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Release Notes: July 2020

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Your InVision experience is improving as we work to squash bugs and release new features. Here’s an account of the improvements you’ll find in the latest releases.

Craft

What’s new in Craft?

There were three Craft builds released during July, one of which included a new addition:

July 9th release

The Craft update released on July 9th included a time-saving new capability:

  • Create prototypes: Now you can use Craft Sync to create new prototypes for your Team plan accounts without leaving Sketch. Previously, it was necessary to create new prototypes in InVision before syncing screens from Craft to the existing prototype. 

What’s improved or fixed in Craft?

Each of the three Craft updates released during July included improvements or fixes:

July 9th release

The July 9th Craft release also addressed the frustrating crashes that were impacting some users:

  • Freak accidents: If you were running into issues that caused Craft to crash for no clear reason, that should no longer be a problem, as we have resolved a few bugs that were stirring up trouble.

July 14th release

This update included a fix for an issue with prototype links:

  • Prototype links: Your prototype links will no longer appear as symbol links in Sketch 67.

July 30th release

A fix here, a fix there, a fix for that unhelpful macOS permissions error.

This release corrected three bugs that may have been slowing down your work:

  • CPU spikes: You should no longer encounter CPU spikes when using Craft Prototyping in Sketch.
  • macOS permissions error: Now if you have any macOS permissions configured that cause errors in Craft, you'll receive a more helpful error message to point you toward the solution.
  • New sign-in flow: You may notice an improved experience for the recently implemented browser-based sign-in flow for Craft, as we've fixed a handful of related issues.

Current versions

Craft tools for Sketch

Here are the latest Craft tool versions for Sketch—at the time of publication:

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.99
    Remember, Craft Manager is a separate tool that you use to manage the Craft plugin suite; therefore, the version number is different than what you see when clicking Manage plugins in the Sketch Plugins menu.
  • Sync + Prototype: 2.3.164
  • New Design System Manager: 0.6.16
  • Legacy Design System Manager: 1.1.38
  • Freehand: 1.0.39
  • Stock: 1.0.46
  • Duplicate: 1.0.24
  • Data: 1.0.39

Craft tools for Photoshop

Here are the latest Craft tool versions for Photoshop—at the time of publication:

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.99
  • Sync: 2.0.88 (If using Windows, please see the section below.)
  • Freehand: 1.0.34
  • Stock: 1.0.15
  • Duplicate: 1.0.5
  • Data: 1.0.12

Craft Sync for Windows

The latest version of Craft Sync for Windows is 2.0.71—at the time of publication.

See all our Craft updates and fixes: Release Notes: Craft

Design System Manager (DSM)

What’s new or improved in the new DSM?

There were two releases for the new DSM during July.

July 14th release

Pics or didn't happen! 

With the latest DSM release, you can record proof of design systems past—for posterity's sake or, just a tad more realistically, for reference during future projects:

  • Archival footage: As a DSM editor, now you can archive your older design systems—whether created in the new DSM or in legacy DSM—as read-only versions for both the web and Sketch plugin. To archive (or later restore) a design system, open DSM on the web, navigate to your Design systems list, click the More menu (•••) at the top right of the system you want to archive, and then click Archive (or Restore).
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July 6th release

Looking for documentation on a part of your design system? The new DSM has you covered! 

This release introduces a must-have time saver:

  • Search party: Now you can search your design system documentation for the specific element you need. To use the search feature, open the design system on the web, and then click the search icon (invision-new-dsm-documentation-search-icon.png) in the upper-right corner. The new DSM search engine currently indexes your documented symbols, colors, text styles, and component names.

Current versions

Here are the version numbers for each DSM tool—at the time of publication:

  • New Design System Manager: 0.6.16
  • Legacy Design System Manager: 1.1.38

See all our DSM updates and fixes: Release Notes: DSM

Freehand

What's new in Freehand?

July 19th release

This will go down in history.

  • Version history: With the new version history feature in Freehand, now you can collaborate with other editors in real time without the fear of making unintended changes or deleting content. Read this article for details and instructions on reverting to a previous version: Version history in Freehand documents
  • Pan the canvas: There's a new way to pan your Freehand canvas! Click the Pan icon (invision-freehand-pan-canvas-icon.png) in the lower-right corner of the canvas to trigger panning. You can also still pan by holding the Spacebar while you click and drag in any direction.

See all our Freehand updates and fixes: Release Notes: Freehand

InVision V6

What's new in InVision V6?

