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Release Notes: November 2020

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.


Review November's Craft changes below, or see all our Craft updates and fixes here: Release Notes: Craft

What’s fixed or improved?

The two Craft releases during November (on the 5th and 19th) introduced a few important improvements and fixes:

  • Compatibility with Sketch 70: The Craft plugin suite is now compatible with Sketch 70, which was previously available in beta and was released for general access on November 18th.
    • Trouble creating links: You can use Craft Prototype to add hotspots to layers as expected again. Previously, an incompatibility issue with Sketch Beta 70 was preventing the Link modal from appearing for some users.

    • A place for everything: You’ll notice the Craft plugin panel is located to the right of the Sketch canvas again. Previously, the panel had errantly appeared to the left of the canvas for users who had installed Sketch Beta 70.

  • Hotspot performance: When working with the Sync + Prototype plugin in Sketch, you may notice performance improvements as hotspot links render.

Current versions

The version numbers for Craft plugins differ based on whether you use Craft in Sketch, Photoshop, or Photoshop for Windows.

Craft tools for Sketch

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

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.103
    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: 2.3.172

  • New Design System Manager: 1.0.5

  • Legacy Design System Manager: 1.1.42

  • Freehand: 1.0.39

  • Stock: 1.0.47

  • Duplicate: 1.0.24

  • Data: 1.0.49

Craft tools for Photoshop

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

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.103

  • Sync: 2.0.93 (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 2.0.93—at the time of publication.

Design System Manager (DSM)

Check out the latest changes to DSM below, or see all our DSM updates and fixes here: Release Notes: DSM

What's improved in the new DSM?

There were two releases for the new DSM during November (on the 17th and 25th), and each release improved support for features introduced with recent Sketch releases:

  • Support for Sketch color variables: Now when you upload a library from Sketch to DSM, the upload will include any color variables you’ve established in Sketch, so you can document the variables in the DSM web view—in the Color pages, alongside colors based on layer styles.

  • Sketch 69 compatibility: You may notice the new DSM plugin better supports the ability to display DSM data in Inspect when inspecting shared styles nested within components.

  • Sketch beta 70 compatibility: The new DSM plugin is now compatible with Sketch beta 70.

Current versions

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

  • New Design System Manager: version 1.0.5
  • Legacy Design System Manager: version 1.1.42


Check out the newest additions to Freehand below, or see all our Freehand updates and fixes here: Release Notes: Freehand

What's new in Freehand?

After two big releases during November (on the 11th and 24th), Freehand might just leave your whole team giving thanks after every collaboration session:

  • Freehand Template Gallery: Whatever the need, start your Freehand sessions right with powerful templates created by design leaders like Xbox, American Express, Atlassian, UserTesting, AWS, and others. Kicking things off with one these proven frameworks makes it easy to learn from the best, adopt the template aspects you love, and adapt anything that's not a perfect fit!

  • Custom Templates for Enterprises: If you're on an Enterprise team, now you can create your own templates and share them with the rest of the organization—in a dedicated, internal-access-only category in the Freehand Template Gallery.

    Read more about using the new Freehand templates with your version of InVision: Working with Freehand in InVision V7 or Using Freehand in InVision V6
  • Contextual menu: With any object, image, or sticky note selected, now you can click the More icon (•••) in the contextual menu to do more with your elements:
    • Go deep: Now you can grab a deep link and share specific items in a freehand. Simply select a text object, image, or sticky note; click the More icon (•••) in the contextual menu; click Copy link; and then share the link URL. When the recipient opens the link, the freehand file will open to a zoomed-in view of your item.

    • Export a section: Excited about a specific section of your freehand? Now you can snapshot that beauty and share it with your team! Select one or more items, click the More icon (•••) in the contextual menu; click Export to image; and then share the file as wanted.

    • Copycat: Grab a copy of the element to paste elsewhere in the freehand or in a different freehand.
    • Twinning: Duplicate the selected element/s.
    • Trash it: If an element is missing the mark completely, you can always delete it.
  • Origin stories: Now you can select any image in your freehand and download the file in its original source format.


See the most recent changes to Specs below, or see all our Specs updates and fixes here: Release Notes: Specs

What’s improved in Specs?

