New! Version 3.1.0 released.

Purple Pen is course setting software for orienteering. Purple Pen makes it easy to design orienteering courses and their associated control descriptions.

Design your courses visually — directly on any OCAD map, OpenOrienteering Map, or PDF map. View the course and the control descriptions at the same time, and simply click on the control descriptions to set the correct description for each control. Purple Pen automatically does all the busywork:

Best of all, Purple Pen is completely free software.

Purple Pen runs on Windows XP through Windows 10. On Mac, a Windows emulator such as Parallels or VirtualBox is required.

Purple Pen is available in English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk), Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Estonian, and Japanese. Documentation in English and Norwegian only.

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