Direct download is an alternative way of installing Cypress. However, this is not the recommended approach because it has several limitations with it.
- Recording runs to the Dashboard is not possible from the direct download. This download is only intended as a quick way to try out Cypress. To record tests to the Dashboard, you’ll need to install Cypress as an npm dependency.
- Not automatically installed with project. Team members need to download and install manually and because of this, there is possibility that one team member is working on version 1 and another on version 2 because the direct download will always grab the latest available version. Your platform will be detected automatically.
Step 1: Go to cypress io
Step 2: It will automatically detect your system and once you will click on Download Now. A zip file will be downloaded.
Step 1: Visit Cypress Docs
Step 2: From left menu click on Getting Started -> Installing Cypress
Step 3: You can scroll down to direct download section or click on direct download link on right section