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Automatically Loading the Desktop App

Table 7. Availability - Legacy plans


Wrike's desktop app is available on Windows and Mac for all users (including collaborators).

You can configure the desktop app to start automatically when you turn on your computer. You can also have Wrike links (for tasks shared with you) open in the desktop app by default.

Automatically launch at login


  1. Open the Wrike app.

  2. Click File.

  3. Select Preferences.

  4. Select Open the desktop app at system startup.


  1. Open the Wrike app.

  2. Click Wrike.

  3. Click Preferences.

  4. Select Load Wrike Application on startup.

Open Wrike links in the desktop app

When this feature is enabled, if you click a link to a Wrike task, you'll see a redirect page. From here you can open the task in the desktop app.

  1. Open Wrike's workspace in your default browser.

  2. Click your profile picture in the workspace's upper right-hand corner.

  3. Select Apps & Integrations.

  4. Click Wrike for Windows & Mac.

  5. Switch to the App settings tab.

  6. Check Open Wrike links in the desktop app.

  7. Click Save changes.

Now when you click a link to a Wrike task:

  • Click Allow to open the task in the desktop app.

  • Click Cancel to open the task in your browser.


How do I make the Wrike Desktop App open the windows/tabs where I left off previously?

The Desktop app saves the last session when you quit the application (File > Exit or Quit the app in the toolbar notification area) and will open the same windows/tabs for you when you start the app again. Please note, that if your device shuts down while the app is running (also in the background), the windows/tabs you had open will NOT be saved and the app will start with the last saved session opened instead.