Click the Download Now button below to download the Upwork Desktop App.


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For best results, uninstall previous versions of the Upwork Desktop App first, then run the installer as an administrator. You may have to temporarily disable your anti-virus software and close any unnecessary programs that are running on your computer. 

Please check below for operating system specific installation instructions.

Operating Systems


To install the Upwork Desktop App on Windows

  1. Download the app here
  2. Open the UpworkSetup.exe file from your Downloads folder
  3. Click Run and follow the on-screen instructions


To install the Upwork Desktop App on Mac

    1. Download the app here
    2. Open UpworkTeam.dmg and drag the Upwork desktop app to your applications folder
    3. If you see an “unidentified developer” error, follow the below instructions
      1. Go to System Preferences  Security and Privacy  General
      2. Select Allow applications downloaded from anywhere

Apple introduced a new app security option called Gatekeeper that blocks our ability to install or perform upgrades. Because the Upwork desktop app is not currently an Apple-certified app, you need to disable this setting. To learn more about Gatekeeper, read this article from Apple Support.

Once you change this setting, you will no longer see the "unidentified developer" warning. However, you will still be prompted to give permission to open an unknown application when you download and open the desktop app the first time.


To install the Upwork Desktop App on Linux

  1. Download the app here
  2. Select the file and click Install Package
  3. Click here for distribution-specific installation instructions

Having a problem with the app? Click here for troubleshooting tips.

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