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Match! Download Area

On this page you will find the current Match! software version 4.0 Build 299 as well as free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from the COD database, and last-but-not-least installer packages of the well-known Rietveld program FullProf (by J. Rodriguez-Carvajal) for all supported platforms.


If you are interested in the free-of-charge demo version, we would appreciate very much if you register for our mailing list. Although this is not mandatory for downloading the software from below, we would like to be able to inform you by e-mail when updated versions have become available.

As an alternative, you can follow us on X (earlier: Twitter) where we also post information about updates and other news.

If you would like to update your current version of Match! on your computer, you should normally not uninstall the previous version before installing the new version (but see below)! Instead, simply install the new version on top of the existing version. This is important in order to make sure that your license file is retained.

Are you are installing this version as an update of your Match! version 3 installation, Match! version 4 will be installed as a new separate program, leaving your version 3 installation untouched.

Before downloading and installing Match! version 4 please take a look at the following hints:

  1. If you have a Mac with an Apple Silicon processor (M1, M2, M3, ...), please make sure to download the installer for macOS for ARM, because it runs significantly faster than the one for the "old" Intel macOS.
  2. You can use your Match! version 3 license file also for version 4.

Download Match!

The software packages provided below can either be used to install the Match! demonstration version, as installers for the electronic delivery option, or to update for your existing Match! installation to the most recent version. The download packages contain the latest version of the COD-Inorganics reference database as well as the full documentation (manual and online help).

Without adding a license file the software installed from the download packages below serves as a demo version: The functionality is equivalent to the full version, the only difference being the time limitation: After you have installed the software for the first time it will work for 2 months. Once this evaluation period has passed you should purchase a license if you would like to continue using the software.

Installation packages are available for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit), macOS (Intel or Apple M) and Linux (Intel 64-bit). Before downloading the appropriate installation package using the links in the table below, please read the corresponding file "Readme.txt" carefully, in order to learn about system requirements as well as how to install the software on the corresponding platform (especially in case of the Linux and Windows packages). Note that in any case you need administrator privileges to install the software!

Current version is 4.0 Build 299 (released on June 5, 2024).

Platform Readme file Download Package Size
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (64-bit) Readme.txt Match-4-windows-x64-installer.exe 335 MB
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (32-bit) Readme.txt Match-4-windows-x32-installer.exe 315 MB
macOS for ARM (11 "Big Sur" or higher; Apple Silicon M1, M2, M3) Readme.txt Match-4-macOS-ARM-installer.dmg 429 MB
macOS for Intel (10.13 "High Sierra" or higher) Readme.txt Match-4-macOS-Intel-installer.dmg 420 MB
Linux (Intel 64-bit) Readme.txt 410 MB


Download other Match! versions

You can also download previous versions as well as the most recent pre-release version.


Reference pattern databases

In addition to any ICDD PDF database product, Match! can also use free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from crystal structure data that are available free-of-charge on the internet. These data come from the COD ("Crystallography Open Database").

There are three different COD reference database packages available: The complete COD reference pattern database containing all appropriate entries from the COD, another package containing only COD reference patterns for inorganic compounds (without C-H-bonds), and finally a tiny small reference database that contains only reference patterns for Cement phases.

The COD Inorganics reference pattern database (which can be downloaded below) can be used with Match! version 1.7 or higher. Please note, however, that the full COD reference database can only be used with Match! version 3 64-bit versions, because the central database file has become so large (> 2 GB) that it can no longer be accessed with earlier as well as 32-bit versions. The most recent full COD version that is still compatible with Match! version 1 has been released on January 4, 2016, and can be downloaded from here.

Installation instructions: First of all, download the compressed reference database file(s), by clicking on the corresponding file name (link) in the table below. When the download has finished, please unzip the contents of the zip-file(s) to the directory where you would like to save/create the new reference database.

Once you have extracted the contents of the zip-file(s) please run Match!, open the Reference Database Library (e.g. using the "Select/create reference database" command from the "Database" menu), press the "Add" button, and select the file "" in the directory where you have unzipped the files. The new reference database can now be selected for being used.

Reference patterns from... File name Entries Size Date
Crystallography Open Database (COD) 512,072 3.4 GB June 3, 2024
COD inorganic compounds only 80,453 295 MB June 3, 2024
Minerals (AMCSD) only 17,888 60 MB June 3, 2024
Cement compounds only 109 0.3 MB November 27, 2020


Download FullProf Installers

Match! uses the well-known Rietveld program FullProf (J. Rodriguez-Carvajal, Physica B 192, 55 (1993)) to run Rietveld refinement calculations. You can download FullProf installers for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux and Linux 64-bit) either from the original FullProf download page or from below.

Platform Download Package Size
Windows 64-bits Setup_FullProf_Suite_October2023_64b.exe 120 MB
Windows 32-bits Setup_FullProf_Suite_January2018.exe 85.0 MB
Windows XP, Vista Setup_FullProf_Suite_January2018_XP.exe 82.5 MB
macOS 11 "Big Sur" (or higher) FullProf4Mac_v330.dmg 168 MB
macOS 10.13 "High Sierra", 10.14 "Mojave" or 10.15 "Catalina" FullProf4Mac_v274.dmg 129 MB
Linux 64-bits FullProf_Suite_October2023_Linux64.tgz 114 MB

FullProf installation instructions (taken from FullProf web page, with minor modifications):

Download the Windows installer package from the table above into some temporary directory, then double-click on it to run the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen, paying attention not to use directory names with blank or non ASCII characters in their name.

macOS is the full implementation of the FULLPROF suite (64 bits). It is signed with the �Institut Laue-Langevin� certificate. OpenMotif is embedded and there is no need for defining any environment variable. Just double-click the icon of the application to launch it.


Installation Download the file "FullProf4Mac-vxxx.dmg" to the Desktop. Click on it and drag the FullProf4Mac icon to the icon "Applications". That's all !

Download the installer file from the table above. Afterwards, please perform the following steps:

  1. Create a directory in which you want to hold the programs of the FullProf_Suite, e.g. $HOME/FullProf_Suite
    To do so please open a terminal window, then execute the following commands:

    cd $HOME <Return>
    mkdir FullProf_Suite <Return>
    cd FullProf_Suite <Return>

  2. Copy the file FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz (XXXX=Month NNNN=year) into the directory you have just created
  3. Decompress the file .tgz with the following command:

    tar -xzvf FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz