1. Download

WordSmith Tools is obtained by downloading the whole program. You can download from this website.
What you get when you download is the complete package. It will run in demo mode if you have no registration code. In demo mode it does everything the full program does but will only show you a sample of the output.

if you you're interested in translating or know a language with an interesting writing system you might earn a free copy otherwise...

2. Purchase a Registration Code

To convert from demo mode to full use, you purchase a registration code and then in the main menu in WordSmith, choose the "Update from Demo" option. The price for a single user is currently around £50 (approx. US$70-80 or €65); a licence for up to 10 users is five times the single price and for up to 50 users ten times the single user price. (Can't afford that? -- download a free registration for WordSmith 3.0 here)

You can purchase the code from these suppliers:


  •  Oxford University Press in Oxford, UK
    (Note:OUP USA or elsewhere are unlikely to be able to help or even know about WordSmith Tools).

upgrade pricing

If you own a previous version of WordSmith, you can apply for a 50% discount on the current version. Send us (sales@lexically.net) details of your original purchase including the date, registration code, name and other details and get access to the 50% discount rate.

What you get...

...is a code valid forever for that version number. (Buy for 5.0, download 5.0 and get updates whenever you want until 6.0; buy 6.0 at a discount if you wish. If your computer crashes or you change it for a new one, just delete the old one, download again and use your registration code.)

Licence terms