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Adobe Captivate 9 Direct Download Links: Free Trials with no Akamai

August 20th, 2015 52 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 9 Free Trial Now

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the older Captivate 9 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

Adobe just announced the launch and immediate availability of Captivate 9, a major desktop upgrade to the industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring software. In addition, the company is introducing a brand new LMS (Learning Management System) called Captivate Prime, which runs in the cloud and integrates directly with Captivate 9 and other authoring programs. Finally, there’s a free new mobile app you can use to create e-learning storyboards on-the-go entitled Captivate Draft, currently available for iPad.

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Download New Adobe Captivate 2017 Release: Direct Links & Trials

April 20th, 2017 3 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 2017 Free Trial Now

Adobe just announced the latest versions of its industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring tool, Captivate 2017 (aka Captivate 10), and learning management system (LMS), Captivate Prime. Used in conjunction, as an end-to-end solution, or as standalone offerings, these powerful eLearning products continue to break new ground in learning, development, and training – delivering exceptional learning experiences that are personalized and available on any device.

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How to Solve It When Adobe Programs or Updates Won’t Download

March 20th, 2017 67 comments

The Adobe CC Desktop App Manager: How Does It Work?

We’re on the Adobe Help Forums every day and regularly see users posting queries like “Can’t install Photoshop CC from the Creative Cloud” or “CS6 won’t download,” or “my product updates aren’t working”… It could be for the free trials or for the full paid versions.

Often the issue is related to one or the other download managers (DLM) that Adobe uses to deliver its software install­ers. Over the years and for various tools, they have used the Akamai Download Manager, the Adobe Download Assistant (ADA), the Adobe Application Manager (AAM), and most recently the Creative Cloud’s CC Desktop App.

Adobe employs these helper utilities because their downloads are usually large – multiple gigabytes – and download managers can help correct for unreliable Internet connections, and resume a download after it has been paused or unexpectedly broken.

But it turns out there can be interactions between the DLM and some configuration on the user’s computer, web browser, anti-virus software, Internet connection, or something else which causes it not to work… So the first step is to try something different with those.

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Adobe Captivate 8 Direct Download Links: Free Trials with no Akamai

May 22nd, 2014 30 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 8 Free Trial Now

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the old Captivate 8 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

Adobe just announced the launch and immediate availability of Captivate 8, a major upgrade to their industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring software. With substan­tial updates throughout the product, the company calls this, “the single most significant release of Adobe Captivate in a decade.”

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Download Adobe Captivate 7 Free Trials: Direct Links w/o Akamai

June 3rd, 2013 11 comments

Download New Adobe Captivate 7 Free Trial

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the old Captivate 7 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

In surprise news this morning, Adobe introduced and announced the immediate availability of Captivate 7, a major upgrade to its industry-leading eLearning authoring software for rapidly creating a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mobile Learning content [see full details of the annoucement].

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New Adobe Captivate 6 Trial Downloads — Direct Links (no Akamai)

June 15th, 2012 12 comments

Download New Adobe Captivate 6 Free Trial

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the old Captivate 6 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

In surprise news this morning Adobe introduced and announced the immediate availability of Captivate 6, a significant upgrade to its industry-leading eLearning authoring software for rapidly creating a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mobile Learning content [see full details].

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Adobe Ships New Products: RoboHelp 9, FrameMaker 10, and TCS 3

January 11th, 2011 3 comments

Get Technical Communication Suite (TCS) 3 Now

Following up last summer’s new version of Captivate, this morning Adobe is releasing three new products for technical communicators, instructional designers, documentation creators, help system authors, and eLearning professionals – and they are RoboHelp 9, FrameMaker 10, and Technical Communication Suite 3. The last of these, TCS 3, is a fully-integrated suite that comprises five major Adobe applications – with the other three components being Captivate 5, Photoshop CS5 and the recent Acrobat X Pro.

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Adobe Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2 are Now Shipping

July 5th, 2010 10 comments

Instantly Download Adobe Captivate 5, eLearning Suite 2, or TCS 2.5

[UPDATE (April 2017)These still work to download the old Captivate 5 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

Adobe Captivate 5 has just been released and it’s already been called a “must-have update” by Learning Solutions Magazine… Captivate is Adobe’s industry-leading rapid authoring tool for eLearning solutions, used to create software demonstrations, interactive simulations, branch­ing scenarios, self-running presentations, and randomized quizzes without programming. Perhaps the most notable change with Captivate 5 is Adobe broke from the code history of previous versions to add Mac OS support and in so doing, took the opportunity to completely rearchitect the application from the ground-up – and it clearly shows.

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