Pixate Studio launches today!

8 years ago from , Head of Product at Pixate

Hey DN, we're excited to announce that today we launched Pixate Studio officially. Studio is everything you love about Pixate, running completely standalone on your desktop. Not only does this let you work completely offline and with extra security for those top-secret projects, but you can also run the iOS XCode simulator with the click of a button. This means you can now run your prototypes all on your desktop, without needing a device (but they're still 100% native!).

You can also now export prototypes from Pixate and run them directly in Studio (import from Studio is coming soon).

More here: http://blog.pixate.com/post/113442228078/hello-studio

To celebrate this launch, we're running a limited-time promotion: if you already have a free account, you can get Pixate Premium (which includes Studio) for $149 for a whole year! If you're signed into your account, go here to jump on the deal: https://app.pixate.com/account/billing/plan/studiopromo

If you don't already have a free account, you can always sign up here: https://app.pixate.com/signup

Thanks for all your support, we can't wait to show you guys what's next!


  • Matt WalkerMatt Walker, 8 years ago

    For a second I thought I'd be able to pay a one time price to use a desktop application.

    9 points
    • Paul ColtonPaul Colton, 8 years ago

      It's a yearly price, with unlimited major upgrades during that year, plus you get full use of the online version if needed.

      0 points
      • Matthew R. MillerMatthew R. Miller, 8 years ago

        I'd gladly pay a one-time fee of $150 for a native version of Pixate, but yearly? That's bit much, if you ask me.

        I was a heavy Pixate user and was waiting for a standalone app, but $12.50 a month, indefinitely, just for a native app and a simulator? I'm disliking this trend of native apps becoming a feature instead of the standard (looking at you, Slack).

        8 points
        • Paul ColtonPaul Colton, 8 years ago

          We're on it. ;-)

          5 points
        • louie solomonlouie solomon, 8 years ago

          Agreed. I'm much less likely to use a product if there is a subscription service involved, even if I end up paying the same amount for version upgrades.

          The main issue I have with this kind of service is that I am unable to use what I have created when I stop paying.

          I've payed about $150 for Sketch 2 and 3 over the course of 2 years, and have no problem doing so knowing that all of the work I've created will still be useable and editable by me, even if I decide not to upgrade in the future.

          I think Pixate has a ton of potential to be the go-to prototyping tool for designers, as it requires next to no programming knowledge, yet is still incredibly powerful. I just wish it wasn't a subscription service.

          6 points
  • Dan CortesDan Cortes, 8 years ago

    Yo, dudes. Plenty of tools out there. I really dig what you're doing, but the subscription model is a big turn-off. I want to buy a product, not a license to use the product.

    8 points
  • Ryan -Ryan -, 8 years ago

    Minus being able to work offline, how does this differ from your online/web app?

    2 points
    • Andrew Holt, 8 years ago

      Studio also adds Simulator support (Android emulator coming soon), so you can run the native prototypes directly on your desktop without needing a device.

      In addition, one of the main goals behind Studio was to give folks an option to use Pixate without anything ever being stored online (actually working completely standalone vs. just being an offline mode for a connected app). This is a requirement for a few public companies that use Pixate, and sometimes comes up as a preference for top-secret projects.

      1 point
  • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 8 years ago

    OS X WebView with local storage? Still a webapp.

    2 points
  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, 8 years ago

    You might want to remove Teehan+Lax from your list of teams you're working with :)

    2 points