Get up to speed with what’s new in Frontify. From brand new products and features to handy shortcuts – we’re continually providing you with upgrades and improvements. To help you keep the overview, we provide you with a curated list of all the updates, improvements, and bug fixes we release on a weekly basis – right here.
You can now create templates for your projects, so you won’t have to set them all up to new every time, also to include the right people, the perfect folder structure, default project materials, workflow, and much more.
When referencing an image grid block, customization configurations weren't consistently applied to the referenced block e.g. custom image-text-alignment wasn't correctly applied to the referenced block.
When users downloaded multiple assets including some folders with a hierarchical structure, this folder structure was not present in the downloaded .zip file.
Users creating a publication in Safari and IE11 could choose and select text snippets but then the selected snippets wouldn't get correctly applied to the publication.
Users customizing the text in a bottom aligned text field, based on a Sketch template were facing an issue such as that, in some cases, the added text would be cut off after downloading the final publication.
Users weren't able to save color changes in design settings since when using Safari the Close button couldn't be reached as they weren't able to scroll there.
In some cases and due to performance reasons, users weren't able to create a publication based on a template since the creation dialog wouldn’t stop loading.
When users searched expressions longer than 3 characters, this was split into parts of 3 characters and for each part, separate results were returned resulting in having more results that were less relevant.
Users uploading an image with Exif information were facing the issue of for example the standard Exif information e.g. description and creator not being automatically mapped with the standard metadata fields on Frontify.
The defined fallback font wasn't applied correctly for customized email notifications when opened in Outlook.
Reviewing users temporary access just got a lot easier. We now show you expiry labels in all relevant user management areas and send you expiry notifications to make sure you can act accordingly before users’ accounts expire.
Users weren't able to set a link on a entire block since the link chooser didn't open automatically which prevented them from adding any links in the first place.
User were able to drag the most recent added color beyond the boundary of the color scale block, which caused visual issues.
In some cases, the Text Library wasn't shown while configuring a template and enabling text restriction.
Different editing capabilities were available for the same user role dependent on whether the list or tile view was enabled on e.g. project overview.
Configured background color for text fields wasn’t applied for templates/ publications on Frontify.
Aside from grouping logos in Logo packs, which was not sufficient for some user's large number of logo variants and types, now users can group logos in Collections.
The link chooser just got a facelift. You can now add both internal and external links a lot easier.
Prototyping functionality was not working in asset view mode.
It was not possible to delete request download fields.
It wasn't possible to scroll down to see the whole Sketch Artboard in View mode of an asset.
Frontify text styles were not loading in the Figma plugin.
Make sure your creative teams have access to your Frontify assets, directly in their native Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries.
Users weren't able to modify the main navigation since the settings modal was positioned incorrectly when using Safari.
We fixed an issue where the download configuration (enabled/ disabled) within the settings of an image grid block wasn't respected for newly added images.
We fixed an issue that prevented users from deleting some of the patterns in the backend of the pattern.
We fixed an issue where bulk operations were no longer correctly executed after the first operation was completed.
To prevent the issue Google translate has been disabled for the editing experience while all users can still consume automatically translated content with Google translate when accessing a Style Guide in view mode.
When using the search within the move bulk operations to move an asset to e.g. a specific folder, the search wasn't automatically reset after moving the asset, which made moving other assets to other folders cumbersome.
Whenever users sorted or added new documents so that the first document within the main top navigation would be an external link document, the landing page of a specific Style Guide was no longer accessible.
The country information users provided through the request access form wasn't getting saved and therefore had missing information when it came to administering users on the Usage Overview page.
While download protected assets were shown within the asset chooser, users weren't able to select them in order to embed them in a Style Guide.
Users were incorrectly able to delete document categories which lead to all assets associated with the category to no longer be shown within the frontend of the Library. Now, document categories can't be deleted as long as documents are assigned, and a corresponding warning is also shown.
We are thrilled to announce that our Figma plugin is now freely available for all plans.
We fixed an issue where hidden pages of the design were incorrectly shown and editable and hidden after downloading the final design.
When inviting users to the platform the invitation was in some cases incorrectly shown as 'Pending' even though users had already created an account.
Users that duplicated a Style Guide were not automatically assigned as the owners of the duplicated Style Guide.
Get an overview over publicly available applications directly from the app. Allowing account admins to manage the available applications for their brand.
