Learn about the new Cricut Design Space for Desktop Beta coming soon that will allow you to use your Cricut offline, while you’re not connected to the Internet!
Now one very important thing to note is that while the application is available freely to everyone to download and use right now, it’s not quite fully functional yet — we don’t yet have the ability to CONNECT to the Cricut cloud with it. This functionality is going to be available by the end of the year in 2019. The Cricut team is hard at work to get offline functionality ready to release. When the “Offline” feature does work, you will still need to be connected to the Internet to browse the Cricut library. But once connected, you can browse through the entire project library, and save what you like for offline use. That saved content will be available for 30 days from the last time you were connected to the Internet.
I have a full video that shows you how to download and install Cricut Design Space for Desktop, as well as explains what’s different about the Desktop version and all that good stuff!
Q: When is the the “Offline” feature coming?
A: In mid-September 2019, the Offline feature will start rolling out to members who downloaded the early-release version of Design Space for Desktop (the Beta version of the software that I linked to earlier in this post). By the end of 2019 – maybe sooner – this feature will be available to everyone who downloads the Design Space for Desktop app. So download the app by September 10 and you have a chance to be selected for the offline feature earlier rather than later!
Q: Can I get a better chance to get into the beta for Offline feature?
If you download the Desktop application, you’re in the beta. Even better, download it by Sept. 10 to “get to the front of the line” for the chance to be chosen to test offline.
Q: What computers can I install Design Space for Desktop on?
Mac and Windows. You can NOT install it on a Google Chromebook or Unix/Linux. You will need about 370 MB of free disk space available on your computer for downloading the application. Cricut recommends 4 GB of free disk space to save projects to your computer for offline use.
Q: I have a laptop, not a desktop. Can I still use Design Space for Desktop?
Yes! It works on both Windows and Mac desktops and laptops. You need Windows 8 or later (it will NOT work on Windows 7) and Mac OS 10.13 or later.
Q: What if I use an iPad? Can I work offline?
The iOS app already has the ability to work offline — just install the Design Space app on your iPad or iPhone and you’re good to go! This announcement only applies to the desktop version.
Q: Will Design Space for Desktop be free or paid?
A: It’s free!!
Q: What will happen to the browser-based version of Design Space for Desktop?
Cricut’s intent is to migrate their entire user base to Design Space for Desktop in 2020 as their default software experience. Design Space for web will continue to be available throughout the holidays. In 2020, Cricut will begin limiting the web experience, but does not plan to eliminate it entirely. Cricut encourages all of their users to begin using Design Space for Desktop now as it will house the full Design Space experience moving forward into the new year.
Currently, the link will open in Design Space for Web only. Chances are good this will continue so we can keep sharing our canvas designs.
Q: I have more questions about Design Space for Desktop!
And check out the Official Design Space for Desktop Help Center
Watch for more as I update this post!!
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