EazyDraw for Mac

EazyDraw for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    49,497
  • Date Added:
    October 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    59.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    457
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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EazyDraw for Mac is a powerful graphic development and editing program that offers a full set of tools for the creation of icons, logos, and more. With the vector-based drawing and editing features you'll find in this program, you'll be able to complete all types of projects and produce professional-grade graphics with ease.

Pros

Tons of tools: This program contains all the tools you need to complete a wide variety of projects. While you may never use all of the features included in this app, you'll also never have to worry about whether or not a certain tool is included. All you have to do is find it.

Layer controls: The layer controls for this app let you create complex images with ease. You can also transfer them to Photoshop quite accurately by going layer by layer until the task is complete.

Good Help: The tutorials and manual that come with this program provide a good amount of information, organized in an accessible way. While it will take anyone without experience some time to find their way around this app, the good Help options make it a much more manageable task.

Cons

Awkward interface: The learning curve for this app is not improved by the setup and organization of the interface. Controls are awkwardly placed at times, and even experienced users may have a hard time finding the tool they're looking for because it's not in the expected place.

Bottom Line

EazyDraw provides all of the tools you need to complete any type of graphic design project. While its interface does leave something to be desired, which increases the challenge of learning to use all of the features, it does reward the effort you put in to overcome that obstacle. Users of all experience levels will benefit if they can make it past the steep learning curve and get a feel for what the program can actually do. You can try out this program for free with some restrictions on the number of graphics that can be added to each drawing, and you can purchase a 9-month license for $20, or you can opt for permanent access starting at $95 for a single user.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of EazyDraw for Mac 6.5.0.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "I prefer to use MyBrushes to paint"

    July 26, 2014   |   By kmoim8o

    Version: EazyDraw 6.3.1

    Pros

    to vector image, I will choose Super Vectorizer http://effectmatrix.com/mac-appstore/Super-Vectorizer.htm

    to paint on Mac, I prefer to use MyBrushes which can record the painting process and playback http://mybrushes-app.com/MyBrushes-MAC.html

    Cons

    too expensive and not funtional enough

    Summary

    not worth

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  • 5 stars

    "Does everything I want, and more"

    July 01, 2012   |   By talmy

    Version: EazyDraw 4.3

    Pros

    Features galore for just about every conceivable use or user
    Flexible purchasing (30 day free trial, 9 month full license, permanent license, download or boxed)
    Great tutorial designs for most all features, videos, thorough manual (PDF or printed).
    Company is responsive to problems

    Cons

    Confusing interface, especially when getting started.
    Occasionally non-responsive or awkward controls.

    Summary

    I've had a copy for over 5 years now. For me this is my "Mac Draw" replacement, although I've really come via Micrografx Designer on Windows. I use it for technical drawing, electrical schematics for illustrations, block diagrams. Just about every vector graphic need but flow charts for which I use OmniGraffle. It's worked beautifully with my other applications and has good import/export capabilities.

    In reality, the program is probably worth 4 stars because of frustrating interface, but it does get the work done, which is more than I can say about everything else I've tried except for Adobe Illustrator. And AI is much more expensive and just as confusing to use.

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  • 3 stars

    "Looking for a replacement for CANVAS ...."

    August 12, 2011   |   By osos10

    Version: EazyDraw 4.1.0

    Pros

    Looks as the right replacement ...

    Cons

    Odd pricing and versions policies ...

    Summary

    Now this program continue to puzzle me. Here is a new 4.1 version for the same $95 as the new 4 version at the App store. But at the App store the 3.7.5 is still offered for 1/3 of that price? Aside from non English languages support in version(s) 4, I see no difference between 4 and 3.7.5. I use graphic programs only occasionally, and once I master an application I don't like to waste time (and money) on a second one (I am still using CANVAS 9.0, which is obsolete on Lion). I hesitate to purchase and test Eazydraw because of the unclear and odd pricing policy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Spectacular Application"

    February 18, 2011   |   By MacRNF

    Version: EazyDraw 3.6.1

    Pros

    The strength of this drawing program lies in its very powerful, but easy use of tools. Once the interface is learned, this application rapidly becomes the only vector-based drawing program you need.

    Cons

    The interface is unlike other applications. Preference panels are rather complex. Many cool methods exist, but they are are often difficult to find. Object selection via the cursor could be more accurate, particularly when using shift-click.

    Summary

    Bottom-line is that one of my colleagues bought a Mac after watching me use EazyDraw. A better recommendation can hardly be made.

    For me, EazyDraw far outpaces illustrator or canvas in terms of speed, simplicity and control of elements. The preferences and number of ways to achieve your goals are tremendous, even if a bit complex. Layer controls are very intuitive, however, and facilitate easy construction of complex images that can readily be transferred to photoshop layer-by-layer if necessary. I used to use MacDraw and ClarisDraw, and sorely missed them when they disappeared from Apples horizon. EasyDraw takes those concepts to completely new levels and as far as I know is the only application capable of opening MacDraw and ClarisDraw files.

    The developers continue to release upgrades on a regular basis, and are clearly dedicated to this application. If you want a powerful, yet easy drawing app, this is the one, and a at a very fair price.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent produt for the price"

    June 06, 2010   |   By stewimac

    Version: EazyDraw 3.4.1

    Pros

    Converts McDraw Pro drawings.

