Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CRICUT: Great news for iPad and Explore users

Today Paulette and I took part in a Google Hangout with Ashish Arora and some of the team from Provocraft to give us a preview of the new version of the Design Space iPad app!

Coming in mid December, you will be able to create your own designs using Cricut images on the iPad app. No longer will you be limited to the Make it Now projects! (Not that they aren't great projects of course...)

The new app has a similar opening interface to the Design Space you are used to using on your computer.

The app has been designed with ease of use in mind. And now you'll be able to design when you're inspired! 

As "Cricut Product Experts" Paulette (aka Scrapalette) and I will be given access to the new App later today. We'll start Beta testing it straight away and we'll be able to describe all its functionality to our readers!

What we know so far is that you will now be able to search for images within a particular cartridge and there are snap alignment tools! Yay!

But wait, that's not all!!

Offline functionality is coming to the Design Space app in the first half of 2015. That means that you will be able to design with or without the internet! No more internet lag!

You will be able to design on the iPad app and then cut from Design Space on your computer. Or you can design on your computer and cut from your iPad! However, to cut directly from the app, you need to have the wireless Bluetooth adapter.

If you don't have the Bluetooth adapter now is a very good time to go grab one. As the app won't be available until mid December you have time to do some bargain hunting, so watch out for those sales!

The iPad app is free and works with all iPads from the iPad2 up!

I know that many of our readers use Androids, but at this point there is no information available about when or if an Android app will be available.

There's plenty more that Provocraft have up their crafty sleeves but that's all we can share with you for now!

Happy crafting!  ♥

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping all us Cricut uers up to date! One fast question, you mentioned off-line designing is coming in 2015. Will that be only for the IPad app users for us laptop crafters too?

Thank you!!

Narelle said...

That's just for iPad users Patricia.

Hopefully off-line designing will happen for PC and Mac users too in the future!

uhs74 said...

Is offline software version ciming? If you have insight let me know.I m just waiting for that

Narelle said...

Not for the PC/Mac version. Cricut have stated that offline software will only be available for the iOS apps. (No word on whether the Android app will have an offline version.)

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