Articulate Studio ’09 Released


I’m pleased to announce that the much-anticipated major upgrades to Articulate Presenter, Quizmaker, and Engage are now available. All three products, along with the all-new Articulate Video Encoder, are available as part of Articulate Studio ’09 Pro.

Following our most successful beta program ever — with more than 500 beta testers — we launched Studio ’09 to the rest of the world on Tuesday, September 30, 2008: Articulate Releases New Suite of E-Learning Authoring Tools.

Along with these exciting new releases is an upgraded website and support site, chock-full of comprehensive feature tours (AP09 | QM09 | EN09), product demos (AP09 | QM09 | EN09), and excellent new tutorials:

If you’re not sure where to start, the new product overview demos are a good place. Here’s what we have for Presenter ’09:

View Presenter ’09 Overview Demo

And for Quizmaker ’09:

View Quizmaker ’09 Overview Demo

As you’ll see in the demos, there are so many new and exciting features in all of the products that it’s impossible to outline everything here, but I’ll highlight a few of the features that “simply leave other eLearning development apps I’ve seen in the dust,” as Chris at eQuixotic put it (Articulate Studio ’09 Has Arrived!).

Here are some of my favorite new features in each product:

Presenter ’09

  • Slide preview (1 or many)
  • Slide branching
  • Improved Flash conversion fidelity
  • Single project file
  • On-slide annotations
  • Notes formatting
  • Publish to CD now creates a self-contained EXE
  • Publish to Podcast
  • Lots more!

Quizmaker ’09

  • Rebuilt from the ground up!
  • Two development modes: Form View & Slide View (if you use PowerPoint, you’ll be right at home)
  • Free-form editing, timeline view, customizable themes and more in Slide View
  • Question groups & pooling
  • Built-in audio editor
  • Slide master
  • Lots more!

Engage ’09

  • Branching (link to other parts of your interaction)
  • Community Interactions & Engage SDK
  • Interaction resume
  • Publish to LMS
  • Lots more!

Video Encoder ’09

  • Brand-new product!
  • Convert any video format (QuickTime, Windows Media, etc.) into Flash Video (.FLV)
  • Capture & record video with your webcam, then convert to .FLV
  • No more hassling with 3rd-party products to convert your videos for use in Articulate products
  • Lots more!

So, the #1 question that’s been flooding in practically non-stop since Tuesday night’s release is this: How do I upgrade?

Here’s how to upgrade to Studio ’09:

And, of course, if you’re not quite ready to upgrade, you can still download a free 30-day trial of all the new products today.

As Tony Karrer predicted and I echoed back in Jaunary, it’s time for “Articulate to dominate in 2008.”

Enjoy these amazing new releases!

A big thank you to our beta testers, without whom these releases would not be as solid as they are, and congrats to the entire Articulate team on a successful product launch!

13 responses to “Articulate Studio ’09 Released”


Hey Gabe, thanks for the shout out. 🙂

FYI, the “how to find your old serial numbers” info is incorrect, at least for Presenter (I can’t confirm for QM, as I only have version 2.0). I have Presenter version 5.2.131 Pro, and the serial number is *not* displayed in the About window for the app.


Aside from that little note, great releases! I can’t wait to see how much we can do with these new apps!

Chris @ eQuixotic // Posted at 5:59 pm on October 2nd, 2008

Congrats, Articulate!!! The new versions look fantastic and I can’t wait to start playing with them more. =)

Stella Anderson // Posted at 10:44 am on October 3rd, 2008

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Articulate ‘09 Released (Finally) | Brian Dusablon // Posted at 3:44 pm on October 3rd, 2008

Great job, everyone! I am so happy for you, and I look forward to upgrading and playing arou…. err, WORKING with ’09!


Jenise | // Posted at 12:31 pm on October 6th, 2008

Way to go, Articulate!! The new versions are pretty amazing.

Doug Turner // Posted at 12:19 pm on October 9th, 2008

So cool! I love the new preview feature in Presenter ’09!!

Stacie Johnson // Posted at 12:24 pm on October 9th, 2008

I dig the demos in this post and all the new tutorials that you launched with these versions. The tutorials have already saved me a number of times.

Thanks, Articulate!

Bob Wilcox // Posted at 12:44 pm on October 9th, 2008

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Congrats! That’s great news!

Adam Little // Posted at 12:04 pm on October 28th, 2008

Congrats! That’s great news!

Santhakumar // Posted at 4:27 am on October 16th, 2009

Does anyone still work with version 2.0 or 2.2? My company really needs someone that does and is willing to do a little freelance work. We have a client that uses these versions. Please get in contact with me if you or anyone you know might be willing to work with us.

Mark Rockford // Posted at 4:38 pm on February 8th, 2010

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Quizmaker 2 is Here – Articulate – Word of Mouth Blog // Posted at 12:00 pm on January 5th, 2011

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