I actually prefer Cricut Craft Room over the Gypsy. I can see everything much better. The Gypsy is just too small for my old eyes. I can quickly do an image search, then color my layers, save my files then plug in my machine and cut.
If for some reason I don't use CCR then I still prefer the handbook and cartridge stand alone method. Gypsy is my last choice, but again that's only because of the size of the screen.
I'd love to see PC come out with a new Gypsy that has a bigger screen, color capability and wifi connectivity.
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