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Mac Homescreen

Mac Homescreen

Create, organize and import document to Vectornator inside the Homescreen on your Mac.

The Homescreen is the first page you will see when you open up Vectornator on your Mac.

From here, you can create, open or import new documents, stay updated with the latest news from Vectornator, and access to our Learning Hub material is just a click away. The Home Screen on Mac is also customizable in Dark or Light Mode.

Learn – How to switch Light & Dark mode ➞

Recent Documents Section

In the Vectornator Mac App, you can create, find and open documents in the Recent Documents window in the Homescreen.

To access it, click the button (1) in the Sidebar. At the top right of the window, you'll find the Open... button (A) that will open your File Manager window and a Search Bar (B).

Double-click on a Document card to open one of your recent Vectornator projects.

Creating a New Document

Press the New Document card with the big + button to bring up the Document Picker. Alternatively, you can navigate to File > New or press <key>⌘N <key>

Mac Document Window

Vectornator offers a variety of preset templates in a range of useful sizes for both print and digital designs, making it easy to create a new project quickly and easily.

The Document Window contains:

A -  a Sidebar on the left where you can browse the different template Categories.
B - a scrolling area where you can find all the Document Templates.

At the top you can easily access to:

E - Change the direction of your docs as Portrait or Landscape before creating it.
D - The Search Bar to quickly find a specific Template.

At the bottom of this Window, you can also open the Template Options (E) by clicking on the “Show details” button (F).

Creating a Custom-Size Document

To create a new document with specific sizes, simply click once on a Preset Template or click the Show Details (F) button at the bottom of the window to open the Templates Options.

Here you can set the Dimensions of your new document and the Units you prefer to use. Then click Create to open your new document.

Document Templates

Document Templates can be opened as a new document directly from the Document Window. You can bring this up at any time by choosing File › New.

The Vectornator Mac App comes with several useful sample templates, including the iOS App Icon and different Social Media Templates.

On the left side of the Document Window, you'll find the template categories to help you navigate through the sections of the Preset Document Templates.

You can easily browse the different Templates Categories as:

A - Paper
B - Devices
C - Resolutions
D  - Social Media
E - Icons

Scroll down or tap on the category names in the menu to easily find the template you need.

Creating a New Document Template

Starting with 4.2, you can save a document as a Template from scratch or by using one of the Preset.

Open the Template Options by clicking on the “Show details” button at the bottom of the Document Window.

Alternatively, the Template Options will open automatically when clicking once on any Preset Template (1). In this tab you can change the Size and Units of your Document, then check the box to save it as a new Custom Template (3) and name it as you prefer.

If you select a Preset Template, the size and units displayed will change automatically.

Finally, click the Create button. A new Document will open automatically.

Starting from this moment, you can find your saved Template in the Custom category which you can access from the Sidebar.

Double-click to create a new document using that template. Right-click on any template to delete it (A).

Opening a Document on Mac

You can open any document in Vectornator for Mac directly inside the app by clicking the Open button (A) in the top bar of the Homescreen.

Once you press the button, the File window will open automatically, where you can select the desired file you want to import to Vectornator.

Opening a Document from a Folder

You can also open any document saved on your Mac by simply right-clicking on it and then selecting the Vectornator App from the list.

You can open different file formats in Vectornator in addition to the original .vectornator file format, such as .svg, .pdf, or even .sketch files.

Learn more: Supported Formats in Vectornator →

Importing Documents on Mac

The Vectornator Mac App has a dedicated place for importing documents you created in other softwares as Sketch, Figma, Adobe Illustrator or to easily import images and pdf files.

You can easily access it by tapping on the Import button (1) in the Homescreen Sidebar.

The Import Window shows a Drag & Drop area (A) which makes easier to understand which file types are supported in Vectornator and two separate cards which allows you to access your Figma account and import your files (B) and import images directly from your Photos App (C).

To import a new document you created with another software, you can easily drag and drop it into the top area of the Import Window. The file will open automatically.

News Tab on Mac

The News Tab gives you access to our latest Product Updates and Design Editorial Articles.

You can find this section by clicking the News button (1) in the left menu bar on the Homescreen. To access an article simply click on its thumbnail.

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Last Updated on Jul 23, 2021
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