We’ve heavily improved the template editing experience by only rendering editable elements in the browser, while static elements are displayed as a background image.
Now everyone can create their own apps in order to play around with our Developer Tools and build great stuff on top of our platform.
Comparing different asset versions just got a lot smoother – you can now easily compare assets and even multi-page documents side by side.
Downloading multiple assets at once just got a lot easier. You can now download multiple assets and/or folders, as well as nested folder structures in all projects and backend of your Libraries.
We fixed an issue where after adding a new section/header block and after a referenced block would affect the content and or formatting of the previous section.
We fixed an issue where a blank page was shown when navigating to a pattern directly or via breadcrumbs in the backend of the Pattern Library
When uploading assets with existing EXIF tags, those weren't reflected as tags within Frontify.
Assets with a certain target assigned to them were incorrectly shown in the related asset view of an untargeted related asset.
In some cases, depending on the platform set up, existing projects on Frontify weren't shown within the Sketch Plugin.
Users were in some cases facing navigating issues such as landing on a blank page between two pages with the same name within one Style Guide.
Users were facing issues when managing the layout settings within the Document Library such as maximum height and spacing, as they were not being correctly applied.
In some cases, users weren't able to upload large files as a header background image. This has been fixed and you can now upload large files as a background image.
We fixed an issue where in some cases not all assets from the different Frontify Libraries were shown within the Adobe XD Plugin.
We fixed an issue within the Sketch Plugin that prevented artboards with empty nested symbols to be uploaded to Frontify.
We fixed an issue that prevented users from formatting bullet/ numbered lists within the text block.
We fixed an issue where in some cases users weren't able to assign metadata via bulk actions to assets since the metadata list wasn't scrolling.
Configured alignment options (e.g. top) for text fields within a template weren't correctly previewed within Frontify. Once downloaded, the alignment was correctly applied.
Options are now all grouped in a natural way, allowing you to achieve your tasks faster, and with more control.
The document title was not showing in the main navigation of the cover page if the corresponding Style Guide only contained one document.
If users added a button to an image caption the button was incorrectly shown as an unformatted link in view mode.
Information in the user export about 2FA inability for a specific user was incorrect in some cases.
We fixed an issue where text snippets weren't loading when creating a publication via the customize button in a Media Library.
Users were experiencing issues within the Sketch plugin when trying to pull/ synchronize changes made to a Sketch file stored on Frontify.
We fixed an issue preventing users from assigning an owner to a task within the checklist block.
When using the custom cropping functionality and afterward downloading the resized image, the copyright notice wasn't shown.
The status of an asset wasn't shown when managing a collection in the Media Library backend.
We fixed an issue where in some cases, assets where not shown in the Media Library consumer view.
Users were experiencing an issue where after they'd disable the request access settings, the request access functionality was still enabled.
We fixed an issue where for some specific icon formats it was not possible to download the corresponding collection.
Multi-colored icons are determined by having either an Hexadecimal, RGB(A) & HSL(A) in the SVG file and coloring functionality is disabled for such icons automatically.
It is now possible to use rich-text capabilities like custom fonts, link, buttons, bullets, text alignment, bold and italics in caption of Image and Image Grid blocks.
The number of Smart Group members and also users which were previously deleted was shown incorrectly, this has now been fixed.
It's now possible to define custom download sizes for Icons in the Icon Library. If these sizes are not defined, default download sized are used.
Users with expired access to a project / library were still receiving email notifications, like when an asset was uploaded to a project these expired access users were formerly a part of. This is now fixed.
System responded slowly when trying to search and add tags to assets, especially on libraries with larger amount of assets.
Smart Groups are dynamic groups that work based on a pre-defined rules. However, it was possible to add users manually to SmartGroups.
A problem was fixed where, when a requester is granted access to an environment via Request Access functionality, their account creation page sometimes said "null shared a project with you" instead of stating who really approved them.
The issue was fixed where users shared videos via public/external link with other users and within the shared view, the new video controls weren't shown but standard controls instead.
We have fixed the issue where it wasn't possible for users to delete a user via usage tab. Users were able to get to the screen where you assign an owner for all projects that the deleted user was owner of previously, but hitting the button "delete user" did nothing.
We fixed an issue affecting all Libraries where in some cases after moving, deleting or uploading assets they weren't shown correctly e.g. broken assets were shown instead.
