Paintbrush free download for Mac


15 September 2019

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


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

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How would you rate Paintbrush app?

19 Reviews of Paintbrush

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24 July 2010
Version: 2.0.1

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It's the best MS Paint clone for Mac OS X EVER! Now I can finally make Reddit "fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu" comics on my Mac!!
26 May 2020
Version: 2.5
It won't close.
09 May 2020
Version: 2.5
This app is terrible. There is literally no way of formatting your own text. There is not even a possible way of editing your own text boxes without deleting the whole thing and rewriting it. You also can't insert your own images. This is definitely not a substitute for MS Paint and the developers missed the mark by a long way. By the looks of it, the only thing that this is useful for is drawing your own images which is not what I needed this app for.
13 March 2020
Version: 2.5
Love it! I converted from PC to Mac and definitely needed an app like paint that I had on my PC. I was surprised that Mac, with all its "tools" of creativity that they don't have a PC paint equivalent. I searched the Web and thank goodness, I found this little gem. It is exactly what I needed. Something simple without a learning curve to quickly get the job done. Funny this app isn't on the apple store. I want to thank the developer who took the time to develop this app and make life easier. Please keep updating it with the ever constantly changing Mac operating systems.
01 May 2019
Version: 2.2.1
Paintbrush 2.3 is available...
02 February 2018
Version: 2.2.1
28 December 2017
Version: 2.2
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.
22 April 2016
Version: 2.1.2
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.
18 September 2015
Version: 2.1.1
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!
12 June 2015
Version: 2.1.1
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
23 June 2012
Version: 2.1.1
sufferin' succotash, the guy below took the source code and, behold, released a fork that is exactly the same as paintbrush.