Some of you may have used the web version of Cricut Design Space and have been perfectly happy with it. Others of you may have experienced the frustration of a plug-in update at the most inconvenient time, a crappy internet connection or have wanted to create without needing wi-fi. The main Cricut Space Design Desktop benefits are two-fold. First, having it downloaded on your computer means it will be much more stable and it will be faster communicating with the machines during cutting. You won’t have to do plug-in updates anymore because the app on the computer will update itself. The other huge benefit is that you can finally design and cut offline. It is important to note that whether you want to use Design Space offline or not, you will need to download the desktop version. Soon, if you go to the web address Cricut.com/setup that we have been using, you will be prompted to download the desktop app and the web-based version will be gone.