Version 0.12 & 0.13 Updates: Fixed Undo, Instant File Creation, Toggle Grid Mode
2 years ago
Vectr beta version 0.13 shipped today! Version 0.12 actually shipped two weeks ago, but we didn’t realize that many of you were paying close attention to these update blog posts and backed up working on new features we neglected to blog about version 0.12’s updates.
But you guys let us hear about it!
Sorry about that! We’ll make sure to keep on top of these blog updates from now on, and keep all of you in the loop on Vectr’s progress!
Without further ado, below are your new features and improvements in version 0.13 of Vectr:
Undo/redo functionality has been broken for quite awhile, but is now fixed! Actually, it’s not just fixed, it’s vastly improved!
With Vectr, your undo/redo history extends back a thousand changes, and the app remembers you undo/redo changes, even when you close Vectr. That means that you can make some changes, close Vectr, then come back and open Vectr later and still be able to undo/redo your changes - even if you’re on a different computer!
The fixes that we’re pushed here are also a major step forward in us getting Vectr running fully offline, so rest assured that our fully offline app is well in the works.
Instant New File Creation
In the past, when you created a new file in Vectr you’d have to wait (sometimes a painfully long time) for the new file to be created. We’re happy to say that creating new files should now be instant!
Click the new file button, and faster than you can blink you’ll have your new file. No more waiting.
Toggle Grid Mode
Since version 0.8 of Vectr, we’ve been working on improving Vectr’s snapping and grid functions. Today, with version 0.13, we’ve added the ability to choose your snapping/grid mode or easily turn it off entirely.
You’ll find the toggle for your grid/snapping options in the top left of Vectr’s righthand sidebar, as pictured below:
There are three options: (1) Snapping, (2) Grid, and (3) None. With snapping turned on, your elements will attempt to automatically snap into alignment with other elements on the page. With grid turned on, your page will automatically be divided into a grid. When you set this to none, all snapping and grids will be turned off allowing you to draw freely.
Linear & Radial Gradient Controls
We’ve improved Vectr’s gradient controls, to make them more intuitive, easier to work with, and more enjoyable to use.
You can add new color stops to your gradient by clicking on the straight line running between them. You can select a color stop by clicking on it, and once it’s selected you can drag its position, change its color, or delete it by pressing your delete key.
We’ll have more detailed documentation on this soon, just as soon as we launch a new website we’re working on for Vectr ;)
Pinch to Zoom
Many of you are most comfortable using your laptop’s trackpad for zooming, and very accustomed to using a two-finger pinch gesture to zoom in/out. Previously, Vectr couldn’t handle this, but we’ve happily now fixed this. Pinch away, and Vectr will zoom in/out just fine ;)
As always, in addittional to the above new features and improvments we’ve also fixed quite a few bugs over the past two releases (about 75 bugs to be exact). You can now set negative letter spacing on your fonts, which previously didn’t work, and we’ve fixed once and for all the issue some users had with files dissapearing from their profile.
We’ve got a new website coming with documentation on how to use Vectr, as well as quite a few exciting new features. You can check out all of Vectr’s planned features/functions on our roadmap. Stay tuned!
Let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback by contacting us. We’re always happy to hear from you!