Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
1.10.1
4.5
0.0
Affinity Designer free download for Mac

Affinity Designer for Mac1.10.1

26 August 2021

Vector graphic design software.

What is Affinity Designer for Mac

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools
  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides
Raster tools
  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen

What's new in Affinity Designer

Version 1.10.1:
Improved performance with:
  • Heavily layered documents (faster rendering during panning and text reflow)
  • Placed images
  • Text
  • Embedded documents
  • Low-memory conditions
  • New Selection options Parent, Top, & Bottom
  • Improved IME text editing for Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages
  • Improved SVG import/export
  • Added support for most emoji
Resource Manager:
  • New "Relink" option for missing resources
  • Added "File Type" column
  • EPS files can be linked
  • Assorted other small fixes
  • Help & localisation improvements
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 31 2021
1.9.1
5.0
Mar 31 2021
5.0
Version: 1.9.1
v1.9.2 is out. Typically, if one of their three applications is updated, they ALL are: Photo, Designer and Publisher. They are all excellent.
Afmac
Afmac
Feb 5 2021
1.9.0
1.0
Feb 5 2021
1.0
Version: 1.9.0
1.9 is a very buggy update with a extremely ugly splash screen and if you purchase on app store you cant go back unless you have it backed up.
limies
limies
Dec 16 2020
1.8.6
5.0
Dec 16 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.6
Excellent, great app and cheap!
Macmuser
Macmuser
Mar 17 2020
1.8.2
0.0
Mar 17 2020
0.0
Version: 1.8.2
I would love to use Affinity products but for one big failing – their interface icons are tiny when viewed on 5K monitors. Reading their forums you see people have been complaining about this for years and Affinity won't do anything about it as their interface is based on pixels rather than vectors. The firm has a long history in the Windows world where screen resolutions are not as tight as on Macs so that may explain things. Goodness knows what happens if Apple moves to 7k monitors. Meanwhile I did a 3-year deal for QuarkXPress and Pixelmator and I'm not unhappy, just less happy.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 2 2020
1.8.1
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
It is time to dump Corel and Adobe. Designer does it all. It is a total Mac app from the ground up. Buy it and you own it. Support remains strong.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 6 2019
1.7.2
5.0
Sep 6 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
This is a WOW app. Thanks no more Corel or Adobe. No hidden or blatant subscriptions. Works perfectly even in Catalina. Fast, uses the best of the Mac's OS features. Support is quick, responsive, and friendly. The community is very helpful and friendly! And, the price is right. I would suggest buying directly from the Developer rather than the App Store. Updates are quicker and without some of Apple's peculiar ideas about what is a legitimate update and what an app can do or not do.
johanmoe1000
johanmoe1000
Sep 6 2019
1.7.2
1.0
Sep 6 2019
1.0
Version: 1.7.2
I don't get the link, Why?
misjase
misjase
Aug 23 2019
1.7.1
5.0
Aug 23 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
Solid, versatile and fun to work with I have found from early on. Together with their pixel and (most recently) layout applications the creative trinity for me is complete. I am happy, and relieved.
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Jul 26 2019
1.7.1
5.0
Jul 26 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
A great app, for the price. Simple, fast, with CMYK support. Without all the unnecessary things that nobody uses.
Macintosh-Sauce
Macintosh-Sauce
Jun 24 2019
1.7.1
5.0
Jun 24 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
Affinity now sells Designer and Photo directly from their website. Try before you buy. They have a 20% sale going on right now too. I have all three applications for macOS 10.14/10.15 and Windows 10. For the Windows versions just replace "macos" in the links with "windows" Affinity Publisher https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/publisher/1/ Affinity Designer https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/designer/1/ Affinity Photo https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/photo/1/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 19 2019
1.6.1
5.0
Jun 19 2019
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Affinity Publisher out as of today, June 19th!
20% off. Looking great. Check the website for details:
https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/publisher/
Teksestro
Teksestro
Jun 7 2019
1.7.0
5.0
Jun 7 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.0
Amazing software, extremely stable, feature-full, rich - the kind of tool you can explore forever, and will always grow with your capabilities. The fact that the company is amazingly responsive and friendly is just icing on the cake!
benam
benam
Oct 26 2018
1.6.1
4.5
Oct 26 2018
4.5
Version: 1.6.1
Still learning it, but it's clearly very impressive software.
Cgntoonartist
Cgntoonartist
Aug 1 2018
1.6.1
4.5
Aug 1 2018
4.5
Version: 1.6.1
The best vector app for your PC, MAC, or iPad.
sbenitezb
sbenitezb
Apr 11 2018
1.6.1
5.0
Apr 11 2018
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Incredible.
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
Mar 16 2018
1.6.1
3.0
Mar 16 2018
3.0
Version: 1.6.1
Affinity is so close to be awesome, but can be annoying as f**k at times. When you work with dual monitors the "everything in one window" paradigm sucks. Yes you can switch that off, but then the panels and windows just behave completely erratically. So you can essentially use Affinity Designer only on one monitor… Hm.
The keyboard modifiers for resizing layers (from the center, proportially, etc) are rather uncommon and every time it annoys the hell out of me. Just use the same as macOS uses for window resizing, or as Adobe or Sketch, puh-lease!
Same for the (partially non existing) keyboard shortcuts for selecting and resizing text.

