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Affinity on WWDC 2020 and Supporting macOS 11 Big Sur

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Hi Affinity Team,

I was so excited to see Affinity products on Apple's WWDC 2020 Platforms State of the Union screens multiple times. Congratulations to the Team!


At 14:05 we can see how Affinity Photo works seamlessly on macOS 11, however in reality the Toolbar doesn't work at all. 

We can not use any Toolbar's items and we need to use the shortcuts or the quick help to jump from one Persona to another.

I know, I know... it's early macOS Beta with a totally new Toolbar functionalities.


Yet I would like to know when Affinity start the new Beta period for those folks who are brave enough to test and use Affinity products on macOS 11 Beta system on a daily basis.

I would be glad if I could sign up to this opening Beta program because I desperately need to access to the Toolbar. Please, let me know how it is possible. Thank you!

Looking forward to your respond and thanks again!

Best regards,


App Developer and UI/UX Designer


When I put Affinity in Full screen, suddenly all of the toolbar items work again. Hurray!

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iOS Swift Developer  SwiftUI Designer and Animator @ SwiftUI Masterclass Course


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Thanks for the Update, I yesterday installed Big Sur on an extern hard drive and of course first I installed the Affinity Apps to look if they work. I first thought maybe I had to switch Studio Link on somewhere. But after going full screen everything is fine now.

Besides this UI glitches I am surprised how fast the Apps work and feel on Big Sur, specially since I only have a baseline Macbook Pro from 2017. (Its just for testing Web Apps on Safari so I dont need much power lol) 

Don't forget its the first developer beta, so installing it on a productive machine is a dangerous game. Specially after the very buggy Catalina. 

I would highly suggest even as a developer to install it alongside Catalina on a extern hard drive, since this is the biggest UI change since Mavericks I believe. 



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