System Specifications

These specifications apply to both the Web Launch (Cloud) and the Desktop version of SoftChalk Create.

Authoring Content with SoftChalk Create
Hardware
Memory 1 Gigabyte RAM recommended
Software
Operating System Windows 7/8, VISTA, Windows XP
Macintosh OS X 10.6.3 or higher
Please read this FAQ if you are running Macintosh OS X 10.5.8
Please read this FAQ if you are running Macintosh OS X 10.8.3
Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
Java Windows 7/8, VISTA: Java Runtime 6 (1.6.0_24) or higher
Windows XP: Java Runtime 6 (1.6.0_24) or higher
Macintosh OS X 10.6.3 or higher:  Java Runtime 6 (1.6.0_65) or higher
Browsers Windows: IE 9 or above (SoftChalk Cloud web launch version), IE 8 or above (SoftChalk Create—desktop version), Mozilla/Firefox 10 or higher
Apple: Safari 1.2 or higher, Firefox
Google Chrome is NOT supported
Supported Media Types Images: gif, jpg, png
Audio: wav, au, mp3, mp4, aiff, ram
Video: avi, mov, mpg Other: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Flash—most files can be linked into a lesson.
Viewing Content with SoftChalk Create
Hardware
Memory/Disk Space SoftChalk content is viewed in a web browser, so no additional RAM or disk space is required beyond that required by the browser.
Software
Operating Systems Windows 7/8, VISTA, Windows XP
Apple: Macintosh OS X
Browsers Windows: IE 8 or above, Mozilla/Firefox 10 or higher
Apple:
Safari 1.x or higher, Firefox
Google Chrome is NOT supported
Flash Player Free Adobe Flash player 10 or higher (Needed for viewing lessons in Internet Explorer 8 or lessons created with SoftChalk 7. Lessons created with SoftChalk Create (v8) do not require Flash for Internet Explorer 9, Firefox or Safari.)
Mobile Devices Viewing content on most smart phones and tablets is supported. No”App” is required. SoftChalk content can be viewed with most mobile-device web browsers.SoftChalk content has been tested with iPads, iPhones, and smart phones/tablets running Android 2 or higher operating system. (Opera-mobile browser is recommended for use with Android devices.)

For more details on viewing SoftChalk content, please see our Student Guide to SoftChalk Lessons.