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Gregory Nicolau

Have just joined Articulate 360 for the 60-day free trial, but already I have felt extremely disappointed that there is no native Mac version for Storyline. In 2020 I would have expected that both PC and Mac versions were available.

Articulate 360 do you discount for Mac users giver there are other expenses to run in virtual world on a Mac?

Alta Zhang

Have been using Parallels with Storyline 360. It's working, but the problem is that it's taking too much space as you could see in this screenshot (nearly half).

I understand this because it is a vm and it will take a lot of space. However, with so many requests, it is probably a good time to develop either a Mac version, or adding more robust features on Rise. As for now, Storyline 360 has a lot of features that Rise just can't provide. Rise could potentially be a very good alternative for Storyline, as long as it can allow users to do more custom designs just like what Storyline does. 


andrew horton

I was actually in disbelief that there wasn't a mac version. I'm running Storyline 360 on a i7/32GB windows machine and it's clunky, slow, saving and rendering out takes forever on larger projects, etc. Meanwhile my 8 year old iMac absolutely smokes on native mac apps. Join the rest of the creative/digital authoring world, Articulate!

Training & Development -  USA | GME | GPE

Now two years later from the original post, is there any discussion or plans to make a Mac OS compatible version of Storyline? Or is using a virtual Windows session still the long term solution?

If there is no plan for MacOS, is there a place to vote on/let Articulate know that this is a desired option outside of this discussion board?

Kayleen Holt

I use Parallels, but it is not at all "really fast and an easy transition" as stated by Ashley in this thread. Before I can work on a Storyline project, I have to save all my files to a USB drive so they're available to me in Windows. I don't have any of my Creative Cloud tools available when I'm working in Windows, so if I need to make a change to a file, then I have to switch back to Mac to work on it there. I can't keep Parallels and Storyline running while also doing tasks on the Mac side of things, because it slows my computer down too much. I have a new iMac--it's not a hardware issue. 

It's also irritating that I have to pay extra (yearly) for Parallels, as well as buying the Windows license. In addition, when I needed to export storyboards to Word (a requirement for a recent project), I had to install a second license of Microsoft Office for my virtual Windows application.

Windows crashes constantly, and as someone else mentioned, there are the frequent, very slow Windows updates. I am beyond frustrated at Articulate's stubborn refusal to hear us Mac users and develop a native app that works well for us.

Gregory Nicolau

Incredibly disappointing - won’t be purchasing Articulate products - requires more effort not less for Mac users.

Articulates refusal to spend the time and money and invest in a Mac version of Storyline simply demonstrates they are a company focused just on $ and less on customer satisfaction. One shouldn’t be sacrificed for the other. Obviously never heard of, nor subscribes to the term ‘win win’.

Really poor form Articulate.


Sarah Riedi-Schellhase

I would just like to reiterate everyone's sentiments on adding a Mac option. I had to recently switch since my PC couldn't handle the graphic workload with videos editing and other Adobe products. I was then shocked to find I couldn't just download articulate on my new computer. Now I'm working with IT to figure out a solution. 

Carolyn Ali

I'm working with a new company that could transition huge swaths of their training material to Storyline... except that the entire company uses Macs. I'll have to bring out my personal Windows PC to build anything... except why would I when no one else in the company could reliably edit the material when I'm done? Not having a Mac solution has caused Articulate enough lost business at this point- when will that change?

Hugh Kremer

As a Mac user and freelance developer/designer, if a Job says Storyline required, I pass it by. No way I'm going to work in Windows. A Windows-only corporation tells me something about that company as well. Not the kind of environment I want to work in. Insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas. No thanks.