Vectr Comes Out Of Beta!
a year ago
Today, September 13, we are exciting to officially announce launching Vectr out of beta! For two years now we’ve been working hard building our free cross-platform graphics editor, and now finally we are ready to show it to the whole world.
For the past year, Vectr’s been updated regularly every two weeks since our “accidental beta“ last September. The most active users of Vectr now are not designers but software engineers, project managers, bloggers and social media specialists — those in need to deal with graphic editing in their everyday work and can’t afford to spend time/money for complicated paid tools.
Launching from beta, we are happy to present a whole list of new features and improvements:
- Rebuilt / revamped UI
- Better layer hiding / locking
- Improved pen tool
- New desktop app logo
- Crushed ~100 bugs
Roadmap For The Upcoming Year:
As you’ll see in Vectr’s Open Roadmap, we’ve got some big plans over the coming year, including:
- Built-in Marketplace & Community — create, share, or sell designs assets with others on the platform.
- Google-docs Style Collaboration — Vectr’s a real-time, collaborative graphics editor. It’s like Google-docs, except that it also supports some offline editing if you’re ever without a connection. We’ll ship this tech later this year, but it’s mostly built so we’d be happy to demo it if you’re interested! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Built-In Version Control — no more threads of email attachments with “design_version_1”, “design_version_2”. Just send someone a link to your Vectr document, and you can view every version of that design in one place.
- More—this only scratches the surface of what we’ve got brewing. Check out https://vectr.com/roadmap or reach out for more detail ;)
In conjunction with launching out of beta, Vectr will also be announcing our seed funding. Vectr, a Taiwan-based company, has been seed funded from some top North American firms.
Resolute Ventures led the round, a firm which includes the lead investor in WordPress’ first round of funding, and Raanan Bar-Cohen, who built WordPress’ business-side for a decade before moving to VC. With the parallels between Vectr & Wordpress’ models, Resolute is likely the most experienced partner Vectr could have.