By LinkedIn Corporation

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Current Version: 1.3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 7.12 MB
  • Developer: LinkedIn Corporation
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.9
Score: 2.5
From 137 Ratings


The desktop app for Mac brings unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current and engaging video courses taught by industry experts. With a Annual Premium Membership, take full advantage of existing course access and download courses to watch offline later. The app allows you to: Watch downloaded courses for use without an internet connection. Search your downloaded courses by keyword or interest. Connect with your existing account. Course topics include: Photoshop, InDesign, Joomla, Java, Typo3, PHP, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, Excel, Lightroom, Flash, Word, CSS, HTML, WordPress, AutoCAD, SharePoint, Outlook, and Photography. is an online learning company that provides the tools for anyone to learn business, creative, and tech skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With a subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current and engaging video courses taught by industry experts. Join today and start learning. is a Linkedin company.



  • Pretty confusing at first

    By demonjk
    When I first opened this app it didn't make any sense. Finally realized one has to start on the website and download from there.
  • Great for use during long commutes

    By maxicab13
    I don't see why everyone hates this app so much. However, I will give this app only 4 stars since I did notice the theater mode setting neglecting to hide the background from your mouse. Other than that, I found the full downloads to be incredibly handy as I frequently ride on a train with no wifi. I'm also impressed with how quickly it syncs my progress once I return to wifi. Lastly, I find the interface to be simple and easy to navigate.
  • Cant log in through linkedin

    By Mike Cantor
    They haven’t wired this correctly to login via the linked-in account so… useless.
  • Terrible design

    By Obouchari
    These app is poorly designed and have an abvious bad bug. Someone else mentioned the same issue. You click somewhere on the right side when you're on full screen and the app will play a different video. And actually what happened is that you clicked on a video in the right list even though supposedly it's supposed to be behind the video. I use it because I have to. As far as I know there is no way you can play offline courses without this miserable app unfortunalty.
  • Huge bug

    By sjbarai
    I cant believe pathetic built of this app. I was screwed as everytime I tried to pause/play the video by clicking on it, it changed the video. It took me a while to figure out that the clicks on the video are being sent back to the background screen because of which if you click on the right side of the video (when it is on fullscreen), that click is being sent to the right column (where there is a list of videos behind the current playing video) and chenges the current playing video. I havent seen such a bad built of an app before. Lynda used to be great before LinkedIn aquired it.
  • Works just fine for me

    By New Angel
    This works just fine for me. I am able to link to to my orgnaization and download content just fine. Zero issues.
  • There is NO reason that Lynda had to restrict their App to only “Higher” Paid Plans

    By SeeSticks
    I’ve been a Lynda subscriber for countless years. Then they release this app. I LOVE apps compared to working with things in a Browser. It is just so more efficient, smooth, and usually feature-rich. But with this App, they *Specifically* left out tens-of-thousands? Millions? of their subscriber-base. I absolutely refuse to upgrade my account (It’s already enough as it is). And it is a fairly-significant amount of extra $$$. I’m just not doing it: And with SO many other excellent, similar services (many that are much better than Lynda) - I think they’re shooting themselves in the foot, maybe both feet? Their app has been out for a while now, and they haven’t even made a mention about letting us “lowly” paying people use the App. I’m absolutely, emphatically and whole-heartedly taking a stand against Lynda - And I think you should too. If many of us cancel (and put in the comments section WHY we canceled), I think they would full-on-panic. But I think everyone that can, should discontinue their service - Let them see massive dropoffs. And to add insult to injury, it is just so disappointing. I’m an App Developer myself - And know for an absolute fact, that with their system already working for Paid-members (Which would basically make them add a few lines of code), it could be be a 5-minute process. But no. Obviously they just don’t want to do it, which is completely up to them - But I gurantee they are losing customers over this. All over - And I’m going to cancel mine tomorrow. Now, I’m signing up for another (a good) teaching site (there are a LOT out there) - And with much better pricing and inclusions. It’s sad to see them go down this path, I just don’t get the reasoning behind it. If they don’t add normal accont subscribers to the App, I’m going to wait until midnight tomorrow and cancel. It is just disappointing. So I’d suggest NOT going with Lynda at all. Find another good site (there are plenty - with TONS of content). I can’t believe that they did this!?!. Desktop apps have, Plus, they just got purchased by LinkedIn, so who knows what wil change (for the worst I assume). Anyway, I’d stay clear of them f this App. ---Original Post--- At the very least, it should at least support a nicely streamlined App to watch their videos for the normal (non-premium subscriber, just plain paid-subscriber) user. Yes there website is there and works, but an App, as long as they’re going to bother to make one, would and could certainly be nicely streamlined and make the experience easier, cleaner, more straightforward (with our playlists and so on) and many other things. Again yes, the website works for this. But an App would be better for many usages - especially since they went to the bother of making an App. I see how watching offline videos would be nice for premium members, yet again I must say that for standard paid subscribers — why not just add us into the mix and let us use this app as well to view online-only-when-connected videos/courses? Maybe it’s just me, but I think it would be handy to be able to use this app as a standard-paid-subscriber. If I could afford a premium membership, I’d probably go and get one. But I still pay, and shouldn’t be shut out of the mix just for the pure sake of it.
  • Just Installed on my Mac

    By RJz347
    I just installed the app on my Mac running system OS 10.9.5 The app crashed immediately. It did this every time I launched it. Some help would be appreciated!
  • Organization Login works just fine

    By MickeyC_
    I see a lot of people struggling to use this app with their organization’s login. I was able to do so by clicking the “1 click login” link in the app, which took me to my browser and verified that I was in fact logged in with my organization. It’s clear that this app is just a companion to the site, not an alternative to it. It has no function outside of storing and managing downloaded courses. If that’s all you need it for, it’s great.
  • Cannot be used with organizations

    By nutella_98
    I don't know what is the point of this app. It is not usable if you login through your organization. First of all, you can't even login through your organization. If that's what you want to do, you have to use your browser to login and then connect. But even if I connect, there's nothing that the app does or shows but a simple display area that says I don't have any downloaded content. Period. No navigation, no courses, no download buttons, no nothing. So basically this app is useless if you use Lynda through your organization. It should be mentioned in the description.