox User's Manual separately.

System Requirements

Tinderbox runs superbly on all modern Macintosh computers. Tinderbox runs brilliantly on macOS Big Sur (11), Catalina (10.15) and Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), and Sierra (10.12)/

For El Capitan (10.11) and Yosemite (10.10), use Tinderbox 8.5.

If you use Tinderbox to share notes on the Web, Tinderbox works beautifully with the Web host you already use. Tinderbox integrates seamlessly with Dropbox™ and is easy to use with any Web host. All you need is a way to copy files to your server: no scripting or programming required. You don't need to install anything on your server.

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