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Early October 2021 updates - 01 Oct 2021

AstuteBuddy v1.4.1
  • Dynamic Measure transient measures shortcut added.
DirectPrefs v1.6.0
  • New feature: In Illustrator versions which support canvas rotation (25.3 and above), you can now keep the constrain angle locked to the opposite of the canvas rotation angle, so you can draw orthogonally to the screen regardless of the canvas rotation.
InkFlow v2.2.2
  • Improvement: Zero feathering produces nothing instead of zero-sized feathers.
  • Bug fix: The brush ellipse annotation is now correctly updated when resized.
  • Bug fix: The ellipse annotation is hidden when the tool is suspended.
  • Bug fix: Correct behaviour of "Window > Astute Graphics > Show all" menu entry.
  • Bug fix: A mixed artwork selection, featuring differing InkFlow settings, would result in a laggy UI now fixed.
  • Bug fix: Account button fixed now links correctly.
InkQuest v2.5.1
  • Minor correction on the About window.
Rasterino v2.6.1
  • Minor correction on the About window.
Stylism v3.3.1
  • Improvement: The panel no longer shows vanishing points that are extremely close to each other as "mixed".
  • Bug fix: Entering an angle in the Offset dialog for Drop Shadow or Transform live effects now correctly calculates the horizontal/vertical equivalents.
  • Bug fix: Positioning of spot/global color badges on panel chips is now correct.
SubScribe v3.6.2
  • Improvement: The Arc by Points tool can now indicate when the start or end point of the arc is snapping to the endpoint of an existing path.
  • New feature: When joining to an existing open path, the Arc by Points tool can now snap to angles at which the arc continues the path in a tangent manner.
  • Bug fix: The Arc by Points tool no longer crashes when attempting to draw an arc indicated as "Too Large" with joining enabled.
Texturino v2.6.1
  • Minor correction on the About window.
  • Fixed text on warning dialog when deleting in-use texture [Mac Illustrator 25+].
VectorFirstAid v3.9.0
  • New feature: Shift-clicking on “Break Text into Lines” now breaks it into paragraphs.
  • New feature: “Type > Remove Line Breaks” menu command.
  • Improvement: “Remove Paragraph Breaks” now works on selected text only.
  • Improvement: “Remove Paragraph Breaks” is now actionable.
  • Improvement and bug fix: When combining lines of text with Space Before/After attributes, the values are now retained (when possible) and the spacing after the first line is now correctly calculated.
  • Bug fix: Attempting to break a text box consisting entirely of return characters into words no longer causes a crash.
VectorScribe v4.7.1
  • New feature: The Dynamic Measure tool can now be forced to make a measure transient (automatically disappearing after a set time) regardless of the current mode, by holding down Option/Alt when finishing the measure.
  • Bug fix: The Path Intersections command no longer erroneously removes the last segment of an open path when "Add Points to Paths" option is used and the intersection is not in the final segment of the path.
WidthScribe v3.6.1
  • Bug fix: WidthStamp objects with a custom color as the undercoat color now display the correct color.

Apple M1 and July updates - 20 Jul 2021

AstuteBuddy v1.4.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • Supports ColliderScribe's new SuperMarquee Boolean mode keypresses
Autosaviour v2.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
ColliderScribe v3.7.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • New feature: The SuperMarquee tool now has a "Boolean" mode for adding to, subtracting from, and intersecting with the current selection
DirectPrefs v1.5.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
DynamicSketch v3.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
FindReplace v1.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
InkFlow v2.2.1
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphic
InkQuest v2.5.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
InkScribe v2.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
MirrorMe v3.4.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
Phantasm v5.5.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • Improvement: The Halftone origin maximum offset has been increased from 1,000pts to 16,384pts
  • Bug fix: Fixed UI for Halftone Character Dot Options button
Rasterino v2.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
Reform v1.1.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • New feature: Applying a Reform with either the Apply panel button or the Enter or Return key, holding down Option/Alt retains the original artwork and a new path of the reshaped section is created
    Watch the short video covering this improvement
  • Improvement: The changing of key modifiers whilst click-dragging out the initial reform allows the Reform mode to be altered instantly between standard (no key press), Looped (Option/Alt) or a Constant (Shift + Option/Alt) Offset modes
    Watch the short video covering this improvement
  • Profiles are sorted alphabetically on Mac
  • Improved path reshape click-dragging tolerance
  • Light mode Reform tool icon altered for improved contrast
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
Stipplism v2.5.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
Stylism v3.3.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • Improvement: Art with an AG Block Shadow set to "Adopt Fill Color" will no longer erroneously expose the (unused) shadow color when using "Recolor Artwork..."
  • Bug fix: Fixed potential hang when using AG Offset on certain compound paths
SubScribe v3.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
Texturino v2.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • Bug fix: Using the forward and reverse texture buttons in Illustrator 25.3.x and macOS 10.15+ now correctly updates the texture preview area immediately
VectorFirstAid v3.8.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • New feature: "Remove Opacity Masks" panel menu item removes all opacity masks from selected art
VectorScribe v4.7.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphics
  • Improvement: Option/Alt-clicking on PathScribe's "Move Points to Tangencies" panel button adds tangency points instead
  • Bug fix: Hovering over a path which is convertible to a Dynamic Shape now shows the transform point in the correct position
  • Bug fix: Recognizing a three-segment circle as a Dynamic Shape no longer erroneously changes the circle to a six-segmented one
  • Dynamic Corners no longer updates the corners of edited paths when the Dynamic Corners tool is not selected (performance improvement)
WidthScribe v3.6.0
  • Runs natively on Apple M1 hardware
  • Simplified access to "Help", "Learn", and "My Account" through the main "Help" menu; updated URLs and "About" graphic