Lektor is an Open Source Project and freely available to download. It's currently still under heavy development and not all platforms are equally well supported.

Command Line Interface

If you are on Linux or Mac you can install the command line version of Lektor by copy/pasting a command into your terminal.

Scared about copy/pasting this into a terminal? We will not do anything before asking you for confirmation and you can download the script upfront to see what it's doing.


This will install Lektor for you but you might have to run it with sudo if your current user does not have rights to write into /usr/local.

curl -sf | sh

You might need additional dependencies for this installation. For more information see Installation.


If you are on Windows copy/paste this command into the command prompt:

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString(''))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%LocalAppData%\lektor-cli

alternatively use this command in your Powershell:

iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString(''))

Desktop Application

Lektor supported an installable version of Lektor on OSX. The current build process for these installers is old and in need of refactoring. Temporarily until this is resolved, as of version 3.1, this installer is no longer supported.