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  1. Updates Very Few & Far Between I brought this app 2 years ago as I was looking for a reliable app to use on my iPad day to day for my job as a designer. I found Affinity Designer of the iPad and was impressed with the tools and functions as I had transitioned over from Adobe Illustrator on the desktop. My joy of finding a decent workhorse for my vector designs was to be short lived. As I used the app I started to experience more bugs. I did report the bugs, taking screen shots and recordings, sending them on through. The were some issues that I could work though however there were some issues that were obviously common place as I found out from the forum. I send the hardcore issues though to be told, “thank you, we’ve sent them through to the dev team”. 2 years later and I find I’m here writing to you, saddened that what is an app with a lot of potential is going to the dogs. I posted my concerns on the forum and have found that there are many, many users fed up with the comment, “thank you, we’ve sent you concerns on through to the dev team”, only to find….nothing gets fixed, or in a hurry anyway. I paid for this app and I feel like I’ve been ripped off. 2 updates in 2 years is a joke. If you are considering buying this app, you will love the tools and options within but you will become increasingly frustrated as your concerns will fall on deaf ears. THERE SHOULD BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY FOR UFATES TO APPS ON THE APP STORE. Serif Affinity you should be ashamed!
  2. Updates Very Few & Far Between I brought this app 2 years ago as I was looking for a reliable app to use on my iPad day to day for my job as a designer. I found Affinity Designer of the iPad and was impressed with the tools and functions as I had transitioned over from Adobe Illustrator on the desktop. My joy of finding a decent workhorse for my vector designs was to be short lived. As I used the app I started to experience more bugs. I did report the bugs, taking screen shots and recordings, sending them on through. The were some issues that I could work though however there were some issues that were obviously common place as I found out from the forum. I send the hardcore issues though to be told, “thank you, we’ve sent them through to the dev team”. 2 years later and I find I’m here writing to you, saddened that what is an app with a lot of potential is going to the dogs. I posted my concerns on the forum and have found that there are many, many users fed up with the comment, “thank you, we’ve sent you concerns on through to the dev team”, only to find….nothing gets fixed, or in a hurry anyway. I paid for this app and I feel like I’ve been ripped off. 2 updates in 2 years is a joke. If you are considering buying this app, you will love the tools and options within but you will become increasingly frustrated as your concerns will fall on deaf ears. THERE SHOULD BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY FOR UFATES TO APPS ON THE APP STORE. Serif Affinity you should be ashamed!
  3. This is too the many who are over waiting for Regular iPad updates to combat the many issues you have been experiencing with this app. ‘People if you’re concerned that GENUINE issues you have with IPADOS affinity are going unheard eg: the endless “we’ll pass this on to our Dev Team’ PLEASE post a concern to APPLE. I personally have been reporting solid issues for at least 2 years here and this is a joke! I’m sure if there’s enough of us posting to APPLE then hopefully something will be done about our reports of issues falling on deaf ears. Please, please post to Apple so we can have the solid and stable app we all paid for! Good Luck
  4. Here, here! To all of the above Moonatic Destiny…….when your trying to use this app for work, it does become a bit of a joke. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to anyone whilst it’s in this condition.
  5. This is too the many who are over waiting for Regular iPad updates to combat the many issues you have been experiencing with this app. ‘People if you’re concerned that GENUINE issues you have with IPADOS affinity are going unheard eg: the endless “we’ll pass this on to our Dev Team’ PLEASE post a concern to APPLE. I personally have been reporting solid issues for at least 2 years here and this is a joke! I’m sure if there’s enough of us posting to APPLE then hopefully something will be done about our reports of issues falling on deaf ears. Please, please post to Apple so we can have the solid and stable app we all paid for! Good Luck
  6. This is too the many who are over waiting for Regular iPad updates to combat the many issues you have been experiencing with this app. ‘People if you’re concerned that GENUINE issues you have with IPADOS affinity are going unheard eg: the endless “we’ll pass this on to our Dev Team’ PLEASE post a concern to APPLE. I personally have been reporting solid issues for at least 2 years here and this is a joke! I’m sure if there’s enough of us posting to APPLE then hopefully something will be done about our reports of issues falling on deaf ears. Please, please post to Apple so we can have the solid and stable app we all paid for! Good Luck 👍
  7. Hey there at Serif, Is there a reasonable explanation as to when I select specific nodes on a layer to ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ it will ‘paste’ everything on that layer?
