Affinity apps get speed increase

I’m a big fan of Serif’s suite of Affinity apps, and use at least Affinity Designer on a weekly basis. The other two apps — Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher (not on iPadOS just yet) — are equally good, so if you’re looking to make the jump from Adobe with one-time purchases (per platform, Affinity apps are on iPadOS, macOS, and Windows, except Publisher as mentioned), this is what you should be looking at.

That’s why it’s so nice to see updates like the just released one, bringing all Affinity apps to version 1.10. It’s all about speed, something we all love.

From the launch post:

We completely reimagined our memory-handling architecture and the result is that there’s really no limit to the size of document you can work on while maintaining that stunning performance.

Affinity claims that complex documents can render up to 10 times faster after the update, as demonstrated by the screenshot below.

Most of my documents aren’t as complicated as the one above, but I do want to believe that things are a wee bit snappier when opening some design files in Designer on my M1 iPad Pro. I’ll just have to take Serif’s word for it, for now.

Get Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo on the App Store. They’re one-time purchases, clocking in at $22 each.