Astute Manager Updates

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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. CC2019, 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