And that black user interface.?Yes I know black computers are faster and black apps are pro-er. But the contrast is still crap, even when I adjust it in the preferences. Super hard to read. Ever heard of usability?
Having said all that, the overall feature set is pretty amazing and given that it comes subscription free is a big thumbs up for this app still.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Mar 2 2018
1.6.1
5.0
Mar 2 2018
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Since no-one answers on your support forums... Maybe you'll take the hint here: FIX THE FLOATING TOOLS AND PANELS THAT CURRENTLY APPEAR ON TOP OF THE FINDER WINDOW WHEN OPENING A FILE.. THIS IS SO ANNOYING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR MAYBE MAC USERS COME SECOND? Good product, terrible support.. actually no support whatsoever, on forum only users help each other. Guess it's the Apple model :/
fleur2metaline-1
fleur2metaline-1
Jan 22 2018
1.6
0.5
Jan 22 2018
0.5
Version: 1.6
Still no possibility to fill a form with a tiled bitmap sized at 100% !
Other tools do it, such as Gravit designer, Graphic...
AlexSmith
AlexSmith
Aug 6 2017
1.5.5
5.0
Aug 6 2017
5.0
Version: 1.5.5
Great replacement for most of the CC apps, without a subscription. Easy to learn interface and great features. Using this for work day by day for some time now, and don't see any issues!
xingqiaos
xingqiaos
Mar 23 2017
1.5.5
5.0
Mar 23 2017
5.0
Version: 1.5.5
good
Foulger
Foulger
Mar 22 2017
1.5.5
0.0
Mar 22 2017
0.0
Version: 1.5.5
Brilliant programme as is Affinity Photo but it would be really great if both apps would have a "Check for Updates" in the menu bar. It takes a great deal of time to hunt around the web site and even then its not easy
Iztoubade
Iztoubade
Nov 26 2016
1.5.4
4.5
Nov 26 2016
4.5
Version: 1.5.4
I really enjoy the great capabilities of this affordable piece of software. And it only gets better and better with new functionality at a remarkable pace. Quite a few bugs, though, with the app evolving all the time, but most get squized timely with the frequent updates.
Teksestro
Teksestro
Oct 10 2016
1.5.1
5.0
Oct 10 2016
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Incredible value for money. The only feature missing, in order to become a 'Sketch Killer', is *plugins*.
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Oct 7 2016
1.5.1
5.0
Oct 7 2016
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Affinity Designer is truly an amazing achievement on several interconnected levels. Visually, Affinity Designer with its black, smooth viscous–like user interface and beautifully crafted icons—is a delight to look at. Technically, Affinity Designer is a friendly guide, leading you to begin experience its deep potential, partly covered by just the right amount of dark silk, swiftly and intuitively. The same swiftness is felt working with large documents. Technical excellence both inner and outer! Conceptually, Affinity Designer is a majestic vision of a remarkable team of individuals who love what they do so much—they radiate it by allowing as much people as possible to use a highest quality professional application. For what this app gives, its developers ask little in return. All this applies to the Affinity Photo as well, and I'm sure will hold true for the upcoming Affinity Publisher, I eagerly await.
joker55
joker55
Jul 29 2016
1.4.2
5.0
Jul 29 2016
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
Great app for the price. Fulfils most of my needs but still need to use Illustrator for some things, mainly saving to pdf.
Lightning
Lightning
May 25 2016
1.4.1
4.5
May 25 2016
4.5
Version: 1.4.1
I really like this app but the one thing missing is Libraries. That would make it perfect for my use.
Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
May 16 2016
1.4.1
0.0
May 16 2016
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Great except for not being able to import DXF files, and also no support for patterns within objects. I need both of these functions and they are show-stoppers for me - without them I am stuck with Illustrator.
trim262
trim262
Feb 25 2016
1.4.1
5.0
Feb 25 2016
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
I love it.
M31
M31
Feb 11 2016
1.4.1
5.0
Feb 11 2016
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
I'm so glad I stumbled upon AD. The is an incredible app for the price. I use to use Sketch, but this app does so much more, and is half the price!
StevensPeter
StevensPeter
Dec 14 2015
1.4
5.0
Dec 14 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4
Affinity products are awesome and you get a lot for your money. Highly recommended !!
demyson-and
demyson-and
Aug 11 2015
1.3
4.5
Aug 11 2015
4.5
Version: 1.3
I use it to make icons and I think it's pretty simple to do this. Sometimes it takes a time to copy things. Despite this, I like Affinity.
Shallowp
Shallowp
Aug 8 2015
1.3
4.0
Aug 8 2015
4.0
Version: 1.3
iDraw is the one I use for editing vector images. Plain simple and good enough for me.
Affinity Designer is way more powerful and therefore complex to use. Making it a no go for me.

