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The TextGrid Lab is available for download as a basic package which contains the most important components. The download of additional open source tools and services (free of charge) is possible via the Eclipse "Marketplace" interface within the TextGrid Lab via the menu bar at the top of the screen. Please select the 


icon Image Modified  on the Welcome Screen or "Eclipse Marketplace ..." under the menu item "Help" in the menu bar. In principle, the list of tools is not limited. The Marketplace offers a catalogue of additional tools that can be installed into the TextGridLab, tools from the TextGrid team as well as tools from external developers.

Musical Score Editor MEISE


Oxygen XML Editor

SADE Publish Tool


The following tools are no longer available for download via the Marketplace:

Linguistic Tools (i.e. Lemmatizer, LEXUS, Cosmas II, ANNEX)

Text Text Link




SADE Publish Tool



The marketplace is still an experimental feature, not all features will work as desired.

Installing software directly from update sites

To browse an update site and directly install software from it (that may not yet be part of the marketplace), 

  1. Open the wizard at Help → Install New Software
  2. Select the update site you want to browse from the Work with drop down, or enter its URL (see the list above) into the drop down's input field and press your Enter key
  3. Check the tool(s) you wish to install in the tree below
  4. Work through the rest of the wizard using the Next and Finish buttons.

You will need to restart the TextGridLab after installing software.


You are not neccessarily limited to TextGridLab tools – you can theoretically install any Eclipse plug-in into the TextGridLab using this method. However, tools that are neither at our update site nor in our marketplace have not been tested to work with TextGridLab, and thus may not work.

Removing tools

You can remove tools you no longer need from your TextGridLab installation by way of the installation detail dialog:

  1. Open the About TextGridLab dialog from the Help menu (or the TextGridLab menu on Mac OS)
  2. Click the Installation Details button to open the corresponding dialog
  3. On the Installed Software page, select the tool(s) you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button.
  4. The uninstall wizard will list everything to be uninstalled. Click Finish.
  5. After uninstallation, you should restart the TextGridLab as recommended.

Note that you cannot remove tools that are TextGridLab base components or that other tools depend on.

There is also a mechanism to install software that is not offered at the Marketplace.


Marketplace (de)
Marketplace (de)

Das TextGridLab steht als Basispaket, das die wichtigsten Komponenten enthält, zum Download zur Verfügung. Der kostenlose Download zusätzlicher Open Source-Werkzeuge und –Dienste ist mit dem Eclipse-Interface "Marketplace" im TextGridLab über die Menüleiste am oberen Bildschirmrand möglich. Wählen Sie das Symbol  auf dem Startbildschirm oder den Menüpunkt "Eclipse Marketplace ..." unter "Hilfe" in der Menüleiste. Prinzipiell gibt es keine Einschränkungen für die Werkzeugliste. Der Marketplace bietet einen Katalog zusätzlicher Werkzeuge an, die im TextGridLab installiert werden können und entweder vom TextGrid-Team oder von externen Entwicklern zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

Noteneditor MEISE


XML-Editor oXygen

Publikationswerkzeug SADE


Folgende Werkzeuge stehen im Marketplace nicht mehr zum Download zur Verfügung:

Linguistische Werkzeuge (d.h. Lemmatisierer, LEXUS, Cosmas II, ANNEX)



Der Marketplace befindet sich noch in der Erprobung, so dass nicht sichergestellt ist, dass alle Funktionen wie gewünscht funktionieren.

Es gibt außerdem einen Mechanismus, um Software zu installieren, die nicht über den Marketplace angeboten wird.