[UPDATE (August 2018) – These still work to download the old Captivate 8 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2019 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.”
Below we’ve got the direct download links for Captivate 8 (Windows and Mac OS) without the Akamai Download Manager, for fast and easy access to the new tools… We’ve also included links to the hugely-expanded collection of assets that come with Captivate 8 which can be used to create terrific looking eLearning content. Whether you’re considering buying a full version or upgrading from the prior release, you can use the trials below to install, run, and activate the software on your system.
Here is some of what’s new in Captivate 8:
- All-new intuitive user interface
- Multiscreen responsive eLearning authoring
- Gesture-enabled mobile learning
- Responsive screen capture
- In-product multidevice previews
- Geolocation support for location-aware learning
- Responsive themes with preset tabs
- Native support for HTML5 objects
- Use embedded Adobe Edge animations
- MinMax object sizing
- Scroll for tablets and mobiles
- Smart positioning of objects
- Mac Retina display support
- ELearning made colorful
- Native app publisher
- Device-aware eLearning delivery
- Erase popups even after a video recording
- Localize with interactions in seven languages
- One tool for all your eLearning needs
- Boost productivity with out-of-the-box assets
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Note that Adobe’s eLearning Suite has not been updated with Captivate 8, 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
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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!
- Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any surfing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
- Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links below – this is critical!
- If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself (free).
- 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.
- 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.
- Then follow the product installation instructions here.
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Adobe Captivate 8 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 8 – Downloadable Assets – Windows (1.4 GB): File 1
Captivate 8.0.1 – Mac (2.2 GB): File 1
Captivate 8 – Downloadable Assets – Mac (1.4 GB): File 1
Captivate 8 – NeoSpeech Text–to-Speech Voices – Mac (1.7 GB): Voices for Mac
See the complete system requirements for Captivate 8 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.
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