August 28, 2019 • Contributor: Cricut Software Team
Today we are absolutely thrilled to announce Design Space for Desktop Beta – an early-release version of our Windows and Mac OS software that lives on your computer.
In the coming weeks, our beta app will receive an update to support the ability to design offline. This means you can design and cut offline without an internet connection.
To get to the front of the line for this feature, we recommend that you download Design Space for Desktop Beta by September 10th. Go download it now!
What's Different About Design Space for Desktop Beta?
Many of you use the web version of Design Space to create and cut. Design Space for Desktop Beta is a version of Design Space that lives on your Windows or Mac computer. You will launch the beta app right from your computer instead of going to design.cricut.com on the internet. The benefit of using the beta app is that we can give you features like offline (and seamlessly rollout future features) that will make Design Space an even better experience.
When you download Design Space for Desktop Beta, you’ll sign in with your Cricut ID and access your projects as you typically do across your devices. All your content and favorite design features are in the same place.
Only soon, on top of the peace of mind you get from having your projects safe and sound in the cloud, you’ll also have the choice to save them to your computer, too, so you can design with your saved project any time, even without an internet connection.
To learn how to download the beta app and get an overview the offline feature, watch this video.
For more information, you can also visit help.cricut.com.
There’s More to Come
Because we are releasing Design Space for Desktop in beta first, there are certain features that will be available right away and others that will come in time. If you receive the offline feature during this first rollout, you can expect to:
- Save projects for offline use on your canvas
- Save images and fonts within a project for offline use
- Create new projects offline (if your internet goes down, you won’t lose your project)
- Cut offline from anywhere
In the future, you’ll also be able to:
- Download images for offline use
- Download fonts for offline use
If you have an iOS device, you can cut offline right now! For those of your designing on Android, we will plan to roll out the offline feature in the future.
How to Download Design Space Desktop Beta
Ready to get in on the action? Just download and install Design Space for Desktop Beta here.
If you have more questions, check out this help article.
When will I get the offline feature?
We will roll out the offline feature to the beta app in phases over several weeks starting in September. This means some members may get the feature before others. We can't give you an exact date of when you'll get it, but the sooner you download the beta app, the better!
You Are Our Inspiration
It is our top priority to make Design Space the best possible experience. To us, that job will never be “done.”
We have approximately 100 amazing software engineers working on Design Space and we’re making tons of improvements.” – Ashish Arora, CEO of Cricut
Your feedback inspires us. You motivate us to make sure that Design Space delivers on our mission to help you live your most creative life.
We look forward to hearing what you think, and eventually, launching a full Design Space Desktop experience for everyone.
The Cricut Team
P.S. Stay in Touch
To keep us better connected about all things Design Space, we opened our first Official Cricut Software News Facebook member page. We’ll share real-time feature announcements (including the moment offline rolls out), give news about planned software outages, and even surprise you with a product giveaway here and there. Join us!