How to Install and Register Revu for Mac (2.0)

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Installation Steps

Follow the steps below to download and install Revu on a machine running macOS Sierra (10.12) or higher.

  1. Download the Revu for Mac installer from our Downloads & Updates page.
  2. Go to your Downloads folder and double-click the Revu Mac disk image (.dmg) file. It will have a similar naming convention to BbRevuMac2.x.dmg. This opens a new Finder window.
  3. Drag the Revu icon onto the Applications folder.
  4. Go into the Applications folder and double-click the Revu icon. You may be prompted to confirm that you want to open the application. Click Open if this happens.
If a message appears saying “Revu can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store, please click here for instructions on how to edit your security settings.

Registering Revu for Mac

Follow these steps to register your copy of Revu, based on whether or not your computer is connected to the internet:

To access the Registration screen:

  1. Open Revu.
  2. From the Menu Bar, click Help > Register.

Completing registration on a computer that is…

  • Connected to the Internet:
    1. Enter the Serial Number and Product Key and click Register.
      Your serial number and product key are listed in the License Certificate that was sent from If you do not have your serial number, please contact License & Registration. You can also Use as Trial by clicking the lower-left corner of the dialog.
      During the registration process, Revu communicates with the registration server over the internet. Please make sure the following locations are not blocked by your firewall or proxy server.
      Revu for Mac 1.0 and above
    2. The Finish Registration dialog will open once the process has completed. Click OK.
    3. When the License Agreement opens, click Accept.
  • Behind a firewall or not connected to the internet:
    This process doesn’t apply to customers whose Revu installations use our cloud-based Open Licensing system, which requires a reliable internet connection in order to communicate with the registration server. Please contact your local network administrator to get the connection issue resolved.

    1. Click Authorize manually and then Continue.
    2. Enter the Serial Number, Product Key, and Security ID. Click Authorize.
    3. Open the Software Activation page by either:
      • Clicking the Web hyperlink at the top.
      • Going to from a machine with internet connection.
    4. Enter the designated information and click Get Authorization Code. Your authorization code will display on the next page.
    5. Enter the code from the browser into the Manual Authorization dialog in Revu.
    6. Click Authorize.

The Revu icon will vanish from the Dock whenever you quit (Command-Q) the application. If you want it to remain in place, reopen the program, secondary-click the icon and select Options > Keep in Dock.

Error: “Revu can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store”

Error: “Revu” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store

Depending on your OS X Security & Privacy settings, you may see the following error message on your first attempt to open Revu. Follow the steps below to edit the security settings on your device and open the application:

  1. Click OK in the message dialog.
  2. From the Menu Bar, click > System Preferences.
  3. Click Security & Privacy to edit your General settings.
  4. In the section that reads Allow apps downloaded from, select Mac App Store and identified developers. You may be prompted to enter the username and password for the Administrator account.
  5. Close the Security & Privacy dialog.

You can now open and register Revu without seeing the message.

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