EazyDraw
EazyDraw
10.3.0

2.3

EazyDraw free download for Mac

EazyDraw for Mac10.3.0

27 January 2021

Vector-based drawing application.

What is EazyDraw for Mac

EazyDraw is a vector drawing application. For the full journey from Jaguar to El Capitan, EazyDraw has been the trail-blazing app for the new vector-drawing paradigm on the Mac.

EazyDraw provides a balanced feature set that includes tools needed for technical drawing, Web and app graphic design, print publishing, logos, page -- text layout and more. Easy enough for everyone, but with the depth your project will need.

Includes comprehensive support for bitmap and vector graphic formats. Import and ungroup for editing PDF and EPS. Import and export SVG and now DXF. Preview and publish to EPS and TIFF with RGB or CMYK process colors. Exchange scaled CAD drawings with DXF. Publish Web graphics. Create Mac, iPhone, and iPad app-development graphics and icons.

What's new in EazyDraw

Version 10.3.0:
  • This release completes a major update of the over 400 Help pages. They have all been updated to correspond with EazyDraw 10. Illustrations have been recaptured at 2x resolution (Retina resolution) with P3 colors on Big Sur. Content text has been reformatted with contemporary font face and Big Sur typesetting. This upgrade was about half complete with the introduction of EazyDraw 10 last November. It is now complete. EazyDraw Help still uses the Mac Help book technology which employs heavy handed caching. You may want (and / or may need) to remove all old EazyDraws from your system - this is always a good idea. Then remove the Apple Help caches in your home library. Then reboot after installing but not running EazyDraw 1-_ .0. It is common that the first time you access the updated Help pages you may see a message that content is not available. This a good indicator, it means the help index in the new EazyDraw bundle is being cached. Wait about one cup of coffee and try again, then you should see the new content. To test: check that you can find a new help page on the topic copy and paste drawing, on the Edit menu, near the bottom
  • There is a new feature to copy and paste drawing setup parameters. The new commands are found near the bottom of the Edit main menu. These commands should be self explanatory and extend the paste special concept from graphic attributes to drawing attributes. Help pages are complete, refer to these for more information on the use of the new capability. Study this new feature on the Help page, as this will insure you new Help content has updated the macOS cache
  • The EazyDraw Preferences panel has a major update. The top toolbar portion is completely redesigned. The concept of a default - set was (is) a bit cryptic, and was probably even more obscure for non-english speaking users. The new design employs more informative icons instead of wording, which should make the functionality more obvious for everyone. We think the concept of having different groups of defaults will now be discoverable with the icons and visual clues, the two new popup menus, and the indicators on the extended toolbar. Keep in mind that this is not where one changes parameter settings, and it is not where one makes a simple change to a default setting. This is for managing task specific groups of defaults. In any case it all looks much better, the last design update was over 10 years ago. The scope of the default set was missing a few parameter palettes, these are now included
  • More colorful icons are complete. Reminder: choose your icon look on the EazyDraw Preferences -> UI Theme (top left icon/tool button on EazyDraw Preferences panel. EazyDraw 10 re-introduced the colorful icons for the user interface. The initial version 10 release had all the tool palettes supported for color icons. But most of the toolbar icons were still monochrome. This did not go over so well with the color icon crowd. Now we have most to the toolbar icons supporting the all 3 user interface modes (Monochrome, Highlight, and Color : or Mojave, Big Sur, Sierra) The project is about 80% complete and should be finished with the next release. We know that a cursory view of the project would be to simply put the old icons back - but it is not that simple of course. Icons now need to support light and dark mode, the old icons only had one design. In actuality a good icon needs light and dark mode for normal and 2x resolution. The EazyDraw Media Assets catalogue have 12 icon entries for each icon seen. Of course we have used EazyDraw to design, draw, and populate the project catalogue - using color managed P3 UI colors of course. As one might guess, this complexity was simplified if the icons are designed monochrome / gray scale
  • Major upgrade for the Graphic Details and Layers inspector for Czech, Chinese, Italian, Norwegian and Spanish users language users. All the Graphic Details inspector panels, there are about 50 of them, have now been fully updated to Big Sur design standards. The dark mode designs have been updated. The Graphic Details and Layers inspectors are now resizable in all 12 languages supported by EazyDraw. All inspectors, tabs and panels resize and auto format for unclipped numeric inspection even if units are displayed with very high precision numeric settings
  • Improved support for import of drawings from Intaglio. SVG has proven to be a good transition path from Intaglio to EazyDraw. There were a few problems, including a possible EazyDraw crash. Intaglio saves the SVG content in a folder with the extension .svg, but the folder is not actually a bundle (perhaps it was a bundle on older versions of macOS but now on Big Sur it is just a strange finder element, a folder with an extension. These caused EazyDraw to crash. That is now fixed. EazyDraw now has a file system patch to simulate bundle behavior and access the SVG content in the folder. This is working now with EazyDraw 10.2. In addition: The Intaglio SVG files degraded geometric classes to paths, loosing identity of rectangles and other geometric forms. EazyDraw now tests for these situations and promotes the groups of lines to more useful graphics such as rectangles, squares, rounded rectangles, rotated rectangles, etc. We are still working or the Intaglio import work flow. Please send in test drawings that could use improvement or have issues. We will fix them and all Intaglio transitioning users will benefit
  • Fixed problem with Text when opening a drawing saved from EazyDraw 3 and opened with EazyDraw 10 on High Sierra. Some text blocks would fail to load, causing an empty text box. This is now fixed. Fail safe code has been added to retain the original text data content if problems like this are encountered in the future. This code relates to the significant, behind the scenes, effort to keep all old drawings accessible on the new versions of macOS. Apple has depreciated the unarchivers and left users with no avenue to access the old text technology, dating to 1990s and early 2000s. EazyDraw has reverse engineered the old formats to provide our users with the solutions needed. Apple has fixed the bug that caused this issue on macOS 10.14 and earlier. Best advise to users is to make certain you have an EazyDraw Graphic format copy (not the binary file format). EazyDraw Graphic format is XML based, human readable, which insures data integrity across technology and time.
  • Fixed Dots Per Inch input on Graphic Details inspector for German, French, Spanish
  • Changed behavior for Copy and Paste - Drag and Drop of text between scaled drawings with different scale. Previously the text was scaled to match the destination drawing scale. Now transferring text is not adjusted

