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. For more information, check out this article: Installing Craft Sync for Windows

Installing Craft

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.

Updating Craft

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

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 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 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.


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