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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

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.png).
  2. In the upper-right corner of the Craft Manager modal, click the settings icon (craft-manager-settings-cog.png), and then click Preferences.
  3. Under the Settings heading, select or deselect the Automatically update Craft checkbox.

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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.png).
    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-cog.png), and then click Preferences.
  3. At the bottom of the modal, see the version number, and then click Check for updates.

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To check the version numbers of individual Craft tools:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  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.

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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 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: Mojave (10.14) and High Sierra (10.13).

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

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).

Sign in with your email and password

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 (if necessary), and then click Sign In.
    Your browser will open the InVision sign-in page.
  3. Enter your email address and password, and then click Sign in.
    If your InVision email is not tied to multiple teams, skip step 4.
  4. Next to the team you want to launch, click Select.
    You should see this message: You have successfully logged in to InVision.
  5. If you're not returned to Craft Manager, click Open Craft Manager.
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Clicking a prototype in the list that appears in Craft Manager after signing in will open it in InVision. To publish changes to a prototype, use the Craft Sync tool in Sketch or Photoshop.

Sign in with your team's domain

If you belong to an Enterprise or other team account, use these steps to sign in:

  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 (if necessary), and then click Sign In.
    Your browser will open the InVision sign-in page.
  3. Enter your email address and password, and then click Sign in.
  4. Below the Email address field, click Know your team domain.
  5. In the Team domain field, enter your team's unique domain—e.g., your-domain.invisionapp.com—and click Continue.
  6. Enter your email address and password, and click Sign In.
    You should see this message: You have successfully signed in to InVision.
  7. If you're not returned to Craft Manager, click Open Craft Manager.
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Clicking a prototype in the list that appears after signing in will open it in InVision. To publish changes to a prototype, use the Craft Sync tool in Sketch or Photoshop.

Sign in with SSO

If your Enterprise or other team has implemented SSO, use these steps to sign in:

  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 (if necessary), and then click Sign In.
    Your browser will open the InVision sign-in page.
  3. Below the Email address field, click Know your team domain.
  4. In the Team domain field, enter your team's unique domain—e.g., your-domain.invisionapp.com—and click Continue.
  5. In the SSO dialog that opens, enter your SSO credentials and complete the sign-in flow you have set up in your IdP app.
    The IdP sign-in flow will vary slightly depending on your SSO provider—i.e., your IdP app—as well as which InVision version you're on. For example, our GIF below these steps includes the flow for Okta.  
  6. Once you see the message "You have successfully signed in to InVision," if you're not returned to Craft Manager, click Open Craft Manager.
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Clicking a prototype in the list that appears after signing in will open it in InVision. To publish changes to a prototype, use the Craft Sync tool in Sketch or Photoshop.

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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