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doddsscott
doddsscott
Jan 1 2021
10.1.4
2.0
Jan 1 2021
2.0
Version: 10.1.4
I really want to like this program. It has great functionality, but it's just plain awkward. Keyboard commands are ludicrous. For example, two of the most-used commands are Group and Rotate, for which the keystrokes are command-shift-open parenthesis and command-shift-f. What's wrong with command-g and command-r, like everyone else uses? All through, nothing is intuitive; everything is unduly complicated. Selecting objects is also awkward. The boundaries of objects extend beyond them in invisible ways so selection is a frustrating guessing game. You redo a lot of action. These are just a few examples. You can use it OK, but you'll never get your feet under you and always feel like you're fighting it.
moniquehamerslag
moniquehamerslag
Jul 10 2020
9.7.1
1.0
Jul 10 2020
1.0
Version: 9.7.1
Really can't tell. Just paid to use the full version for a month. But I am still stuck with the Basic Level. And I can't seem to get my money back. So Eazydraw and/or the apple store wasted my money and time. Will have to look for an alternative now.
Wanai
Wanai
May 11 2019
9.3.2
3.5
May 11 2019
3.5
Version: 9.3.2
Downloaded, paid for upgrade to fully functional version. "Convert to vector graphic" and all other convert menus still disabled. Tried to restore purchases. App said, "EazyDraw is damaged, please redownload. All other functionality seemed fine.
Lee123
Lee123
Mar 29 2018
8.7.0
5.0
Mar 29 2018
5.0
Version: 8.7.0
This is one of the best and most thought out pieces of software that I have ever purchased. It has extensive help system and documentation is very good. It is the only one that can do scale and dimensions properly and is a real joy to use.
Lectrohowie
Lectrohowie
Jul 21 2016
8.3.1
5.0
Jul 21 2016
5.0
Version: 8.3.1
I've been using EazyDraw for many years for technical drawings. I'm not an artist and don't even attempt illustrations of any kind. But for what I do I find EazyDraw the best program out of the lot. I've tried all of them, mostly out of curiosity, but always come back to EazyDraw for my actual work. This consists of block diagrams and rack layouts for audio systems. The main thing I find is that although it took a little effort to master the drawing tools, they work reliably and the overall application is very solid. I've never suffered loss of data and I can’t even remember if it's ever actually crashed while I was working in it - and that's over many years of use. So I would recommend this highly to anyone who does technical type of drawing. I cannot comment though on how it would be for other types of use. I should also mention that the developer is extremely responsive and helpful. That's a huge plus in my book!
Lightning
Lightning
Oct 11 2015
8.1.0
0.0
Oct 11 2015
0.0
Version: 8.1.0
WoW! Not a good policy having no discount price for those wanting to upgrade.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 19 2014
6.5.0
0.0
Aug 19 2014
0.0
Version: 6.5.0
Let's party like it's 1999 !
Tom-Fulery
Tom-Fulery
Jun 16 2014
6.3.1
4.0
Jun 16 2014
4.0
Version: 6.3.1
Users who dismiss Eazydraw without even learning how it works are missing out on a really fascinating program. Compared to all the other vector apps out there, Eazydraw is easily the most technically sophisticated of the lot. When my MacBook Pro recently bit the dust I lost the use of FreeHand, after Adobe bought it & dumped it off the market (since it drew rings around Illustrator), forcing FreeHand artists to buy Illustrator to be able to use their own graphics files. Consequently, many of us dumped Adobe. Freehand's demise left a big hole in the Mac vector design & layout market. Currently there is no single app that excels at both. I've tried them all; Sketch, Intaglio, Artboard, iVinci, Zeusdraw, Idraw, NeoDraw & Eazydraw. While they all do basic draw functions, most fall way short of FreeHand's many features & technical elegance (and, to be fair, its price). A few feature a standard set of Core Image filters & blending modes, but lack more essential vector drawing & page layout functions. The two that come closest are filling this gap are Eazydraw & NeoDraw (the drawing app included in the free open-source NeoOffice suite that rivals MS Office). Surprisingly full-featured & ultra-customizable, NeoDraw has loads of tools & options, like font-enhancements, freeform-distort, image-fill, simple 3D, bitmap filters, autotrace, autosave, presentation & layout tools & lots more. At the requested $10 donation, NeoDraw is a steal. Eazydraw takes a unique approach. Primarily