App registration and content syncing

Registering your Affinity app requires an Affinity ID, an account that's used to manage your purchases from the Affinity Store. You can create a new Affinity ID when registering your app, or sign in to an existing one.

Registration is not compulsory to use the app. However, as a bonus for doing so, a license for specially selected content is added to your account free of charge. You do not have to register payment information to create an Affinity ID and claim the free content.

Content purchased from the store, such as brush packs and .afassets files, is easily installed—manually or automatically—and available to use at all times. A persistent Internet connection is not required.

Registering your app

The registration window is presented the first time your Affinity app is opened. If you deferred registration at that time, select My Account on the Toolbar to reopen the window.

Product registration window.

From the window, you can sign in using an existing Affinity ID or create a new one.

To register a new Affinity ID:
  1. Select Register Now and then Create my free account.
  2. Across the next few pages, provide your email address, first and last names and country.
  3. You'll be asked to create a secure password to protect your Affinity ID. After entering it, click Show to confirm what you typed, then select Continue.
  4. Choose whether to stay informed about news and offers, and confirm you've read the terms and conditions and privacy policy.
  5. Select Create Affinity ID.
  6. In the email that confirms your account's creation, click Verify email address.
  7. Return to the registration window, which will confirm your registration is complete. Select Go to My Account.

Managing your Affinity ID

With your app signed in to your account, the window changes to show all the content registered to your Affinity ID.

My Account window.

From here, you can manage your Affinity ID, choose which content is installed, and customize the app's installation behavior. The default behavior is never to automatically download content, which avoids unwanted consumption of any metered data allowance.

To open this window at a later time, select My Account on the Toolbar.

To manage your Affinity ID's details:
  1. Select Manage Account.
  2. In the web page that opens, enter the email address and password for your Affinity ID.
  3. Select Sign in.

Use the website to review your order history, download your products, and update your name, email address, country, email marketing preferences and account password.

To automatically install Affinity Store purchases:

You might do this if your Internet connection is unmetered or your device is only ever online via Wi-Fi.

  1. Check Always install available content.
  2. From the adjacent menu, choose the maximum size for each piece of automatically installed content.
To manually install content:
  1. (Optional) Select View license next to each required item to review its usage terms.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click each required item's adjacent cloud icon to download the item.
    • Select the icon at the top right of My purchases and then select Download all.

A green tick indicates the adjacent item is installed and available for use in your app.

A red cross indicates the adjacent item failed to download. Click it to retry.

To uninstall content:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click each unwanted item's adjacent green tick.
    • Select the icon at the top right of My purchases and then Uninstall all.
  2. Select Yes on the confirmation dialog.