4.3.0

iOS & macOS

September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021

Version 4.3

Hey there Vectornators!

In this update, we have made the following improvements to the app:

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iPadOS 15 | New draggable Safari Window overlay.
On macOS, revamped Inspector with newest collapsible sections.
iOS 15 | New iPhone draggable Sheet for Quick Settings and Export.

New Features

  • iOS 15

Quick Settings and Exports on iPhone are now displayed as a draggable sheet.
Web pages in modal windows can now be dragged to be used in Split View.
The Resizing handles have been updated with a new design.

  • Added an XL Widget to the Home Screen of your iPad.

Improvements

It now shows collapsible sections. The Stroke, Fill, and Shadow sections can now be collapsed and toggled individually.
Selecting an End and Start arrow has been changed to use pop-up buttons.
The Rotation Control can now be modified via a text field and vibrates when hitting vertical or horizontal orientations.

  • When saving a document, an activity indicator is now shown next to the saving title.
  • The Status Bar is now visible while editing documents.
  • The look of the Library Popover Tabs has been improved.
  • Smoother animation while opening and closing a document.
  • The design of steppers has been updated.

Fixes

We fixed a bug where the interaction area in the Action Bar was too small.

We improved the display of disabled Sliders in the Inspector on iOS.

4.2.5

iOS & macOS

September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

Version 4.2.5

Hey there Vectornators! In this update, we've made the following changes to the app:


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New Features

Improvements

  • Localizations

Added localization to the dimensions options.

Fixes

Fixed a bug which caused corner radius for single nodes not to be applied.
Fixed a rendering bug that occurred when changing the corner radius.
Fixed a bug which caused shapes to break apart when applying corner radius.
Fixed a bug which caused the app to crash when applying corner radius.

Fixed a bug which caused the resizing of an Artboard to not be able to be undone.
Fixed a bug which caused the app to export the document with the Artboard name.
Fixed a bug which caused the app to not undo and redo actions on documents with multiple Artboards.
Fixed a bug which caused the Artboard size to not be correctly updated when using the resizing handles.

Fixed a bug which caused properties to not be applied in multi selections.
Fixed a bug which caused duplicated objects to appear on the canvas with a delay.
Fixed a bug which caused the app in some circumstances to always resize elements with aspect ratio locked.
Fixed a bug which caused the app to register several actions when rotating objects.
Fixed a bug which caused the selection box to start from the center of the element.

Fixed a rendering issue for imported .SVG files.
Fixed a bug which caused the app to display an error message when exporting files with images to AI.

  • UI issues

Fixed a rendering bug which caused text elements that are aligned to the right to be partially clipped.
Fixed a bug which caused the values of the rulers to not be displayed correctly on US Letter size documents.
Fixed a bug which caused the color of Node type icons to be displayed incorrectly.
Fixed a bug which caused Node types to not be correctly applied.
Fixed a bug which caused labels to overlap toggle switches.
Fixed a bug which caused the quick actions to not be displayed after switching tools.

  • Other Fixes:

Fixed a bug which caused the copy and paste style buttons to be overlapped.
Fixed a bug which caused text elements with a blur effect applied to not be editable.
Fixed a bug which caused the snapping to not work correctly when certain snapping option combinations were enabled simultaneously.

  • Crashes

Fixed a bug which caused the app to crash when outlining elements.

4.2.4

iOS & macOS

September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

Version 4.2.4

Hey there Vectornators! This quick update includes bug fixes for some important issues reported by the community.

We are working hard to improve the experience and polish Vectornator, a lot more of bugs fixes are coming soon!

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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug which caused the app to not identify some installed fonts.
  • Fixed a bug which caused shapes to automatically snap even when the snap options where disabled.
  • Fixes a bug which caused the secondary gesture to not work while using the pen tool.

4.2.2

iOS & macOS

August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021

Version 4.2.2

This update includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

We constantly want to improve the quality of our software. Feel free to ask questions, give feedback & share your ideas. We’re always happy to connect with members of our community. Contact us directly in Vectornator or via email. If you enjoy using Vectornator, please rate the app and share your review. Thank you for being part of our community!

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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

4.2.0

iOS & macOS

July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021

Version 4.2

Hey there Vectornators!

In this update, we have made the following improvements to the app:

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New Color-coded Bezier Nodes
New ways to create documents on Mac using Preset Templates
New Import Tab on iOS and macOS

New Features

  • New ways to create documents:

We completely redesigned the way you create new documents in Vectornator. Our new Template Picker gives you a better understanding of the dimensions of your file by showing the aspect ratio directly on the thumbnail of a template. It is now also easier to edit a template by tapping the three dots in the lower right hand corner (iOS & iPadOS) or by clicking the Show Details button (macOS).
In addition to that, you can now create your own custom document templates. Furthermore we also updated the set of device and social media templates.
Last but not least, tapping the New Document button in the gallery now shows your last 5 most recently used templates (iOS & iPadOS).

  • New Tool Behaviors and Context-Aware Options

Vectornator now features Content Aware Options based on whether you use the Pen or the Node Tool, that also allow you open and close paths. You can also finish a path while in the pen tool to draw another separate path without having to switch tools.
Alternatively, you can use a new gesture to easily end your path: Simply double-tap or double-click around the end node of your current path to finish it, or press the escape key on your keyboard. Also, when you have an open path selected and you switch from any other tool to the Pen tool, you can now continue drawing without first having to select the end node.

  • New Homescreen Sidebar

On iOS & iPadOS, our new Sidebar makes it easier to switch between your Gallery, the News section, and your Vectornator Settings. And if you want to focus more on your documents, you can simply collapse the sidebar so that your artworks have even more space to breathe.

  • New Tools menu

On macOS, we added an easy way to see all key commands for the individual tools. This also gives you the ability to customize your keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences.

  • Focus mode

On macOS, we make it easier to show off your artworks by adding the option to hide interface elements via the “View” menu. You can separately hide Layers ⌥⌘1 or the Inspector ⌥⌘1, or all interface elements at once (keyboard shortcut ⌘ + .) When hiding all interface elements, the Toolbar also disappears, plus the app remembers which parts of the interface were visible before entering focus mode and restores only these when you unhide again.

Improvements

  • Easier File Import

Explore our new file Import Area that makes it easier to understand which types of files you can import into Vectornator. Just tap on one of the options or drag and drop your documents onto the highlighted area.

  • Redesigned Selection Handles and Bézier Nodes

We rethought the way Selection Handles should work. They are now blue (on iOS & iPadOS), adapt the accent color settings (on macOS) and have more contrast against different backgrounds, plus the Selection Outline is much thinner now to not cover your stroke. When editing Bézier Nodes, you will now notice that the start node of a path bears a green color and the end node is colored red, while all the other nodes in between remain blue. This new color coding makes it way easier to understand how a path is set up and where a path opens and closes.

  • Redesigned Widget Area

On iPadOS & iOS, the Widget Area has been reshaped to a much more beautiful button layout, where the undo and redo buttons now always remain visible. We also added a menu for the scale/rotation widget

  • Reworked Library & Inspector sidebar

On macOS, the Library is now shown in a popover instead of a separate tab. Click the + icon in the top right corner to access the new library.

  • New Inspector sidebar

On macOS, the Inspector now has a proper sidebar and better integrates into the system. It no longer floats above the canvas anymore and holds all the options to arrange, group and reposition your elements at the top for easier access. Because of this change, “Zoom to fit" now properly centers your artwork on the canvas.

Fixes

We fixed an issue that caused the app to crash on iOS 15 Beta whenever a document was opened.

We also fixed an issue where creating new artboards with a trackpad or mouse attached to the iPad could cause the app to crash.

4.1.6

iOS & macOS

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Version 4.1.6

This update brings another round of performance improvements and a bunch of bug fixes.

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New Features

Improvements

  • Backup files are now saved as Vectornator files instead of PDF files.
  • Grid settings are saved now.
  • (iPhone only) Swiping up doesn't trigger actions in Vectornator anymore.

Fixes

  • Vectornator doesn't override User's default settings when opening files anymore.

For example, if your .sketch files are set to be opened with Sketch by default, Vectornator will not override this setting when you install the app.

  • The Paste button now always appears without needing to reopen the document.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the app behave as if the shift key being pressed all the time.
  • Corner radius for the Star shape is fixed now.
  • Apple pencil double tap option is working again.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when renaming Artboards.

4.1.4

iOS & macOS

June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

Version 4.1.4

This update brings another round of performance improvements and introduces a new Onboarding experience to Vectornator on iPad.

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New Help Menu on iPad
In-App Integrations as Unsplash and Sf-Symbols explained in the Quick Tour.

New Features

  • (iOS only) Quick Tour:

A brand-new onboarding experience for all new users.
Always accessible from the newest Help Menu.

The ? button is now enriched by a full dropdown menu which gives you access to important learning resources.

Improvements

Fixes

  • SF Symbols drag and drop issue is now fixed.

4.1.1

iOS & macOS

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

Version 4.1.1

This update brings another round of performance improvements and a bunch of bug fixes.

Vectornator should now feel a lot sharper and cleaner, especially in more complex workflows. We also added a lot of upgrades to our macOS experience.

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New Features

  • (iOS only) Quick Actions:

Added Mask and Unmask
Change the corner radius
When Quick Actions is too wide to fit the screen, it will display arrow buttons to scroll to the hidden actions.

  • Inserting elements on top of the selection:

In Settings, you can now decide whether newly drawn elements should be added on top of the currently selected elements or on top of the layer.

Improvements

  • Snap to Smart Guides and Snap to Grid are now mutually exclusive.

Fixes

  • Fixed the problems that caused Vectornator to freeze periodically caused by our auto-save logic when saving a document.
  • You can no longer change artboards when exporting a single layer.
  • Using the Zoom tool with the Apple Pencil now works correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where the color picker would produce lots of undo steps.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when copying the style of a path drawn with the Pencil-tool and pasting it to another element.
  • Fixed a problem with guide rendering.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the dimensions text to stay on screen after deselecting all objects.
  • Fixed a problem that caused not all style properties to be pasted properly.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when using the Brush tool.
  • Partially fixed an issue that prevented entering the font size via the keypad.

During text editing, it’s still not possible to do that, but at least it’s fixed while not editing.

  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when using the Pen tool.
  • Added several missing translations.

4.1.0

iOS & macOS

April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

Version 4.1.0

In this update, we have made major improvements to the way documents operate under the hood. Vectornator will now run much more smoothly, especially on older devices.

⚠️ IMPORTANT!

Documents you open and create in Vectornator 4.1 will not be compatible with earlier versions of Vectornator. Make sure to update to the latest version on all your devices (and encourage other people you work with to do the same).

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New Features

  • A new type of file format

Improvements

  • Faster Loading & Saving

Vectornator files will now open 75% faster on average. We've also improved the speed of saving a file by 19% faster on average.

  • Smaller File Size

Your Vectornator documents now take up less space on your device, allowing you to create more documents than ever before.

  • Lower Memory Footprint

Vectornator's memory performance when opening files has been reduced by 80% on average, and by 27% on average when saving files.

Fixes

  • Undo History fixes.
  • Preview Window UI fixes.
  • Ruler settings are now supported.

4.0.3

iOS & macOS

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

Version 4.0.3

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Improved Quick Settings

New Features

  • Quick Actions:

You can now change the number of sides for polygons in Quick Actions.
You can now change the number of points for stars in Quick Actions.
The Delete action is now available.

  • Quick Settings:

Artboards, Grids, and Snapping have all been added to the list.

Improvements

  • Brushes:

The Brush Editor is now more responsive on macOS.

  • Grid color contrast increased.
  • Export all the artboards to PDF again.

Fixes

  • Undo Manager: Several rendering bugs have been fixed when performing Undo / Redo.
  • Copy Style is no longer available for groups.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the Stroke Width Quick action to be missing in some situations.
  • A bug has been fixed which caused divide to not work properly when shapes were completely enclosed in other shapes
  • Text on Path now updates correctly when changing the font type and text size
  • The text can be selected and updated after Cutting now (I’m not sure what was fixed here)

4.0

iOS & macOS

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Version 4.0

Vectornator 4.0 introduces more than 75 new features, options, and bug fixes, including Quick Actions, SF Symbols, Emojis, updated settings, and a full MacOS UI redesign.

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Quick Action Menus
Frosted Glass UI
Quick Settings

New Features

  • (iOS only) Quick Actions: give you instant access to options directly on canvas.

They are context-sensitive: you’ll get different options depending on what type of object you have selected.
Quick Sliders: for adjustable values like Opacity and Stroke Width, you can tap and drag to change the value in real time with a sliding gesture.
This feature is available on iPad and iOS. You can disable Quick Actions in Settings.

  • Home Screen

All-new user interface is 4.8x times more beautiful. 
Brand new News section on Mac.
Larger document thumbnails.

  • Settings

Grid Settings have moved and can now be customized for each artboard. (Mac+iOS)
Grid settings are now available directly in the inspector when you select an artboard. (Tap on the artboard title to select!) 
All new user interface with a new settings structure across new tabs that helps separate between global and document-specific settings! (iOS)
New preferences window (macOS)
New Mac setting shortcuts (macOS)

Customization: Customize your quick setting toggles in Canvas Settings as Rulers, Guides, Grid, Isolate Active Layer, Outline Mode, Canvas Rotation, Draw with pencil and more.
On macOS, we added the same quick setting toggles to your toolbar! Shortcuts can be added by right click → Customize Toolbar.

You now have access to Apple's SF Symbols library to use freely in your projects (over 2.4K icons). You can add SF Symbols from the Library tab (+) in the top left corner.
SF Symbols are text objects, which means that they support all font weights: To change, use the font weight selector in the Inspector!
SF Symbols are text characters, meaning you can vectorize them with the "outline text" feature.

Text objects now support emojis (Note: Emojis can't be traced into Vectors!)
Multi-color fonts are now supported.
You can now set font sizes up to 1000. 

Improvements

  • UI Improvements:

All new Frosted Glass UI style with blurred backgrounds to give you a more immersive experience.
Native navigation bars are used in the inspector now for a much better look and feel.

  • Mac Improvements

New Mac idiom has been adopted: This enables us to have native controls, such as buttons, sliders, pop-up buttons, the new sidebar and other things such as a much, much better UI performance and a much improved UI scale.
The inspector has a much improved layout.
Layers are shown in the new sleek sidebar.
Sliders now have a native Mac appearance.
Text fields in sliders have a new stepper for precise value changes. You can step more precisely with Option + Up or Down arrow or step faster with Shift + Up or Down arrow.
The color picker and brush editor are now displayed as a pop-out window, giving them a much better look and feel.
New options have been added to the menu bar, such as various settings, but also the "Move..." operation in the file menu.
The “Print” option has been added to the menu bar.

Fixes

  • (macOS only)
    When opening a document, the window does not twitch anymore.
    The window toolbar can now be customized with a lot more actions.

X5.16

iOS & macOS

March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

Version 3.5.16

⚠️ Important information for all our macOS users.

We highly encourage you to update to macOS Big Sur to experience the upcoming Vectornator 4.0 Update and later releases for the Mac.

This means that our next major update needs macOS 11 Big Sur and later to run on your Mac devices because it uses proprietary technology that is only available starting with macOS Big Sur.

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New Features

  • Copy Style tool:

Added functionality on macOS.
Added new localizations.

  • Eyedropper is now taking the pixel color.
  • Added Duplicate and copy paste for artboards.

Improvements

  • Improved multitouch logic for the Pen Tool.
  • Improved performance for the copy-paste.
  • Improved Figma files parsing using the new rsxml library.

Fixes

  • Settings:

Bluetooth permissions are now requested only when necessary
Fixed snap to grid.
The UI will update correctly on canvas units change.
Updated grid spacing value on Mac.

  • Undo Manager and Time-lapse:

Restored objects selection on Undo/Redo.
Undo/Redo with multitouch are no longer producing nodes.

Fixed a crash on document open when dropping from Iconator.

  • Fixed import of CSS colors.
  • Updated fix to not resize the artboard if svg has been pasted in on top of another document.

X5.14

iOS & macOS

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Version 3.5.14

The Achievements feature no longer exists in Vectornator.

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New Features

Improvements

Improved handling for Pen tool
Cache improvements

  • Editor

Dimensions label display improvements
Limited the dash number
Corner radius update improvements

  • Document

Optimized significantly the RAM usage when saving files on iOS

Fixes

  • Time-lapse and Undo Manager

Fixed crashes
Ungroup fixed
Fixed elements assignment on Separate

  • Editor

Pen path is now becomes visible immediately. Handle selected node properly.
Multiple fixes for text selection box.

  • Save Pop-up

Fixed the popup for autosaved sandbox files

X5.9

iOS & macOS

January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021

Version 3.5.9

This update brings another round of performance improvements and a backpack full of bug fixes.

Vectornator should now feel a lot sharper and cleaner, especially in more complex workflows. We also added a lot of upgrades to our macOS experience.

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Duplicate Artboards with a tap.

Improvements

  • Brushes Preview now visible in light mode.
  • Time-lapse and Undo Manager
  • Closing documents is now much faster.
  • macOS:

Added “Open…” option to the File menu, making it easier to access all of your projects.

The Save option is now disabled when there is nothing to save.

Added a Quick Look preview, and improved the UI on the Export screen.

Fixes

X5

iOS & macOS

October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Version 3.5.0

With X5 we decided to focus entirely on improving and polishing finer details, we know that it that takes time, reason why we will do it in small steps over the course of the next months.
X5 (3.5.0) marks a new beginning for us and we’re glad to bring more than 50+ fixes and improvements to Vectornator.

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New Features

  • The newest native Fonts Picker is now available.

Also, recently picked fonts appear at the top of the Fonts Library List.

  • Preset changes made in the Brush Editor are now saved.
  • iOS14 Widget now supports Dark and Light Themes.

Improvements

  • Paths:

• Dragging paths around is up to 4x faster.
• Marquee selecting paths is up to 10x faster.

  • Fixed several memory leaks that caused a lot of crashes during long design workflows.
  • Document file size after changing corner radius is 99% smaller.
  • Time lapse export is more reliable.
  • Tweaked Onboarding experience.
  • Removed Newsletter Signup screen on Vectornator Pro for Mac.
  • Undo History works for artboards.
  • Show HEX field for disabled colors.
  • Changing corner radius no longer brings shape to front.

Fixes

Version X4.5

iOS & macOS

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Version 3.4.5

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New Features

Adds title for artboard created via templates
Adds orientation option for artboards templates

Simple progress indicator while saving documents on iOS
Adds the dimensions on/off switch to Settings

Added simple sprint animation when showing Help window
Changed the title of the Help button

Adds a hard 10,000 actions upper limit to prevent undo storage overflow issues

  • macOS App (Vectornator Pro)

Shows a new document window when opening files from Finder

Improvements

  • iOS 14

Fixed disappearing fonts bug
Fixed font align buttons
Fixed Achievements layout issue
Fixed Blend Modes & red squares bugs

  • Editor

Many localization fixes (eg, Artboard Size, Settings, etc)

  • Long Press for Help

Fixed bug that prevented Chinese translations from being properly displayed
Now using simplified punctuation rules for the Tooltip windows (on macOS)
Localization updates for French & Korean languages
Updated a few Learn More URLs

  • Time-lapse

Hides FPS counter when saving time-lapse video (on macOS)

Fixes

Version X4.3

September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020

Version 3.4.3

We constantly want to improve the quality of our app and put all our effort into fixing the annoying bugs that you discover.

Vectornator 3.4.3 patch is out now!

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New Features

Improvements

• Correctly update guide handles on rendering
• Fixes shadow angle control background
• Fixes minor brush tool bug
• UX tweaks for Unsplash integration
• Mac: Remove annoying New Document alert

• All documents are now respecting min/max resolution
• Lower minimum resolution for iOS
• Save button now restarts rendering if it was previously cancelled

• Help information on more buttons
• Added missing translations

• Resizing artboards now only changes artboard dimensions
• Allows the artboards overlapping while resizing

• Resets saved undo history if corrupted
• Fixes guides moving leading to guide deletion
• Fixes bug regarding selection state after undo/redo

• Removes annoying “No document could be created” popup.

Fixes

Version X4.2

iOS & macOS

September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

Version 3.4.2

Check out what’s new here:

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New Features

  • Long press for help

Added animation to the Help View.

Improvements

  • Artboards

Fixed crash after deleting all artboards

Allowed the selected artboard overlap others while moving

Applied anti-collision on release action

  • Figma

Fixed updating UI outside main thread
Fixed crashes

  • Brushes

Fixed a crash

  • Time-lapse/ Undo Manager

Removed rendered video on exit
Added backwards compatibility for copied elements handling fix
Fixed undo actions for moving guides
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mproved broken files check
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mproved logic for copied elements insert
***Includes a fix regarding document closure!

  • Editor

Fixed duplicate transform (ie, alt issue)
Added localizations for dimensions
Added option to disable dimensions

Fixed all aspect ratio issues
Fixed bug with highlight layer


Fixed Apple TV issue.

Fixes

Version X4.1

iOS & macOS

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

Version 3.4.1

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New Features

Added custom background blur effect with animation.
Added different texts for Selection and Direct Selection tools

Deletes empty artboard when importing a new Figma document

  • Vectornator Pro for Mac

Enables small font for toolbar items by default.

Improvements

Added custom background blur effect with animation
Added different texts for Selection and Direct Selection tools

Minor fixes for Time-lapse export screen
Fixes for crash when locking removed element

  • Editor

Fixed opening a new document after opening a previous one
Fixed opening file with drag and drop or tapping directly from our iOS folder
Onboarding needs to be done before opening any file
Validate dimension limits inside the Artboard class
Update dimensions fields when active artboard changes
Fixed eyedropper icon bug

  • Persistent Undo

Fixes incorrect handling for copied elements

Fixes hijacked Sketch file extension

Deletes empty artboard when importing a new Figma document

  • Mac

Enables small font for toolbar items by default.

Fixes

Version X4

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

Version 3.4.0

You asked for Brushes? You got it! Along with the possibility to import Sketch files and see dimensions while creating, moving or resizing objects. Please also don’t forget to check out the delightful new experience when working with Artboards! And the last but not the least! Wait for it - Time Lapse recording together with a complete saving of the undo history. We can’t wait to see what you create with Vectornator.

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New Features

  • Brushes
  • Unlimited Undo History
  • Sketch Import
  • Unsplash library Integration
  • Time-lapse export
  • Object Dimensions and Rotation Indicator
  • Help Tooltip

Improvements

  • Creating Artboards using three different ways
  • Newsletter sign in with Apple
  • Ruler and Guides
  • ALT centered anchor point while resizing the object
  • Few more fixes on SVG exporting


Fixes

Version X3.10

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

Version X3.10

The X3.10 update brings significant speed performances especially on Vectornator Pro for Mac.

We fixed the annoying Bluetooth permission notifications on iOS, and added a direct link to the new Learning Hub from the iOS Settings Tab and the macOS Home Screen.

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New Features

  • Import Figma document with a single click.

Improvements

  • Artboard rendering caching to improve editor performance
  • Index-out-of-range crash when inserting layers
  • Artboards are now movable again on macOS
  • Memory leaking issues
  • Ruler frame localization
  • macOS UI scaling
  • macOS new document window font size

Fixes

Version X3.9

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

Version X3.9

Here comes our first update in July and we're bringing a full-fledged Figma importer to Vectornator allowing you to continue working on your designs without the importing hassle. Now Figma Frames also get imported as such and not in the weird format like before.

Additionally, we made massive performance improvements with 3.3.9 resulting in a buttery smooth experience on macOS and old iPads.

Now, we no longer support importing a document from Creative Cloud.

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New Features

  • Figma Importer: Figma frames now imported as multiple artboards in Vectornator. Also correctly handling Figma file & frame names.
  • Artboards: Increases padding/margin when moving artboards on macOS. Optimization when moving artboard around the canvas.
  • Layers: Selecting paths and elements is buttery smooth now. Layer thumbnails are now visible. Fixes memory problems
  • macOS: Make the interactions with the tools feel like Mac tools. Massively improve performance
  • Onboarding flow: Tiny visual improvements.

Improvements

  • Many fixes to the SVG import
  • Document Gallery: Updates document list after duplicating a file, “Copy to” not actually showing the document, several localizations
  • Ruler Guides: issue related to guides not showing up during creation, skips selected guides when dragged over, importing older Vectornator documents, two bugs which caused crashes for some users.
  • Templates: templates not being created, title being cut off
  • macOS: macOS layer selection

Fixes

Version X3.8

iOS

June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

Version X3.8

Several users have been experiencing data losses especially when crashes occurred. Not only have we worked a lot on making Vectornator Pro more stable but also we have completely rewritten the way documents are managed. Now nobody shall ever experience data loss ever again.

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New Features

  • Picks right-most artboard for inserting new artboards
  • Increase margins/padding between newly created artboards
  • Add decimal value to blur settings in the editor
  • Highlight parent layer for the selected element to indicate inheritance

Improvements

  • Fixes some authentication issues with Figma
  • Some fixes for SVG import of Figma files
  • Fixes zoom while holding OPTION
  • Fixes crash when trying to duplicate layer
  • Another fix for left/right swiping on the Layers panel
  • Fixes ruler handling
  • Allows the guide to move if the ruler is enabled
  • Eye icon now changes the guide visibility as expected
  • Optimized rendering when moving guides around
  • Using placeholders thumbnails for vertical & horizontal guides
  • Fixes rendering offset numbers
  • Fixes several crashes affecting a couple of users

Fixes

Version X3.4

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Version X3.4

In this release we focused on fixing bugs and improving the user experience. Additionally there’s also a new Welcome Screen that will tweak your user experience right from the start.

What's New

You can now personalize your design experience right from the start with the Onboarding. This will be displayed to all users, both old and new, when they first access Vectornator after updating. Answer a few simple questions and start designing with a User-Interface that has been customized to meet your design needs! For instance, if you just click on a few buttons about what you like, we will set up Vectornator with the right scale and theme to match your preferences.

We have also added a UI scale switch that allows you to have an animated & live scale update.

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New Features

  • Rulers & Guides

Improvements

  • Connectivity problems with "Wacom Stylus" & "Bamboo Slate"
  • Editor
  • Documents Gallery
  • Figma Importer: now smoother than ever before.
  • Export via AirDrop.

Fixes

Version X3

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

Version X3


We're super happy to make Vectornator even more productive than ever.

‍What's new:
- Redesigned UI leaving more space to see your canvas
- Cursor support on iPadOS
- Light theme
- See your designs in Augmented Reality

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New Features

  • Rulers work better
  • Guides handling is totally different
  • Move paths and layers between artboards
  • Copy and paste layers
  • Select and duplicate multiple layers

Improvements

  • Top left is no longer constantly animating
  • Layer Edit Mode functions such as mass delete work now
  • Auto Trace is more reliable
  • Native Code on macOS

Fixes

Version X2

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Vectornator X2

After a long while, we’re finally back with the biggest Vectornator update ever. With X.2, we focused on improving your workflow and making everything in Vectornator feel snappier and faster. By bringing rulers back and combining it with a much better guides system we cannot wait to see what you will design next.

New features:

• Rulers

• Isometric Grid

• Individual Layer Export

• Brand new achievements system on iOS

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New Features

  • A few design tweaks
  • Rewritten layers interface
  • Unified macOS and iOS codebase
  • Swap fill and stroke now also on iOS
  • Figma Import
  • Importing files from newer versions of Vectornator can be now opened

Improvements

Fixes

Vectornator Pro

macOS

November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019

Vectornator Pro for Mac

The long-awaited macOS version captures the same essence of Vectornator. An all in one tool that does not look or feel like any other graphic design software.

Vectornator truly delivers an all in one experience and a flexible workflow. By combining a solid set of vector tools, a wide range of features (like Artboards, Auto Trace, Boolean Operations) with high performance and an intuitive user interface.

Vectornator has now come full circle and will finally be available across the entire Apple ecosystem.

  • New Desktop Experience
  • Cross-platform functionality
  • Fast and powerful updates



Innovative Features:

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New Features

  • New desktop-experience:

Vectornator Pro brings a redesigned and refined user experience built for mouse and trackpad input. It also packs all the expected features of a full-fledged Mac software, the iconic menu bar, pointers, hovering, multi-window, keyboard shortcuts and more.

  • Auto Trace.

Here is where Vectornator Pro comes in to make things easier for users by automating manual tracing. Now, when a new image is imported, Vectornator will automatically suggest to trace it automatically for the user with a single tap.

• Ability to Work with different Artboards in a single document for an optimal UI, Web or Graphic Design experience.

• Cross-platform functionality across all Apple devices.

Seamlessly switch from Macbook to iPad or iPhone and continue designing in a hassle-free manner.
• New Desktop Experience:

Improvements

• Fast and powerful updates:

Thanks to Vectornator’s unified codebase, new features will ship seamlessly across all three platforms (macOS, iPadOS, and iOS). This results in faster updates and a more stable rollout to all devices and ensures a unified user experience everywhere users go.

Fixes

Version X1

October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Version X1

Today we are boosting these features and providing you improvements through our latest update, X.1. In the same breath, we are preparing Vectornator to be compatible with our long-awaited Mac version.

Multiple Documents

With this update, you will be able to work on multiple documents simultaneously. Open documents side-by-side and let your creativity flow.

Artboards

When Vectornator X launched, we brought Artboards and the vision of the best UI/UX design to you. Now we are perfecting the same vision. Starting today you can focus on selected artboards. This will speed up your workflow. No need to focus on artboards yourself.

Additionally, we improved the way you can interact with Artboards. Taping anywhere on any Artboard activates them and dragging on the name shows a beautiful live preview.

1000 Paths on traced images

Autotrace is a stunning feature for which we are enormously proud. Did you imagine it can get any better? We give you 1000 reasons why it can! With new iPads (+3GB Ram) you can auto-trace up to 1000 paths.

Magic Canvas Improvements

With Magic Canvas, you can explore the full potential of your screen. We included an option to disable it for those of you who prefer having everything visible all the time. We support every step of your way.

Automatic Naming

Thanks to the power of AI, our CoreML enables the automatic naming of images. We’ve made this up to 10x faster giving your devices for time to breath resulting in significantly less lag.

We are incredibly proud of the journey we are walking together.

Are you ready for the next chapter with Vectornator Pro for macOS?

We can‘t wait.

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New Features

  • Multiple Documents with iPadOS
  • Artboards
  • Up to 1000 Paths on traced images
  • Magic Canvas

Improvements

Fixes

Version X

August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

Version X

When we launched Vectornator, we brought the power of vector graphic design to you. We are proud to announce the design tool of tomorrow.

Starting today, you will find an interface that makes your workflow much faster thanks to our brand new card-based interface. Navigation has never been more intuitive.

Take the next step and explore the full range of your screen by letting the interface magically disappear.

Imagine no more perpetual workflows of manually tracing images. With our new machine learning-based auto trace technology, your images can be converted into vectors with a single press. Yes, it’s that easy.

We’re also bringing artboards to Vectornator, making it extremely easy for you to create the most advanced webpages, interface designs, or complex layouts.

For the first time, you can also sync your documents across multiple devices automatically.

Did we mention that you can work with your iPad and Mac soon?

Yes, later this year, we will take collaboration to a new level by allowing you to work on the same document with the first real-time sync between iPad and Mac. All of this is also coming to you — this Fall.

Vectornator X is a leap in technology and design that you will love as much as we do.

Go ahead, unleash your creativity, and create the impossible.

Only in Vectornator X – the design tool of tomorrow.

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New Features

  • Image Rendering
  • Image Cropping

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.5.6

July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019

Version 2.5.6 Updates

Bug fixes and improvements.

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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.5.5

June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019

Version 2.5.5

– Remember the slight delay that sometimes happened when moving paths around? We’re proud to say that it’s gone.

– Documents are saving up to 2x faster than before

– Vectornator files are up to 20% smaller

– Importing Vectornator files sometimes failed in previous versions

– Say bye to several crashes that are now a thing of the past

– Various UX improvements

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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.5.4

June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

Version 2.5.4

Bug fixes and improvements.

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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.5.3

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

Version 2.5.3 Update

Bug fixes and improvements.


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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.5.2

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Version 2.5.2 Update

The ability to create complex designs is something that we have nailed with each update. Let’s see what we can create together with a completely new Text Tool.

We added: Kerning, Leading and Tracking to the Text Tool. Mixing typefaces and pretty much everything to fulfill your typography needs.

But hey what is a great Text Tool good for when you don’t have Guides? Here we are bringing that to Vectornator too.

As always we want to add to the tip of the iceberg. The design world is always changing and we want to make it easier for you to create and manage your designs. We revamped the new document interface with many new templates.

We made our user interface smaller to give you more canvas space.

There is more to come in the future…. are you ready for the future of Vectornator?

Cheers!

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New Features

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.5

June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

Version 2.5 Updates

The ability to create complex designs is something that we have nailed with each update. Let’s see what we can create together with a completely new Text Tool.

We added: Kerning, Leading and Tracking to the Text Tool. Mixing typefaces and pretty much everything to fulfill your typography needs.

We revamped the new document interface with many new templates in the Document Picker.

We made our user interface smaller to give you more canvas space.

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New Features

  • Text Experience with Kerning, Leading and Tracking
  • New Document Picker
  • Smaller User Interface

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.4

April 13, 2019

April 13, 2019

Version 2.4

Are you ready for our biggest update this year?

Today we’re giving you the power to create entirely new types of designs. Paired with a brand new way to interact with your nodes this update makes Vectornator the best in its class. With the new ability to round any corner, you will have more control over your designs.

New Features:

  • Live Corner Radius
  • Change the node type in the inspector directly without having to use gestures.
  • Redesigned Document Browser.
  • Place Stacks in Stacks.
  • Support for the SonarPen

We constantly want to improve the quality of our software. Please feel free to ask questions, give feedback and share your ideas. We are always happy to connect with members of our community. You can contact us directly in Vectornator or via support@vectornator.io. If you enjoy using Vectornator please rate the app and share your review. Thank you for being part of our community.

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New Features

  • Redesigned inspector.
  • New future proof file format.
  • Memory management is more efficient.
  • Figma import works more reliably.
  • Various crashes are a thing of the past.
  • Improved importing from Bamboo Slate and Folio.

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.3.1

February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

Version 2.3.1 Update

We constantly want to improve the quality of our app.

Do you have questions, feedback or good ideas? We are always happy to hear about our community! Please contact us directly in Vectornator or via support@vectornator.io.

If you enjoy using Vectornator please rate it or even leave a review. This is the best way that you can support us. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your new creations.

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New Features

Continue working on projects imported from Figma.

Improvements

Fixes

Version 2.3

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Version 2.3

We’re back with the first major update in 2019! In version 2.3, we have focused on making your workflow faster and more efficient. Work with a higher precision thanks to the new magnifying glass and improved joystick to nudge paths around precisely with just a flick. The rendering engine is now also faster than ever before.

New Features:

  • Create more detailed artwork without having to zoom around. We’re bringing the loupe back.
  • Nudge paths around with the joystick right next to the magnifying glass.
  • Manually enable and disable SVG responsiveness.
  • Double-tap the last node while working with the pen tool to finish the path.
  • Import sketches from your Wacom Bamboo Slate or Folio.

We constantly want to improve the quality of our app. Do you have questions, feedback or good ideas? We are always happy to hear about our community! Please contact us directly in Vectornator or via support@vectornator.io. If you enjoy using Vectornator please rate it or even leave a review. This is the best way that you can support us. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your new creations.

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New Features

  • Documents sent directly to Illustrator now look exactly as you created them in Vectornator.
  • Faster up rendering engine.
  • Massive performance improvements.
  • Various crashes are a thing of the past.

Improvements

Fixes

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