Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
1.8.4

4.6

Affinity Designer free download for Mac

Affinity Designer1.8.4

04 August 2020

Vector graphic design software.

Overview

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 1.8.4:
  • Various stability and performance improvements

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51 Reviews of Affinity Designer

5
DragonMaster
02 March 2020
Version: 1.8.1

Most helpful

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.
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Macmuser
17 March 2020
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.
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5
DragonMaster
02 March 2020
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.
(1)
5
DragonMaster
06 September 2019
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.
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1
johanmoe1000
06 September 2019
Version: 1.7.2
I don't get the link, Why?
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5
misjase
23 August 2019
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.
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5
anonymous-skink-4656
26 July 2019
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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Macintosh-Sauce
24 June 2019
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/
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Derekcurrie
19 June 2019
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/
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5
Teksestro
07 June 2019
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!
(1)
4.5
benam
26 October 2018
Version: 1.6.1
Still learning it, but it's clearly very impressive software.
(1)
4.5
Cgntoonartist
01 August 2018
Version: 1.6.1
The best vector app for your PC, MAC, or iPad.
(1)
5
sbenitezb
11 April 2018
Version: 1.6.1
Incredible.
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3
Wonderwarthog
16 March 2018
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.
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Maclover1-1
02 March 2018
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 :/
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0.5
fleur2metaline-1
22 January 2018
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...
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5
AlexSmith
06 August 2017
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!
(1)
5
xingqiaos
23 March 2017
Version: 1.5.5
good
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Foulger
22 March 2017
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
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4.5
Iztoubade
26 November 2016
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.
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5
Teksestro
10 October 2016
Version: 1.5.1
Incredible value for money. The only feature missing, in order to become a 'Sketch Killer', is *plugins*.
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5
Ervins Strauhmanis
07 October 2016
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.
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5
joker55
29 July 2016
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.
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4.5
Lightning
25 May 2016
Version: 1.4.1
I really like this app but the one thing missing is Libraries. That would make it perfect for my use.
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Nick-Collingridge
16 May 2016
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.
(0)
5
trim262
25 February 2016
Version: 1.4.1
I love it.
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5
M31
11 February 2016
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!
(0)
5
StevensPeter
14 December 2015
Version: 1.4
Affinity products are awesome and you get a lot for your money. Highly recommended !!
(1)
4.5
demyson-and
11 August 2015
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.
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4
Shallowp
08 August 2015
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.
(0)
Derekcurrie
16 July 2015
Version: 1.3
Both Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer are on sale at the Apple Mac App Store until July 23rd: $39.99
(0)
Widber
09 July 2015
Version: 1.2.1
Affinity Designer v.1.3 have been released last night. Together with commercial release of Affinity Photo
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Mr-Zark
19 June 2015
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.
(1)
5
Steinarh
13 June 2015
Version: 1.2.1
Excellent application for amateurs as well as pros!
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5
Psaldari
05 May 2015
Version: 1.2
I waited and dreamed for years an application like this
(1)
4.5
Carmelopap
04 April 2015
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.
(0)
Quiiick
03 April 2015
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.
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5
hced
09 March 2015
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!
(1)
siamlotus
10 February 2015
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.
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5
Bfulop
10 December 2014
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.
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5
Jefrart
04 October 2014
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!
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5
Maclover1-1
03 October 2014
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)
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5
Macintosh-Sauce
03 October 2014
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.
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5
Bort1611
03 October 2014
Version: 1.1.0
Love it buy it own it. Goodbye Adobe Illustrator $$$ for life :)
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5
Mr-Mike
02 October 2014
Version: 1.1.0
Clean interface, intuitive operation and stable. Version 1.1 works better than other apps well into their 4th version.
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4
Jefrart
02 October 2014
Version: 1.0.17510
On the good way, try it, help it !
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Stevie24
02 October 2014
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.
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4
Pik80
30 September 2014
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.
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5
dcook-1
24 September 2014
Version: 1.0.17510
FYI, price should be $49.99 not $60.
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5
Tom-Fulery
06 September 2014
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.
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4.5
anonymous-crocodile-5203
31 August 2014
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!
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4
Rubaiyat
29 August 2014
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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4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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