  8. Come on Affinity get your act together with the issues I’ve personally had over the past 2 years not being addressed and this latest crash everything try to blood ‘join’ nodes, yes I have the latest iPadOS 15.5 and have restated multiple times. Affinity this program is going downhill fast. I really don’t know how I’m supposed to rely on this app for work having to save every time I perform a task even finding when it crashes ‘save’ didn’t take. I have multiple artworks in this app and now also because of the unreliability I’ve got to spend time exporting everything just so I can reinstall the darn thing. Put some work into it dev team, address the issues and provide a decent bloody update…..fast!!!!!! Below is yet again another video of crashing. Yes I’m pissed!! Because I love the app but just can’t rely on it. 😡 FullSizeRender.MOV
  9. Ok guys at serif how about a much needed update to address some of these issues that have persisted for quite sometime. i believe we’ve only had a couple of updates in over 12. Months. When you use this every day for work the issues are an interruption to workflow and we need need regular updates to combat this as much as possible. It seems request fall on deaf ears 😡
  10. Hey there at Serif, May I offer a couple of suggestions 1. Could we have a drag and drop option, for instance drag associated file formats directly into the app, either into a project folder or main area. 2. I mean a 2up window display so I can have AD and another app open side by side….I mean the iPad Pro definitely has show to have the realestate for it. Cheers
  11. Hey there EmT. So I’ve reproduced the issue for you. Here I wanted to set the stroke from 0.3mm stroke to 6mm, however i it ‘again’ decided to randomise to 0.5. I’m using an iPad Pro 4th gen and Apple Pencil 2. This happened on my previous iPad and still remains an issue after reinstalling the app a number of times. It seems to be better using a finger however. Cheers IMG_1879.MOV
  12. Not sure if these things are happening to anyone else. I have reinstalled app multiple times with the issues remaining for 6 months now. I use a 4th gen iPad Pro + Apple Pencil II + App version 1.10.21 - Affinity Design for iPad is an amazing app for artists. There are heaps of functions so I understand the more features you have, the more lines of code and the more buggy it could possibly be. I take my hat to developers @affinity. These issues/suggestions I have below are related to my experience with the app and may not be an “issue” for other artists/designers. 1. Type suggestions not working (leaves a gap without accepting word - issue began with the previous update-does not happen in any other app, or writing this for that matter) 2. Stroke (stroke thickness not applying - issue has been there since purchasing app 2 years ago) 3. When you select to ‘export’ and choose a format, enter name of file and then go to another format, file name disappears, so you have to enter it again - issue has been there all the time. App Suggestions: 1. Could we have a ‘enable/disable lock’ function on the layer tabs 2. Cut-Copy-Paste function by long press on the Apple Pencil. 3. thank you and keep up the good work!
  13. Hey there DWright, this is a good one, you guys said that last October………I guess It won’t be fixed anytime soon then!
