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Craft Manager

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-application-icon.png).
  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 install in the appropriate folder.
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  5. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
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  6. Click the Tools tab.
  7. Next to Sketch or Photoshop, click Install.
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Updating Craft

When an update is available for Craft, a blue dot indicator will appear on the Craft icon (craft-blue-dot-indicator.png) 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.

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Toggling automatic updates

To toggle automatic updates on or off:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  2. In the top-right corner of the Craft modal, click the Settings icon (craft-settings-icon.png).
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Check or uncheck the box Automatically update Craft.

Checking for updates and version numbers

To check your Craft Manager version number and manually check for updates:

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

To check the version numbers of individual Craft tools:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  2. Click the Tools tab.
  3. While hovering over the name of each tool, you will see the version number you currently have installed.

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

Craft Manager works with OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and macOS 10.13.1 (High Sierra). OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) is no longer supported.

Authenticating via Craft Manager

Craft Manager handles 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.

Signing in to your InVision account via Craft Manager

To sign in to your account in Craft Manager:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  2. At the top left of the modal, click the Prototypes tab, and then click Sign In.
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  3. If you have basic authentication enabled, you can enter your InVision username and password just like you would on the web. Enter your email address and password, and then click Sign In.

    If you belong to an Enterprise or other team account, click Sign in with your domain, enter your team's unique domain (e.g., your-domain.invisionapp.com), enter your email address and password, and click Sign In

    Note: If your team has SSO enabled, a sign in dialog for the SSO provider of choice will open after entering your team's unique domain.
  4. If you’re only a part of one team, you can move to step 5. If you have more than one team, then after entering your credentials, you’ll need to select the team you want to access. This is so we can give you access to your team's documents and to ensure we are publishing your prototypes to the right team.
  5. Your prototypes will now appear in a list under a search bar in the Craft Manager modal, or you can publish prototypes from within Sketch using Craft Sync.
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Prototypes are shown for the team you are currently signed in to, and are sorted by when they were last updated. Clicking on a prototype in that list will take you to InVision where you can preview the prototype or make changes.

View prototypes for one of your other teams by first switching teams within Craft Manager.

 

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