As with comparing Pixelmator with Affinity Photo:
If you need a simple vector app, use iDraw. If you need power and flexibility you need Affinity Designer.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 16 2015
1.3
5.0
Jul 16 2015
5.0
Version: 1.3
Both Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer are on sale at the Apple Mac App Store until July 23rd: $39.99
Widber
Widber
Jul 9 2015
1.2.1
5.0
Jul 9 2015
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Affinity Designer v.1.3 have been released last night. Together with commercial release of Affinity Photo
Mr-Zark
Mr-Zark
Jun 19 2015
1.2.1
0.0
Jun 19 2015
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
As of now Affinity Designer is 20% off on the Mac App Store if anyone were waiting for this to go on sale.
Steinarh
Steinarh
Jun 13 2015
1.2.1
5.0
Jun 13 2015
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Excellent application for amateurs as well as pros!
Psaldari
Psaldari
May 5 2015
1.2
5.0
May 5 2015
5.0
Version: 1.2
I waited and dreamed for years an application like this
Carmelopap
Carmelopap
Apr 4 2015
1.2
4.5
Apr 4 2015
4.5
Version: 1.2
This application is the best Mac drawing app since FreeHand. Thanks to Affinity Designer I could rescue all my old freehand files.
Quiiick
Quiiick
Apr 3 2015
1.2
0.0
Apr 3 2015
0.0
Version: 1.2
Impressive update!
An already very capable app is getting even better.

