Welcome to InVision Studio 1.0!

almost 5 years ago from , UX/UI designer

Hey Early Access Users! Let's check for updates in InVision Studio. Built November 9, 2018 2:31 PM EST


⬇️ Download Invision Studio Free

This packed Studio release includes powerful new features and enhancements—all based on feedback from users like you. Learn more about what’s new below, and start designing your best screen ever. We can’t wait to see what you create!


Shared Design Libraries

Shared design libraries create a source of truth across teams. This new way of managing and sharing components makes it easy to improve collaboration and increase consistency. Any changes made to components in the library automatically sync across every file using those components, keeping everyone and everything up to date.

▶️ Shared Design Libraries

Download the Kits below and add them as shared libraries in Studio.

⬇️ iOS 12 GUI Kit

⬇️ Material Design UI Kit - V 5.24

Device Frames

Preview your prototype as it will appear on a device using one of our beautiful new device frames. Covering 25 different devices and over 70 color variants, not only do they add realism and provide greater context to your designs, you'll be able to ensure your content steers clear of any rounded corners or notches.

Pen Tool Update

Draw paths with increased speed, accuracy, and fidelity using our newly-revamped Pen tool.

Other New Features

  • Now you can choose whether you want to maintain the user's scroll position when transitioning between scrollable artboards.
  • You no longer have to auto-link new layers added to a motion transition. We'll do it for you in the background so your animations are always up to date.

Major Improvements & Highlights

  • You'll notice improved scrolling performance for files with numerous text layers.
  • You'll also see improved performance overall when working with and resizing combined shapes.
  • Check out the all-new interface for managing Pages in the Layers panel.
  • Now you can change the grid and column layout settings of multiple selected artboards at the same time.
  • To enable more-immersive presentations, the top bar in the preview window is now hidden in fullscreen mode.
  • Smart guides now appear when moving artboards and layers that are not part of an artboard.
  • The new and improved sign-in form makes it much easier to sign in to a team account or create a new InVision account.
  • Improved rendering accuracy of outside and inside borders along curved paths ensures smooth sailing.
  • With the improved rendering of oval masks, you won't run into pixelated edges.

Other Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Tools & Shortcuts
  • Layers & Styling Layers
  • Canvas
  • Inspector
  • Importing & Exporting
  • Components
  • Basic Interactions & Advanced Animations
  • Previewing Prototypes
  • Publishing Prototypes

New update 1.0.2

Other Improvements & Bug Fixes - A quick fix to address a publishing error that could sign you out of Studio.


  • Daniel Sears, almost 5 years ago

    The frame rate of my uploaded or mirrored animations sure are laggy. I can't really show that to stakeholders.

    16 points
    • Luan GjokajLuan Gjokaj, almost 5 years ago

      I feel you

      1 point
    • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, almost 5 years ago

      Daniel- sorry to hear this! Would love to sync up to see whats going on here and make sure we're addressing any issues you're running into. Would you be down for connecting with our team briefly to do a live screen share and review together? Hit me at stephen[at]invisionapp.com if you're down and we can get chatting.

      1 point
  • Jon .Jon ., almost 5 years ago

    Feels very unpolished.

    10 points
    • Charles PattersonCharles Patterson, almost 5 years ago

      Hey Jon — sorry you feel that way mate. Would love to hear more about exactly feels unpolished to you.

      @charlespattson <- DM me on the Twitter

      2 points
  • Vince P.Vince P., almost 5 years ago

    I really hate the dark UX pattern, that tries to trick me into signup for the Invision newsletter. Shame.

    9 points
  • Nathan S, almost 5 years ago

    Anyone else having an extremely lag when previewing interactions? I'm lucky if I'm getting 2 frames a second on some very simple animations/transitions.

    I've seen several youtube clips of invision people making some lovely fluid design interactions. Smoke and mirrors? I'm on a brand new MacBook Pro and there is no feasible way I could use this app to show stakeholders interactions of a site.

    7 points
    • Daniel Sears, almost 5 years ago

      Yup. Same experience. Kind of makes it useless to me.

      2 points
    • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, almost 5 years ago

      Hey Nathan- I'd love to dig in here with you and find out if there are particular aspects of your design that are triggering this behavior. There are a couple of known areas were continuing to improve performance on and push updates to in the coming weeks that you may running into. If you're game for a quick chat and screen share with the team please hit me at stephen[at]invisionapp.com.

      0 points
  • Nick BernianNick Bernian, almost 5 years ago

    Overall of the product is really laggy. It makes the product useless.

    PS. Just checked the website, seems its laggy too. Something is wrong with your development.

    4 points
    • Charles PattersonCharles Patterson, almost 5 years ago

      Hey Nick — what version of Studio are you running? Would love to see what problems your having, especially if it's with the newer version of Studio.

      @charlespattson <- DM's are open on Twitter <3

      1 point
  • Michael G., almost 5 years ago

    I've got a question in to our agency's account rep, but thought I'd ask it here: Is the DSM accessible in Studio yet, and if not, why not, and when will it be integrated? The DSM is going to be a hugely useful tool when it can be used between Sketch and Studio. I'm really eager to evolve a workflow where I'm working closely with a visual designer to create hi-fidelity comps, then drop various pieces they have created back into my files to use in Studio to make animated prototypes. The DSM is going to be the perfect way to do this, so I hope it's coming soon (or, that it's already integrated and I've completely missed it.)

    3 points
  • thosch rettechs, almost 5 years ago

    okay, cool. But i really need global styles and blur.

    3 points
  • Ryan B, almost 5 years ago

    I wander if I can I use it on my 5k iMac yet without getting a lag that makes it unusable. Will find out later.

    3 points
    • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, almost 5 years ago

      Hey Ryan- I'd be SUPER honored if could hit me up at stephen[at]invisionapp.com with your feedback after you've had a chance to kick the tires again in a 5k setting. We've dropped some major updates over the past month to help shore up some of those known issues with higher dpi screens that resulted in some lag. A recent 'tree culling' integration that we rolled in should have resulted in a significant speed gain for you on 5k monitor here. If you're not experience that please DEFINITELY reach out to us and we'd love to dig in with you. :)

      3 points
      • Ryan B, almost 5 years ago

        Hey - sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Super busy at work!

        I just opened Studio, created a blank document and created a large artboard. The creation of that artboard was laggy, as well as simply just dragging it around the canvas.

        I didn't bother going any further unfortunately. Will try again in a couple of months maybe.

        It's so infuriating as I've expressed before - I really want to start using this at work but the performance just lets it down so bad, compared to Sketch.

        0 points
      • Ryan B, almost 5 years ago

        Just reading the other comments - performance sure does seem to be a major bumder!

        0 points
  • Dexter W, almost 5 years ago

    Congrats Invision team. This is a difficult undertaking, and I'm sure you'll get critiqued a lot (maybe rightfully so?), but launching products is always daunting..

    3 points
    • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, almost 5 years ago

      Thanks Dexter! The team really appreciates the support and sentiments here. It is a LOT of work building a tool of this magnitude and we're deadset on continuing to listen to community feedback, iterate, and improve. We are focused on ensuring Studio can be a tool that continues to evolve and grow with the your needs as a designer. We've only just begun can't wait to share whats next! :)

      2 points
  • Marcus H, almost 5 years ago

    Has this got text styles yet?

    2 points
  • Erdenebaatar .G, almost 5 years ago

    New update 1.0.2

    Other Improvements & Bug Fixes - A quick fix to address a publishing error that could sign you out of Studio.

    1 point
  • Account deleted almost 5 years ago

    lol is this thing still going on?

    -5 points