Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer


Affinity Designer free download for Mac

Affinity Designer

18 March 2020

Vector graphic design software.


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 1.8.2:
  • Template support - save documents as template files to re-use time and time again, share templates across all apps and even access files on multiple devices through cloud storage
  • New document dialog - it’s now simpler than ever to find, create and manage document presets with customised, saveable presets and thumbnail previews
  • Unified toolbar - thanks to the integration of window controls and the app’s main toolbar, Mac users (Mojave and above) can now enjoy more usable document space
  • Boolean operation improvements - add, subtract and combine shapes to create custom designs better than ever before
  • Updated PANTONE© library - work with a seemingly endless range of colours, including updated PANTONE© Color Bridge and PANTONE© Formula Guide solid palettes (coated and uncoated)
  • Massive expand stroke improvements -get incredibly accurate results with far fewer nodes than before
  • New Stock panel - quickly access royalty free images through the app’s brand-new Stock panel
  • Apple keyboard shortcuts for text editing -use Apple default keyboard shortcuts for text editing and entry for an even more streamlined workflow
  • Many other improvements and fixes

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06 September 2014

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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.
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Version 1.0.17510
17 March 2020
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.
Version 1.8.2
02 March 2020
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.
Version 1.8.1
06 September 2019
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.
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Version 1.7.2
06 September 2019
I don't get the link, Why?
Version 1.7.2
23 August 2019
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.
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Version 1.7.1
A great app, for the price. Simple, fast, with CMYK support. Without all the unnecessary things that nobody uses.
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Version 1.7.1
24 June 2019
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 Affinity Designer Affinity Photo
Version 1.7.1
19 June 2019
Affinity Publisher out as of today, June 19th!
20% off. Looking great. Check the website for details:
Version 1.6.1
07 June 2019
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!
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Version 1.7.0
26 October 2018
Still learning it, but it's clearly very impressive software.
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Version 1.6.1