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Invision Studio Last Minute Requests

1 year ago from , Full Stack Javascript Developer

Invision Studio has gone through quite the transformation since its introduction from alpha, beta, and public beta. Its so close to V1 that I've started to use it on real projects... But there are a few features that I really really want to be in V1.

Requests(ordered by importance to me)

1. The layout settings need more options

What I mean here is that the layout does not allow you to create non-fill layout lines. This absolutely needs to be in V1 for me to even recommend this tool. If I create a 24 column no gutter layout Im left with a solid color sheet.

2. More shape primitives

Right now we have circle and square and for some reason rounded square which is just the square with border-radius set to 9. A polygon primitive would be highly appreciated where the inspector allowed you to add or subtract gons.

3.Right clicking a component should show the option of editing master

Pretty self explanatory here. you've got the button in the top right of the UI. My lazy hands don't want to traverse the entire window to edit the component. Since the double click action expands the layers for overriding there should be way, a quick way, to edit master.

Wish List

1. sub transition groups/pre-comps(AE term)

the ability to create a transition inside a component. I know you guys are working on this as you can try to do this now and it will warn you saying "this feature is not yet supported". the fact you added this in tells me you are working on this feature.

2. (this is big ask, I know) Voice actions

Im currently working on a voice application interface right now for work. Im using Invision Studio to prototype user interaction. The only way I'm able to prototype this is with touch, mouse, keyboard, and timers(good options but..). This years MAX presentation XD showed a preview to the new voice action support they are rolling out. Its the only time in the past 2 years I've given adobe a second thought. Please add this.

3. Auto layouts similar to framer-x

While I think Framer-x is really for a totally different crowd with different needs there is one feature they have that is quite nice. The auto layout feature which is essentially flexbox in disguise.

I realize you guys(invision team) are working on a store where users can extend the functionality of Invision Studio. That some of these requests might be implemented in some way by those contributors. Just wanted to dump some of my thoughts on what we have access to now.

What features/tools/ideas do the DN community think are missing our should be implemented?

5 comments

  • Scott SavarieScott Savarie, 1 year ago

    Hey Parker!

    Thanks for the kind words and sticking with us! I'm one of the Designers on Studio and wanted to follow up on a your points.

    Requests: 1. Do you typically use Rulers in other tools? Would that satisfy that need? 2. I feel you. Honestly we've just been so much more focused on the juicier parts of Studio that we have left out a few basics. This is one of them, the other is dashed lines (which we currently have turned off for users). Both will be coming soon, I promise. 3. This one is a no brainer, thanks for pointing it out! If you see it in there in our v1 release, you'll know I've successfully convinced our PMs to let us sneak one more tiny feature in before going out ;). PS, I've also noticed I really want a hotkey for this. I'll see what we can do.

    Wish list: 1. Multi states are coming! We currently have the feature disabled as once we started digging into it we realized there are some pretty big implications to the workflow that we wanted to make sure we get right. I think this will be a big game changer for us! 2. Yeah that XD demo was tight. This isn't currently high on our priority list, but we'll be watching how things shift and see if we should move in that direction. I'll bring your feedback to the team (though most probably already saw it here). 3. We have so much good stuff coming in this department it drives me crazy.

    For the last few months we've basically been in a 'hardening' phase where we are just fixing bugs and improving performance. We did this to make sure we can have a solid v1 and hit the ground running with a bunch of quick follow up releases. Thanks again for sharing your feedback! If your requests are in v1, then keep your eye out for v1.1 the next week or two after.

    9 points
  • Marcus H, 1 year ago

    I just installed it now, am I going blind or is there a text styles feature I can't see?

    1 point
    • Scott SavarieScott Savarie, 1 year ago

      Not yet. We have (in my opinion) some really awesome plans for how we want to tackle styles and other reusable properties throughout the app. This stuff will all be coming post v1. For now we've just been using components to keep track of our text styles.

      0 points
  • Riho KrollRiho Kroll, 1 year ago

    To me the main thing is the lack of multiple artboards in components. I thought this was the big thing that was supposed to be different. Is V1 going to go out with the popup that says it will come later?

    0 points