Subscription Sign-In

Applies to: BriefCatch Standalone, Enterprise

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2023

How to automate licensing on BriefCatch 2 and BriefCatch Standalone.

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Enable Subscription Sign-In

New with BriefCatch version, the Subscription Sign-In feature makes managing your BriefCatch license easier.

Users no longer have to install license files to activate BriefCatch. Simply enter your BriefCatch username and password and we handle the rest! When your license renews or changes, the software will detect this and automatically extend your license, keeping BriefCatch active.

To enable this option, click About under the BriefCatch tab in the Word ribbon.


Enable for New Users

In the About window, click Subscription Sign-In.

A prompt will appear, asking you to enter your BriefCatch username and password.
Enter your information then click Ok. BriefCatch will take a quick moment to look up your account information, and if successful, you will see the following message:
Click Ok and you're finished! This will keep your current license updated automatically after your next renewal. No more licenses to install! 🙂
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Existing Users

If you're an existing BriefCatch 2 user with a previously installed license, you will see a Sign Out button. This is because the software is signed in using your existing license. You will need to click Sign Out to remove your current license.

Click Yes on the message that appears. The remaining steps are the same as New Users, as shown above.
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Manually Installing a License Key

If you're not able to use the Subscription Sign-In feature, you can also manually install a license key. This license key can be found on our download page.

Click the green Download License button to save the license.key file to your computer.

Don't try to run or open the file, just save it to your computer in a location you will remember, such as your Downloads folder.

To install your BriefCatch license, do not open the license file directly. Open Word, then click on the BriefCatch tab from the ribbon. Under the BriefCatch tab, click on About. From there, click on Install License.

Navigate to the license file you downloaded above and press Open. You will then receive the message, "Your license was successfully imported."