Installing Cradle Desktop

Windows 7 and Windows 10

Compatible Versions

  • Windows 10 Home (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 10 Pro (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Pro (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (32/64 bit)

Installing Cradle

To install Cradle download and run the installer on your machine. You may need administrative privileges to install Cradle on your computer. 

Download and Install - Windows

Start Cradle Automatically in Windows 7

We recommend adding a shortcut to Cradle to your startup folder. This will ensure Cradle always starts when you begin your workday. 

  1. Click on Start -> All Programs
  2. Right click on Startup, then click Explore All Users. 
  3. Drag a shortcut to Cradle to this folder. 

Wind7 Startup Menu

Windows 8

Windows 8 is untested and not officially supported.


  1. Download the app to your computer. 
  2. Once the downloaded dmg is on your machine, double click on it and then drag Cradle into the Applications folder. 
  3. Unmount the Cradle dmg file (by dragging the Cradle icon on your desktop to the rubbish bin) and open Cradle from your Applications folder. 
  4. If asked, "Cradle is an application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it?", click Open
  5. We recommend adding Cradle to your dock once it's open, by right clicking and selecting Keep in Dock. If you'd like Cradle to open when your computer starts, you can also select Open at Login.

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