Unfortunately, I upgraded to v3.9 and saved my scribe. Once I found out that I couldn't advance between elements in the properties dialog box, I downgraded and found out it's not backward compatible. That's frustrating because you wouldn't expect that between a tenth of a version upgrade. Version 3 to 4 maybe, but not 3.8 to 3.9.
Version 3.9 is a huge step backward, especially if you create large scribes. It takes way too many clicks to go between element properties wasting tons of time.
Using the timeline properties isn't an option because it doesn't show all three timings (animate, pause, transition) at once nor all the timing information at one glance.
Sparkol, when will the feature to advance between the property dialog box be added back in, please?
We've made a few changes in the last couple of updates to address some of these issues:
1. You can now upload multiple images at a time by dragging and dropping directly on the canvas, or multi-selecting the images via Finder/File Explorer when importing an image
2. Undo/Redo has been improved and affects most actions
3. The image library will remember your last used tab
4. The element property arrows have been reintroduced
You can download v3.11 here- https://www.videoscribe.co/en/download/
Hey Richard, there were some new animation styles added in v3.9 which would cause projects to fail in v3.8 if those were used. We always build VideoScribe to be backwards compatable but when we introduce something significant in a new version then forward compatibility will not be available for older versions. If you want to raise a ticket and send us a copy of the project in question here we may be able to convert it back as long as you have not used any of the new text animation styles.
As for the return of the next/previous element buttons from the element properties screen, this is something we are monitoring feedback on at the moment so we'll make sure your comments get back to the product team.
Thanks, Barry. Yeah. I found 3.9 completely unusable especially since I load all my own svg's. It takes way too many mouse clicks and slows things down worse than it was before.
I already mentioned how painfully slow it is not to have the advance arrows on the property dialogue boxes. So yeah. I'll just stay on 3.8 until it's fixed. I can't waste so much time making scribes. Thanks!
Honestly, in a way, I'm really disappointed that the design team didn't focus on making things MORE time-saving. It was an extra blow that it become more SLOWER to make scribes. It feels like the designers don't care about the professionals that use videoscribe the most. :(
Richard, what version did you downgrade to? I've been on a long hiatus, so I've upgraded from 3.6 straight to 3.9. Just like you, I'm extremely dissatisfied with it. I completely agree with what you mentioned, but also another thing they messed up is adding new images to the scribe. If you use custom images you now have to click "add new image" -> "my images" -> "import" every single time. What used to be 2 clicks is now 3. The software should at least remember the personal preference, so I could avoid clicking on "my images" every single time, but alas...
More clicks to find images sounds like a step in the wrong direction to me too.
Ideally, I think the import feature should automatically remember the location of the last image we imported, and return us to the same location by default for the next import.
-Mike (videoscribe user)
@Mike. Agree. Videoscribe SO click-heavy. I asked for a feature a long time ago that would start the cursor in the search box of the image window so we wouldn't have to click in the field. And, as you said, they went in the wrong direction BY ADDING CLICKS. Now you have to click on the search TAB and then click on the search BOX.
There's no way the majority of people start looking for images by category. I bet 90% start with searching a specific image.
I LOVE videoscribe as the best whiteboard app out there, but it is so painfully unfriendly to "power users".
That's good to hear. Looking forward to testing it out after my current projects are done.