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Silhouette Studio Mobile App: What Can I Actually Do With It?

Silhouette Studio, Silhouette Studio mobileSo you've successfully downloaded and installed the Silhouette Studio Mobile App along with Silhouette Link on your computer. (No? Read this step by step tutorial on setting up Silhouette Studio Mobile App and Silhouette Link). You're up and running, but now you're wondering, "What can I actually do with the Silhouette Studio Mobile App?"

While the Silhouette Studio app is no longer considered beta, it's still relatively limited in its functions, especially compared to what Silhouette users are used to.  It's definitely nothing in comparison to the powerful desktop version of the Silhouette Studio editing software.

In it's current version, here is a list of functions you can do in the Silhouette Studio Mobile App:
  • Open some recently downloaded designs from the Silhouette Design Store
  • Group and Ungroup
  • Duplicate a Shape
  • Change the Line Color of a Shape
  • Flip a Shape Vertically or Horizontally
  • Rotate a Shape by 90 degree increments
  • Scale a Shape (adjust the size of the shape, no exact dimensions are given)
  • Open various default shapes eg, square, circle, star, heart, smiley face, banners
  • Draw a line, draw a free hand shape 
  • Delete a Shape
  • Undo
  • Type and size text (one font only)
  • Add grid lines to the work area
  • Snap to Grid 
  • Save designs you've created in Silhouette Studio Mobile to "User Designs" folder
  • Change the Page Size
  • Change the Material Size
  • Select the Material Type
  • Send Design to cut or sketch
If I'm honest, in its current state, I don't see myself really using Silhouette Studio Mobile App much.  The combination of the limited editing capabilities, the fact that my computer still needs to be connected to my CAMEO by USB, and the need to still be standing at my CAMEO to actually cut anything (the machine needs a human to load it), I don't see any real reason I would design or send to cut from the mobile app over Silhouette Studio. That being said - I have heard from many of readers that they like the idea of editing and designing on their mobile devices...perhaps while waiting in the doctor's office or to show a customer a mock up.

Do you plan to use the Silhouette Studio Mobile App? If so, how and when?  What features do you hope are added to future versions?  Leave a comment below.

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