There weren't any major updates to Specs in November, though you may have noticed a new modal when linking a spec to Jira:

  • Integrations modal: After clicking Link to Jira, you'll see a new Integrations modal that's designed to give you the chance to easily send feedback about the integrations you'd like to see us add to specs—without adding needless steps that muddy up the Jira connection flow.


What's fixed in Studio?

There was one Studio release in November that further improved the security of Studio for Windows users:

  • Installing Studio on a PC: To continually improve stability and security for Studio users on Windows devices, we’ve reinforced our security measures in the Studio installation package.

InVision iOS app

See the latest changes to the InVision iOS app below, or see all our updates and fixes for the app here: Release Notes: InVision iOS App

What's fixed?

The InVision app for iOS version 2.10.5—released by incremental rollout on November 9th, 2020—addresses a number of annoying crashing issues:

  • Crash repair: There should be far fewer problems with the app crashing, as this build corrected numerous bugs that had caused the increased trouble.

InVision security

What's improved or fixed?

These platform updates were made during November:

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

InVision V6

What's new or improved in InVision V6?

November brought a handful of improved features to InVision V6:

  • New People tab for prototypes: Now when you're working on a prototype in InVision, you can click the People tab (below the prototype name, rather than the link in the primary InVision navigation) to view key details about all people on project.
  • More menu (•••) in prototypes: You'll notice a couple wins we released within the More menu for individual prototypes:
    • Manage existing share links: You'll notice major improvements to the Existing shares modal for individual prototypes. To see the changes, open a prototype, click the More menu icon (•••), and click Manage share links.
    • You're free to go: Now all InVision rolls other than guests will see the new Leave prototype option in the drop-down.
  • Duplicating prototypes: The duplication process should be smoother and more stable now.
  • Better performance: The overall InVision V6 experience should be improved after our latest round of performance enhancements and a number of paper-cut bug fixes.

InVision V7

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

What's new in InVision V7?

You likely already noticed a couple of big changes to InVision V7 during November:

  • New search bar: It's tough to search for specific documents and spaces if you're busy looking around for the search bar itself. With the new, more prominent search bar featured front and center on relevant pages in V7, you can't miss it!
  • Guests' permissions: Now InVision V7 team members with the guest role can create and share documents, and the team owner or admin can fine-tune related permissions. Guests still cannot access documents or spaces they have not been invited to join, nor can they create new spaces.
    This is a major change, so you'll want to get familiar with the complete current list of guests' permissions.

What's fixed or improved in V7?

You likely noticed many of these bug fixes we released for InVision V7 in November:

  • Rearranging screens: You can now drag screens into a row that’s only partially visible on the prototype screens overview page.
  • Last edited timestamp: You will now see the Last edited timestamp update correctly when screens are duplicated.
  • Hover overlays: You should now be able to dismiss hover-triggered screens without the Stay on target screen setting more consistently by hovering off the hotspot, as a bug causing the overlay to remain open was addressed.
  • Hotspots: You should now experience all hotspots working as expected; previously, there was a bug causing hotspots within some prototypes to stop responding after an overlay hotspot was triggered.
  • Updating screens: You should now see the screen thumbnail border correctly highlighted when replacing a screen in Console, providing visual feedback.
  • Offline prototypes: You will now experience the same view of the prototype whether viewing online or offline versions, as we've fixed a bug that was causing screens to incorrectly align in offline prototypes.
  • Header and footer alignment: Your design alignment setting within prototypes will once again be respected by headers and footers, after a frustrating bug causing them to be always left-aligned was fixed.
  • Play mode shortcut: You can now press the P key to return to preview mode after setting a fixed header and footer, just like you could before the bug that broke this short cut.
  • Signing in to collaborate: When viewing a prototype while unauthenticated, you will now be redirected to the right place when clicking the Sign in button.
  • Navigating on mobile: When viewing a public share link on a mobile device, you can once again swipe left (previous screen) or right (next screen) to navigate from one screen to another.
  • Transferred documents: You can now access the documents transferred from one team to another using share links that the previous teams had created.
  • Scrolling on mobile: When viewing a prototype using a mobile browser, you will now be able to consistently scroll screens without being sent to another screen unexpectedly.