This app adds Offline functionality and a new feature called SnapMat.
With Offline you can select images and projects and download them to your iPad/iPhone and use them without being connected to the internet.
So now, using the iOS app (not available in the Desktop version of DS) you'll be able to design and cut without an Internet connection. You'll be able to download images and fonts and save projects to your iPad/iPhone.
And if you have a Cricut Access subscription you'll be able to download fonts and images included in Cricut Access and use them offline.
More info on the offline feature here:
User Manual: http://help.cricut.com/sites/default/files/2016-08/Offline%20User%20Manual%20iOS_0.pdf
SnapMat is a great feature that allows you to use up those scraps of paper that you have been storing! You'll also be able to cut around (or inside) photos, patterned paper and stamped images.
If you need to write on an envelope or tag or card... SnapMat can help.
Here's the link to the FAQ and User Manual for SnapMat.
SnapMat FAQ: http://help.cricut.com/faq/snapmat
User Manual: http://help.cricut.com/sites/default/files/2016-08/SnapMat%20User%20Manual%20iOS.pdf
And here's a quick video I put together today to demonstrate the SnapMat feature.