Software Requirements

Laptop requirements are the same as the desktop requirements. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

What is KB, MB and GB?

These are shorthand for the number of “bytes” used by a file. One byte can store one letter of the alphabet. KB stands for Kilo Byte, or 1,024 bytes. MB stands for Mega Byte and is 1,024 Kilo Bytes. GB stands for Giga Byte and is 1,024 MB. Visit Wikipedia for more information about GigaBytes.

Desktop System Requirements

All desktop systems should have 8GB of memory (RAM) installed.

Microsoft Windows 10 or newer
Please note that we do not support Windows Vista. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Apple Mac OS X Mojave (10.14) or newer

Hard Drive Space

A single instance of Pops running on a single machine requires about 250 MB (1/4 of 1 GB) of free disk space.

Overall free space on a hard disk, with all your applications installed, should be greater than 10% of max capacity. For example, a 500GB drive should have 50GB or more of free space after Pops is installed. The free space is used by the operating system space to write temporary files for sorting large lists and other things.

Documents and Database Size

The size required for the database and document files depends on the number of records you have. and the types of documents you are storing. Digital documents can take up a vast amount of space so please plan for this.

As an example, a Pops database for 2,500 properties with 10,000 records for leases, division orders and receipts, uses about 3 MB of disk space. A PDF copy of a deed can use 300KB to 2MB depending on your scanner set up.