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  • Announcement: InqScribe 2.5 Coming Soon!

    Posted on August 27th, 2019 Alex No comments

    If you’re on a Mac, you’re probably wondering how InqScribe will handle the release of Catalina (macOS 10.15). After all, InqScribe 2.2.4 is a 32-bit app, and Catalina phases out support for 32-bit apps.

    We’ve got you covered!

    Yes, we are currently preparing a new release, InqScribe v2.5, due out next month as a free update. This 64-bit version is focused mainly on Catalina compatibility and bug fixes.

    A robust v3 release, which will be packed with a host of new features, is still in the works. But since v3 is not ready yet, we’re putting out v2.5 to bridge the gap. With that said, v2.5 is not without some significant refinements of its own.

    We’ll announce the release on this blog and in our newsletter once it lands. To sign up for our newsletter, simply fill out the form here. Interested in joining our beta-testing group? Contact us at

  • InqScribe 2.2.4 Released

    Posted on February 15th, 2018 Alex No comments

    We’ve just released InqScribe version 2.2.4, a minor update that addresses a few bugs. Here’s the full list of changes:

    • The export submenu now includes a link to, which offers some export formats beyond what the app provides.
    • Exported file names are now based on the document name instead of defaulting to “export”.
    • Preserve the state of the Anti-Alias checkbox when iterating on a subtitled movie export.
    • Minor documentation updates.
    • Better support for licenses whose owner names include accents and other non-ASCII characters.
    • Updated to support evaluation licenses that expire in 2018 and beyond.

    You can download the free update at  Note that evaluation licenses will require version 2.2.4 from here on out. For help with installation, head over to our article “How do I install InqScribe?

    For those of you eager for a more substantial release, rest assured we have bigger changes in store this year. If you have any questions about version 2.2.4, send an email to us at

  • InqScribe 2.2.1 Released

    Posted on January 1st, 2014 eric No comments

    We’ve just released an update to InqScribe: version 2.2.1.

    This is a free upgrade for all users that addresses a number of known issues.

    Download the update here.

    If you’re currently running v2.2 or earlier, select “Check for Updates” and InqScribe’s internal update checker will offer to download the update for you.

    What’s changed:

    • Fix an issue where a corrupted backup file could hang InqScribe indefinitely.
    • Better handling of low-ASCII control characters when exporting to Final Cut Pro XML.
    • Better preflight validation of Final Cut Pro XML exports, which should prevent errors once the file is imported into Final Cut Pro.
    • All export formats better report errors during the export process, instead of failing silently.
    • Minor documentation updates.

    A Note on Installation For Windows 7 and Windows 8 Users:

    Microsoft has introduced a new system for verifying the authenticity of desktop applications called SmartScreen that may trigger warnings when you download and install InqScribe.  It may report messages such as “This program is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer.” or “Windows protected your PC. Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.”

    While this new system does insure that you are downloading an application that has not been tampered with, it also introduces errant warnings, especially with newly released software applications and updates, such as InqScribe version releases.  See this Microsoft article for technical details.

    Rest assured that the InqScribe application is signed and has a valid certificate (You can check it yourself by viewing the Properties of the installer application).  We (Inquirium LLC, the developers of InqScribe) follow industry best practices in insuring the security of our software.

    However, as we mentioned earlier, due to the nature of how Windows is handling security, it is common for newly released applications to experience false warnings about security.  Such is the case with the latest version of InqScribe, as we have added a new signing certificate.  This warning will eventually go away as more folks download and install the software and the reputation increases over time.

    Here are some detailed installation instructions to help you install the update:

    To Install on Windows 7

    1. Go to
    2. Click on the “Free Download” button.
    3. If your browser asks “Do you want to run or save InqScribe_2.2.1.253.exe (4.71 MB) from” click “Run”
    4. Your browser might report “InqScribe_2.2.1.253.exe is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer.”  Click on “Actions”
    5. Click on “Run anyway”
    6. Continue with the InqScribe installation instructions.

    To Install on Windows 8

    1. Go to
    2. Click on the “Free Download” button.
    3. After downloading and running the installer, Windows might report “Windows protected your PC.  Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting.  Running this app might put your PC at risk.”
    4. Click on “More info” to reveal other options.
    5. Click on the “Run anyway” button
    6. Continue with the InqScribe installation instructions.

    As always, please contact us if you should have any problems or questions with installation.