Activate Typora


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Pre-conditions and Important Notes

To activate Typora, you will need to purchase a license first. After your purchase a license code will be sent to your email address, which you can use to activate Typora.

Activation requires internet connection, so you will need access to to proceed with activation.

Once you have used a license code, you will need to use the same email address for future activations, so please make sure that you have entered a valid email address.

Activating Typora activates your account’s copy of Typora on your current machine. If you switch to other accounts or other devices, you will need to activate Typora for those new accounts or devices. One license code can be used to activate a maximum of 3 devices at a time, and different accounts and operating systems on one machine are considered separate devices.

Register / Activate Typora

You can activate Typora in the License Panel. On macOS, you can open the License Panel from the menu bar: TyporaMy license…. On Windows / Linux, you can open the License panel from the menu bar: HelpMy license….

open license panel on macOS
Open License Panel on macOS
open license panel on Windows / Linux
Open License panel on Windows / Linux

Once in the License Panel click the Enter License button, then enter your e-mail address and license code and click the Activate button.

Click Enter License Button
Click 'Enter License' button
enter email address and license code
Enter email address and license code

Afterwards, Typora will be up and running!

How to check activation status

Check if Typora is activated or not

You can open the License Panel to see if your typora is activated. To open it, on macOS, click on the menu option TyporaMy License…, and on Windows / Linux, click on the menu option HelpMy License….

View associated email and license code

You can open the License Panel and click the View License button to view both your associated email address and the license code of the activated copy of Typora.

Deactivate Typora

If you have access to an activated copy of Typora, you can deactivate it as follows:

  1. Open the License Panel from the TyporaMy License… menu option or the HelpMy License… menu option.
  2. Click the Deactivate button, and click OK in the confirmation dialog.

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If you cannot access the device, you can simply activate Typora on a new device and we will automatically deactivate the oldest activated device for your license code.


How to retrieve my license code if I forgot it?

A license key is sent to your email address after purchase, so you just need to search your mailbox and check the Spam folder if you can’t find it.

If you purchased Typora on our website (, the license code is sent to you via FastSpring, so you can find your orders and license code here with the email address you used for purchase. An access url will be sent to your mailbox. If you do not receive it, please wait a while and check your spam emails.

If you purchased Typora from another reseller, please contact them instead.

I cannot activate Typora

Error message “Please input a valid license code.”

Please check if your license code is valid. The license code has a format in the style of XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX, with capital letters and numbers.

If you have forgotten your license code, see [“How to retrieve my license code if I forgot it?”] (#how-to-retrieve-my-license-code-if-I-forgot-it).

Error message “Email address confirmation does not match.”

After using a license code, the same email address MUST be used for the same license code on future activations. You will need to enter the email address twice for confirmation. If those two entries are not the same this error will be displayed, so please check if you have entered your email address correctly.

Error message “This license code has been used with a different email address.”

After using a license code, the same email address MUST be used for the same license code in future activations. This error appears if the email address you use is not the same email address that was used when activating Typora with the license code for the first time.

Error message “Failed to access the license server. Please check your network or try again later.”

Typora activation requires a network connection, so:

My Typora has been unexpectedly deactivated.

If you have activated Typora but find that it has been unexpectedly disabled, usually the reason may be:

How many devices can I use at the same time for one license?

A maximum of 3 devices. Devices means different devices, different operating systems and VMs on a device, different accounts on an operating system…

What if I have more than 3 devices?

If you want to activate more than 3 devices at the same time, you will need to purchase more license codes.

If you have switched from old to new devices, you can deactivate typora on old / unused devices.

What is allowed or not allowed when using Typora?

Please refer to our End User License Agreement.

I have other questions…

Please contact [email protected]. If your question is about activation and orders, please attach information such as the email address used for purchase, the license code you used for activation, etc.

For purchase or order related questions, please refer to Purchase Typora.