How do I download / install the Canvas Smart Client to my Mobile Device?

The Canvas Smart Client is used by your employees to fill out and submit your apps. To download the Canvas Smart Client, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the browser on your mobile device.
  2. Go to This will take you to the Canvas Smart Client Download page for your device.
  3. Click the appropriate Download button and install the app just like you would any other app for your device.

Another way to download the Canvas Smart Client is to have an e-mail or text message sent directly to your device with a link to download the Canvas Smart Client. To do this vist, login and go to your profile. Verify that you have the correct mobile device configured in the My Mobile Device section. After that specify if you want the link sent to you via email or text message and then click the Get Smartphone App button on the left side of the page. This will send an email or text message to your device with a download link. 

In summary, to download the Canvas Smart Client you can either go to on your mobile device ot have a link to the download email to you from the mobile device section under your profile.

If you have any questions about Canvas or need help replacing paper based forms with a Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Android or Apple device, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Bob Baxter
March 30, 2011

I would like to add CANVAS to my PC so I can enter data more easily and accurately.  I can’t find how to on this site.  Can this be done?

Chris Morisette
March 31, 2011


  Yes, Canvas will run on your Windows PC.  To download Canvas to your Windows PC, go to and select “Windows XP+” and download and install the Canvas Windows Client.

Let us know if you have any issues,

Liz Sloane
July 15, 2011

Will it run on a Mac?

Eli Alford
July 19, 2011

Can Canvas be used with Windows 7 phones? I keep getting a message saying windows phones can’t download msi files.

Chris Morisette
July 27, 2011

  Unfortunately Canvas doesn’t support the Mac OS right now.

Let us know if there is anything else we can help with,

Chris Morisette
July 27, 2011


  Canvas doesn’t currently work on Windows 7 phones, but it is one of the next platforms we are targeting… so please keep on checking back.

Thank you,

November 09, 2011

Is there an ETA on a Windows 7 phone compatible version?

James W Quigley
November 09, 2011

Stuart, Not at this point.  We are constantly evaluating new operating systems, and devices to support and currently we are working on plans for our next OS releases - more information to come soon!

April 10, 2013

Im interested to know if you have Mac compatibility yet?

Ali Moussavi
April 12, 2013

Hi Jay,

We do not have a desktop client for Mac quite yet but we are working on having one available in the near future. Keep an eye on our Blogs and Twitter for updates!

Let me know if you have any further questions.

May 01, 2013

I have downloaded canvas on my ipad to create estimates and invoices for my clients. But i would like to add my logo(business card) to the form . Im pretty sure it can be done but i dont know how .

Sunda Cramer
May 02, 2013

Cna the application be used to enter information on a desktop?

Sunda Cramer
May 02, 2013

Can the app information be entered on a desktop?

Ali Moussavi
May 06, 2013


Please follow the link below for instructions on how to add your company logo to the Canvas generated PDF.

Let us know if you need further assistance.

Ali Moussavi
May 06, 2013

Hi Sunda,

Yes, we have a desktop version of the Canvas client for Windows machines running XP or higher.

Please follow this link to download and install:

May 15, 2013

Is there an older version of the apple ios canvas app as the app store says ios 5 required. As my iphone is a legacy device (iphone 3g)ios 5 is not available.

Ali Moussavi
May 22, 2013

Hi Peter,

We recently made the decision here at Canvas to no longer support iOS versions older than 5.0.  This is due to the complexity of supporting multiple operating systems while adding new features supported only by the newer operating systems. So, unfortunately we do not have a Canvas client that will work on that device.
Below is a link to our FAQ that lists supported devices.

Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks

shaun wake
May 29, 2013

Is there any update regarding updating the mobile app to work on with either windows mobile 7 or 8?

Ali Moussavi
June 03, 2013

Hi Shaun,

Currently we do not have the exact date for a Winmo 7/8 release. Although we do have it on our customer request list and we may create a new Canvas client in the near future. Please continue to check back for more news.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

charles Goetze
September 26, 2013

I have a Windows 8 Tablet and Phone - how soon before you can support these devices?  I was told by the third quarter of 2013 based on need but it doesn’t sound like this is going to happen any time soon

Ali Moussavi
September 27, 2013

Hi Charles,

As of now it looks like we will most likely have a Windows 8 client by the end of the year. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Release Notes blog for information about new features being released.

Let us know if you have any more questions.

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