The new "dashed lines", "type on path" and especially the new "corner tool" are superb features.
hced
hced
Mar 9 2015
1.1.2
5.0
Mar 9 2015
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
Feels like a hybrid between Photoshop and Illustrator, with a couple of novelties thrown in, such as the insane freedom of being able to zoom in, what was it, a million percent? This makes it possible to work on a more detailed level than, say, Illustrator. It won't replace PS or AI for me – right now – but it certainly can't be replaced by any of those either!
siamlotus
siamlotus
Feb 10 2015
1.1.2
0.0
Feb 10 2015
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
This company is releasing a photo editing app called Affinity Photo. Looks brilliant and you can try out the beta version from their site.
Bfulop
Bfulop
Dec 10 2014
1.1.2
5.0
Dec 10 2014
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
This is what I've been waiting for! The first thing I love about it is the stability and the speed. You can really feel that Affinity got the foundations right. The updates are immediate and you never feel the app is struggling even on my now six year old Macbook. I'm always excited when I see a new drawing app released. I've been using Sketch (by Bohemian Coding) since the beta version but even at v3 you still get the impression that they should just redo the whole drawing engine. I mean there are drawing bugs everywhere, this why I think Sketch is better for just UI design not real illustration. Not so with Affinity Designer. I really recommend it.
Jefrart
Jefrart
Oct 4 2014
1.1.0
5.0
Oct 4 2014
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
100% adhered to all the previous comments, but they really need a demo version on the publisher's website, there are as many people who will not buy if they can not test it, than people who will buy it eyes closed. And to have a negative point to mention, I find the promo launch a little mean, it would have taken a 50% discount for a month. This looks like a commercial constraint imposed to the publisher ... This promo is useless!
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Oct 3 2014
1.1.0
5.0
Oct 3 2014
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
Impressive, have played with it over the Beta variations. Am eager to see the other upcoming apps they have in store.. a Paint app and especially a Desktop Publishing app.. Wonder if it'll be professional enough in terms of kerning, styles etc etc to rival InDesign or Quark. Also if they can implement something like Adobe's smart objects I may be able to forgo Adobe altogether. ?! Then again a desktop app that could rival the biggies would have to be able to open their files.. Otherwise it may be a difficult jump to make, as one may need to open old files, or files received by other people. In any case this first of a Trinity is quite exciting. Oh.. and I love the icons, don't go Flat on us please ;0)
Macintosh-Sauce
Macintosh-Sauce
Oct 3 2014
1.1.0
5.0
Oct 3 2014
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
Just purchased Affinity Designer. Beautifully created vector graphics application for the Mac! With Pixelmator and Affinity Designer, who needs Adobe anymore? I don't.
Bort1611
Bort1611
Oct 3 2014
1.1.0
5.0
Oct 3 2014
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
Love it buy it own it. Goodbye Adobe Illustrator $$$ for life :)
Mr-Mike
Mr-Mike
Oct 2 2014
1.1.0
5.0
Oct 2 2014
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
Clean interface, intuitive operation and stable. Version 1.1 works better than other apps well into their 4th version.
Jefrart
Jefrart
Oct 2 2014
1.0.17510
5.0
Oct 2 2014
5.0
Version: 1.0.17510
On the good way, try it, help it !
Stevie24
Stevie24
Oct 2 2014
1.0.17510
0.0
Oct 2 2014
0.0
Version: 1.0.17510
I'm very glad tha someone took the challenge and built an app that's really a comptetition to ADOBE. Just bought it to support this:-) Tested the app in beta program and immediately loved it.
Pik80
Pik80
Sep 30 2014
1.0.17510
4.0
Sep 30 2014
4.0
Version: 1.0.17510
Really amazing new app! I am not a fan of Illustrator at all this app is a huge improvement over that one. Much more intuitive to use. When using it I have to wonder why Illustrator didn't introduce some of these features years ago. For the first week it will be available for $40 which is a steal.
dcook-1
dcook-1
Sep 24 2014
1.0.17510
5.0
Sep 24 2014
5.0
Version: 1.0.17510
FYI, price should be $49.99 not $60.
Tom-Fulery
Tom-Fulery
Sep 6 2014
1.0.17510
5.0
Sep 6 2014
5.0
Version: 1.0.17510
The absolute best Mac drawing app since FreeHand. I've been using the free Beta for two months now and it continues to amaze me. Every week or so they add new features. The Beta is already indispensable, very fast and extremely easy to use, with more features than any other Mac drawing app, including 12 pro-level CYMK color profiles and even Freehand document support, so I can finally open my old FreeHand files. After its release (sometime in October, I think) it will rival Illustrator. And at this rate, it won't be long till it surpasses it. At only $60, it is a truly incredible professional vector graphics program. The Beta is free until the release date.
anonymous-crocodile-5203
anonymous-crocodile-5203
Aug 31 2014
1.0.17510
4.5
Aug 31 2014
4.5
Version: 1.0.17510
I tried this App in August, and I'm very impressed. It lacks a few functionalities, and there are a few things that are not yet implemented, but it is incredibly snappy and stable. Try it, highly recommended, it might finally be the vector program we've been waiting for on the Mac!
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Aug 29 2014
1.0.17510
4.0
Aug 29 2014
4.0
Version: 1.0.17510
Imagine Pixelmator for Vector Objects. Get the beta and try it out, this could be your next Bestus Design Friend. It is still beta but I am really excited by Affinity Designer and am really looking forward to Affinity Photo, and Affinity Publisher which I hope will let me toss Pages now that Apple has trashed it.
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App requirements: 
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  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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