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Wonna say one thing, I already been saying longer while ago:

Using Affinity Designer since the start, I not been happy with bugs, and the way (not really) these are handled after report. New updates been comin, with more new features (not sure if some of these features been so important new deals) but bugs remained. Now we got 1.7 .... the new Publisher, and new bugs, here with Designer.

My question: Are we beta testers for software, we paid for? 

I want to work with the apps I been buying, I want to be sure, the apps work fine. I do not want to spend my time writing bug reports, 

test all possible settings on my mac, .....  no!

I really like the apps, but I would prefer more stable apps when new updates show up, all problems solved, ..... and then when all done may be new features. 

How long did it take to give us arrows in Designer? .....   funny? ....  nada ... this is not funny, this is just one thing: Poor!

Version 1.6 Designer had bugs until 1.7 .... now with new bugs.

Bugs Bunny Designer .... this is funny!

Cheers!

 

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I have the same misgivings as Kobold. It really is worrying when bugs keep appearing long after the final version is published. I hope Serif recognises that this is a problem.

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Serif does recognise that the current release build Affinity Designer 1.7.1 for macOS  needs some software fixes and we plan to start a beta cycle for version 1.7.2  this week. It will address reported problems without new features being added.


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

Latest releases on each platform 

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2 hours ago, BobFossil said:

I want to support this app, but I LITERALLY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO EVEN SAVE ONE PIECE OF WORK. It is insane how buggy this is and you guys released it for purchase.

I know you’re frustrated, but please follow the Affinity Forum Guidelines and refrain from ‘shouting’.

Your experience is clearly an unusual one, or these forums would be littered with complaints about the inability to save work. If you provide details of your system specs and any error messages you encounter when trying to save, someone may be able to make helpful suggestions about addressing the issue.


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.3.155 • Designer for iPad 1.7.3.1 • iPadOS 13.2.2 (iPad Air 2)

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5 hours ago, BobFossil said:

Frankly, I am pissed off. I have literally not gotten Designer to last more than 3 minutes without crashing. 1.7.3 and I literally can't place .txt files or paste text. I can't set a paragraph style.

In another similar post that you made, you refer to Designer crashing, but then you provide dumps of Publisher failing. It would help if you would be sure which software you're talking about and use the proper name, consistently, please.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.499 Beta

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I would not use words as pissed off, or others like this, but: I you want to use a software for professional work, for earning money, for making jobs, for every day flawless use, then I been disappointed plenty of times with Affinity Photo and Designer. I am using Designer from the early beginning, and yes ....... there been many many bugs over the years, some of them really frustrating and annoying. Bug fixing (this is my opinion) never been on priority list number one for Affinity products, as new features started to show up, but bugs remained. In such moments I been ....sed off, and this is also reason why I started this thread.

My idea: Fix any bugs that got reported, all of them, so no bugs are around anymore (will not happen, but most bugs fixed would be great) , ..... then you may work on new features. And bring these new features .......... without adding new bugs! Sometimes I ask myself: Who it testing this software, are they really "working" with it, or just playing around?

Yes, I love Designer, ..... Photo not so much (I find it pretty overloaded, and no option to reduce the options, so you have to search all the time, if you do not use every day) ...... but I hat the bugs!

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I forgot: I the past I already spent plenty of time to report bugs, try settings, report ....... mail .............  but his is much more frustrating if you spend these times and the bug will not get fixed! So I will just forget about that, and live with ...king bugs ..... and may be in another years bug will get fixed. (there is one bug that really needed about 3 years or so to get fixed ..... this is fast ha ha ha ha .........  )

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22 hours ago, Alfred said:

I know you’re frustrated, but please follow the Affinity Forum Guidelines and refrain from ‘shouting’.

It's somewhat ironic that the last 2 out of 3 paragraphs in the Affinity Forum Guidelines would appear to condone shouting in certain circumstances.

 


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be concerned about.

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On 10/5/2019 at 12:33 AM, Alfred said:

I know you’re frustrated, but please follow the Affinity Forum Guidelines and refrain from ‘shouting’.

Your experience is clearly an unusual one, or these forums would be littered with complaints about the inability to save work. If you provide details of your system specs and any error messages you encounter when trying to save, someone may be able to make helpful suggestions about addressing the issue.

I am not sure that this is an unusual experience. Since updating to the new 1.7... I have had nothing but trouble, and have barely been able to edit a photo. With the amount of crashes and slow spinning wheels, work that normally would take me 10 minutes, literally takes me all day!

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I have the same feelings about all the situation. First make the app stable and by that I mean DO THE BASICS - fix all annoying bugs and do the most necessary features (e.g. simplify).
When you finish that, you can play around and do the fancy features...

Come on, there is still a bug with expanding that destroys your shape completely... 

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I agree with the Kobold and all previous. Stability and reliability are very important. To be honest, even though I own the Designer, I am not thinking of using it, because I know that it has known bugs, that are not addressed. It is a very nice software, but the bugs are not helping at all...

Best regards,

A

 

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I am sorry to hear the Mac versions are so buggy. Just to calm Windows users down I have to mention that the Windows versions are (as were previous versions) pretty stable. I rarely see crashes. Can't remember one actually. I am currently pushing Designer 1.7 for Windows to the limit - backing up as crazy as I go - but no crashes.

Just for the overall picture. The suite as such doesn't seem to be flawed with bugs on both desktop platforms. Something related to OS X in the Mac versions seems to be the root cause.

My experience on Windows 10 Professional was and is rock solid for years and years. 

I hope the next release gets you back on track! 


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"Experienced vector artists and infographic designers will find a noticeable lack of the more advanced tools found in Illustrator CC." (source)

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9 hours ago, Jowday said:

I am sorry to hear the Mac versions are so buggy. Just to calm Windows users down I have to mention that the Windows versions are (as were previous versions) pretty stable. I rarely see crashes.

The Mac versions have been fairly stable for me also.

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Why not bringing more updates in shorter times, and fix f...ing bugs? Sorry, but just in the moment I have to work around this bug again, .........  and it is just so annoying!

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Now I am pi..ed off too! There is no trustworthy workaround for this bug, so I could work fast and stable as it been before this damned update ...... bringing us this bug! This is more than dilettantish what Affinity is doing here, even knowing about this bug and not fixing it! Bug bringers! 

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