Change History

Version X5

Version 3.5.0

October 12, 2020

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 & Fixes

  • 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 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.

Version X4.5

Version 3.4.5

September 18, 2020

New Features

  • Artboards

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

  • Editor

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

  • Long Press for Help

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

  • Undo History

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 & Fixes

  • 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)

Version X4.3

Version 3.4.3

September 11, 2020

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 & Fixes

• 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.

Version X4.2

Version 3.4.2

September 8, 2020

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New Features

  • Long press for help

Added animation to the Help View.

Improvements & Fixes

  • 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.

Version X4.1

Version 3.4.1

September 4, 2020

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 & Fixes

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.

Version X4

Version 3.4.0

August 31, 2020

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 & Fixes

  • 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


Version X3.10

Version X3.10

July 16, 2020

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 & Fixes

  • 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

Version X3.9

Version X3.9

July 6, 2020

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 & Fixes

  • 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

Version X3.8

Version X3.8

June 13, 2020

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

  • 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

Version X3.4

Version X3.4

May 25, 2020

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 & Fixes

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

Version X3

Version X3

April 13, 2020


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 & Fixes

  • 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

Version X.2

Vectornator X2

March 16, 2020

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

Vectornator Pro for Mac

November 29, 2019

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 & Fixes

• 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.

Version X.1

Version X1

October 21, 2019

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

Version X

August 15, 2019

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

Version 2.5.6 Updates

July 4, 2019

Bug fixes and improvements.

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New Features

Improvements & Fixes

Version 2.5.5

Version 2.5.5

June 26, 2019

– 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

Version 2.5.4

June 14, 2019

Bug fixes and improvements.

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New Features

Improvements & Fixes

Version 2.5.3

Version 2.5.3 Update

June 12, 2019

Bug fixes and improvements.


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New Features

Improvements & Fixes

Version 2.5.2

Version 2.5.2 Update

June 7, 2019

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

Version 2.5 Updates

June 6, 2019

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

Version 2.4

April 13, 2019

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

Version 2.3.1 Update

February 20, 2019

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

Version 2.3

February 8, 2019

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