Artboard
Artboard
2.2.4

3.4

Artboard free download for Mac

Artboard2.2.4

25 October 2019

Simple and direct vector drawing software.

Overview

Artboard is a full-featured vector drawing application for new and experienced creatives to draw crisp vector graphics, scalable logos, sharp icons, and stunning layered illustrations. Templates help small businesses, students, hobbyist and 2D game designers get started on their projects quickly, such as making business cards, posters, pixel perfect icons, and right-sized social media graphics.

With its uncomplicated interface and familiar Mac feel, users spend more time creating and less time searching for elusive commands. Overflowing with new features and a tidy user interface, its speed and responsiveness are complemented by smart techniques for interacting with drawing objects.

Features:
  • At Your Fingertips Control - New tabbed interface puts what you need at your fingertips, no more digging through menus to find edit commands
  • More Powerful Styles Editor - Go way beyond simple stroke and fill styles of basic illustration software. Artboard's Styles Tab is used to create and edit expert "stacked" styles (including arrowed strokes, rough strokes, pattern brushes, gradients, image tile, patterned and hatched fills, and more)
  • Smart Shapes - The most advanced smart objects give complete control of shapes and paths
  • Single, Direct Select Tool - Add and remove points, simplify paths, rotate and resize shapes, edit objects through direct and numeric input, move center points, combine objects with Boolean operators, crop and clip photos, reset object's bounding box, and... much, much more
  • Time-Saving Workflows - Export your drawing, selected objects, individual layers, and/or "slices" of your drawing, at multiple resolutions and scales, supporting multiple Color Spaces. Print shrink-to-fit to a single page, and "poster-tiled" printing over multiple sheets of paper
  • Editable Clip Art and Styles - Includes over 1900 royalty-free fully editable clip art and graphic styles to customize, plus a Library to store your own
  • Import SVG - Open directly or import scalable vector graphics

What's new in Artboard

Version 2.2.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Compatibility with new Gatekeeper checks in MacOS 10.15 "Catalina"
  • Bug fixes

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How would you rate Artboard app?

