The Articulate 360 desktop app makes it easy to install and open desktop-authoring apps, including Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, and Peek.

Learn More About the Authoring Apps

The following desktop-authoring apps are included with your Articulate 360 subscription. Click the product links to learn more about each app.

Storyline 360

Build mobile and online courses with any interaction you can imagine.

Your course will look beautiful and work great on every device with the new responsive player, which includes touchscreen gesture support and mobile-friendly playback controls. The responsive player dynamically adapts to tablets and smartphones, giving learners the best view of your course on every device.

You can even preview how your course will look and behave on different devices in Storyline 360 with new responsive preview features.

Studio 360

Rapidly transform PowerPoint slides into online and mobile courses with the Studio 360 apps, including:

  • Presenter 360 makes it easy to add narration, annotations, characters, and more to existing PowerPoint content.
  • Engage 360 lets you quickly create form-based interactions.
  • Quizmaker 360 is an intuitive tool for creating any type of assessment or quiz.

Studio 360 includes the new responsive player, so your courses look great and work perfectly on every device.

Replay 360

Record and edit personalized training videos with Replay 360.

Walk learners through on-screen content by capturing screen activity and yourself on webcam—at the same time or separately. Fine-tune your screencasts to flip between video clips, or show two at once with picture-in-picture effects. Separate, trim, and delete sections to tell the best story. And add text to the lower third of the screen to emphasize important information.

Publish videos to Articulate 360 to collect feedback from stakeholders with Articulate Review or publish as MP4 videos for your e-learning courses.

Peek

Easily record brief screencasts with Peek.

Peek is always a click away in the Windows system tray. Simply select the app you want to record, then drag the recording frame to customize your view.

Peek automatically uploads videos to Articulate 360 with a unique URL, making them easy to share.

Install Authoring Apps

You can install the current version of any authoring app with a single click, or you can go back to a previous version when there's a design change or new feature that you're not ready to use.

How to Install the Latest Version of an App

Open the Articulate 360 desktop app by clicking the icon in your computer’s system tray (by the clock), then click the Install button for any of the desktop-authoring apps: Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, or Peek. It’s that easy! You’ll see a progress bar for each app while it’s installing, then the Install button will change to an Open button when the installation is complete.

How to Install a Previous Version of an App

There might be times when you need to install a previous version of an authoring app. For example, if there’s a new Storyline feature that you’re not ready to use, you can go back to an older version of the app until you have time to learn more about the new feature. Here’s how.

  1. Open the Articulate 360 desktop app and mouse-over the app you want to change.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow that appears and choose Other Versions.

  3. A list of all the versions released in the past six months will appear. Click Install for the version you want to install. The version list will close and the version you selected will automatically install. (Tip: Click any date or version number in the list to see the change log for that release.)

When you install a previous version of an app, you’ll see an Updates Paused tag in the Articulate 360 desktop app, as shown below. This is a visual reminder that you’re using an older version of that app. Future updates won’t install for paused apps when you click Update All. To update an app that’s paused, click Updates Paused, choose Other Versions from the menu that appears, and click Install for the most recent version of the app.

Launch Authoring Apps

One way to launch your authoring apps is to open the Articulate 360 desktop app by clicking the icon in your computer’s system tray (by the clock) and then click the Open button for the app you want to use. (When you click the Open button for Studio 360, you’ll see a menu where you can choose Presenter 360, Quizmaker 360, or Engage 360.)

Another way to launch your authoring apps is to go to your computer’s Start menu and click the app you want to use.

Peek Tip

Peek is always running in the background, so the fastest way to start a screen recording is to click the Peek icon in your computer’s system tray (by the clock).

Update Authoring Apps

One of the benefits of an Articulate 360 subscription is that you get continuous updates when new features are available. If notifications are enabled in your preferences, you’ll get a Windows notification, like the one shown below, when an update is available.

And even if notifications are disabled, you’ll always see when an update is available as soon as you open the Articulate 360 desktop app. A blue banner with update and snooze options appears across the top of the app. (Click here to learn about snoozing updates.) Simply click the Update All button to update all your apps at the same time.

Or, click Update Available next to any app and choose Install Update to update one app at a time, as shown below.

How to Update Paused Apps

When you install a previous version of an app, you’ll see an Updates Paused tag for that particular app, as shown below. Clicking the blue Update All button won’t update paused apps.

To update an app that’s paused, click Updates Paused, choose Other Versions from the menu that appears, and click Install for the most recent version of the app.

Uninstall Authoring Apps

Uninstalling apps is just as easy as installing them. Mouse-over an app, click the drop-down arrow that appears, and choose the Uninstall option. (Tip: You can also uninstall Articulate apps via the Windows control panel.)