    Cons

    Confusing setup menus.

    Summary

    The only dislike is the conversion of McDraw Pro drawings have many flaws in them.

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  • 2 stars

    "Can't find group/ungroup function."

    January 09, 2010   |   By Gomes Frank B

    Version: EazyDraw 3.3

    Pros

    Have not used it enough to give a rating either way.

    Cons

    The drop down menus seem very complicated. It would require the manual to be able to use the product. And it would take a very long learning curve.

    Summary

    I have thought of purchasing EasyDraw to take over the use of AppleWorks which Apple no longer supports. It's too bad the app is not more user friendly and simpler to use. If the creators of EasyDraw are thinking of replacing AW with their product, they should strive to make the app more AW-like. In the tool bar on the left, the text icon should be higher in the bar. Am having second thoughts about its purchase.

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  • 3 stars

    "nice, the tools interface is a bit balky"

    December 06, 2009   |   By MicroMechanix

    Version: EazyDraw 3.3

    Pros

    better than stock paint program.
    has great features if you know how to get to them.

    Cons

    bugs like when you group objects to rotate or flip they swap positions but do not flip as one.

    Summary

    needs a lot of work. has potential to be a great graphics engine.
    just needs work on the intrerface.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great for the price"

    December 10, 2007   |   By chrismeador

    Version: EazyDraw 2.3

    Pros

    I use this to make illustrations for math problems (which can sometimes get rather technical) and it is great! I don't have any experience with CAD or vector graphics programs, but the interface is so intuitive that I rarely have to consult the user's manual to figure things out. Also, it exports into many different file formats (including EPS) which is very convenient.

    This is a MUST TRY program for people who want to create vector graphics, technical drawings, or diagrams but don't want to shell out the big bucks for Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw.

    Cons

    I wish the program could export to SVG format. However, it is being actively developed so this feature may be coming in a future release.

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  • 3 stars

    "Steady Improvements"

    November 24, 2007   |   By ACBIV

    Version: EazyDraw 2.4.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been using EazyDraw since January of 2004, and in my view it remains the best app for vector-based drawing in this price range. In early days, there were bugs and the developer always responded promptly to my reports. Though I continue to miss ClarisCAD and ClarisCAD II from years ago, EazyDraw certainly fulfills my requirements.

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  • 4 stars

    "How do you like your bugs?"

    February 06, 2006   |   By tahoerob

    Version: EazyDraw 1.8.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    On the surface, EazyDraw looks great. But, wow, is it buggy! I bought the $20 trial license and am very glad I didn't pony up for the full license. I couldn't get the grid to work no matter how hard I tried. Objects didn't snap properly and there were always alignment problems. I had hoped to use EazyDraw for some basic floorplans, but it quickly proved too frustrating and buggy for such work, so I gave up on it.

    If you need solid drawing functionality, check out Cenon. It's free, seems quite stable, and has allowed me to accomplish everything I wanted to do with EazyDraw.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 7.1.0
    Preferences UI Theme now has a built in theme for Yosemite and Mavericks. If you have not customized, EazyDraw will choose automatically based on the operating system version. Mavericks is the same ui theme as Factory for EazyDraw 6. Yosemite has newer colors, several new coordinated colors with various Toolbar and Attributes Bar button colors. The Yosemite theme really shines on a Retina display.

    New feature for the Combine -> Filet command. It is now possible to create a circle of defined radius tangent to two intersecting lines. Use the check box on the Fillet specification panel (Tools main menu -> Combine submenu) to create circles in this fashion.

    Dropped support for Keynote export file format. Apple no longer supports a published open file format for Keynote. The format has actually not been in use for about 10 years. PDF replaces the old format and provides much broader more stable exchange of graphics between Keynote and EazyDraw.

    Corrected problem on Paragraph palette (Format -> Text -> Paragraph -> Form). The Padding setting always shown in units of Points, not in the actual palette Fine Scale units. This became confusing when Fine Scale units were something other than Points, then it would seem the values jump by large amounts. This is now fixed - Padding is entered and shown in units of the Palette (inches, mm, or Points).

    Corrected rare problem with imported images, images that have Metadata associated with the image and that have dots per inch at other than 72 DPI. In some cases these images would change position when the drawing was closed and re-opened. The images would move and remain as placed while editing the drawing but would revert to their initial position when the drawing was closed the re-opened. This is now fixed.

    Fixed problem with the Grid Reference menus. There was an interaction between the ones found on the Hatch palette and the selections presented on the Grid Reference palette. This was a small problem with possibly missing options on the popup menu. All is correct now.

    Added compatibility for printing from the Finder for the newest versions of OS X. This includes printing a drawing without opening EazyDraw, or printing a drawing from the Finder without opening the drawing while EazyDraw is open (but the target drawing is not open and displayed in a drawing window). This now all works properly with Mavericks and Yosemite.
    General
    Publisher Dekorra Optics
    Publisher web site http://www.webcolorpicker.com/products.htm
    Release Date October 21, 2014
    Date Added October 21, 2014
    Version 7.1.0
    Category
    Category Graphic Design Software
    Subcategory Illustration Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 59.48MB
    File Name EazyDraw7_1_0.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 49,497
    Downloads Last Week 457
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30 graphics, printing allowed -no watermark
    Price $95

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