N-Link

Free, cross-platform, CX-II compatible computer linking program for the TI-Nspire.


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Screenshots

N-Link
Queue up multiple actions
View hidden files
Use the command-line interface (Linux and macOS only)

Features

  • Connect to multiple calculators, including CX II models
  • Browse, rename, upload, and download files
  • Upload a new OS
  • View calculator software version information
  • Queue up actions to be done later: upload and download multiple files and N-Link will automatically perform them when ready

To do

  • Screenshots: blocked by Vogtinator/libnspire#1

  • CLI on Windows
  • One-click Ndless installation
  • Automatic OS downloading
  • Drag & Drop

Installation Instructions

Windows

CX II

No additional installation required.

Original CX and older

N-Link requires some generic USB drivers, rather than the ones that TI provides. To install them, download Zadig and open it. First, select "Options" at the top and check "List All Devices":

Next, select "TI-Nspire(tm) Handheld" in the dropdown menu, and click "Replace Driver":

Now, you're all set. Unplug and plug the calculator back in to use it, and then launch N-Link.

If you get a "Windows protected your PC" SmartScreen notice when attempting to install N-Link, select "More info", and then click "Run anyway".


If you'd like to use the official TI-Nspire software again, you'll need to uninstall the WinUSB driver. To do so, right-click on the start menu and select "Device Manager". Expand "Universal Serial Bus Devices", right-click on "TI-Nspire(tm) Handheld", and click "Uninstall device":

Now, check "Delete the driver software for this device":

After unplugging the calculator and plugging it back in, you're all set to go.

macOS

If you get some permission denied errors, follow this guide by Apple: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/open-a-mac-app-from-an-unidentified-developer-mh40616/mac

Linux

Deb

Run sudo dpkg -i n-link_version_amd64.deb

AppImage

Run chmod +x n-link_version_amd64.AppImage && ./n-link_version_amd64.AppImage. After that, you'll likely be able to simply double-click the file from then on.