PhraseExpress must be licensed for professional use and to disable license notifications for advanced features.
To use PhraseExpress for professional activities or with advanced features, you must purchase a license and register PhraseExpress in an one-time procedure.
If using PhraseExpress with a SQL server, client licensing is managed centrally by the PhraseExpress SQL Client Manager.
To register a stand-alone installation:
- Copy the entire license key (begins with "PEX…".) into the clipboard.
- Open the PhraseExpress main program window and select in the main menu.
- Paste the clipboard containing the license key into the license key input field.
- Press the Register button to register the license key.
After successful registration, the program window title changes to either "Standard", "Pro" or "Enterprise Edition" depending on your purchased license.
If multiple persons share the same Mac account name, each person needs a separate license.
License keys can be used either for Windows or for Mac (but not simultaneously).
A desktop version license does not include a license for Android or iOS. Those are available in the respective Appstore.
If PhraseExpress is installed on a computer, the license key is tied to your Mac account name. You can register the license on up to three Macs on which you use the same Mac account name. Example: "Jon" and "Jonny" are not the same Mac account name. Those are different and the software cannot identify, whether it belongs to the same person. The Mac account name of your Mac which is used by PhraseExpress can be reviewed in the window "
The name started here must be the same to use the same license key. Otherwise, you would need separate license keys. If you need to change the account name, please read the Apple support information.
To remove the license key association from the specific user name:
- Make sure to be logged in with the user name you have been logged in when you registered PhraseExpress.
- Open the PhraseExpress program window and click
- Check if the user name is shown you wish to remove the license key from.
- Select .
After successful deregistration, you can use the license key to register a PhraseExpress with another Mac account name or on a Windows PC.
You must not continue to use a deregistered PhraseExpress installation for professional activities anymore.
The end of maintenance is encoded in the first set of four digits of the license key: For example, "0620" stands for a maintenance expiration in June, 2020. If you renew maintenance, you will receive a new license key and the old license key becomes invalid.