Does inFlow On-Premise work on Mobile Devices, Apple Macintosh (Mac) or Linux computers?

Please note: we will sunset inFlow On-Premise on July 31, 2024. After sunset we will stop selling or activating new licenses for inFlow On-Premise and stop providing support (including online KB articles).

In the meantime we will still provide technical support to customers with an active Support Plan.

Please note this feature isn’t supported by the inFlow team

inFlow On-Premise only runs on Windows, but there are some ways to access a Windows environment from other machines. Please keep in mind that this will require you to have a copy of Windows for use on your device.

For Mac OSX

You may try using the Bootcamp tool included with Mac OS X Leopard to boot into Windows from your computer. You might also consider Parallels to run a virtual copy of Windows from within Mac OS. In both cases, you can then install and run inFlow in the Windows environment.

Note that if you do use Parallels to run inFlow, and you would like to use multi-user mode, sometimes it may not work due to the way Mac sets up it’s network settings. Please see this guide for more information on how you can try to fix this.

For Linux

We suggest dual-booting Windows and Linux. You may also run a Windows Virtual Machine using software like VMWare. (We have not tested running inFlow using the Wine software on Linux.)

For iPad / Android / Windows tablets

The new series of Pro tablets running full versions of Windows 8 or Windows 10 can run inFlow. That’s discussed in a little more detail on our blog here.

It’s also possible to run inFlow on a Windows PC where remote desktop has been enabled (steps can be found for Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, or Win 8 by following these links), and then use an app to remotely control the PC from the tablet.

We have informally tested this on an iPad, and felt that inFlow worked surprisingly well. Having this mobility would let you take orders on the go, impress people in a meeting, or walk around a warehouse while checking the expected stock levels. However, there were some issues with text getting cut off and we felt that typing was less convenient than when using a keyboard and mouse. The performance was reasonably good under a WIFI LAN connection.

For mobile phones

We have not yet tested this environment, but similar to the tablet section above, it should be possible to remotely control a PC running inFlow with your smartphone. We would not recommend this for day-to-day usage though as the screen on any smartphone is quite a bit smaller than would be ideal for accessing the program.

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April 11, 2018

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