As of today, the Silhouette mobile app — Silhouette Go — is available in the Apple and Android apps stores. This is a free app. Just go to the app store for your device type and search Silhouette Go. This is great news, but you need to know the details.
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The Silhouette Go app will NOT — I repeat NOT — replace a computer for the majority of use of a Silhouette machine. The main use (currently) is for cutting a design straight from your mobile device, not for general designing. The Silhouette Studio software is a very powerful one. It’s very unlikely they would ever be able to fit all that on a mobile device. They will continue to add functionality and features, but for right now you will still want a computer for the majority of your Silhouette work. (To learn about the minimum requirements for a computer, see this post).
So why use Silhouette Go?
The idea is that you design on your computer, save the design to your library, open the design from the library on the app, and cut from there. That means your computer and Silhouette machine can be in different locations. For example —
- If you’re a teacher, you can design at home, save the file to your library, and then cut from the app using a machine at your school — without having to hook up a computer to the machine or use Bluetooth.
- This also works well if you have a computer in one room of your house and your machine in a different room.
- Say you sell items at events away from home. You can make your designs at home and save them to your library. Then, you can take only your machine to the event and cut directly from mobile device.
You are able to resize your designs and do other minor adjustments. Read all about the app and what it can and can’t do in this post. The developers are adding features all the time so keep checking frequently to see what’s new.
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