iDraw 2.2

Nathan Alderman
9 August, 2013
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iDraw 2.2

Link to: iDraw 2.2

Graphics & Design



OS X 10.6 or later

Age Rating:  4+


Available on the App Store Buy
App Guide

Artists seeking a full-featured vector graphics app at a pint-sized price should take iDraw 2.2 for a spin. Though it can’t match all of Adobe Illustrator’s features, it packs surprising horsepower, yet costs less than most rivals.

iDraw’s crowded but coherent interface offers vector basics – text, lines, shapes, curves – alongside many fancier features. I was impressed by its ability to turn freehand pencil lines or brush strokes into editable paths; its Photoshop-like layers, complete with opacity; and its variety of drop shadows and other effects.

Version 2.2 now supports Retina displays and iCloud. You can also now create Photoshop-style guide lines to help keep your artwork in the proper proportions. A thorough, appealing PDF help manual walks you through all the program’s features in plain English.

While iDraw can import EPS and Illustrator files, it can only export to SVG (plus non-vector formats). Nonetheless, iDraw’s a great app at a very fair price.

by Nathan Alderman, Macworld

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