Gapminder Desktop launched

Now you can use Gapminder World – with all its indicators – from your own computer, even when you have no Internet. Just download and install the new Gapminder Desktop.

A downloadable version of Gapminder World is the single most requested tool, and we are very happy to be able to now offer just that, free of charge.

Click here to downloadClick here to download Gapminder Desktop

Gapminder Desktop is particularly useful for presentations as it allows you to prepare your graphs in advance and you won’t need an Internet connection at your lecture or presentation.

In the “list of graphs” you will get at preset list of graphs on the left side, but you can also very easily create your own favorite examples. Simply arrange the graph the way you want it and click “bookmark this graph”. Your example will the appear in your own list of favorite graphs. Perfect when you want to prepare a lecture or presentation.

Click here to download Gapminder Desktop

12 thoughts on “Gapminder Desktop launched

  1. It is really nice to have this facility now. I have always enjoyed having facts set out in such an innovative fashion, and now I can do it without internet. WOW. Much thanks

  2. Wonderful! I’ve downloaded it and it looks great. What I don’t see immediately is the ability to import one’s own data set and make a motion chart from that. Perhaps I’m overlooking something?

  3. Thank you very much for your great service. Your programs are extraordinarily useful in presenting historical trends of major developmental issues. I have used your “moving tables” and videos a couple of times in my class on “Economic Development”, and now you provide this additional option, which is quite convenient to use and versatile in its applications. That is great.

  4. 5/3/[email protected]:27 unable to download GapMinder; clicking the button causes the new screen to appear, however the new screen does not allow the download to occur. Clicking try again does nothing.

  5. Thank you very much for making Gapminder Desktop available. I work for a hospital and would like to create my own graphs.

    Can I create my own Gapminder Desktop graph with my own data? (I don’t mean modifying a Gapminder Desktop graph using existing data, I mean with my own data.)

    I see how to create my own google gadget with my own data. But the google gadget isn’t the same as the Gapminder Desktop.

    Thanks again,


  6. Wait, just a monent.

    Gapminder is telling us that we must DOWNLOAD Adobe AIR Technology or give our data to Google Docs in order to use their innovative data visualization strategy? Do we really want to agree to the coercive and restrictive terms of agreement just to visualize data with this tool?

    AIR and FLASH are proprietary!
    Using such tools, including uploading data to Google Docs, takes away end user freedoms and privacy!

    Why doesn’t Gapminder release their software under the GNU Public License?

    It is truly unfortunate that forces individuals such as myself to search out other innovators who care MORE about end user freedom than,, and Adobe apparently do. Certainly there are other people who either have successfully created similar visualization functionalities as those seen in Gapminder or who are working on such projects. One can hope that such innovators have decided start and end their endeavors with a mission statement congruent with ethical and philosophical principles promoting end user freedom and data privacy.
    I gladly contribute my money to such projects.

    I will ONLY use GNU Public Licensed software such as the R Statistical Program and 100% Free/Libre GNU Public Licensed operating systems (e.g., gNewSense).

    Free Software is a matter of LIBERTY, not price.

    Let me know when changes it’s philosophy to one more congruent with promoting individual liberty and privacy and I’ll strongly support’s work by using your Free/Libre tools and contributing financially to the project’s further development.

  7. When I tried to download it, it says the AIR file is damaged.
    May I ask for a new AIR file?

  8. It’s very smart as solution, but I agree for the GNU Way

    Thanks to do it, it will be more interesting

  9. Fyi:
    NYT Health
    Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s
    Published: August 12, 2010
    The key to a collaborative Alzheimer’s project was an ambitious agreement to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately.

    P.s. Thanks for an excellent speech today at IFLA. It is the best speech I have ever heard. It is very inspiring. I have had my students view your amazing presentations for over two years, but hearing your speech here was an unforgettable experience.

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