SocNetV: Social Network Analysis and Visualization Software

From this page you can download the latest version of Social Network Visualizer. There are installation packages and binaries for the three major Operating Systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) as well as links for the source code.

Click one of the buttons below to download the latest version package for your Operating System. If there is no package for your OS, please download and compile the source code (last icon).

Download and have fun with social network analysis!

Download Installer

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Verify file integrity with SHA256 checksum. Installation: Double click the .dmg file, then right click on SocNetV app while holding Ctrl and select Open. Drag the app into your Applications.

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Installation: Not needed. Just make it executable and click to run in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE etc!

Note for Windows users: Windows Defender might alert you about a threat in SocNetV windows installer. This is a false positive as the installer is automatically created in Appveyor CI and checked with VirusTotal. Our installer is 100% safe. For your peace of mind, scan the installed files with Defender to verify it for yourself.

Note for macOS users: The first time you will run the SocNetV app or the installer, macOS may tell you that it cannot verify the software developer/publisher. That's because we do not sign our released packages with any code signing certificates (which are not free, by the way). Please press Cancel, not Move to Bin! Then, right-click again on the app (while pressing the Ctrl key) and select Open to run the application normally. To install SocNetV, just drag the app icon to your Applications folder.

Note for Linux users:  SocNetV is also available in the repositories of most Linux distributions. However that is not always the most recent version. We urge you to use the AppImage of the latest version available from this page. Users of openSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian may also add our own repositories to their systems and automatically update to the latest and greatest SocNetV version through the package manager (i.e. apt-get install socnetv). If you do not know how to add our repositories in your distro, please read the Instructions in the Manual.

Source code

Download zipped archive

To compile the source code, please see Instructions.

Development version

Warning: The development code branch is not always stable. Use at your own risk!

You can clone the development branch (called "develop") of SocNetV code in your computer with this git command:

git clone -b develop --single-branch socnetv

A new directory called socnetv will be created. To build the development version, install the qt5 libraries and afterwards change dir into socnetv

cd socnetv

and enter the following two commands to compile it:




If you have Qt5 installed, a binary file named socnetv (or socnetv.exe) will be created. You can run it by

./socnetv (in Linux and Mac) or socnetv.exe (in Windows)

SocNetV Features

Explore the nice features of SocNetV to make
your social network research real fun!

  • Easy User Interface

    Navigate yourself and use the application either with the mouse or the keyboard.

  • File Formats

    Load and save to GraphML, but you can also import most network file formats (GML, Pajek, UCINET, GraphViz, Adjacency, EdgeList etc).

  • Network analysis

    Compute distances, eccentricity, connectedness, clique census, triad census, and Prominence indices (i.e. eigenvector, betweenness and information centrality, promixity prestige, pagerank and more)

  • Visualization

    Apply intuitive visualization layouts on undirected/directed graphs, based on prominence scores or force-directed models.

  • Famous networks

    Automatically recreate known social network datasets such as Padgett's Families

  • Random networks

    Create random networks using one of the supported models (scale-free, Erdős–Rényi, lattice, small worlds)

  • Web Crawler

    Easily visualize and analyze networks of linked web pages and sites through the built-in web crawler.

  • Multi-relational

    Work with multiple relations concurrently. SocNetV supports loading, editing and saving multirelational social networks.

  • Documentation

    Learn to work with SocNetV and make use of Social Network Analysis methods by reading our Manual

  • Free Software

    SocNetV is Free and Open-Source Software, use it everywhere. Have a feature request? Ask us!