9 Reviews of Artboard

3
Tom-Fulery
10 March 2014
Version: 1.9

Most helpful

ArtBoard does a lot of simple drawing functions. It seems like it's designed to appeal to kids & dabblers, and it does a great job at that. It is obviously made to be fun & creative, and I really liked it as a simple design tool. But I was looking for something a bit more robust, that would output to SVG files, and ArtBoard only outputs to bitmap files. Which is great for kids & dabblers, but not for any serious design work. I eventually bought iDraw because it exports to SVG. However, I was very disappointed in iDraw, since it is extremely limited, with only basic draw functions. It has a very rigid, unintuitive interface that can't be customized at all & has very few shortcuts, making even simple jobs tedious. Then I discovered that the NeoOffice suite (the open-source app that rivals MS Office) includes a vector draw program that does WAY more than iDraw. It is very easy to learn & use, infinitely customizable, reasonably stable on OS 10.8, and it's absolutely free because it open-source. It has many advanced features, like envelope-warping, auto-trace, 3D & animations, none of which iDraw does. I'm a veteran FreeHand user, (the legendary professional vector drawing program that put Illustrator to shame - which is why Adobe bought it & killed it). And I can recommend NeoDraw to anyone looking for a serious vector draw program. While NeoDraw doesn't come close to being FreeHand, it will do until something better comes along. And you can't beat the price.. Meanwhile, I'd recommend ArtBoard to anyone looking for a fun, simple, easy to use drawing app.
(4)
jehpo
16 November 2017
Version: 2.0.7
Waouh ! I bought Artboard 24 €, ok it was 5 years ago, and now I have to pay 44 € for version 2 !?!! It is really too much. For that price I have got affinity which is in a much higher category...
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Melusina
10 August 2014
Version: 1.9.1
MacUpdate shows 1.9.1 as the most recent update while it's actually 1.9.4.
(0)
3
Tom-Fulery
10 March 2014
Version: 1.9
ArtBoard does a lot of simple drawing functions. It seems like it's designed to appeal to kids & dabblers, and it does a great job at that. It is obviously made to be fun & creative, and I really liked it as a simple design tool. But I was looking for something a bit more robust, that would output to SVG files, and ArtBoard only outputs to bitmap files. Which is great for kids & dabblers, but not for any serious design work. I eventually bought iDraw because it exports to SVG. However, I was very disappointed in iDraw, since it is extremely limited, with only basic draw functions. It has a very rigid, unintuitive interface that can't be customized at all & has very few shortcuts, making even simple jobs tedious. Then I discovered that the NeoOffice suite (the open-source app that rivals MS Office) includes a vector draw program that does WAY more than iDraw. It is very easy to learn & use, infinitely customizable, reasonably stable on OS 10.8, and it's absolutely free because it open-source. It has many advanced features, like envelope-warping, auto-trace, 3D & animations, none of which iDraw does. I'm a veteran FreeHand user, (the legendary professional vector drawing program that put Illustrator to shame - which is why Adobe bought it & killed it). And I can recommend NeoDraw to anyone looking for a serious vector draw program. While NeoDraw doesn't come close to being FreeHand, it will do until something better comes along. And you can't beat the price.. Meanwhile, I'd recommend ArtBoard to anyone looking for a fun, simple, easy to use drawing app.
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2.5
David-Morrison
02 February 2013
Version: 1.7
I was looking for something to do vector drawings, rather like MacDraw used to do. Draw a box, fill it with colour, draw a few lines, add text, line things up. Simple stuff in MacDraw many years ago. I have been looking at all sorts of things for years and nothing has had the same ease of use. I saw a reference to Artboard, and thought I would try it on a project. I could see it had a lot of features, but what used to be a single click in MacDraw seems to be several clicks in Artboard. For example, even if the Text tool is selected, you cannot just click on text to edit it, you have to right click and select Edit Text. After two hours, I gave up. Very frustrating. A shame really.
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4
Big77
01 December 2012
Version: 1.7
Very nice, easy to use, low-overhead drawing program with a good bunch of features. Notably it continues to be updated and improved. It does some pretty neat stuff for an app this inexpensive, like applying crazy styles to text. Handles layers just fine and has the typical vector object manipulation tools. I really like this app and I'm watching its progress with interest.
(0)
4.5
Phillat5dock
15 September 2012
Version: 1.6
After downloading about a dozen different Drawing appliactions I settled on Artboard. I was looking for something that would do what Microsoft Word will do in its drawing module, but without the overhead of a word processor or the complexity and price of Adobe Illustrater. What is more I have fond memories of ClarisWorks/Appleworks and its sensible drawing module. So many people (and developers it seems) confuse drawing programs (vector graphics) with "paint" programs (bit mapped). Artboard is the best of what I looked at. I particularly wanted to import an image(bit mapped) and then add text with arrows (call outs) So many of the other apps seemed incapable of just sitting the graphic on the page. Some had quite idiosyncratic work flows. Artboard just impressed because it worked out of the box, and the price is reminiscent of MacPaint.
(1)
3.5
Pugwash
23 January 2012
Version: 1.3
This is a really good graphics application but the inability to open or import any files that are not in its own file format is extremely limiting. I would love to use Artboard more often but constantly find myself reverting to my old version of Illustrator because I can't open files in Artboard, not even .eps. At the moment I see this as a web graphics or dtp only app albeit a good one.
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3.5
Mookzmom
11 August 2011
Version: 1.1.1
I purchased this app at the app store a couple of months ago, but just tonight started to play with it. The controls seem pretty tricky to me, but the help menu looks very promising. There are not a huge amount of templates, but (I'm not yet certain about this) it looks like you might be able to import some of your own. The app store has been glitchy since I installed Lion, and Artboard is one of several apps that continually show up as needing updating (though I've "installed the updates" several times over) The app starts fine, but did crash on me after a while. I'm hoping once Lion's patches get put in, the apps will run a little more smoothly. I rated this in the "medium"" range, but it's possible I would rate it more highly if I knew more about how to navigate this app better.
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Maclover1-1
08 July 2011
Version: 1.0
I think this new trend of selling shareware on the Mac App Store without a trial is not conducive to sales..
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3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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