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New Adobe Captivate 7 Trial Downloads — Direct Links (w/o Akamai)

Download New Adobe Captivate 7 Free Trial

[UPDATE (August 2018) – These still work to download the old Captivate 7 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2019 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].

Below we’ve got the new Adobe Captivate 7 direct download links (Windows and Mac OS) without the Akamai Download Manager, for instant easy access… You’ll also find a wide range of assets that come with Captivate 7 which can be used to create great looking eLearning content. Whether you’re considering buying a full version or upgrading from the prior release, you can always use these trials to install, run, and activate the software on your system.

Here’s some of what’s new in Captivate 7:

What's New in Adobe Captivate 7 vs. Version 6?

  • Drag-and-drop components & modules
  • HTML5 support for Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
  • Improved Accessibility Support (WCAG2.0 & ADA)
  • Enhanced Smart Learning Interactions library
  • In-course YouTube videos
  • In-course web browsing
  • Enable learners to add & edit notes
  • System audio recording and editing
  • Enhanced quizzing with HTML5
  • Support for Moodle’s GIFT format
  • Integration with Tin Can-compliant LMSs
  • Captivate Multi-SCO App Packager
  • MathMagic Equation Editor built in
  • Improved social media engagement
  • Enhancements to the A3C (Course Companion)
  • Shared Advanced Action templates

See the complete list of all new features or read the product FAQ.

Despite some customer requests, Captivate 7 is not included in Adobe’s Creative Cloud or CC offering, and must be purchased separately.

Install now: Get all new Adobe CC 2018 direct download links and free trials.

Note that Adobe’s eLearning Suite has not been upgraded with Captivate 7, and currently remains at version 6.1.

The direct links below go to the auth­entic and original files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine and will not change. For Windows, each program consists of up to two files, an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work when the .7z file is fully down­loaded and resides in the same location. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program. Languages included are English, French/Français, German/Deutsch, Spanish/Español, Portuguese/Português, Korean and Japanese.

Note: Very Important Instructions

More Direct Download Links
Captivate 2019
CC 2018
Acrobat DC 2019
Lightroom 6/CC
Elements 2019

You need to have a free Adobe account and be logged into it to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that allows you to access the direct download links. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “no permission” message block­ing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully or the links will not work!

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any surfing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself (free).
  4. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the software below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  5. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
  6. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

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Adobe Captivate 7 Direct Download Links

Adobe Captivate comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions…  64-bit offers higher perfor­mance but choose the 32-bit flavor if you’re unsure what your Windows computer is.

Captivate 7 – Windows 32-bit (1.02 GB):   File 1   File 2

Captivate 7 – Windows 64-bit (949 MB):   File 1   File 2

Captivate 7 – Downloadable Assets – Windows (178 MB):   File 1

Captivate 7 – NeoSpeech Text–to-Speech Voices – Windows (1.20 GB):   32-bit or 64-bit

Captivate 7 – Mac (1.50 GB):   File 1

Captivate 7 – Downloadable Assets – Mac (181 MB):   File 1

Captivate 7 – NeoSpeech Text–to-Speech Voices – Mac (1.20 GB):   Voices for Mac

See the complete system requirements for Captivate 7 to make sure your computer is ready before proceeding with installation.

You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Captivate; some users prefer to keep the older, familiar version(s) around as they come up to speed with the new product’s features, and some folks even have five different versions of CP installed all on the same computer.

You can easily convert a free 30-day trial installed on your computer to an unrestricted version by purchasing the software and entering the serial number.

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

Related: Do you believe any of these? The 10 Most Common Myths About Creative Cloud

What’s the Difference Between Adobe Captivate 7 vs. 6?

Did these links work for you? Hope they helped out; please let us know with a comment below…

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  1. Robinson

    Thanks for these! Been looking all over for the Captivate 7 DDL

  2. A Big Thank You, Admin..!! Adobe DMA is really worthless..!! Direct Links = freedom of downloading with favorite DM..!!

  3. demo

    i am a member of adobe…and i am logged into adobe…
    but i can not downlooad captivate…please help me… :(
    i see that message :

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/CPTV/7/win64/Captivate_7_x64_LS21.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.ad861ed4.1398623898.13fb47e1

  4. demo

    okay okay okay… :)
    my problem is solved now… :)

    i have to follow the download instructions first…
    i am sorry for that… :)

    i love prodesigntools (pdt)… :)

    see you… :)

  5. JM

    I have license for adobe captivate 7, however, I can’t download the .dmg file. I always receive this notifications.

    “Unable to locate the server named ‘’ — the server does not have a DNS entry. Perhaps there is a misspelling in the server name, or the server no longer exists. Double-check the name and try again.”

  6. @ProDesignTools

    I’m pretty sure that he/she overwrite they hosts file in order to disable updates.


  7. Sudhir Gupta
  8. angela Goode

    I downloaded file 1 and file 2 and also both zipped folders for voices and assets. However, when I try to install, I get an error message saying “The file archive part of Adobe Captivate7 (32 Bit) is missing. You need all parts in the same folder in order to extract Adobe Captivate7 (32 Bit). Please download all parts.”

    All files are located in the same folder. I also unzipped the two zipped files to the same location.

    What have I done wrong?

    • Hey Angela,

      For the main Captivate program installation, don’t do any unzipping yourself… Just download both files given above (for Windows) into the same directory, and then run or double-click the first file (the .exe).

  9. m s