Astute Manager Updates

Download the latest Astute Manager »
Version 3.8.2 - Logged-in and license states - May 21st, 2024
  • Improvements to logged-in and license states
    • Better ensure the Astute Manager remains logged-in between sessions.
    • Improve the licensing activity period for subscribers (better avoiding 'ID' license warnings in the Astute Graphics plugin panels).
Version 3.8.1 - Bugfix release - February 13th, 2024
  • Bugfix Starting the Astute Manager from the UI application causing a error has been resolved.
Version 3.8.0 - Documentation integration - February 6th, 2024
  • Documentation integration
    • Documentation integration allowing the written user manuals to be viewed directly in the Astute Manager.
    • All Astute Graphics panels in latest plugin updates provide a “question mark” button which opens the relevant documentation in the Astute Manager.
    • “Show in Illustrator” buttons in the documentation automatically open the related Astute Graphics panel in Adobe Illustrator.
    • Astute Manager window can now be resized to area of screen.
Version 3.7.1 - November 16th, 2023
Version 3.7.0 - critical update - October 18th, 2023
  • Introducing the required AG Core plugin
    This is an essential update for all subscribers and introduces the first stage of our planned enhancements to the Astute Manager bringing connectivity between the plugins and web services. To allow this to happen, this version of the Astute Manager will install the new AG Core plugin automatically. You are required to manually download and install, replacing your current installation.
Version 3.5.2 - UI refresh - June 6th, 2023
  • UI refresh
    • UI design refreshed to enhance clarity.
    • New plugin action menu giving quick access to multiple plugin installation and removal options.
    • Option to enable 2FA for additional account security.
    • Data collection privacy options.
Version 3.5.2 - November 24th, 2022
Version 3.5.1 - October 31st, 2022
Version 3.5.0 - October 12th, 2022
  • Major new version (important update)
    • Handling of orphaned (deprecated) plugins, requesting a user to remove reference from the Astute Manager database or completely remove all orphaned plugins.
    • macOS protected folders (Downloads, Documents, Desktop) are not allowed as plug-ins installation paths.
    • The customised folder location interface in Astute Manager > Settings now offers a directory picker instead of requiring a user to type in location manually.
    • Astute Manager no longer stops a logging out or shut down procedure on macOS.
    • In some cases, the Astute Manager is now expected to show an error message instead of silently crashing.
    • Stability improvements.
Version 3.0.4 - March 21st, 2022
Version 3.0.1 - February 14th, 2022
  • Fix for non-functioning auto-update v3.0.1
    • Astute Manager failed to auto-update from v2 to v3 on release. This fix ensures future updates can be automatically installed if the Auto-update option is left on.
    • Requires manual download and installation if v3.0.0 is installed.
Version 3.0.0 - February 14th, 2022
  • Major new version (important update) v3.0.0
    • Essential update for all Astute Graphics plugin users - please read blog post for full details.
    • Reduced power consumption.
    • Revised, clearer UI/UX.
    • Light and dark UI modes.
    • Apple M1 hardware native.
    • Video playback (for product information and future training).
    • Changelog technical update information for each plugin version.
    • Resizable window.
    • Window remains in last placed location.
    • macOS compliant menu bar icons (for the OS' light and dark modes).
    • Latest security
Version 2.2.1 - May 25th, 2021
  • Licensing improvement v2.2.1
    • Improved local license recall and management.
    • Improved multi-user account support on macOS.
Version 2.1.0 - November 19th, 2020
  • Licensing improvement v2.1.0
    • Important: plugins must also be updated to remain compatible with licensing improvement.
    • Support for extended character set usernames.
    • Application auto-update now optional in the Settings page.
Version 2 release - September 3rd, 2020
  • Major update v2.0.1
    • All new user-interface with many improvements based on user feedback since the original v1 release.
    • Manage on single, targeted installations of Adobe Illustrator (eg. Illustrator 2019, 2020.2+, etc.).
    • Full information about each plugin within the Astute Manager.
    • Details of what's changed in each plugin update.
    • Direct access to bonus resources (Textures, Brushes and Graphic Styles) for subscription customers.
    • Direct access to billing and account pages, including secure payment.
    • All-new plugin licensing system providing added flexibility.
    • Internet connection error handling.
    • Updated support pages.
Support self-updating feature - August 3rd, 2020
  • Minor update v1.1.3
    • Supports self-updating feature
    • Required update to access the new InkFlow plugin
Improved support for operating system language settings - January 22nd, 2020
  • Minor updates v1.0.8
    • Improved support for operating system language settings
Improved logging for support and image header redirection for latest news - October 23rd, 2019
  • Minor updates v1.0.6
    • Improved logging of details for when customers actively submit a report
    • Header image and link directs for future news and updates
    • Minor bug fixes
macOS and Windows compatibility and other enhancements - September 27th, 2019
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 32 bit compatibility v1.0.5
    • Compatibility: now compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina including the deployed plugins
    • Compatibility: improved compatibility with 32 bit variants of Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Enhancement: plugins which already have updates in the Annual Service Plan can be downgraded to previous Annual Service Plan versions via the plugin entry's pull-down menu Advanced > Force > ...
    • Enhancement: improved clarity on log submission process
    • General fixes to installation, licensing and activation processes
Initial Annual Service Plan release - September 14th, 2019