Language Explorer (FLEx)

FieldWorks Language Explorer (or FLEx, for short) is designed to help field linguists perform many common language documentation and analysis tasks. It can help you:

Language Explorer is being constantly improved. A new version of SIL FieldWorks is usually released at least once a year. You can download here or order a disk.

Demo movies of Language Explorer 6.0 are available to view online. These allow you to see the program in use. You can also download and install these movies when you download FieldWorks.

Although we cannot officially offer technical support, often we can help.
Join the Google Group to discuss the use of Language Explorer:

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Please use this form to send us bug reports. We really appreciate hearing about the bugs you find, so we can fix them!

2 Responses to “Language Explorer (FLEx)”

  1. I have a FLEX project on a language spoken in northern British Columbia. My project is on a pc, but several of my colleagues in a new partnership initiative to increase documentation of the language are mac users. Have any users had success in using FLEX on a mac platform?
    Thanks, Margaret Anderson

  2. ann_bush says:

    A different group has been tasked with development of FieldWorks on the Mac platform. You can follow their progress on their website at

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