snap to grid
The grid is helpful, but it would be much better if we could snap the upper-left corner of an asset to the nearest intersection of two grid lines. This would make precise alignment of two assets with the same size and shape much quicker and easier.

Robert Frazier shared this idea 18/10/18 17:38
David Curley 06/12/18 20:22
Essential feature in a modern graphical app, but even more so for animation apps. Lining objects up precisely is absolutely necessary for smooth animations. The grid is not a real substitute. Anyone coming from tools like Hype, Keynote, Screenflow, Pixelmator (actually, most graphical apps on Mac) will expect this for layouts and will be disappointed not to find it. Ideally snap could be adjusted as on these other tools with coarse and fine movements controlled by modifier keys.
Sonia Veelenturf 27/12/18 05:51
Really need this, expecially trying to align text boxes and graphics that are consistent with previous frames.
LaVita Johnson Spears 27/12/18 05:52
I agree. Snapping to grid or some sort of visual representation of automatic lines that pop up to help you to easily see whether you have objects centered or properly aligned as you would like them to be (angled or straight).
Alan Birkett 22/01/19 18:49
This would save loads of time and fiddling about. Could you also allow users, to input directly, the exact width, height & x,y starting co-ordinates,, for a character or prop. Hopefully this would be easy to do (as those 4 values must be stored within the video’s properties anyway).
ANNIE HOWARD 07/02/19 06:21
I'd love to be able to lock an asset after sizing it - I find they can easily shift out of place after stacking and taking so much care to size them!
Karen Loftus 23/02/19 00:39
This is always a great feature in other tools I use, so yes, I support this one.
Ian Shere 20/03/19 13:29
Just add align functions. I agree that "Snap to" is useful but it can be painfully annoying as well unless, as John Tolwer mentioned, you can turn it off as needed. Align is far more powerful.
Stephen Allen 23/04/19 03:22
It would make it easier when trying to align/center items. The grid/ruler should have an on/off option.
Emily Barrell 07/05/19 14:07
Marco Napoli 01/10/19 19:17
Extremely needed feature, I struggle aligning items between scenes without the snapping feature.
Courtney Cook 22/11/19 10:18
Moving objects and aligning them is tedious business, especially if you have to repeat it often. Snap-to-grid is a big help. In the asset properties we can set X and Y coordinates. Unfortunately that's just for the centre -- which is no good for right-aligned text boxes. Would be better to have X/Y coordinates toggle: 1) centre, 2) top-left, 3) top-right Thanks for consideration -- love the new features. -Courtney
Francois Houte 07/01/20 18:58
Sven Kornetzky 21/01/20 23:24
Jennifer Thompson 24/02/20 02:27
Yes, this would be great!
James Geiger 13/06/20 04:37
Why hasn't this happened yet?!!
Matthew Morizio 09/07/20 14:09
This would definitely be of use! Yes, quicker and easier.
Lucie Bartůňková 11/08/20 08:27
great idea, but please with the possibility to turn on/off the snipping!
Akindeji Hill 20/08/20 05:34
Please add the ability to toggle snap to grid on and off. The grid is not really very useful without it.
Denis 13/12/20 00:24
Agree that a snap to grid function would help. Especially since there is no alignment tools at present. As some have said. Being able to turn the snap to grid on/off is essential. I feel there also needs to be a means to set the grid size as well. From no grid to 1 vertical line in the exact centre, to 1 vertical and horizontal line in the exact cetnre etc. A further enhancement would be to enable custom grids and lines as used in other common design tools such as Photoshop and Sketch.
Laurie J 19/02/21 16:38
Canva has a very good alignment system. If you're trying to center something, a dark line appears telling you that you are lined up perfectly in relation to the other graphics or the instragram square (or whatever). My grid is useless because it is off-centered! It is about 2 or 3 mm too far to the left, so there's a margin on one side and a full square on the other. How can I center my graphics if the grid is off? :-(
Bill McVay 19/03/21 20:23
How can we not center anything, but yes lining objects up is also impossible on Doodly, its crazy.
Bill DiGregorio 23/04/21 15:46
Aligning objects and text, both vertically and horizontally, is critical. I was expecting a feature similar to what you can do in PowerPoint. Text justification would also be nice.