Confused about Version Numbers

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I currently have Camtasia 3.1.7 for Mac and would like to be able to use the Asset Library. If I upgrade to Camtasia 2019 will I be able to do this? Not sure why the version number is Version 3.X.X  and on Windows it is totally different. 
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Rick Stone

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I'm not sure about the asset library. I wanna guess you could use some or most of it. Because I understand it's largely just visual assets that are totally unrelated to any Camtasia version. Even PC users could likely use them.

But on the versioning, it's a result of the Windows version of Camtasia having been around for a long time. Then TechSmith began creating a Mac version of Camtasia. I suppose the developers have finally reached a point where they are now comfortable with referring to both the PC and Mac versions of Camtasia using the same terminology?

Only TechSmith can say for sure.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Makes sense. I upgraded and the asset library works as expected.
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When we first created the Mac Version of Camtasia we were expecting to make something similar to the Windows version, but that was uniquely Mac in design and feel. Our users told us they wanted them to be more the same and so we've been trying hard to keep them similar and compatible. Part of that process has been renaming things a little (Camtasia for Mac and Camtasia Studio have become TechSmith Camtasia), combining the Windows and Mac licensing and product keys, and also assigning the same version numbers.  There's a little insight into how the sausage is made :)

Anyway, Camtasia for Mac 3 was the last version before it became TechSmith Camtasia 20xx. So, 2018 and then 2019 is the currently released version.

-Glenn

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Appreciate your sharing insights!