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Team projects are now available in Axure RP 9 Beta! Check out the steps below to get started. If your team currently hosts team projects on an SVN server, you can follow the project upgrade steps above to move your projects to Axure Cloud.

Prototypes are handy as internal deliverables that communicate your ideas visually and interactively. But if that’s all you’re using them for, you’re missing out on the benefits they can offer in the form of user feedback. Conducting user testing with your prototypes is valuable because you can’t be sure you have a winning design until you have real data to back it up.

Our goal for Axure RP 9 was to modernize Axure RP’s workflows, capabilities, and interface. Nearly every area of the tool has been touched to make prototyping in Axure RP more efficient and intuitive. With that same goal in mind, we've also made some big changes to Axure Share.

Thanks to customer feedback, we've improved on inline editing, interaction building, and more since the initial RP 9 Beta release. Today, we're introducing one of the most requested enhancements: a dark UI mode to complement dark mode on the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.

The Axure RP 9 Beta is now available to all existing customers! If you've got version 8 activated on your computer, the version 9 beta should just work; if not, you may need to enter your license. To get started, head over to the Axure RP 9 Beta page.

One of our main goals for Axure RP 9 was to make interactions simpler, speedier, and more approachable for both new and experienced users. After a lot of internal testing and tons of feedback from beta testers, we think we've achieved that goal with the new interactions workflow.

During the development of version 9, we set a goal to extend notes' utility in the prototype to allow for the presentation of a complete functional specification via the prototype player. To accomplish this, we made adding notes in Axure RP much more flexible and intuitive. We also made them more consumable (and attractive!) in the player.

One of our major goals during the version 9 development cycle was to make Axure RP faster. Our pursuit of this goal led us to a number of significant performance improvements and UI optimizations, and it also gave us single-key shortcuts. 

During the development of Axure RP 9, we reexamined the tool's workflows for mobile design and presentation and found a number of opportunities for improvement. We think the new mobile prototyping experience is a big step forward.