Free to use and fully interactive

Tableau Reader is a free desktop application that you can use to open and interact with data visualizations built in Tableau and shared locally.

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  Access Creator Explorer Viewer Reader
Access Web and mobile  
Embedded content
Access content embedded in other websites, portals and applications.
  Interact Creator Explorer Viewer Reader
Interact Interact with visualizations and dashboards *
Local files only
Download visualizations as images (.pdf, .png)
Download a snapshot of a visualization or dashboard as either a .pdf or .png file.
Download summary data
Download only the aggregate data used by the visualization or dashboard.
Download full data
Download the full data set associated with the visualization or dashboard.
Create and share custom views    
  Collaborate Creator Explorer Viewer Reader
Collaborate Comment on a dashboard or visualization  
Create a subscription for yourself  
Receive data-driven alerts  
Create subscriptions for others    
Create data-driven alerts    

Technical Specifications

Operating Systems

Windows | Mac

Detailed Reader System Requirements

Virtual Environments

VMWare | Citrix | Hyper-V | Parallels

Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when configured with the proper underlying operating system and hardware.


Our products are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The user interface and supporting documentation of Tableau Reader are in English, French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

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