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1.12. General Information: Mobile and tablet device compatibility

Last Updated: July 2017

Applies to: Kurzweil 3000 for Mac and Windows; firefly (kurzweil3000.com) for web browsers and iPad app

Device Compatibility Quicklinks:

Android Devices

Chromebook

iPad

iPhone

Microsoft Surface

Windows and Mac Tablets

Windows Phone


FAQ

What is Kurzweil 3000 Web License? Does it come with firefly (kurzweil3000.com)?

The Kurzweil 3000 Web License product, also known as Kurzweil 3000-firefly, is a single product that contains multiple components:

  1. The installed Kurzweil 3000 desktop software application. This can installed on a Mac or Windows computers.

  2. The website kurzweil3000.com, known as firefly. Built into the website is an HTML5 web app that acts as a "lite" version of the desktop software application that runs entirely off the website, with no installation required. Also built into the website are user management system for administrators.

  3. We also have a firefly iPad app. So if you don't want to use Safari to access kurzweil3000.com on your iPad, you can instead use the firefly iPad app that's downloadable from the app store for free.


What are the features of Kurzweil 3000-firefly?

A full list of features can be viewed here: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/k3000-benefits-subscription.html 

This video demonstrates the advantages of K3000-firefly: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/content/video_html/newberryschool.html

 

Can the full version of the Kurzweil 3000 client software be installed on a tablet or smart phone device?

The Kurzweil 3000 (K3000) software is designed to run on a full Windows or Mac OSX desktop/laptop/tablet operating system (e.g. Windows 7 and higher; Mac OS X 10.9 and higher). Typically a smart phone would not be able to install Kurzweil, however a Windows or Mac tablet would most likely allow it. For other mobile devices, the Web License version of K3000 utilizes a complimentary web app called firefly, which can function on most mobile devices that have HTML5 support in their browsers. Please note that as there is a vast amount of HTML5 supported devices, as such we cannot guarantee every device will function 100% properly and are working on improving compatibly as time permits.

The system requirements for Kurzweil 3000 and firefly are available here: Supported Platforms

 

Where can I download a trial for Kurzweil 3000-firefly Web License?

If you do not already have access and would like to try it, please sign up for the trial. Make sure to choose the Kurzweil 3000-firefly Web License choice. You will be emailed a username and password when the activation form is complete. If you do not receive your email within 10 minutes, please check your SPAM folder.

 

How do you access firefly on an iPad?

We have a firefly iPad app specifically designed to work on the iPad platform.

The iPad app can be downloaded for free on an iPad from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firefly-k3000/id535277727?mt=8


Device Compatibility

Android Devices:

On an Android, an HTML5 capable web browser is required, i.e. Chrome will allow you to access firefly. Some functions may not work 100% as expected, we are investigating.

An installable application for Kurzweil 3000 is not available.

 

Chromebook

On a Chromebook, your Chrome Browser supports HTML5 and will allow you to access firefly.

*NEW* You can also search for K3000 in the Chrome Web Store to get the app version of firefly.

The full version of the Kurzweil 3000 installed client software is not available for the Chromebook.

 

iPad

For the iPad, please install our firefly iPad application from this link. Using the app, you may access firefly.

You can also go to the firefly website via Safari or another HTML5 supported web browser in order to access firefly.

An installable application for Kurzweil 3000 is not available.

 

iPhone

If you use the Safari browser on your iPhone, you should be able to access firefly. Some functions may not work 100% as expected, we are investigating.

An installable application for Kurzweil 3000 is not available.

 

Microsoft Surface

If you are using the Surface 3 or higher, it is compatible with both firefly and Kurzweil 3000.

For more details, please refer to this article for compatibility information.

 

Windows and Mac Tablets

If your tablet has a full version of Windows or OSX, Kurzweil 3000-firefly is compatible. You may access firefly from your web browser, or install Kurzweil 3000.

 

Windows Phone

On a Windows Phone, an HTML5 capable web browser is required i.e. Chrome, EDGE, or Internet Explorer. Some functions may not work 100% as expected, we are investigating.

An installable application for Kurzweil 3000 is not available.

 

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