Boxy SVG

Developer: Jaroslaw Foksa

Current Version: 3.6.0

Last Updated: 12 days ago

Download Size: 49.8 MB - Download



SVG is the standard format for storing vector graphics such as icons, banners, charts and illustrations. The goal of the Boxy SVG project is to create the best SVG editor for non-technical users as well as for professional designers and developers.


• Clean and intuitive UI heavily inspired by Inkscape, Sketch and Adobe Illustrator
• Extensive support for on-canvas editing of object geometry, transform, paint and other properties
• Save to SVG and SVGZ formats, export to PNG, JPG, WebP, PDF and HTML5
• Open Clip Art Library integration with thousands of free stock vector arts
• Google Fonts integration with hundreds of free fonts
• Configurable keyboard shortcuts for over 100 commands
• Manual and smart guides
• Path operations (unite, intersect, subtract, exclude, close, reverse, etc.)
• Arrangement operations (align to, rotate, flip, order, group, etc.)


• Standard shapes (rectangles, ellipses, circles, lines, polylines and polygons)
• Custom shapes (rings, pies, triangles, n-gons, stars and cogs)
• Paths
• Texts and text paths
• Linear and radial gradients
• Patterns
• Symbols
• Fill properties (paint order, fill rule, etc.)
• Stroke properties (width, line cap, line join, dash array, dash offset, etc.)
• Text properties (font size, font weight, text decoration, text transform, letter spacing, word spacing, etc.)
• View properties (view box geometry, viewport size, aspect ratio)


• Chromium-based rendering engine
• SVG and CSS code inspector similar to Chrome Dev Tools
• Clean SVG output that preserves IDs, classes, titles and other metadata
• SVG sprites editing support

** This project is in active development with new features being added each month. If you are missing something or you found a bug, please let me know by sending an email to [email protected] **


Release Notes:

- CSS cascade view in Inspector
- Bugfix: PDF export fails on larger documents
- Bugfix: Text to path command produces wrong results for italic texts
- Bugfix: Bitmap files generated by "Save" and "Save As" commands have wrong size
- Bugfix: Illustrator-generated text elements are misplaced when moved with transform tool
- Bugfix: "File -> Reload from Disk" command does not work
- Bugfix: "Defs Panel -> Fonts -> Add from Disk" command opens file dialog twice
- Bugfix: Styles set on the outermost SVG element ignored when exporting


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.15.0
Review by spamguy

Modern and simple - I am not a fancy vector artist. I generate path definitions and that’s about it. Despite that, it’s been frustratingly hard finding an app that will do that. Sure, there’s Illustrator, if you have a wealthy benefactor. And there’s Inkscape, if you like remembering Windows 95. Between them, I really couldn’t get anything accomplished. I hadn’t heard of Boxy SVG before, and it was free, so I gave it a go. Wow! It is beautiful from the get-go. You scoff, but experience matters: Inkscape actively depresses me. After a little bit of guessing what buttons did, I found the two most important panels for me: the SVG definition and the coordinates editor. Editing one panel, through mouse or keyboard, adusted all the others in real time. People familiar with Chrome’s dev tools will feel at home in this app. In the end it took half an hour to outpace a year of suffering. If you’re a graphic artist with 20 years experience, this may not be for you. I honestly don’t know. I may be wrong. All I know is, I have simple needs, and this app is literally the first to nail them.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.3.0
Review by tlwolf98

Boxy SVG - Wasted my money, don’t buy

Found helpful by 6 out of 13 people