a technical drawing app rather than a graphic design app, it lacks filters & blending modes in favor of more essential drawing functions. While managing to be simple enough for basic drawing, it is also extremely technically proficient, with a long list of vector functions, tools, menu options & vector shapes. Eazydraw's precision & its decent text-handling abilities also make it well-suited for page layout. Features like multiple pages, an adjustable canvas area (critical for layout work), & its ability to flow text around or inside objects & between separate text boxes, make it not only a good vector drawing program, but also the best page layout app of the bunch. Eazydraw's minor flaws, like its use of the Apple Font Panel instead of font menu preview, plus a few rather confusing, non-standard drawing functions, only slightly detract from its overall usefulness. And it wouldn't take much, like the addition of font menu preview & a few more professional graphics functions, to make Eazydraw a fairly reasonable Freehand substitute for vector design & page layout work.
Old-guy
Old-guy
Oct 11 2013
6.1.0
3.0
Oct 11 2013
3.0
Version: 6.1.0
Certainly not bad but compared to iDraw it lacks many drawing tools.
lemon-kun
lemon-kun
Oct 29 2012
5.2.3
3.5
Oct 29 2012
3.5
Version: 5.2.3
I've been using EazyDraw for more than two years now. EazyDraw does the job OK. It's pretty good at technical drawings, very useful for teachers who need some physics/geometric drawings for their class or people who want to draw some plans. From the bunch of mac vector apps out there it's the best choice for technical drawings, (so to say) "baby-"CAD; I mean CAD with an "easy" MacDraw-like interface. EazyDraw is quite easy to use – things like the spiral tool and the many shapes in the object libraries are great. However, for the artsy stuff, designing, etc. I felt EazyDraw not so well suited, because the cluttered interface holds back your creativity, in a way. Well to be honest, the interface is a mess. It is fine if you are a complete beginner or you have learned drawing apps in the '80 and '90, however, since the app is quite feature rich, when used for advanced things you end up with so many pallets and menus… well, clutter, that costs you time. The UI just doesn't feel up to date and could be much more efficient. Also, there are "rough edges" from the technical side – there are always a few bugs around, but these are usually addressed quickly in the frequent updates and upgrades. However this brings me to another point: it is very easy to lose oversight about the various versions of this app. At the moment there are three versions of EazyDraw at the MacAppStore: ED3 (called only "EazyDraw", but with "3" in the icon), ED4 and ED5, for 15$, 30$ resp. 95$. I don't really know what's the difference between those, because description and screenshots in the MacAppStore are the same at least for version 3 and 4. Buying directly from the developer you can get another version of version 5 (as far as I have understood it), and also there is EazyDrawRetro, which opens the legacy formats (MacDraw, AppleWorks), however for this you need a "version 4 free market license". It is nice that the developer maintains a version 5 for older OSs, like 10.4. Still, the whole MAS thing has made things quite confusing with EazyDraw. One year ago there was even more confusion, with different versions having the same number (see comments below). Definitely one developer who didn't "get" the MAS right. I purchased version 3 in summer 2010 directly from the developer for 95$, one year later I had to update to version 4.1 because version 3.6.1 doesn't work with Lion (yeah right, and now a version 3 is sold at the MAS which works). Version 4.1 works now on my machine in "grace period", I have 78 days left. Probably that means the app won't work after that period. Personally, I haven't experienced a difference in features from version 3 to version 4, except for the Lion full screen mode. Many crashes and corrupted files with version 4.1 on Mountain Lion… Probably I will never upgrade to version 5 but instead will just buy the cheapest 15$ version from the MAS. However, I haven't found a more capable app for technical drawings with this price tag (15$). If you need an easy to use "CAD"-like app, then EazyDraw is the way to go. For more "artsy" illustration jobs, creating icons, etc., I'd recommend Intaglio and iDraw (which has a great, great, great iPad version). Sketch is also a very nice looking alternative, and Artboard seems to be worth a look too.
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