ProvoCraft's Design Studio is soooo slow to load those image libraries. it annoys me. so, i started demoing a couple of different applications like Sure-Cuts-Alot (the misspelling of a lot bugs me, btw. i'm sure my lack of capitalization bugs some people *ah-hem. nancy.*) and the SVG Factory for making some nifty vector graphics. However, Make The Cut was a star player for me. easy-peasy to load true-type fonts onto your machine. non-geeky-people-often-found-at-scrapbook-retreats are able to google for fonts and follow instructions to load them. Make The Cut has great features that function in standard Windows manner like multi-select and right click with group welding and the excellent Shadow feature.
today at school everyone is getting ready for the Elder's Wisdom program and looking for font options. the idea was floated to print outline letters on the printer and hand cut them. pah-shaw. as if! i was excited as ever to again recommend Make The Cut. Then i went to download the application and get a license for the school, when i see "
there is a glimmer of hope for those of use with older versions. On the Make The Cut Downloads page, they offer a phone number regarding upgrading. i haven't called yet. i don't think i'm upgrading since what i have now works great for how i use it. secondly, i do like linking my Cricut cartridges to my Gypsy so that i can still use that investment and leave them at home when i travel to retreats.
if you own another cutting machine; this software is compatible with many. but if you're a Cricut user, you won't have this option with initial purchase with version 4.1.0 released in Jan 2012.
*PS: while filling in the resource links for this post, i just noticed the Cricut Craft Room. i haven't played with this, but it looks promising. read on - it's free (Thank you ProvoCraft; you're finally getting the good-will movement), download-able, and comes with Craft Room Basics set of fonts... i'm downloading as i type this.