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GalaxySurfer

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  1. Hi all, Let me start with stating that I'm a new and super happy Affinity user, that can't wait to never open an Adobe program any time unless really necessary. So far the Affinity has been very intuitive and nice. The reason I'm writing this post, is not to bash, but to give feedback in what to me is an important aspect of any software: the logo. The Affinity logo is in a way kinda supercool/Sci-fi/nerdy, but to be honest my first and second impression where that this has to be from a freeware suite. For me, it just misses professionalism and cleanliness. Personally, I really don't care (and your reaction might be something like "who cares?"), and I think will grow on the logo, so don't start mocking me please, but what I'm saying is, that it might scare off new enterprises that look for an alternative to the Adobe Suite, and I really hope Affinity will be the new standard in the future. I know it's in the DNA of Affinity and this post will probably be either neglected or disapproved, but I just wanted to share my first impression, now that I'm still in the phase of being able to have first impressions. Now I'll shut up and start making stuff...
  2. Hi all, Thanks for all the reactions. I just wanted my gut feelings to speak out, of course in the end it's the functionality that needs the focus. Solly, I agree with you that the logo's/icons really stand out, and maybe my perspective is already changing and I'm seeing the originality more and more. So maybe it's nice to conclude with the awareness that a logo is more or less the first impression you get about an organization, and because of that it should always be in line with the ideas and philosophy of the brand. I still think it's a "complicated/futuristic" logo, but I understand now that the logo has a lot of depth, which is now giving me the idea that Affinity has a desire to go one step further than traditional organizations, a goal I really support, especially in this field with one dominant player. Anyway, enough meta talk haha... I just bought the Designer app, stoked to get started...
  3. Hi Dan, Superthanks for your immediate feedback. I already feel bad for posting this, but it were the first emotions that came up, and although it's not something related to the pure functional working of the apps, I do find it important that something like this matches the 'feel' I expect. When I look at the new icons more closely, I like the abstract pencil and aperture illustrations, very intelligently done. Generally speaking though I still find the icons too complicated/squarish/from the future. Of course it's ok if a user like me, or other individual users, are not a big fan of the logo, but besides sharing this I guess I'm curious how other members are experiencing this. Bye
  4. Hi, I'm new to Affinity Publisher but I definitely would like this. I'm a Sketch user and love the way you can clean up all the panels with the CMD + . shortcut, which is super handy.
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