How to Download Tableau Desktop for Mac and Start Visualizing Your Data
Tableau Desktop is a powerful and user-friendly data visualization tool that lets you connect, analyze, and share insights from any data source. Whether you want to create interactive dashboards, explore trends, or tell stories with data, Tableau Desktop can help you turn your data into actionable insights.
If you are a Mac user, you might be wondering how to download Tableau Desktop for your device and get started with your data analysis. In this article, we will show you the steps to download Tableau Desktop for Mac and some tips to make the most of your free trial.
Step 1: Visit the Tableau Desktop Download Page
To download Tableau Desktop for Mac, you need to visit the Tableau Desktop download page and fill out a short form with your name, email address, company name, job title, and country. You also need to agree to the processing of your personal data by Salesforce as described in the Privacy Statement.
If you are already registered with Tableau, you can sign in with your email and password. If you are a student or a teacher, you can get a free 1-year license by visiting the Tableau for Students or Tableau for Teaching pages.
Step 2: Choose Your Version and Download the Installer
After filling out the form, you will be redirected to a page where you can choose your version of Tableau Desktop. The latest version is Tableau Desktop 2022.1, which was released on March 30, 2022. You can also choose an older version if you prefer.
To download the installer for Mac, click on the "Download" button under the "Mac" section. The installer file will be saved in your Downloads folder. The file size is about 700 MB, so it might take some time depending on your internet speed.
Step 3: Install Tableau Desktop on Your Mac
To install Tableau Desktop on your Mac, double-click on the installer file in your Downloads folder. You will see a window with the Tableau icon and a message saying "Tableau Desktop is an app downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?" Click on "Open" to continue.
You will then see another window with the Tableau logo and a progress bar. Wait for the installation to complete. You might be asked to enter your Mac password during the process.
Once the installation is done, you will see a window with a message saying "The installation was successful." Click on "Close" to exit the installer.
Step 4: Activate Your License and Start Your Free Trial
To activate your license and start your free trial of Tableau Desktop, launch the app from your Applications folder or Dock. You will see a window with two options: "Start Trial Now" and "Activate Tableau".
If you have a product key for Tableau Desktop, you can click on "Activate Tableau" and enter your key. If you don't have a product key, you can click on "Start Trial Now" and sign in with your email and password that you used to register with Tableau.
You will then see a window with a message saying "Welcome to Tableau Desktop". You can choose to watch a video tutorial, join a live training session, or explore sample workbooks. You can also click on "Connect to Data" to start connecting to your data sources and creating visualizations.
Tips to Make the Most of Your Free Trial
You have 14 days to use Tableau Desktop for free before you need to purchase a license or renew your trial. To make the most of your free trial, here are some tips: