Cricut machines work with PC software - Design Space is the developer’s solution. It allows you to come up with or import ready-to-make projects and gives you access to an image gallery.
Intuitive and user-friendly
Cricut Design Space is fantastic design software for Cricut Maker and Explore Air machines, giving you access to a plethora of patterns.
Design Space is a program you can download on your devices and then create novel designs, import premade ones, or purchase those you like through the software itself.
To use this program, all you need to do is link your cartridges to your PC. Then, an attractive, easy-to-navigate UI will greet you and guide you to your first project.
The creation process is made simple with clearly labeled buttons for importing images, templates, shapes, text, and more. When you're done, export it and cut paper, cotton, vinyl, or anything else in the pattern you planned.
The Community section adds further flavor to the picture by granting you access to community-made projects which you too can execute.
There's massive confusion about the price of this program, and it's thanks to another software, Cricut Access. Cricut Design Space is 100% free with the hardware.
Where can you run this program?
You can use this program on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.
Is there a better alternative?
No, not if you use Cricut hardware. However, if you find it too expensive, try Sure Cuts a Lot, Make the Cut, or Silhouette Studio as more affordable options, or Inkscape for free.
While this program brings about a lot of confusion about its costs, it’s otherwise well-designed, powerful and easy to use.
Should you download it?
Yes, if you can afford it or don't intend to use the materials from Cricut Access.