Update 1.1

I’m pleased to release the first public update to Kite since its debut release almost two weeks ago. This update addresses many of the most requested small features and bugs that a number of users have written in about.

I’m truly overjoyed with all of the in-depth feedback I’ve received so far about the app. Many of you really have invested a lot of time to learn the ins-and-outs of Kite and have provided great input on how it can improve. I intend to keep rounding off the rough edges to make your workflows more fluid.

What’s New

  • Layer Ordering

    The layer ordering in Kite now matches the ordering you’re already familiar with in other apps like Sketch and Photoshop.

  • Play / Pause with Spacebar

    You can now press the spacebar to play or pause the timeline playback.

  • Trial period extended to 21 days

    Many of you have said that you simply need more time to use Kite and explore the depth of all of the features. Hearing this, I have extended the trial to 21 days! Now if you downloaded Kite on the day it was released, you have 7 extra days to discover more of the app. 😃

  • Import images from Sketch at 2x scale

    You can now choose to import image layers from Sketch at either 1x or 2x scale in the Sketch import options.

  • Shortcut to center a layer’s anchor point

    A new toolbar button and context menu are available to quickly center the anchor point of a layer without moving its position. This is a very common operation when animating certain kinds of layers and will be a nice productivity boost.

  • Sketch-like layer tree keyboard navigation

    Navigate the layer tree with ease using familiar keyboard shortcuts: Tab, Return, Escape

  • More details in the release notes

    Check out the release notes for more changes and details: See release notes ›

Get the Update

To get the update, click Kite > Check For Updates... in Kite’s main menu.

Also be sure to check for updates to the Kite for iOS app. A few bug fixes and improvements are waiting for you there too.