Developer: Mapdiva, LLC

Current Version: 1.9.8

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 75.7 MB - Download


A Design & Illustration App for Making Creative Vector Graphics.

• TopTenReviews GOLD AWARD for "best drawing program" (2013 & 2014)
• "handles certain tasks with a such finesse that pros will likely also be interested in checking it out…an ideal tool for new users." –MacWorld
• "Artboard is a good option." –Mac|Life

“Live” adjust all vector shapes, paths, and curves. Keep your attention where it belongs – on your drawing canvas.

Flexible style editor that really delivers. Global styles that cascade across multiple objects save time and effort; changes apply to many objects at once.

Go way beyond simple stroke and fill styles of basic illustration software. Artboard’s Style Editor is used to create and edit awesomely expert “stacked” styles.

Includes over 1700 royalty-free graphic design clip art and graphic styles to customize and make your own.

Unlike raster-based paint programs, vector drawings are composed of editable stacked objects and are infinitely scalable.

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************NOTABLE FEATURES OF ARTBOARD************


• SMART OBJECTS – the most advanced smart objects let you modify shapes and paths directly with one tool - keep you focus where it belongs - on your drawing

• EXPERT 'STACKED' STYLES – time-saving, powerful combinations of style effects for your drawing objects -- use the Style Inspector to create gradients, tapered strokes, patterns, hatch fills, Core Image Effects, and more

• TEXT STYLES – create and re-use custom text styles

• PHOTO EDITING – simple and advanced crop, clip, and image effects

• OPEN & IMPORT – drag-and-drop from the Image Browser, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, image-EPS, PNG, image-PDF, PICT, and editable vector SVG 1.1; open Artboard and SVG 1.1 files

• DRAWING SETUP – set canvas size, drawing units (mm, cm, in, pts), background color, and graph paper

• FLEXIBLE DRAWING LAYERS – keep your drawing objects organized in layers and layer groups

• SAVE, PRINT & EXPORT – single page and “poster-tiled” printing; export to vector PDF (native AI file format); JPEG, PNG, and TIFF image formats (72 to 600-dpi); print and export your entire drawing or just selected objects!

• Linear & polar DUPLICATE

• Customizable GRAPH PAPER grids

• GEOMETRY PANEL - edit objects through numeric input

• DRAG & DROP SVG vector file import

• POWERFUL IMAGE EDITING - crop, clip and effects

• CLIP & COMBINE SHAPES – with Boolean operators

• TEMPLATES – choose standard layouts, fliers, invitations, signs, & business cards

• BEAUTIFULLY RENDERED TEXT – and text on path, + outline, shadow, & mask

• CONVERT TEXT – convert to shapes and paths for full creative control

• Pen tablet support

• Drag-and-drop between popular productivity apps

• Comprehensive documentation, online tutorials, and Help menu

• Optimized for OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"

• Full-screen viewing, resume, versions & autosave

• 64-bit native

• Enhanced for Retina display


Release Notes:

This update contains support for the new Photos app. It fixes an issue with laggy performance, adds additional keyboard shortcuts for Artboard's flexible zoom tools. and contains other enhancements and bug fixes.

• Critical bugfix for occasional very laggy performance experienced by some users on 10.10 "Yosemite"
• Support for Photos app in Image Browser
• Shift-drag now constrains objects to move along certain alignments from their original positions; including shift + option drag to make a copy of an object constrained to align with the original
• Command key now required to select multiple objects on click-through
• Command key now required to be pressed to move the origin point of an object to prevent accidental changes when dragging
• Keyboard "Z" and "X" enable spring-loaded zoom-in / zoom-out tools for fast use without switching tools
• More graphical tweaks for Yosemite
• Other bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7
Review by mwcolo

Great program! - I've been using Artboard for almost a year and it has been terrific. Artboard has allowed me to develop headings and graphics for two self-published books. The quality of images is very high, and even after submitting my PDF's to a professional book printer there was no issue with the image quality. Besides the book, I have used this program to make graphics for my website, stickers, t-shirts, and promotional materials for my start-up. Interface is real user-friendly. I still feel like I have a lot to learn and to use this program fully, but it has already produced some amazing results. And it is very affordable! Thanks for making a great product!

Found helpful by 38 out of 42 people
Version 1.2
Review by clarissah98

Save your $20. - This is horrible. Hard to use, and everything is a lie. Over 100 clip art styles to choose from? HA! There were only about 20 that weren't LOCKED.

Found helpful by 103 out of 124 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.9.8
Review by SteveSky

Not Improving - I first installed this several years ago. It was great. Easy to use and solid. But now the user interface is flaky and the simplest things are annoying. This app is going down hill with each release. And the only vector export is PDF. Annoying if you then want to further edit in another program. I’ve been doing vector drawings since I had a 286 decades ago.

Found helpful by 2 out of 7 people
Version 1.9.8
Review by MacCoder1991

Just what I needed - I’ve been working with some of the free tools available for the past couple of years. These tools do much more than I need, so doing simple icons and buttons is harder than it needs to be, and I’ve had trouble getting decent look results. Artboard has most of the features I need, and I was able to get crisp looking icons and images with no fuss. It’s a great time saver!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people