What is Design Space for Desktop and why is it in Beta?
This is a downloadable version of Design Space that lives on your desktop. With this desktop version the communication between Design Space and your machines will be more direct, fast, and stable. Creating a solid Design Space experience on desktop is also another step for Cricut to launch the offline feature because you will need to download Design Space for Desktop to get the offline feature.
Design Space for Desktop is currently in beta, meaning we are still working out the kinks. We want to make sure that you get the best experience possible and the best way to do that is by allowing a percentage of our users to test the app in the real world. We appreciate your patience as we test the program and we will keep you posted when it is out of beta.
What are the system requirements for Design Space for Desktop?
Design Space for Desktop will run on systems that meet these system requirements. You will need about 370 MB of free disk space available on your computer for downloading the application. We recommend 4 GB of free disk space to save projects to your computer for offline use.
When will the Design Space for Desktop app go live?
Design Space for Desktop is set to be released in beta to our entire member base by the end of the year, and the Cricut team will continue to keep members updated on any improvements made to the Desktop Application as they occur, including taking the App out of beta.
What does open beta mean?
Design Space for Desktop Beta will be released to our member base to use at their discretion. By downloading and using the app, our members are assisting us in an open environment to test and improve the software as we go.
What are the big benefits of moving to Design Space for Desktop?
The communication between Design Space and the machines will be more direct, fast, and stable. The software will be less prone to crashes. You won’t need to deal with downloading the plugin as it is wrapped in the software and will auto-update. You will also be able to design while offline. To learn more about our offline functionality visit our Offline Feature FAQ.
How do I download and install the desktop app?
What are the plans for design.cricut.com?
We will be transitioning everyone to Design Space or Desktop by the end of January 2020. You will still be able to share project and Canvas links, and all Design Space web links will automatically redirect to Design Space for Desktop.
How much storage will I need to download Design Space for Desktop?
You will need about 370 MB of free disk space available on your computer for downloading the application. We recommend 4 GB of free disk space to save projects and download images and fonts to your computer for offline use.
Are you going to kill the web version of Design Space?
Our intent is to migrate our entire user base to Design Space for Desktop in the new year as our default software experience. Design Space for web will be available throughout the holidays and in the new year we will begin limiting the web experience. We encourage all of our users to begin using Design Space for Desktop now as it will house the full Design Space experience moving forward into the new year.
What will the web experience become?
After the transition to Design Space for desktop is complete, design.cricut.com will not longer be available. It will redirect you to either launch Design Space on your desktop or to download the app, if you don't yet have the desktop app installed.
What happens when I click a link to Design Space?
Right now, the link will open in Design Space for Web only.
Will I be able to share project links in Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. You will be able to share project links directly from Design Space for Desktop. This article gives you step-by-step instructions. However, you will no longer be able to share direct links to the Canvas. From now on, project links will direct you to the project details page for that specific project.
Can I privately share projects in Design Space for Desktop?
At this time, you will only be able to share projects marked visible from Design Space for Desktop, meaning the project will be visible to the community. If you would like to share a project privately, you can do so through Design Space for iOS. For step-by-step instructions on sharing unlisted projects on iOS see this article.
Can I share my projects in Design Space for Desktop?
Yes! In the current beta app for desktop, you can share your projects using the Share icon. For now, if someone clicks on the shared project, it will open in the browser experience (design.cricut.com). Rest assured that you will always have the ability to share your projects!
Will my Cricut Access subscription work with Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. Any Cricut Access subscription will absolutely work within the Desktop version of Design Space.
Will my images/cartridges, fonts, and projects work with Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. Members will have access to all of their linked cartridges, purchased images and fonts, uploaded images, and projects saved to the cloud.
Will I need to be online to use Design Space for Desktop?
No. While an internet connection is initially required to download and install the application, the Offline feature rollout for Design Space for Desktop Beta is now complete. Everyone who installs the app can design and cut offline. Users will need to connect to the internet periodically to verify their Cricut Access subscription, synchronize content, and to keep Design Space for Desktop up to date.
Will Design Space for Desktop auto-update?
Yes. Design Space for Desktop will auto-update with any improvements as they occur as long as members use the software while online. If you are using the software while online you will be prompted to update the app if there is an update available any time you enter a fresh Canvas.
When will the offline feature be available to all users?
You can design and cut offline right now! We have completed rollout of the Offline feature and it's now available for everyone using Design Space for Desktop Beta. If you haven't downloaded the beta app, visit this post for links and Help articles.
Can I still use Design Space in a browser?
Through the 2019 holidays you will be able to use Design Space in any web browser without any differences in your experience. To use Design Space in a browser, navigate to design.cricut.com.
In the new year, we will be limiting the Design Space for Web experience and you will need to download and use Design Space for Desktop to access the full software experience. We recommend downloading and using the Design Space for Desktop application today by navigating to https://design-beta2.cricut.com/#/download.
Will Design Space for Desktop affect the use of the mobile apps?
No. This will not affect the use of Design Space on iOS or Android.
Will my account/sign-in work with Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. The same Cricut ID and password must be used to sign in to all Design Space platforms.
Can I still purchase digital content through Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. Shopping for digital content is absolutely enabled through Design Space for Desktop the same way you would through Design Space in a browser, even while it is in Beta through the holidays. Purchasing through the Design Space for Desktop beta is only available for the US, Canada, and UK regions.
Will there be banners in Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. Design Space Home screen banners and other notifications will appear the same in the Design Space for Desktop beta as they do in a browser.
Can Design Space for Desktop be used internationally?
Yes. Purchasing through the Design Space for Desktop beta, however, is only available for the US, Canada, and UK regions.
Will Design Space for Desktop be translated?
Design Space for Desktop will be available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch. It will only be translated to any of those languages based on your computer's language setting. You will need to change your computer's language setting to change your language in Design Space for Desktop.
Will Design Space for Desktop change how I cut on my machines?
The project making flow is the same. It will just make it faster, more stable, and more direct.
Can I still use more than one tab/window in Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. Design Space for Desktop supports multiple windows but does not have tabs. Your machine can connect to just one window at a time.
Can I still cut with more than one machine with Design Space for Desktop?
Yes. Cutting to more than one machine is possible through multiple windows of the Design Space for Desktop beta; one window per machine.
Can I still use Bluetooth with Design Space for Desktop?
Absolutely. However, for any computer we highly recommend connecting to machines via USB as the connection is faster and more stable.
How do I provide feedback on the Design Space for Desktop Beta application?
You can submit all feedback about your experience with the Design Space for Desktop beta through the Feedback form located at the bottom of the Design Space menu. If you have difficulty finding the Feedback form follow these step-by-step instructions.