Paintbrush
Paintbrush
2.5

4.8

Paintbrush free download for Mac

Paintbrush

2.5
15 September 2019

Cocoa-based paint program similar to Microsoft Paint and MacPaint.

Overview

Paintbrush is a simple paint program for OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple's own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something which has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.

What's new in Paintbrush

Version 2.5:
  • New app icon!
  • App is now notarized for macOS Catalina
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Requirements for Paintbrush

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

16 Paintbrush Reviews

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Yoshinatsu
24 July 2010

Most helpful

It's the best MS Paint clone for Mac OS X EVER! Now I can finally make Reddit "fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu" comics on my Mac!!
Like (6)
Version 2.0.1
Beamy
01 May 2019
Paintbrush 2.3 is available...
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Version 2.2.1
lesliekim
02 February 2018
gooooooood!
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Version 2.2.1
Y-Guy
28 December 2017
Great upgrade to an already good program. It's one of the first apps I put on any time I update or change my Mac. It is not a high end program but for quick edits to basic files it's hard to beat, and the price really makes it unbeatable. Big kudos to the developer for keeping the program updated and going all these years.
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Version 2.2
marleybobby
22 April 2016
Nice thing for doodling. Pretty simple. If you have kids Paintbrush is the thing you need. Perfect time killer. Try and you'll like it. Have fun.
Like (3)
Version 2.1.2
kruger89
18 September 2015
Having grown up on MS Paint, it's understandable that once I got a Mac, I looked for a software that is comparable in both features and capability. This software gets it right. They capture the primary features that were essential to Paint, and make the software very simple for the user. Most importantly, it is far superior to all other free photo editing software for Mac. Give it a try!
Like (1)
Version 2.1.1
GoldonyJohn
12 June 2015
It is a nice app but a little simple. I could not do much with paintbrush. If you are an designer like me, I recommend this http://mybrushes-app.com/MyBrushes-MAC.html
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Version 2.1.1
gatovadio
23 June 2012
sufferin' succotash, the guy below took the source code and, behold, released a fork that is exactly the same as paintbrush. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/43532/sketchpad
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Version 2.1.1
Yoshinatsu
24 July 2010
It's the best MS Paint clone for Mac OS X EVER! Now I can finally make Reddit "fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu" comics on my Mac!!
Like (6)
Version 2.0.1
MAchintrucbidule459
29 January 2009
basic layers support would be perfect. I know there is seashore but it doesn't manage curves well (I'm doing 1 pixel line-drawings), and graphic converter is nice but still doesn't manage layers. That said it's a well crafted app. I love the bomb and the extensible toolbar (ie:shapes tools) is a clever idea. Oh and patterns à la macpaint would be cool too :).
Like (2)
Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Rockin'-Kat
Rockin'-Kat
22 May 2012
I second the patterns like MacPaint had request. Otherwise, this is a very nice little application.
Like (1)
Binarymix
22 January 2009
This new version is perfect! A complete paintbrush clone that works very well. I especially like the new "place" text selection feature. Not for pros obviously, but great for kids or just some doodles.
Like (2)
Version 2.0
Free

4.8

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