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Lineform (formerly Inform) is a completely new drawing program. Winner of a 2006 Apple Design Award, it is the ideal tool for vector based diagrams and illustrations. Powerful features combine with a simple interface to create an intuitive artistic process.

  • Universal OS X native app
  • Great 2D illustration
  • Launches in under a second
  • Powerful Bezier editing tools
  • Boolean operations
  • Expert typesetting
  • Artistic strokes
  • SVG for full document import/export
  • Core Image more...

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Version 1.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


OS X 10.3.9 or later (crashes reported on OS X 10.6.8)

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Cloudy Member IconReview+5

There is no support for this app. I have a valid license and can't even register with my license key (the license server is down too). They should at least make it free. I have quite a few files made with lineform and can't even open them.

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Version 1.5
Niewiesznic Member IconReview+25

This software is DEAD. Read the forums. No support, no upgrades, no bugfixes. DEAD. DON'T BUY IT !!!

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Version 1.5.3
Chriswan Member IconComment+153

It's great to see they released 2 maintenance updates in such a short time

Thanks a bunch

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Version 1.5.2
nighthawk090 Member IconComment+27

What are the Lineform developers doing? January 7, 2009, I wrote about a bug that will not allow you to undo (in v 1.5). Their response was:

"We have fixed this in the new update that will be released shortly, but in the meanwhile you can use the following as a workaround.

First, create a new blank document and save, then quit Lineform and reopen by double clicking the new blank document."

On April 7, 2009, while expressing my frustration with the "undo" still not being fixed (v 1.5) to the company in a support email, I received the following:

"To regain your undo function create a new blank document and save it. Quit Lineform and reopen it by double clicking on the newly created blank document. This will be fixed in the latest update."

Now, it is June 6, 2009, we are still using version 1.5, with the same bug, and no update to fix it that was due shortly in January, 2009.

Very frustrating, buyer beware......are they still developing the program?

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Version 1.5
Real Men Ride SingleSpeeds Member IconReview+8
Real Men Ride SingleSpeeds

I bought the product a couple of months ago as it seemed, from my brief trial, and the well written documentation to be just what I needed - a competitively priced vector drawing tool. It has a good range of tools but isn't the most intuitive piece of software I've used. Be warned there are bugs and if you look at the company's forum users are expressing their concern regarding ongoing development. If you are in the market for a vector tool check out Zeus Draw. It's more expensive, but it is a stable, robust and being developed and is far more intuitive.

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Version 1.5

I would second this....initially thought was a good piece of software, and is to a great extent, but the company has been aware for some time of a bug that causes "undo" to not work. They promised a fix in 1.5.1, quite some time ago. Major bug, no intermediate fix. No response to email stating (appropriate) frustration with lack of attention to getting the product with a major flaw like that addressed. Quit using the program, and moved on to something else. I wouldn't venture here unless the company expresses an interest in fixing issues as needed in an appropriate timeframe and commits to development/improvement.

simonm Member IconReview+84

Lineform handles svg importing quite well, but it's useability and intuitiveness are quite poor in my opinion. Particularly working with layers, the symbolisation in the layers window, isolation mode etc are all quite confusing. Selecting a layer doesn't select it in the editor. Also, there is no way to specify a canvas size in pixels. I wish the speed and SVG capability could marry with the useability, layout and intuitiveness of DrawIt...Unfortunately there is no lite vector editor that fulfills all these at the moment...

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Version 1.5
jteam Member IconReview+6

With Canvas now orphaned on OS X, I have been testing Intaglio and Lineform to use with Pages as a substitute.

So far, Intaglio is the clear winner, particularly in its ability to deal with imported pdfs (critical as this is the way I need to get old Canvas data out). Lineform chokes on mine (causing both cores to run to 100% for minutes before I give up), whereas Intaglio brings them in, lets you ungroup and get on your way.

I really, really want to like Lineform because the interface is nice but until their parsing pdf routines become more robust, I am going to have to pass.

Maybe in the next version.

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Version 1.3.2
Fromage-Head Member IconComment+55

I don't have parse pdf in french version...

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Version 1.3
Freeverse Software (Developer) Member IconDev-2
Freeverse Software (Developer)

If your demo period of Lineform has run out, please contact us at support@freeverse.com for a quick fix!

We'll be changing things around in the near future to alleviate the demo time issue. =)

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Version 1.3

I've send you 2 emails asking for a way to try the trial of Lineform,...no reply... I have an older linform in my disk that I have'n got the chance to try it...

A new update is out (1.3.1) Great! I'vedownloaded...same warning: "Your trial periodo is over..."

I don't know, but it seems to me that is very difficult to try out and buy your product...

Freeverse Software (Developer)

I assure you that if you had contacted us about resetting your trial period, we would have gladly provided you with a method, as we have had methods available to our users for some time now for resetting the demo period.

Make sure you're contacting: support@freeverse.com.

And we'll of course be happy to troubleshoot your current situation!

sfpno Member IconComment+0

Re: the time limit. Me too.
Now that PDF editing has been added, I want to check in again with the Lineform, but cannot.

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Version 1.3
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Downloads 24,932
Version Downloads 74
License Shareware
Date 23 Oct 2009
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $79.95
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