We fixed several visual issues of the user overlay on the feedback layer which caused the overlay to be cut off in certain cases.
Users were experiencing an issue where after they'd select a user on the usage page and clicking the deletion wouldn't execute. An issue that has now been fixed.
We fixed an issue that prevented users in some cases from downloading all icons within the Icon LIbrary consumer view, via the 'Download all' button.
We fixed an issue where in some cases and dependent on specific email clients, email notifications with customizable information such as profile picture, sender address, asset preview weren't displayed correctly.
Besides managing additional and standardized file formats you can also add attachments to Icons, Logos and Documents within the specific Libraries to ensure that everyone within the company can access all file derivates and information easily.
Users were experiencing an issue where image descriptions were not available when modifying an existing image grid block, a problem which has now been solved.
Fixed the issue where users were experiencing multiple formatting issues such as newly applied font styles and line breaks being lost after a page refresh.
We fixed an issue where in some cases HTML was unexpectedly shown within image captions.
Users were experiencing slow performance of file processing on file upload. This has been fixed.
We fixed multiple issues when using Frontify on Internet Explorer 11.
Make sure to check out the additional file formats now allowed for upload to make sure you can share all your work and start collaborating with others. You can find a list of all supported file formats here.
Users weren't able to configure advanced settings when inviting new users from the usage overview page. This has been fixed and users can again configure advanced settings when inviting someone to projects from the usage overview page.
In some cases, user counts on the usage page and in the user export didn't match. This has been fixed and the user count is now consistent between usage page and user export.
We fixed an issue that prevented users from adding new or modifying existing facets.
In some cases, users were experiencing an issue where text changes within a template wouldn't get saved when clicking on download directly after performing the last changes.
We fixed an issue where in some cases viewers were not able to download attachments from a referenced block within another Style Guide.
We fixed an issue where some users weren't able to complete the Sketch Plugin authorization successfully.
Users weren't able to assign a task owner since the user list to select from would be shown empty. This has been fixed and users can now assign ownership to every user which is part of the project.
We fixed an issue where you weren't able to delete a specific license within the Media Library settings by clicking the trash icon.
Users were not able to order targets on the usage overview page after the intitial assignment. Instead, the initial order was shown again. This has been fixed and users can now change the order of targets manually.
When accessing Frontify from a mobile device and switching to a secondary language, the main navigation menu elements would still show up in the main language. The rest of the content would be shown in the chosen secondary language. This has been fixed.
When trying to invite users to an existing group within the group tab on the usage overview page, the user list to select from was empty. This has been fixed.
We fixed an issue where after filling out the company field in the user profile the field would appear empty after the page had been refreshed.
We fixed an issue where the 'Select all' action wasn't working in the Asset Chooser. Users can now easily select all assets within the Asset Chooser with just one click.
Users were experiencing multiple issues when scrolling through the main navigation on a mobile device. Those have been fixed.
When adding videos from a library to a video block in the Style Guide, the download option was missing for those videos. This has been fixed.
Finding the right asset is easier than ever - you can now sort all your assets across all libraries and projects the way you need them - alphabetically, by creation date or by default (manual) option.
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Users were facing the issue that when replacing an image, the corresponding image caption got lost. This has been fixed. An image captions will now stay after replacing the corresponding image.
Users were experiencing the issue that in some cases the wrong status was shown on the asset detail view. This has been fixed and the status of all assets is shown correctly within the asset detail view.
We fixed an issue where required permissions were not correctly executed for all user roles, meaning that not only roles with lower access permissions than defined, but also user roles with higher access permissions were restricted from performing certain actions.
We fixed an issue where you were able to define asset protection on folder level, but the protection was not correctly applied to the assets within the folder. Asset protection set on folder level is now correctly applied to all assets within a specific folder.
We fixed an issue wherein some specific cases the downloaded file was broken when downloading an asset in a different format or size.
We fixed an issue where, when replacing an image with an EPS image, the change has been correctly reflected on Frontify, but was not correctly applied to the final design after download. A blank space was shown instead.
Users were facing an issue when translating the iFrame block on the Cover Page since translation settings wouldn't show up. This has been fixed.
Polygons within templates created from InDesign were sometimes incorrectly shown as rectangles within Frontify. Still, the polygons were correctly applied to the final design on download. This was confusing and has been fixed.
We fixed an issue where in some cases it was not possible to download the icon webfont within the icon webfont block.