Installation and Use

Pinpoint is a tool for planning electrophysiology recordings and other in vivo insertions, as well as tracking the position of probes in real-time instead the brain.

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Code is on our Github repository.


The easiest way to use Pinpoint is through our web app.

Standalone builds

Our recommended source for the latest Windows and Linux Desktop builds is through Pinpoint on Steam, downloading via Steam ensures your client will always stay up to date.

You can also find minor releases on the releases page


Please see the tutorials pages for instructions.


The most common cause of Pinpoint not loading is that your browser is blocking the data from downloading. Disabling plugins that interfere with javascript often resolves these issues (e.g. ad blocking plugins).

If you encounter issues after an update, you may need to clear your browser’s cache or download the latest release.


Please report issues on the issues page.


A preprint describing Pinpoint has been published on bioRxiv. The paper provides an introduction to the key features and it can be used as a citation if Pinpoint proves integral to a scientific publication.