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Download BORIS for MacOS

Please acknowledge and cite the use of this software and its authors when results are used in publications or published elsewhere:

Friard, O. and Gamba, M. (2016), BORIS: a free, versatile open-source event-logging software for video/audio coding and live observations. Methods Ecol Evol, 7: 1325–1330.


The version 7 of BORIS is available.

This version introduces various new features:

  • possibility to play up to 8 media simultaneously
  • usage of lower case keys to code behaviors, subjects and modifiers.
  • export the coded events for analysis with JWatcher
  • an improved exclusion matrix manager ...
  • A filter for coded events
  • ...

Please note that the projects created with v. 7 will NOT be compatible with versions older than v. 7

Please test and report any bugs and regression!

See the revision history for details:

The user guide is available at

This version include VLC and FFmpeg and is available only in 64-bit version


64-bit BORIS for MacOS

If you have problems for lauching BORIS see Open a Mac app from an unidentified developer

Please note that some users reported some problems using BORIS in full-screen mode

You can lock the dockwidgets (except the players) on the main form. See Tools > Lock dockwidgets