Version 0.6 Updates: Linux Version, Delete Files, Snapping
2 years ago
It’s been a bit over two months since our accidental beta launch. For the first few weeks after that launch we were juggling a huge backlog of newly-discovered bugs. But, that’s now changed ;)
We’ve gotten the major bugs under control in the past few weeks, and have since shifted gears and are now shipping new features! We are still behind on some things - “Getting Started” documentation is coming, we promise! - but from now on you should be able to check back here on the blog for bi-weekly updates with new features added to Vectr.
Here’s what we shipped today, which we’ve gotten done in the past two weeks:
Vectr is on Linux!
Vectr is now available on Linux! You can download Vectr’s Linux version by visiting vectr.com with your Linux computer and clicking the download button.
Before launching the beta we completely overlooked the ability to delete files - we just hadn’t thought about it. Pretty quickly it became obvious that the inability to delete files was pretty annoying for many of you, so we put a lot of hard work into getting delete files shipped as quickly as possible after handling that backlog of bugs!
To delete a file, just click the trash icon, then click “delete”.
Over the coming months we will be improving the experience on your profile page, and you’ll eventually have access to a “trash” folder where you can go in and recover your deleted files.
We’ve added snapping! Many users have wanted this for quite a long time.
Snapping allows you to automatically align objects with one another. We are still doing some more work on this, and you can expect snapping to get a bit more powerful as we add some more snapping features, and work out some bugs with what’s already added, over the next few weeks.
And of course, you can still use the grid. To turn the grid back on (which turns snapping off), just click the grid button in the top of the right sidebar.
Exporting Large Files
Some of you reported that when you tried to export files, they’d sometimes be exported with an unexpectedly massive file size. We’ve gotten this fixed! Now, when you export your files, your file size will be reduced as much as possible in the process.
More Forgiving Disconnects
Over the past few weeks, some of you might have seen the “Network Connection Down” page more frequently than you would’ve liked. We’ve had this problem ourselves and it could get quite annoying. We’ve gotten this disconnection problem fixed as well, and you should no longer see this “Network Connection Down” page as often.
We’re currently working on getting the app running 100% offline, and once that’s finished, you’ll never need to worry about disconnecting at all. This’ll probably still be a few months away.
Frequently Used Colors
The colorpicker now saves your Vectr document’s most frequently used colors - this helps you automatically define a color scheme for your Vectr document as you go.
We’re going to continue working on the making the colorpicker better! We’ve got a few ideas that we’re currently playing with, and gradients are also now in the works.
More On The Way!
Besides the new features listed above, we also fixed more than twenty more bugs over the past two weeks. Stay tuned, little-by-little we’ll be rolling things forward from now on.