This makes vectors incredibly useful for design purposes, creating icons and logos which will need to be scaled to a number of sizes (and which in future can be scaled beyond current requirements). NET and the GIMP are not vector editors, and instead specialised software like Adobe Illustrator or Corel DRAW is required to design, render and export these graphics to traditional raster formats for use on the web, with existing projects or in print.
Conversely, vector graphics can be scaled up and down infinitely, as the software merely re-draws the image based on the new instructions.Unfortunately it isn’t as feature rich as Inkscape (above) but it does have a few interesting features.The app seems more aimed at users who want to create flowcharts and other diagrams, but also has the ability to create technical drawings, brochures, logos, posters and more.Pixelmator is one of our favorite alternatives to Adobe Photoshop, and in 2013 it introduced support for vectors.Dubbed “Vectormator” the app provides limited support for vector drawing with shapes and lines, but stops short of adding full . This has lead some people to claim that Pixelmator isn’t really a proper vector app, so be aware of this before you buy.Illustrator’s UI looks like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise by comparison, and while seasoned vector veterans will be pining for the advanced features that are absent here, if you need a simple logo for your low-to-no-budget project, you can do a lot worse than Draw Berry. SVG support isn’t great, so this one is best for coming up with your own designs rather than rendering files you find on the web.Verdict: Despite being ancient and lacking in features, it still works, it’s still free, and it might just do the job if you don’t need a hefty vector editor.The app works on a variety of platforms, and includes its own Mac app (or you can run it inside a web browser if you want). Not only can it be downloaded for all major operating systems, it also runs in the browser and provides a surprisingly responsive and capable interface.The app is promised to be free forever, and even includes free accounts for syncing your work with other computers and platforms.You can work with objects, group them, manipulate 3D objects and color as you see fit.Draw is a great choice for those looking to create network diagrams, visualize ideas, design flow charts, and more — all without a high degree of artistic skill.