A free, opensource, multiplatform, universal viewer, annotator and toolbox intended for, but not limited to, timeseries storage files
like EEG, EMG, ECG, BioImpedance, etc.


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This is free software, it is experimental and available under the GPL License version 3.
No charge, no warranty, no taxes, no maintenance fees, no advertising, no adware, no spyware, no telemetry or data collection,
no automatic updates, no sales calls, no spam...
Even though this program is free, it is not cheap. A great deal of effort went into making this program useful,
so if you find a problem, please use the email address given in the program's about menu to report it.
Despite this software is intend to be usefull, there is no warranty, use this software at your own risk!
EDFbrowser may NOT be used in safety-critical applications, such as life-support medical systems.
The author is NOT responsible for any consequences. For research and educational purpose only.


      Arch Linux users can install from the user repository: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/edfbrowser/

      Ubuntu Linux users can install from the user repository: https://packages.ubuntu.com/groovy/edfbrowser
      Unfortunately, the versions offered from Ubuntu (and Debian) are rather old and I don't recommend them.
      Compile from source instead as described below, it's very easy.


 $ brew install edfbrowser

Linux (sourcecode)

      Click here (GitLab) for the latest revision/patch/pre-release

64-bit Windows 7 and later

If there's a 32-bit version present on your system, remove it first before installing the 64-bit version.

32-bit Windows 2000, XP, and later


Version info

Older versions

Latest patches & additions & known bugs

The following bugfixes / additions will be available in the next version (you can pull them from GitLab and compile from source):

Compiling and installing on Ubuntu Linux and derivatives

Simply execute the following commands in a terminal:

  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install g++ make git qtbase5-dev-tools qtbase5-dev qt5-default
  git clone https://gitlab.com/Teuniz/EDFbrowser.git
  cd EDFbrowser
  make -j8
  sudo make install

In order to update, execute the following commands:

  cd EDFbrowser
  git pull
  make distclean
  make -j8
  sudo make install

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