1. 89

    February 12, 2020

    Surprise! We’ve added to our Abstract team with the acquisition of Flawless App. Also, we’ve made it easier for you to get help by connecting you with our Support Team right inside the Desktop app.

    Download Abstract 89

    New Features

    • You can now contact support from our Desktop app.

    Enhancements

    • We brought back the ability to create a Collection from the Collections tab. Any Collection created via this route is tied to the Master Branch.
    • We added support for Adobe XD version 27.0.

    Performance

    • We improved how search results load when you @mention someone.
    • @mentions will now only load an Organization's members as necessary.

    Fixes

    • We fixed an issue where opening a file might open an older version than expected after working on multiple Branches or merging a Branch.
    • Deleted Branches no longer appear to be accessible under the “archived” Branches filter
    • We fixed an issue where the confirmation modal was hidden if you tried to delete a comment from Full Screen mode.
    • If an Org admin is designated as a project admin, they’ll start receiving access requests for that project.
    • Inspect: We fixed an issue where the properties sidebar would crash if a layer was borderless.
    • Inspect: We now display font-style when its detected.
    • Inspect: We will no longer scale fixed text layers outside of symbol instances.
    • Inspect: We will now estimate the width of text layers in Adobe XD files.
  2. 88.1

    January 22, 2020

    Enhancements

    • We added support for Adobe XD version 26.0.

    Performance

    • We improved our Sketch plugin to reduce spinning beachball experiences — the plugin will now quickly save changes in the background. We no longer recommend turning off Sketch’s Autosave.

    Bug Fixes

    • We fixed an issue where loading Sketch files (versions 61+) could cause a crash.
    • We fixed a bug that sometimes reported unnecessary changes for Adobe XD files.
  3. 88

    January 15, 2020

    For the first release after the holiday break, we focused on some less visible improvements to performance and bug fixes. Read our guides published this month on how to build your DesignOps team and your design system with Abstract.

    Enhancements

    • Non-visual changes are now displayed individually rather than grouped. We also added the ability to filter non-visual changes by their change type.
    • Buttons in the titlebar now have tooltips.
    • Tabs in the layer preview got a visual refresh.

    Performance Improvements

    • Selecting and navigating in Inspect is now faster.

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where we’d attempt to install the Adobe XD Abstract plugin, even when XD wasn’t installed.
    • Fixed a bug that resulted in error state in Inspect for some files.
    • Fixed an issue where the total number of Collections on a Branch was displaying incorrectly.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in incorrect scaling of groups for symbol instances in Inspect.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented focusing Linked Libraries on Branches.
    • VoiceOver now announces Branch names accurately.
    • Fixed some areas where tooltips would flicker if the cursor was in just the right spot.
    • Set maximum resizable width for Layer sidebars based on window size.
    • Fixed some dark mode styles in the emoji picker.
    • Text close to images in the activity feed is now enlarged.
    • Branch names in Collection thumbnails are now clipped to one line.
    • Fixed a bug where closing a Collection opened from the project overview routed the user to Branch overview.
  4. 87.0.1

    January 2, 2020

    Enhancements

    • XD public beta now includes support for files created with XD 25

    Fixes

    • We fixed an error when updating a branch with a deleted file that could prevent the update from completing.
    • We fixed the behavior of the back button in a newly created collection.
    • The total count of collections on a branch is now always correct, previously it got out of sync in some situations.
    • Fixed accessibility window title on macOS.
    • Fixed incorrect size of windows on differently scaled monitors.
  5. 87

    December 5, 2019

    The wait is over — we’re excited to announce Adobe XD file support is in public beta for all Abstract customers! You can now version and manage your Adobe XD files right alongside your Sketch files. Enable the Adobe XD public beta for your Organization today.

    New Features

    • Adobe XD public beta.
    • You can now reorder Collections within Branch overviews.
    • Annotations now appear with cropped previews in Activity feeds.

    Enhancements

    • We improved copy on the Branch menu.
    • We continue to improve keyboard navigation throughout the application. You can now use the keyboard to navigate between layer thumbnails.
    • We improved some error message copy.
    • Under Inspect options, you can now toggle on grid and layout canvas settings, even if they aren’t enabled in Sketch.
    • When you click on a notification for a comment on a Commit, you’ll now be taken directly to the comment itself, rather than an overview of the Commit.
    • When you click on a notification triggered by a comment or reply on a branch, you’ll be routed to a standalone view of that thread on the Branch.
    • When a user is mentioned in a Branch Summary, they’ll be notified just like every other instance of being mentioned.

    Performance

    • You can now rename and delete files quickly.
    • We included improvements to help files open faster.
    • The notification menu loads more quickly.
    • You are less likely to see a loading state in the commit window.
    • We improved loading times for newly created Collections

    Fixes

    • We fixed various visual and layout issues.
    • If you change your password, we will log you out of other sessions.
    • Fixed a bug where preview images would not load if using presentation mode directly from a Layer.
    • Fixed an issue where closing the Layer Detail would navigate you backwards, instead of closing.
    • Fixed an issue where links to specific Branch comments were broken.
    • The TAB key now navigates to the next item in Quick Jump search results.
    • Fixed an issue where the number of Collections was incorrect on the Branch overview.
    • Assets: We fixed a bug where Sketch Assets would not consistently load when clicking a Layer in the sidebar.
    • Branches: Fixed an issue where double-clicking Create Branch would create two Branches.
    • Branches: Fixed an issue where empty files on parent Branches were incorrectly deleted after updating its child Branch.
    • Commits: Fixed an issue where double-clicking Merge Branch would create two Merge commits.
    • Inspect: Fixed a bug where layout guides would jump when zooming in and out of Inspect.
    • Inspect: We now preserve symbol overrides for different properties on the same Layer coming from multiple levels of the hierarchy.
    • Inspect: We fixed an issue that could result in an empty shadows property to appear in generated CSS.
    • Libraries: It is no longer possible to select an archived library or a library from the current project.
    • Libraries: The Manage Libraries and Add Files menu options will no longer appear for Viewers.
    • Notifications: Deleted comments no longer have an extra actions menu with no purpose.
    • Notifications: If you sign out of one account and into another, Notifications from the previous account no longer persist.
    • Projects: Fixed an issue where filtered projects with a space character at the end would produce strange artifacts.
  6. 86.1

    November 13, 2019

    Fixes

    • Fixed a regression that prevented changed assets from automatically generating after a commit. If you experienced this bug, locate the file to right-click then select Generate Assets to manually generate assets.
    • Fixed a rare race condition where previews would not generate with commits.
    • Fixed an issue that displayed a “Preview does not exist” message would appear in place of an artboard when presenting from the Layer Detail.
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