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Gravit Designer 3.1 just landed: Sketch import, Gravit Cloud, design templates, and more

4 years ago from , Product owner for Gravit Designer

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to present Gravit Designer 3.1, our biggest update yet. Some of the most notable improvements are:

  • Full Sketch import: Finally a way to open Sketch files on Windows (and other platforms). Also means that you can quickly pass on a design to your developers for inspection.
  • Gravit Cloud: All of your designs can live in the Cloud if you like, so that they are available anywhere, anytime, on all platforms.
  • Migration of gravit.io: We finally took our existing users from gravit.io on board and merged everything into https://designer.io. Rest assured that no files are lost.
  • Design templates and assets: Getting started in Gravit Designer is as easy as pie now with a wealth of design templates, ready for you to use. Of course, they are free, like everything else in Gravit. Furthermore, we have an abundance of icons, illustrations and other assets available to be used in your designs.
  • Video tutorials: Access a broad range of tutorials right in the app, giving you an immediate head start.
  • Measurement guides: For the ultimate precision, holding Alt shows you the distance from the selected layer to other elements now. In input fields, the same modifier key gives you 0.1 increments.
  • Smaller file sizes: With our new image format, documents are up to 300% smaller. This also improves the saving and loading times. Of course, we assured full compatibility with existing files. Furthermore, you now have the option to link raster images to a local file via “File → Link Image.”
  • International text support and Chinese version: Our international users are critical to us, so we made sure that you can use a broad range of languages in Gravit, including Chinese.
  • Plugin development: You can start developing plugins for Gravit Designer right now. Find out more here.
  • Gravit Klex: Last but not least we also launched our entirely new design tool Klex, that enables everybody to create awesome designs in no time. It uses the same platform as Gravit Designer, which makes exchanging files a snap. Just like Gravit Designer, it’s totally free!

Please read the full list of improvements on our Medium blog.

Start using Gravit Designer online now or download the desktop apps (the app stores may just take a few hours to update). It’s available on all platforms, and of course, it’s 100% free!

You can always reach us on Twitter or Facebook or post a question or feedback in our discussion board. Of course, you can also hit us up here.

21 comments

  • Olivier FOlivier F, 4 years ago

    I visited your site on my iMac on Chrome and it asked me to "rotate my device".

    Have you any idea how much an iMac weighs?

    12 points
  • Matthew GiacinoMatthew Giacino, 4 years ago

    Sketch Import on Windows is a game changer for me.

    4 points
    • Drasius mDrasius m, 4 years ago

      Figma.com been around for a while. But It's great to have new player. :)

      0 points
      • Alexander Adam, 4 years ago

        Actually Gravit is been around 2 years earlier than Figma and also works completely offline just saying :p

        1 point
        • Drasius mDrasius m, 4 years ago

          I was talking only about sketch import on windows, as far as I know, gravit just did it right now.

          0 points
  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 4 years ago

    sketch import is highly interesting!!!!

    2 points
  • Huey Le, 4 years ago

    I'd love to jump over however there is no Symbols feature available, also it lacks of iOS UI template, Android template. Would also be nice to have Sketch keyboard shortcut implemented as well, some of bread butter hotkeys like Ctrl + C to do color picker is not available.

    1 point
    • , 4 years ago

      As we’re just a small team, we need to introduce features bit by bit. However, all of the mentioned enhancements are planned for Gravit Designer 3.2.

      0 points
    • Alexander Adam, 4 years ago

      Symbols are coming in 3.2 as well as UI Kits for Android and iOS :)

      0 points
  • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 4 years ago

    Shame it's a bloody web app.

    0 points
    • , 4 years ago

      You can also download Gravit Designer as a native app for Mac, Windows and Linux.

      https://designer.io/#download

      0 points
      • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 4 years ago

        Please don't lie about native. I have downloaded it and it's a web browser that opens up designer.io web app. (Electron)

        0 points
        • Alexander Adam, 4 years ago

          Lie? Its working fully offline as well as it accesses your system fonts. So its definitely NOT opening the designer.io app. If you don't believe dig it yourself in the code but don't lie about saying its opening the designer.io web app.

          0 points
  • Hung Ashung, 4 years ago

    Redesign the icon and UI.

    0 points
    • , 4 years ago

      What's wrong with it?

      1 point
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 years ago

      I also personally don't like the visual design User Interface. But that's just a preference; Everything is purple and rather chunky. I like to have an interface that feels like a professional tool. But that's a personal preference.

      0 points
      • Greg Warner, 4 years ago

        You can change from the purple (which I agree shouldn't be default) to dark gray or light UI. But I agree the icon needs an overhaul.

        0 points
  • Nick HileyNick Hiley, 4 years ago

    Anyone know how to change the background outside the art board?

    0 points