Only Windows 10 and 11, and only 64 bit installations are supported. As Windows doesn't have a concept of "universal apps", there are two installers: one for Intel (x64) and one for ARM (arm64).

Start the installer, then when Windows tells you that it "protected your PC", click More info to reveal the Run anyway button. Click that button and from there on out, it's a standard installation process.

If you get an error message saying Error 5: Access is denied, then please start the installer as Administrator (in Explorer, right-click the file and select Run as administrator). This shouldn't happen, but then again we are talking about Windows...


The application is a universal one, so you will automatically use the native ARM version when running on an M1 or M2 powered machine and the Intel version otherwise.

Open the DMG image, drag the BrickStore icon to the Applications folder and eject the BrickStore image again, as you would on any other software installation. Then start BrickStore from your computer's Applications folder.

Please note: the standard version will only install on macOS 11 or newer. Both 10.14 and 10.15 are still supported by the legacy build though, but this might have problems with some web cams not working correctly.

Only for very old versions from 2021 and 2022: These are not digitally signed, so when you start BrickStore from your computer's Applications folder, macOS will tell you it "can't be opened", but gives you no way to remove this block directly. You have to go to your System Preferences (Apple menu), then to Security & Privacy, General and there you will find an Open Anyway button to finally unblock BrickStore.


Please note that the Debian Backend package is a command-line only utility and its only purpose is to generate BrickStore's database. It is not usable for anything else.


BrickStore is also distributed as a Snap via Ubuntu's Snapcraft store: You should be able to install it straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Ubuntu 22.04

A traditional DEB package for Ubuntu 22.04 (and its derivatives) is also available. If double-clicking the downloaded package brings up the archive manager instead of the software center, you need to fix Ubuntu first:

Of course you can always install via the command line as well: sudo apt install ./Downloads/Ubuntu-22.04-brickstore_<VERSION>_amd64.deb

Mint 21

You can install the Ubuntu 22.04 package, but the graphical installer currently has a bug and is not able to parse the dependencies correctly: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: qt6-base-abi. If that's the case, the simplest solution is to open a terminal and install from there: sudo apt install ./Downloads/Ubuntu-22.04-brickstore_<VERSION>_amd64.deb


Arch has a well maintained package, available directly via AUR:

Generic AppImage

An AppImage installation is provided, that is completely distribution independent. You can read more about AppImages here:

Compile from sources

If you cannot use one of the pre-compiled packages, you can however easily build the software yourself using the classic Unix command: ./configure && cmake --build .. For more information about this, see the corresponding Wiki page.


Currently in testing:

ARMv7 and ARM64 packages are also available for side-loading.


Currently in public Testflight testing:

The IPA package cannot be installed directly, unless you have a jail-broken device.