  14. Hey there iuli thanks for reply. I guess that all software has bugs/glitches that affect each of us in different ways, especially when it comes to the many different design spectrums and the digital tools we need/use to achieve the desired effect we envision. The streamlining of workflow is important and crucial for any graphic/commercial designer, bugs/glitches can make a big difference to your day in many ways. Affinity Designer for iPad is amazing and really, really nice to use, personally for me I’d be lost without it. I live in HOPE that one day there will be a major update addressing the bulk of the issues that are constantly being reported on this forum. cheers iuli
  15. Hello there at serif, thank you for the update to 1.10.5. I’m not sure what the update was for but I would still like to address a couple of issues that are still present after the 1.10.5 update. 1/ when adjusting the stroke using the Apple Pencil 2, I still noticed that the stoke width doesn’t take. Seems to work better using your finger (see attached video). 2/ also when using the type tool using the ‘artistic’ or ‘text box’ tool, I can’t select word suggestions, they just won’t apply, it just moves the cursor forward one space. **Every other app on my iPad accepts ’word suggestions’, (see attached video) even whilst typing this to you on the forum I can select, it works. I have an iPad 4th gen pro and are using the Apple Pencil 2. I have reinstalled the app 3 times, Re-installed iPad iOS, updated iPad to latest version and hard started my iPad numerous times but nothing ever changes 🤬 *** The ‘text’ suggestion/replacement issue for me happened after the last update (October 2021), it was working perfectly before this. I guess this on is extremely frustrating as with most of my work I am using portions of type in my design projects. *** The instability issue with the ‘stroke weight’ setting has been happening for me since I purchased the app, sometime in 2020. Is anyone else having these issues?*** videos are .mov files, My apologies if you can’t view them. FullSizeRender.MOV IMG_1712.MOV FullSizeRender.mov
  16. Dear Serif, Again I’m raising this issue of Updates because as a devout user, every day in fact for my business, now correct me if I’m wrong but has it really been just over 4 months since the last iOSiPad update to 1.10.19? Guys and Girls at HQ I’m continually having issues that I have mentioned months ago that I believe have been sent to the Development Team. Now I’m not trying to rant and I’m not suggesting that all of my issues/bugs alone should be fixed as soon as they happen, but when are we expecting an update for iOSiPad to address those main pesky bugs and maybe even ‘some’ inclusions from the many suggestions that have been presented? Cheers
  17. Hey there iconoclast thanks for the reply. Yeah look your not wrong, the auto trace option would be great in Affinity Designer. There is one in Vectornator that I’ve tried but it seems pretty dismal. Thanks again for the Inkscape tip I think I’ll look at it. Cheers ……I took a look at Inkscape and it seems pretty good the only thing is I don’t have a computer and there doesn’t seem to be an app for IOSiPad.
  18. Hey there iconoclast, thanks for the run through, I didn’t know that about the brushes. This is great food for thought, and yes I was able to replicate the simple brush stroke by creating a vector stroke…tapering the ends and the creating outlines to subtract from the solid layer below exposing the solid layer below that. Lee D made a good point as this would be great with more complex brush shapes that would take quite sometime to draw out with the vector pen/pencil tool. Cheers and thanks for those words of wisdom. Cheers
  19. . Hey there Lee D, ok I’ll give this a try. This would indeed make it easier for mor complex brush shapes. I was able to replicate the brush shape using a stroke and tapering off the ends, then expand stroke and subtract from solid the layer beneath to get the desired effect. Thanks for your suggestion. Cheers
  20. Hey there @serif, thanx for a great product. I’m wanting to create outlines on an object so I can ‘subtract’ from a solid layer below to use as an area to be cutout from this layer. Now I have created a ‘circle’ and then applied a ‘brush stroke’ and then went to ‘convert to curves’ and then to, ‘create outlines’. The latter two options don’t seem to apply. Thank you! FullSizeRender.MOV
  21. Ok NotMyFault, I did try again after restarting the app and found I did not replicate the problem. All seems good 👍
  22. Ok I’ve created a simple box shape then knocked out the fill and left the stroke. I then went and selected ‘create outlines’ and ended up with multiple anchor points. I also tried the other way and selected ‘convert to curves’ then ‘create outlines’ and ended up with the same issue of having to delete endless amounts of anchor points. I also created the shape using the ‘pen tool’ and went thought the above procedure and enduro with the same issue. What am I doing wrong?
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