If you've ever been frustrated by the lack of an Auto Save feature in Adobe Illustrator* then Ai Auto Save is for you. It's a status bar app which will automatically save your Illustrator documents, minimising lost work should Illustrator quit unexpectedly.

• You can set the frequency of automatic saves under Preferences. (between 1 and 60 minutes)

• Enable or disable automatic saves

• Only documents with unsaved changes will be saved

• Add Ai Auto Save to your login items to make it start automatically when you log in

• Ai Auto Save requires Adobe Illustrator CS6 or higher
• Files must have been saved at least once so they have a location on your computer to auto save to

* Adobe Illustrator is a registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.

What’s New

Version 2.3.5

Icon related bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

Samham24574467 ,

An Unfortunate Necessity

I originally purchased this app so that I would lose less work when Illustrator suddenly crashed on me (which it occasionally does if I’m working with really large files). If I haven’t saved for the last 10 minutes or so, it can be really time consuming and detrimental to my workflow to go back and re-do everything, so I thought this would be a solid purchase, since Adobe hasn’t implemented it’s own autosave feature FOR SOME REASON beyond my understanding.

Here’s what I like about this app:

1. It does save the file that I’m working on at increments of my specification. For example, I can set it to save every 5 minutes, and it will save the file I have open.

Here’s why I hate this app:

1. It only saves the file I have open, so if I’m jumping form one file to another, it won’t save any of that work.

2. It saves the file that I’m working on THREE TIMES IN A ROW. It used to be normal, and save once, then for some reason started saving twice, and now three times in a row. If you’ve ever waited for a large AI file to save once, then you know that waiting for it to save THREE TIMES is a huge waste of time.

3. It’s glitchy. See above comment.

In Summary: I think this could be an excellent and much needed product, but it needs some work before I’d actually recommend it as a good option for autosaving AI files. I will continue to use it unti it starts saving 4 times in a row, at which point I don’t think it’s woth it anymore.

Developer Response ,

A very belated response here - we've only recently got the ability to reply to reviews.

If you're still having issues, please contact us via our support page and we'll do our best to help you.

Ramatsu ,

As advertised

I’ve been using this long enough now to have forgotten that I installed it until today when I needed to change the save timing. Seems to work great as advertised, no longer losing work when Illustrator crashes. It’s a bargain at the price if you use Illustrator much.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. Glad you're finding it useful!

Shwei-ge ,

I they could remove this from the app store!

Biggest waist of money in my entire life. I can’t tell you how upset I am with this app. I hate losing hours of work in illustrator. And to make matters worse now I still lose it when I payed for it to be protected. I swear I’m going to find a new vector app What do the people at adobe do all day? Thanks for waisting my life time and money. Have a nice day.

Developer Response ,

Hi. I'm sorry you've run into difficulties. Many people are using this app successfully, so I can only assume there is something different and unusual about your environment or set-up. If you contact our support team and let us know the details, we'll do our best to help you.


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