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Match! Download Area

On this page you will find the current Match! software version 3.15 Build 274 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.


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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.

If you would like to update your current version of Match! 3 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.

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!

Before you install the version below as an update, please do the following:

  • Verify that your update permission time has not expired yet! You can do so e.g. by running the "Help/About Match!" command. If your update permission time has expired, you will not be able to run the new version until you have purchased an extension for your update permission time.
  • Please reboot your computer before installing the new version!

Current version is 3.15 Build 274 (released on September 13, 2023).

Platform Readme file Download Package Size
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (64 bits) Readme.txt Match-3-windows-x64-installer.exe 312 MB
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (32 bits) Readme.txt Match-3-windows-x32-installer.exe 292 MB
macOS (Intel or Apple M) 10.13 "High Sierra" (or higher) Readme.txt Match-3-osx-installer.dmg 369 MB
Linux (Intel 64 bits) Readme.txt 391 MB


Download other Match! versions

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


Tutorial in Spanish Language

Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Santiago Rodriguez Almenar, an excellent tutorial document in Spanish language is available.


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) 500,699 3.2 GB June 6, 2023
COD inorganic compounds only 79,886 293 MB June 6, 2023
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_February2023_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 10.13 "High Sierra" (or higher) FullProf4Mac_v274.dmg 129 MB
Linux 64-bits FullProf_Suite_February2023_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