“I’m getting more and more requests from clients who want us to literally capture their mobile apps and then create eLearning. In the past, I’ve had to use Reflector because Captivate simply didn’t capture Apple mobile devices. In Adobe Captivate 9, the iOS device capture feature is going to allow us to easily capture mobile content. I’m also very excited about the improvements Adobe Captivate has made to the responsive features! Simply put, I cannot think of another tool that offers this level of responsive output… at any price.”
—Kevin Siegel, President, IconLogic Inc.
"I've been using Captivate since it was called RoboDemo, over 12 years now. With each new version has come some exciting updates and new features. Captivate 9 is no exception. I love the new Captivate Draft app for iPads! It lets me brainstorm and rapidly prototype with my clients and my team and then upload the results to the cloud so I can directly use them in Captivate in Windows or Mac. Whoa! That's a first and a very welcome new feature! Add to that the ability to use vector graphics for the first time, which means wonderfully easy resizable images, and that responsive design projects have become even more powerful. Those new features among several others makes Captivate 9 a real winner!"
—Joe Ganci, President, eLearning Joe
"I’ve been using Captivate since version 1 and I’ve always been impressed by the versatility of this product. As a teacher, I’ve always been able to implement any of my pedagogical ideas with Adobe Captivate. Version 9 is no exception. The new multi-states objects give me the ability to tailor the feedback I give to students as never before, the iOS Device capture opens a whole new world of possibilities and the Captivate Draft iPad app makes me more productive than ever. With Captivate 9 in my toolset, I’m confident that can meet the requirements of the most demanding customers and instructional designers."
—Damien Bruyndonckx, Adobe Education Leader | Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 



"Adobe Captivate 9 is a game changer! Customizing content for specific devices is really simple with the versatile responsive eLearning authoring capability. I can now preview my projects horizontally and vertically, using five breakpoints. My favorite new feature is iOS Device Capture. I don’t have to go outside of Captivate for recording and publishing beautiful mp4s of my phone and tablet screens.”
—Alice Acker, President and CEO, Aptus Learning Design, Inc.
"The Adobe Captivate folks have outdone themselves with Adobe Captivate 9. From enhanced effectsand states, recording new video device demos, new knowledge check questions, additional responsive themes and breakpoints, previewing courses in Scorm Cloud, and publishing to Adobe Captivate Prime. It’s hard for me to contain the excitement of all the amazing new features of Adobe Captivate 9 here. Adobe Captivate 9 is a one-stop-shop for all your eLearning authoring needs."
—Anita Horsley, Founder and President, CALEX Learning Consultants, LLC
"One of the most important steps in my mobile learning development workflow is creating a prototype. Until now, I've used a variety of tools for this part of the process. Adobe Captivate Draft app is an excellent new tool that will allow me to leverage my prototype and save time in development. I can also share projects in real-time with my Creative Cloud account, allowing me to set up a seamless, collaborative review process. I'm so excited to see Adobe making progress in supporting a full mobile workflow!"
 —Sarah Gilbert, President, meLearning Solutions



Since I started using Captivate with version 1, I watched it growing from the best software simulation tool to the most complete and flexible eLearning authoring tool. In version 9 combining the much improved effects work flow -  including curved paths and  the new states with my old favorite (shared actions) are a promise for more engagement for the trainees. Importing SVG's, roundtripping with Adobe Illustrator, completes the circle of using the best software tools for vector images, bitmap images (Adobe Photoshop) and audio files (Adobe Audition) right from within Adobe Captivate. There are other hidden gems such as connecting with Adobe Captivate Draft through the Creative Cloud, and significant responsive project improvements.
 —Lieve Weymeis, Consultant and Trainer, Captivate Blog
"Adobe has done it again. Iteration after iteration, Adobe Captivate continues to widen the gap, leading the way to extend the depth and breadth of what an eLearning authoring tool should be able to do, and Captivate 9 is no exception. Captivate 9 is perfect for creating content for a world with ever-changing devices and screen sizes. It now has 5 preset breakpoints, including responsive portrait and landscape views for both tablets and smartphones and can import SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) directly onto the Captivate stage; each SVG image stays true to form on every device. No more stretched and skewed images on smartphones and tablets! I could go on and on about how much work these two features save me, and how much better looking my end products are. But, there is so much more to experience in Captivate 9!”
 —Coline T Son Lee, Managing Partner & Principal Consultant, Everest CS
"What I love about Captivate 9.0 is the easy "real time" view of the responsive effects.  It's so easy in this version.  I really like the capacity of just selecting the effect under the Timing panel and see how it will look in real time.  I like being able to add multiple items and use one effect.  Probably what I like best, is being able to customize the motion paths in the responsive view.  Depending on your needs, you have complete flexibility with the motion paths.  Very nice!!You don't need to be a programmer to add states to objects.  It's simple to take advantage of the state view using the Object State view (on the left).  We can even "program" what will happen in a visual way using the Object State views as the basis.  What does this mean for us?  Objects can have different states and it's easy to apply these different states.  This helps save time, as you don't need to do any written programming.”
 —Risa Blair, Global Trainer & Manager, HR Anew





