Craft Manager

Craft Manager is available as a MacOS application that lives in your Mac menu bar and helps keep your Craft plugins 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 plugin on Windows for use with Photoshop. Keep reading for information and a link to download the Craft Sync Windows Installer.

Installing Craft Plugins for Mac

Craft is available for download. Once you’ve downloaded it, you can install it by doing the following:

  1. Double-click the Craft Manager.zip file you downloaded to extract Craft Manager.
  2. In your Downloads folder, double-click the Craft Manager icon.
  3. A new window appears asking if you’d like to move Craft Manager to the Applications folder. Make your selection, and Craft Manager will install into the appropriate folder.
  4. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon to open the plugin manager.
  5. Select either Photoshop or Sketch and click Install to install each plugin.

After that, you should be ready to experience Craft.

Installing and Using Craft Plugins for Windows

To use Craft plugins on Windows, you will first need to download the Craft Sync Windows Installer.

To install Craft on your Windows computer:

  1. Open the installer and, when asked Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.
  2. Click Install.
  3. Wait a few moments while Craft installs on your computer.
  4. Once the download is complete, click Finish.

Enabling Craft Sync for Windows

To enable and begin using the Craft Sync plugin in Photoshop:

  1. Open Photoshop or—if Photoshop is already open—restart it.
  2. In Photoshop go to Window > Extensions > Sync.
    Note: The first time you relaunch Photoshop, it may take up to 1 minute before the Sync plugin displays in the panel. The first time you open the Sync plugin, you may also receive a Windows Security Alert message. We recommend that you check both private and public networks, and then click Allow access.
  3. Back in the Craft Sync panel in Photoshop, click Sign in to InVision
    If you don’t yet have an InVision account when completing step 3 above, click Create Account, which will take you through the sign up flow at InVisionApp.com. Once you have signed up for an account, you can go back to Photoshop and sign in to the Sync plugin with your new InVision credentials.

Updating Craft Sync for Windows

When an update to Craft Sync for Windows is available, you will see the modal below and need to click Update now. You will be required to update when a new version is available. Once you update, you’ll also need to restart Photoshop.

Updating Craft Manager and Craft Plugins on Mac OS

To check your Craft Manager version number and 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 (the gear), 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 plugins:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the 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 plugin, you will see the version number you currently have installed.

To learn more about checking your versions of Craft Manager and the associated plugins, see this article in our Knowledge Base.

Toggling Automatic Updates On or Off

In Craft Manager version 1.0.34 and higher, the option to automatically update all Craft Plugins in the background is available. To turn this option on or off:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon.
  2. At the top right of the Craft Manager modal, click the settings cog icon and choose Preferences.
  3. On the General tab, under Settings, select or de-select the Automatically update plugins checkbox.

Using Craft

Craft by InVision LABS works with these applications:

  • The last two versions of Photoshop 
  • The last two 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 Manager icon.
  2. At the top left of the modal, click the Prototypes tab, and then click Sign In.
  3. If you have basic authentication enabled, you can enter your 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.

With Craft Manager, you can quickly access a prototype and keep track of what your team is working on without leaving your desktop. View your team’s prototypes via the prototypes tab in the Craft Manager modal. Prototypes are scoped to 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.