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  1. Make Desktop and iPad versions look the same

    It would be a lot easier if both versions of Illustrator (desktop and iPad) looked the same, especially for new learners.

    41 votes

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  2. Swatches panel / fill color

    Easier way to select color and fill in color is needed! Having to select on the color tool every time and then from there select the eye dropper tool every time you need to change a color is way to much work. Make the swatch panel always visible on screen. There should be a shortcut or something where you can hold down to fill with selected color or a live paint bucket tool. Also, making a color palette in swatches and being able to save it so you can use it in other files.

    18 votes

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  3. Illustrator for iPad - allow me to move common actions bar.

    I’m going through one of the tutorials and I can’t rotate an object because the common actions bar is blocking the rotation node and there is no way for me to move it out of the way.

    7 votes

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  4. Illustrator on iPad seems to be dead

    It’s been ages since the last update which like the few recent ones was only minor bug fixes. No new features are added and the feature parity in non-existent. I’m afraid Illustrator on iPad is on maintenance mode…

    5 votes

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  5. Move the undo button from near split screen button

    Move the undo and redo buttons when holding the iPad in portrait mode. Currently on the iPad mini (2021) the split screen 3 dots are overlapping the undo button. Which means I either have to turn my iPad to landscape or use the Apple Pencil and be very precise to click the left most part of the undo button in order for it to undo

    5 votes

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  6. 'remember last stroke' and 'new art has basic appearance'

    Adobe you really should and need to bring some of the finer settings across from the desktop if you are serious about these being PRODUCTIVE tools and not just permanent pre-release beta tests rented under the subscription narrative.

    No-one wants to move BACKWARDS either feature OR PRODUCTIVE-wise.

    Desktop Illustrator has a SIMPLE setting to either REMEMBER the last selected stroke setting OR allows for 'new art has basic appearance' which could easily be implemented on the ipad version with a check-box in a preference setting.

    Without this simple setting my productivity is completely broken and now far more convoluted requiring…

    5 votes

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  7. Morph iPad Cursor

    We need the cursor on iPad to morph into a more fine shape in some instances, like over anchor points, curve points, and even transform boxes. It’s currently difficult to precisely manipulate some objects with the oversized circle cursor. This would improve trackpad or mouse input greatly.

    5 votes

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  8. Customize my own workspace

    I would like to edit my workspace. I would rather have the columns with symbols both on one side, instead of on each side.

    5 votes

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  9. Make ESC Key = CMD + Return

    There is not a physical Escape (ESC) key on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard.
    On PC, I’m used to hitting CTRL+Enter to exit an active text object.

    Could we please make CMD+Return on the iPad exit an active text field?
    Currently that Keyboard Shortcut is ESC. Which doesn’t exist. And the Apple version CMD+. Doesn’t work either. CMD+Return would be the most familiar and fluid option.

    4 votes

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  10. Save Confirmation

    I have problem when i accidentally touch the back button, the canvas is automatically saved at the current progress, when we access the canvas again, changed progress we did before cannot be undo. My suggestion please make save confirmation, so we can cancel the back action when we accidentally press it, just like desktop version of AI. Thank you

    4 votes

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  11. Highlight selected layer’s object

    When select a path on the canvas, it doesn’t highlights the layer it is contained on the layers palette. It’s impossible find it in the context when you work with hundreds of paths. Also, please, make it in a bold color… not a slightly hue. It’s not about minimalistic UI, but about usability and efficiency.

    3 votes

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  12. The app settings button is a button within a button. Fix it.

    So theres an issue with the app settings button in the navigation bar. Its the gear icon button. It is a button within a button. This is called bad design and we need to fix it. Its bad design because I have to click a button to get to the app settings and then I have to click another button to get to the app settings when the first button should have gotten me to the app settings but it didn’t.

    If I click on the gear icon, which is my app settings button, I am given a pop up…

    3 votes

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  13. Hiding Properties Panel

    When I’m working with text with the Properties panel open, and then make the text live to edit - the Properties panel hides automatically. So, if I’m trying to select letters or words specifically to edit, I have to reopen the Properties panel. It of course reappears after closing the live text edit. I think I’d like the panel to stay up, or perhaps reappear after making a single letter or word selection.

    3 votes

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  14. Grey system layout

    The grey system layout is much easier on the eyes than the old style white cs3 look.

    Please give us the option to change this

    3 votes

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  15. Use different units of measure when transforming object

    When creating an object, I often need to resize it according to specification. In an AI project, I use different units of measure. Say, for instance, that the project has a default unit setting of ‘centimeters’. If I need to create a 7.5x3 inch object, I’d like to be able to type the unit in the width and height fields on the Properties-Transform panel. For example, I want to type height = 7.5 in. The “in” would replace the “cm” which automatically appears in the field.

    This feature is has been available in Illustrator for Desktop app for quite a…

    2 votes

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  16. zoom out with 2 fingers optional please

    understandable that some users like the zoom out gesture with 2 fingers

    for all other users - perhaps many - who find it very frustrating and unnecessary, can we please have this gesture as an option?

    on average working 3h with iPad illustrator, even though I very much carefully avoid this gesture, at least 10-20 times in 3h, by total mistake I end up undoing the accidental zoom out, meaning having to zoom in and zoom in and zoom in then pan and pan and pan until I am again where I was before the accidental zoom out

    this request…

    2 votes

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  17. Clear Recent Files

    Allow to Recent files in the Home screen to be cleared. Especially helpful for when I'm sharing my screen and don't want my students to see all my recent files.

    2 votes

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  18. Make image trace logo source b&w by default

    currently, Logo source automatically scans as color by default, even when source is black only. Please make default b&w instead.

    2 votes

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  19. Ability to set image trace preferences

    Ability to set image trace preferences. For example, to preset for Logo source instead of app-determined source.

    2 votes

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  20. still show the layers as white being blank when using dark theme interface

    When using the light theme, if you look at the layer, blank space for the thumbnail of that layer is seen as white. However, if you use the dark theme interface, it somehow makes the blank space of the thumbnail layer block, which makes it very difficult to see what’s on that layer.

    So, I’d really appreciate it if you could make it so that when I’m using the dark theme for the user interface, the blank space of a layer thumbnail is still white.

    2 votes

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