We've just implemented an Alpha Tester page where you can get access to all the newest features in Aviary's applications. This is part of an ongoing effort to empower you, the users, to provide feedback on what you like as well as what you wish we were doing differently (previously).
Here's how it works: head over to the Alpha Tester page and select "Yes" to activate the experimental versions of our applications. As long as "yes" is selected, opening an application will launch the newest experimental version. We'll always list the current experimental features on this page so you know exactly what to look for.
Right now, we're testing:
- Desktop saving in Phoenix! Backup .egg files to your computer and import them later in their original layered format.
- A new version of Myna with Roc built in to the interface.
- Path filters in Raven, which you can access by right-clicking on an object and selecting "Filters." Includes the commonly-requested Text to Path feature!
Keep an eye out for many more exciting experimental features soon :)
Of course, the most important part of alpha testing is feedback. If you find any bugs, or have an idea for a better way to present a new feature, or just want to tell us what you think, please let us know! You can always contact us through our support site, or you can submit feedback straight through the apps (Phoenix: Feedback>Send Feedback, Myna: About>Send Feedback, Raven: Feedback>Send Feedback).
If at any point you want to revert to the stable versions of the apps, either click the "Experimental" button inside the editor to revert, or just return to the Alpha Tester page and change your selection to "No." Please keep in mind that creations utilizing experimental features may not display them the same way in the stable versions of the apps (i.e., if you use a path filter in the experimental version of Raven, it'll display a default path style in the stable version of Raven).
We'll also be maintaining this Sticky in the forums with a changelog of all the apps; this is the best way to stay updated on what's new in the experimental versions!
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