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Craft Manager

Which browsers and design tools are required for InVision services?Craft Manager is available as a macOS application that lives in your Mac menu bar and helps keep your Craft tools up to date. Used in conjunction with Craft Sync on your Mac, Craft Manager lets you publish prototypes directly from within Sketch or Photoshop, and it gives you quick access to your team’s prototypes right from your desktop.

Craft Manager itself is not available for Windows; however, you can still install the Craft Sync tool on Windows for use with Photoshop. For more information, check out this article: Installing Craft Sync for Windows

Installing Craft

To begin using Craft on your Mac:

  1. Download the free Craft plugin.
  2. Double-click the CraftManager.zip file you downloaded.
  3. In your Downloads folder, double-click the Craft Manager icon (Craft Manager app icon).
  4. A new window will appear asking if you’d like to move Craft Manager to the Applications folder. Make your selection, and Craft Manager will be installed in the appropriate folder.
    Confirmation dialog: Move to Applications folder?
  5. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft icon (Craft Manager icon).
    Craft Manager icon in the menu bar
  6. Click the Tools tab.
  7. Next to Sketch or Photoshop, click Install.
    Installing Craft tools

Updating Craft

When an update is available for Craft, a blue dot indicator will appear on the Craft icon (Craft Manager icon with a blue dot indicating an update is available) in the Mac menu bar. Click the Craft icon and, in the top-right corner of the modal, you will notice a blue Update button. To update Craft, click the button.

You will then be asked if you want to Turn on auto-update. If so, check the box before clicking Update. If Sketch is running, Craft will require you to restart Sketch.

Steps to update Craft Manager

Toggling automatic updates

You have the option to automatically update all Craft tools in the background each time a new version is released. To turn this settings option on or off:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon (Craft Manager icon).
  2. In the upper-right corner of the Craft Manager modal, click the settings icon (Craft Manager settings cogwheel icon), and then click Preferences.
  3. Under the Settings heading, select or deselect the Automatically update Craft checkbox.

    How to toggle automatic updates in Craft Manager

Checking for updates and version numbers

To check your Craft Manager version number as well as check for updates on macOS:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon (Craft Manager icon).

    If it is not in the menu bar, open Finder, navigate to your Applications folder, and open Craft Manager.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the Craft Manager modal, click the settings icon (Craft Manager settings cogwheel icon), and then click Preferences.
  3. At the bottom of the modal, see the version number, and then click Check for updates.

    How to manually check for updates in Craft

To check the version numbers of individual Craft tools:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon (Craft Manager icon).
  2. In the upper-left corner of the Craft Manager modal, ensure that you have the Tools tab open.
  3. While hovering over the name of each tool, you will see the version number you currently have installed. Alternatively, press and hold the Option key to see all version numbers at once.

    How to check the version numbers in Craft Manager

To learn more about checking your versions of Craft Manager and the associated tools, check out this article: Checking for Craft updates & version numbers

Using Craft

Craft by InVision works with these applications:

  • The two most recent major versions of Photoshop
  • The last two most recent major non-beta versions of Sketch

    For the best experience, we recommend downloading the newest non-beta version of Sketch.

We recommend using Craft Manager with the 2 most recent major versions of macOS.

For more information about the supported operating systems and design tools, please check out this article: Which browsers and design tools are required for InVision services?

Authenticating via Craft Manager

Craft Manager uses InVision authentication, which is used to view and publish documents to a team of your choice. Sign in to your InVision account via the Preferences menu in the Craft Manager dialog.

The sign-in steps vary slightly based on whether you use your email and password only, you use your team's InVision subdomain (e.g., your-domain.invisionapp.com), or you belong to an Enterprise that uses SSO (single sign-on).

For detailed instructions on how to sign in to Craft Manager, check out this article: Signing in to InVision via Craft Manager