[UPDATE (August 2018) – These still work to download the old Captivate 9 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2019 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.
Below we’ve got the direct download links for Captivate 9 (Windows and Mac OS) without using the Akamai Download Manager, for fast and easy access to the new desktop tools… We’ve also included links to the greatly-expanded collection of assets that come with Captivate 9 which can be used to create amazing-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 9:
- New Captivate Draft mobile app
- All-new, intuitive user interface
- Convert to multi-state objects
- Responsive effects and motion paths
- Library of 25,000+ eLearning assets
- enhancements to Responsive projects
- In-product LMS direct preview
- iOS device capture/record
- New SVG graphics support & import
- Publish to Adobe Captivate Prime
- Add knowledge check questions
- Add Quiz review buttons
- Geo-location enhancements
- Improved multidevice previews
- Delay next action
- Continue action optional
See the complete list of all new features or read the product FAQ. And for a high-level view, check out the complete comparison chart of what’s new in Captivate 9 vs. 8 vs. 7.
Despite some customer requests, Captivate 9 is still not included in Adobe’s Creative Cloud (CC) 2017 offering, and needs to be purchased separately.
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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 9 Direct Download Links
Adobe Captivate is now available only as a native 64-bit application to achieve higher performance. UPDATE (June 2016) – Adobe has now added a 32-bit version for the Captivate 9.0.1 release. (If you’re unsure what architecture your Windows computer is, see this page.)
Captivate 9 – Windows 32-bit (1.4 GB): File 1 File 2
Captivate 9 – Windows 64-bit (1.7 GB): File 1 File 2
Captivate 9 – Downloadable Assets – Windows (1.4 GB): File 1
Captivate 9 – NeoSpeech Text–to-Speech Voices – Windows (1.7 GB): File 1
Captivate 9 – Mac (1.7 GB): File 1
Captivate 9 – Downloadable Assets – Mac (1.4 GB): File 1
Captivate 9 – NeoSpeech Text–to-Speech Voices – Mac (1.7 GB): File 1
See the complete system requirements for Captivate 9 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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55 thoughts on “Download New Adobe Captivate 9 Trials: Direct Links w/o Akamai”
Hey TL, not sure if you ever resolved it, but I was able to chat online with Adobe support, and they provided an ftp link for downloading the 32-bit version of the voice files. I’m not sure if we’re allowed to post links here, so just let me know if you want me to email that link to you directly. Otherwise, you can get the link from Adobe directly as well.
Hi Earl, thanks for posting! If it’s something that Adobe Customer Service gave you to help solve a software problem, then sure – it should be OK and fine to post it here for all customers to benefit… Thanks!
Hi Earl, I am also looking for the 32-bit version of the NeoSpeech Voice files for Captivate… Would you be able to share the link?
Here you go, hope it still works:
Thanks very much Earl. Unfortunately it appears that link now requires a user name and password… Did Adobe give you one by chance?
Thanks Earl, would the user name and password be that of the software license user’s?
You could give that a shot… We tried using an Adobe ID and password, but it didn’t seem to work.
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Is the problem resolved?
We’re presuming you’re referring to the 32-bit version of the NeoSpeech Voice files for Captivate 9… Sorry, we haven’t heard anything further about it.
However, there is a 32-bit version of the NeoSpeech Text–to-Speech Voices available for Captivate 2017 (version 10)… Not sure if that will work with Captivate 9 or not? But it seems worth a shot – please check it out and let us know how it goes:
All Adobe Captivate 10 (Version 2017) Direct Download Links
I just downloaded and installed Captivate 9. When I try to buy, Adobe sells me Captivate 2017. I need C9 for some client work. Help! –Leslie
Sorry Leslie, Adobe has discontinued Captivate 9 and upgraded it to Captivate 10… They stopped selling Captivate 9 when that happened earlier this year.
However, the good news is that Captivate 2017 (version 10) can read/open files and projects created by earlier releases of Captivate, including version 9. Although, not the other way around – see:
How to open a Project from Captivate 2017 in Captivate 9?
I know this discussion is old, but the 64-bit, file 1 for Captivate 9 link no longer takes you to the download file. You can’t load captivate 9 unless you download and install file 1 and file 2. Does anyone know of another place to get that first file?
Hey Brandan, please read this important update on the availability of Adobe direct download links, as it impacts older versions of Captivate as well:
Adobe Limits Software Version Downloads, Including Some Direct Links
However, you may still be able to download and install Captivate 9 on Windows using just File 2 together with a utility such as 7-Zip, as File 1 is very small and primarily functions as an extractor.
The macOS version, however, has been pulled completely by Adobe (we cannot explain the inconsistencies in the different file availabilities).
Hi. Thank you very much for the response. I was able to use 7zip to extract the second file and install it.
I will be buying the current version of captivate as soon as my manager approves it. thanks again.
Trying to download File 2 for Captivate 9 and keep getting an Access Denied error.
Is there anywhere else to download the 7z file, as I have already downloaded the .exe file
Hi Ryan, all the links here still work fine (just tested). Please make sure to carefully follow the important download instructions given above (required by Adobe’s servers), before clicking – otherwise the Captivate direct links won’t work and you’ll get that exact message instead.
Was still logged into the adobe website, but I assume that it had timed out or wasn’t being recognised.
Signed out and back in on the adobe website and all fixed.
Great, glad to hear it! Thanks for letting us know you got it downloaded.