I just want to briefly mention one thing today: The Provo Craft DesignStudio for the Cricut.
I want this to be a great thing, and on the surface, it sounds like one. Unfortunately, as I read further into the description and FAQ, I just got upset.
The Cricut has been around for at least a year and a half or so (if not longer- I tried in vain to find the original release date and was unsuccessful). The whole time Provo Craft has been assuring the owners of said machines that eventually, at some point, the USB port would become functional for updates and other software. We all awaited the software release impatiently, because we had high hopes for what it would allow us to do.
Well, as you can tell from the link above, that day has come. Unfortunately for me, this lovely new software that I would actually love to try my hand at, is not compatible with Macs. The FAQ says something along the lines of "It's not compatible, but several people have asked for that, so we'll pass your enthusiasm along."
What crap. Listen, as a Mac person, I am aware that the majority of homes have a PC in them. That's fine, I was a PC user myself for a while. I switched to my Mac because my husband and I love it and it's much more functional for what we do (he: music and garage band; me: photo editing and design; both: dvd creation). If you ask around to Graphic Designers or Film Editors, or Musicians a lot of times the Mac is the more popular option. It seems to me that Provo Craft missed the boat on this one.
Ever since I got my Cricut, I joined in on the messageboard requesting that they make software that work on both PCs ad Macs. So they can't say this is a new request.
I won't stop using my Cricut or buying cartridges, because I love it and I love the ways I can use it in my crafts- but I am very disappointed.