Industry Reviews



Learning Solutions Magazine
“Captivate 8 is a huge release. It lets us finally create mobile learning in ways that we could only dream about until now. That alone sets it apart from every other tool. In addition, the new interface and the other added features make for a new and elegant Captivate edition.”
—Joe Ganci 
Dbr Training
“I would like to publicly express my deepest respect to the Captivate team. Captivate 8 is definitely a milestone version for Captivate.The Responsive Projects allows you to optimise your eLearning content for the desktop, the tablet and the smartphone using a simple interface and three breakpoints. Is it worth the jump? Most definitely! Don’t wait any longer and get it right away!”
—Damien Bruyndonckx 
eLearning Brothers
“Adobe has said about this release having “game-changing mobile support” or how it “reimagines responsive eLearning.” We agree, the new features are a game changer for the eLearning Industry. We haven’t seen anything like it.”
—Brother Parker 
Captivate Dev
“Here’s the bottom line.  You’re missing an opportunity for yourself if you don’t try it!  Try it, Buy it, Learn it, be a pioneer and blaze a new trail just as Adobe has done. Not only is the software blazing new trails, their support of the community behind the product is also improving. Adobe is making new efforts to support their community which is a step in the right direction.”
—Jim Leichliter 
CP Guru
Cp Guru
“If you are delivering to a diverse crowd which uses different platforms or you are delivering to mobile there is no doubt at all. To sum up: Yes – Adobe Captivate 8 is definitely worth it regardless of what type of developer you are. You’ll get more bang for your buck if you are publishing to HTML5 but in either case you do get a solid product"
Tec Writer DE
“Das sind die wichtigsten Neuerungen in Adobe Captivate 8. Neue Oberfläche: Captivates Oberfläche wurde radikal überarbeitet und vereinfach. Responsive Projekte: Sie können nun Projekte erstellen, die sich an die Displaygrößen verschiedener Zielsysteme anpassen und diese sofort live in der Vorschau auf dem Endgerät abspielen."
Easel solutions
“Today’s release of Captivate 8 marks another large milestone in eLearning development. Captivate 8 is loaded with new features, but its milestone achievement lies within the responsive design tooling. With this release, eLearning developers now have a streamlined workflow for developing eLearning that can meet the demands of a diverse mobile audience.”
Captivate Crazy
“The best part of Adobe Captivate 8 is that the engineers have made it easy to develop a responsive project without any programming. There are other NEW awesome features to Adobe Captivate 8.”
—Anita Horsley 
elearning brothers
eLearning Brothers
"Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Captivate 8 has made significant upgrades, improvements, and created brand new features never before used in any eLearning authoring tool..”
—Brother Andrew
comm lab
Comm Lab India
“With ever-growing mobile workforces and the evolution of the BYOD strategy, organizations have now realized the need to design and develop eLearning that adjusts itself to the varying screen sizes of different devices. But the authoring tools that publish eLearning to HTML5 are not responsive on mobile devices, they work well on iPads but on mobile devices, the course wont adjust to the varying screen sizes.”
—Md. Sohail 
association of talent development
Association for Talent Development
“Other than the introduction of HTML5 output, responsive design and geolocation are the first truly new features in the big five authoring tools in years. Responsive design and geolocation in Adobe Captivate 8 move the industry forward and take a few steps in helping e-learning authoring tools catch up to the rest of the web world.”
—Diane Elkins 
captivate blog
Captivate on Lilibiri's blog
“If you are a regular visitor of this blog, you'll know that I don't want to talk about features before having been able to explore the final release and that I'm used to offer an article with at least one example movie to demo what I try to explain. You'll see some of the less-talked about new enhancements in Captivate 8.”
—Lieve Weymeis 






elearning magzine 2014
Elearning Magazine 2014
Award: "Best Simulation tool" Category – Best of Elearning! 2014 awards
Codie Awards 2014
Award: "Best Solution for Special Needs Students" Category – Award of Excellence
BSOCO Awards 2013
Award: "eLearning / Rapid Learning Category - Gold
Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards 2012
Award: "Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology" – Gold
Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards 2012
Award: "Best Advance in Technology for Testing or Learning Evaluation" - Silver
Elearning Magazine 2010
Award: "Best Rapid Development Tool." Category – Award of Excellence
Elearning Magazine 2010
Award: "Best Simulation Development Tool." – Category Winner
Elearning Magazine 2010
Award: "Best eLearning Development Tool." Category – Award of Excellence
Brandon Hall Research Award
Best Advance in Learning Content Management Technology – Gold Category Winner
Training Media Review
Award: Product of the Year
Award: Winner, Best Corporate Learning Solution May 07, 2009 
Learn X Asia Pacific
Award: Winner, Best Simulation Solution 2008