Macromedia FreeHand MX
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Macromedia FreeHand MX is a multi-publishing solution for conceptualizing and designing visually rich graphics for print, the Internet, and Macromedia Flash projects. It enables graphic designers to streamline their workflow and easily move from concept to design to production in a single file, multi-page environment, empowering them to meet today's needs of doing more with less," said Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "Macromedia Freehand MX contains a powerful set of illustration and design tools to help users realize their creative vision, whether the end result is print, the
What's New
Version 11.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later
  • FreeHand 11.0.1.






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AndreN6277 reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
i've downloaded freehand MX, but it seems not to be working on my mac air. helppppp...

i need my freehand software and it seems like it doesn't support mac os X 10.6 above.

what should i do?

i've searched everything and still can't get it running?

can someone please assist me in this matter soonest?

i can't stand illustrator...

thanks.
[Version 11.0.2]


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Moxiesozo commented on 16 Sep 2010
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Finally dead. Fails to launch on the latest Core i7 MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.6.4 (32-Bit.) Not even a crash dialog appears; just a couple bounces in the dock and then it stops bouncing. Rosetta is installed. Activity Monitor shows FreeHand as a new processID during the attempted launch.

Crash report indicates the CodeFragmentManager is the likely culprit:

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 LaunchCFMApp 0xb815ac07 spin_lock_wrapper + 89967
1 LaunchCFMApp 0xb8179fb4 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 98620
2 LaunchCFMApp 0xb80c6b13 0xb8000000 + 813843
3 LaunchCFMApp 0xb80c0037 0xb8000000 + 786487
4 LaunchCFMApp 0xb80dd8e8 0xb8000000 + 907496
5 LaunchCFMApp 0xb8145397 spin_lock_wrapper + 1791
6 LaunchCFMApp 0xb801ceb7 0xb8000000 + 118455

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
eax: 0x00000000 ebx: 0xb8179f16 ecx: 0x00000000 edx: 0x00000001
edi: 0x000001a9 esi: 0x00000006 ebp: 0xb7fff978 esp: 0xb7fff954
ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00000246 eip: 0xb815ac07 cs: 0x00000017
ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037
cr2: 0xb8179f08
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Cleaningwoman replied on 17 Jan 2011
Try downgrade to version 10.0 - it is stable on 10.6 - just with the exception that you have to print via PDF export. I am using 10.6.6 and 10.0 with pleasure !
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Maeric replied on 20 May 2011
Get the Adobe "hot fix" for this:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/504/cpsid_50468.html

We are all using FreeHand MX on Snow Leopard these days!
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Maeric commented on 27 Nov 2009
With the fate of FreeHand MX still in the hands of Adobe, I recommend that all users here join the thousands at www.FreeFreeHand.org . FreeHand does not have to fall prey to Adobe's practice of non-competition or it's forced migration to Illustrator. Having both vector applications is the best of both worlds.
http://www.freefreehand.org/
[Version 11.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Sep 2005
This could be the best drawing program on the planet but Macromedia has abandoned it..

shame on you Macromedia... no I suppose Adobe will kill it off... and I'll have to use Illustrator
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Apr 2004
Long time user of Macromedia Freehand I am very disappointed with result of latest version MX! This Windows like interface and over all confusing style of desktop not mentioning this new policies of licensing leading me to stay with ADOBE. Flash MX I have is virtually same but because there is nothing better at mean time I have to stuck with that. Anyway good news is, that Illustrator CS is great software not only in partnership with Photoshop but on it's own as well as great companion for GoLive!m Anyway to make it short not spending my money for Macromedia product comes down to ADOBE CS package which is efficient and absolutely great!
[Version 11.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Mar 2004
Macromedia for Mac seems to be nothing more than a bitter sweet old memory. Nothing can be worse than Flash on X so in that regard I guess FH is not that bad, but as unbelievable as it may seem, Illustrator is just way better now...

I really want to like Macromedia but they just SUCK on Mac at this point.
[Version 11.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Feb 2004
Use FH since ages (at work) Now I´m freelancing, and I will not "buy" the product for myself, until it get´s better. Some stuff is so annoying, that I thought about switching to illustrator wich might be a good decision. Macromedia "make your homework" is all what I say. I will give the updater a try. Let´s see.
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horatio commented on 28 Feb 2004
good update, faster reactivity, but I'm really waiting for the dreamweaver update :-(
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Feb 2004
Wow people find this one OK??? It's more bloated than Illustrator X and less efficient. Macromedia was a great company with top products, now they're one of the worst. Are they taking lessons from Quark? Dreamweaver and Freehand MX are bad in Windows and buggy betas in OS X. Keep your old version!!! Still working with Dreamweaver 4 and Freehand 8 because they works. Adobe does a better job with CS.
[Version 11.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Feb 2004
could this mean that the promised dreamweaver update will come out soon!!! I hope so, DW is painfully slow....
[Version 11.0.2]


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Maeric rated on 04 Aug 2011

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License:Updater
Date:27 Feb 2004
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Macromedia FreeHand MX is a multi-publishing solution for conceptualizing and designing visually rich graphics for print, the Internet, and Macromedia Flash projects. It enables graphic designers to streamline their workflow and easily move from concept to design to production in a single file, multi-page environment, empowering them to meet today's needs of doing more with less," said Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "Macromedia Freehand MX contains a powerful set of illustration and design tools to help users realize their creative vision, whether the end result is print, the web, or a Macromedia Flash MX project.


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