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Affinity Designer Customer Beta ( - Release Candidate)

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Status: Release candidate

Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer for iPad From App Store

App Store: Not submitted

Download link: Download



We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate of Affinity Designer 1.8.3 for iPad.

If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.

This beta is an incremental update to the 1.8.2 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.

We are moving to release candidate stage early for 1.8.3, due to the discovery of a bug which prevents auto save from working in most circumstances. This bug can cause significant loss of work for users and is classed as extremely high priority. Once 1.8.3 is released, we will be back with 1.8.4 betas relatively quickly.

Please note that the download link provided is a Public TestFlight link and will work for anyone as long as they have the App Store version of Designer installed. There is no longer any need to contact us to register for the Beta directly.




Changes This Version

- Fonts are now correctly ordered in the font chooser.
- Colinear curve sections are now correctly dealt with during boolean operations.
- Fix for geometry operations always being enabled, even when inappropriate.
- Improved expand stroke for curves with rapid pressure variation towards their start/end.


Changes Since 1.8.2

- Autosave fixes.
- Fixed rendering issue with small radius filter effects.
- Significant stability improvements for 2GB, 3GB iPads.
- Performance improvements for 4GB+ iPads.
- PDF export fixes.
- New document from clipboard improvements.
- Boolean operation improvements (excluding Divide operation).
- Assorted small crash fixes.
- Numerous small performance improvements.

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