Lynx 6

Upgrade to Lynx 6 for FREE for a faster, smoother, simpler experience.

Cleverlynx has been given a complete visual and practical overhaul, resulting in Lynx 6 – an easy to use software with a sleek user interface.

Lynx 6 annotation and lesson planning software enables students to interact with content and collaborate in the classroom. Using Lynx 6, teachers can create imaginative lessons with content from a variety of sources. The newly designed user interface makes Lynx 6 easy to use, and the upgraded back-end changes gives a faster, smoother, simpler experience.

How do I upgrade?

Open Lynx Click Help Click Start to begin the update process Restart Lynx for the changes to take effect

Frequently Asked Questions


Please launch Lynx by right clicking the Lynx icon, then select 'Run as administrator' from the list.

When Lynx opens access the registration page via the Help menu. Enter any required info, then select OK.

Now when Lynx is launched using other user logins the registration page should not load. You only need to do this process once.

If the MSI is installed via the Command Line using the MSI parameters listed in the network deployment guide then the settings will be pre-filled.

Lynx can be updated using the Lynx Launcher or by visiting the download page:

The Lynx MSI installer uses standard Microsoft parameters and can be used with Active Directory and Group Policy.

Please refer to the 'Lynx MSI help files' available from the download site

Please ensure the network firewall permits the following websites:

If when you drag on an image you only see an egg timer, this means that Lynx could not download the image from the original website. This is more than likely due to firewall restrictions.

Lynx requires the Microsoft DirectX 9 runtime. Please install this software from Microsoft and then restart Lynx:

If Lynx is unable to find the correct Clipart folder, you should go into the Tools -> Options menu and clear the Clipart location. Restarting Lynx will cause it to perform another search for the Clipart.

Updates are now handled by the Lynx Launcher software. Install this application and you will have an easy way of keeping Lynx up to date.

If you have the Lynx Launcher installed and it is stuck 'Updating...', then please check the proxy settings and the log file in:

My Documents\My Lynx\logs

By default the launcher is trying to access:

The Launcher does not support pass-through authenticated proxies.

Lynx stores a log file and crash reports within the users documents folder. These can help diagnose issues. Most of the time the problem is the antivirus software terminating the application. Lynx is testing to see if it has a network connection for the Web Search and registration and the antivirus kills the software.

Place an exclude folder within your antivirus software to ignore:

C:\Program Files\Lynx

If that does not help, open a support ticket and attach the log files found in:

Documents\My Lynx\logs

With Windows 7, Microsoft have stopped various aspects of their support for the platform. Therefore, it is required that the run-times are installed separately. The Lynx EXE installers will handle this task, however if you are using MSI and you do not want to use the EXE you will have to install the following software:

Microsoft Dot Net 4 Full runtime:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime 2019 (64 or 32bit depending on your operating system):

2019 - 32bit

2019 - 64bit

Microsoft DirectX 9:

Lynx has the ability to perform palm erase, sometimes the size of the device is not correctly calibrated to the user.

Within the Tools -> Options menu there is a 'Calibrate Screen' button, this will allow correct usage of touch.

For use of Lynx's Media Search, Handwriting recognition and Registration, Lynx will need to contact its API server. Network administrators should allow access to the following destinations:

Drivers & Downloads

  1. Lynx icon guide


  2. Lynx How To Guide