There were quite a few new additions to InVision V6 during July:

  • Embedded share links: You will no longer see "Powered by InVision” on embedded share links.
  • Unlock the gates! You're no longer forced to remain part of a board you'd like to leave. You can now choose to remove yourself as wanted. Free will is a beautiful thing!
  • Resend Enterprise invites: If you're an admin or manager on an Enterprise team, now you can resend invitations to join the Enterprise. For instructions, read the "Adding users" section in this guide: Getting Set Up
  • Invitation limitations: It's no longer possible to invite people from Gmail or Yahoo contact lists.
  • Save the names! To ensure that no freehand is closed before it can be auto-saved, you will now be required to name each freehand as one of the steps to create it.

What's improved in InVision V6?

During July, there were three important improvements made to InVision V6:

  • Correcting offensive language: After a recent audit for offensive, unacceptable language within the InVision interface and the InVision Help Center, we have removed all such terms we've identified. As one example, we replaced terms like whitelist and blacklist with allowlist and blocklist when referring to requirements for proxies, firewalls, and VPNs.
  • Additional improvements to color contrast: You may notice that during July we continued making progress on the color contrast improvements listed in our June 2020 Release Notes. The color contrast within these areas of the interface has also been improved:
    • Prototype in an empty state
    • Boards
    • Various modals throughout InVision V6
  • Multi-select menu: After selecting multiple prototype screens, you may notice the improved icons within the toolbar that appears at the bottom of the Screens overview page.

InVision iOS app

What's improved or fixed?

Released on July 24th, 2020, version 2.10.3 of the InVision app for iOS included the following fixes and improvements:

  • Sending feedback: If you send feedback via our iOS app, the ticket will now include your InVision email, as intended, so Support can investigate the issue and reply.
  • Adding images in Freehand: You should now be able to add an image (via the Image menu) directly after creating a freehand without the app crashing.
  • Accessibility improvements:
    • Reduce Transparency setting: If you have the Reduce Transparency setting turned on in your iOS accessibility settings, that should no longer cause a crash after mirroring a Studio prototype to the InVision iOS app.
    • VoiceOver setting: If you have the VoiceOver setting turned on in your iOS accessibility settings, you can now safely use Comment mode when viewing a prototype. Previously, this had been causing the app to crash.
    • Color contrast issues: You may have noticed a number of improvements to color contrasts within the app.
  • Signing in while in landscape mode: Because the InVision iOS app requires you to use portrait mode when signing in on an iPad, now if you're on landscape mode when you try to sign in, you'll see a message with instructions for an easy fix.
  • High resolution images on boards: If you add a high resolution image to an InVision board while working in the InVision iOS app on an iPad Pro (12.9-inch), it will no longer get scaled down.
  • We were framed! Now when you mirror an iPhone X prototype to the InVision iOS app, the designs won't be displayed inside a frame. Previously a bug had caused the designs to appear with a frame, which had severely undermined the value of mirroring the prototype in the first place.

InVision security

What's improved or fixed?

These platform updates were made during July:

  • Platform stability and security: To maintain and continually improve the stability and security of InVision, we implemented additional security measures.

InVision V7

The following release notes apply to InVision V7 only; these do not apply to InVision V6.

What's new in InVision V7?

InVision V7 received a couple of great new additions during July:

  • Sidebar navigation: Since there's no way you could miss this one, here's something you already know: Navigating InVision V7 got a whole lot easier and a whole lot more intuitive in July thanks to the completely redesigned navigation. The new sidebar experience lets you easily organize and open your documents, spaces, and design systems. 
  • Screen labels: For a detailed introduction, check out this Knowledge Base article. In the meantime, here are some key benefits screen labels provide:
    • Organize screens with labels: Quickly tag screens with preset or custom labels to indicate status, Jira epic, or other relevant information to your team.
    • Manage labels: You can create your own custom labels as well as edit preset labels and previously created custom labels.
    • Team-wide label suggestions: When adding labels, you can choose from the list of labels your team uses most.
    • Filter screens by labels: After adding labels, you can filter screens by a specific label to quickly find the screens you need.
    • Share labeled screens for specific feedback: After filtering screens by a specific label, you can copy the URL to share a focused view with collaborators.
  • New ways to navigate public share links: When viewing a public link, you can now navigate screens via a thumbnail tray, grid view, or keyword search. For details on sharing documents, read this guide.

What's improved in InVision V7?

InVision V7 saw one especially notable improvement during July:

  • Drag-and-drop performance: You may have noticed a better experience when using drag-and-drop to rearrange your screens after we made some improvements during July. These changes significantly improved performance when reordering sets as well.

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