Full-featured Illustration and Graphic Design for Mac OS X

iDraw is a powerful feature-packed vector design and illustration application designed specifically for Mac OS X.
Also available for iPad, easily share and edit designs on both Mac and iPad.

See What's New in iDraw 2.5

Download the iDraw User Guide - iDrawUserGuide.pdf

Macworld Review of iDraw.

Import and export SVG, PDF and Photoshop PSD documents, creating simple workflows with other applications.

Appearance FX

Appearance FX

  • Apply drop shadows, inner shadows, inner and outer glows to shapes.
  • Add multiple strokes, fills, and effects to a single object.
  • Arrange the order of fills, strokes, and effects using drag and drop.
PDF Import

SVG / PDF / EPS Import

  • Import SVG, PDF, EPS and PDF-based AI files as editable vector objects.
  • Import designs from other vector illustration applications.
  • Paste vector objects directly from Adobe Illustrator.
New Color Picker

In-Place Color Picker

  • New in-place popup color picker for faster editing workflows.
  • Spacious pixel-preview eyedropper tool for easily finding the right color.
  • 'Copy Style' / 'Paste Style' menu options for sharing styles among objects.
Core Text

Core Text Editing

  • Multi-style text boxes with line height and text kerning options.
  • Text along a path. Bind text objects to follow any path.
  • In-place editing of transformed text. Smart text box resizing.
Photoshop PSD Import

Photoshop Import / Export

  • Import layered PSD files with vector paths and effects.
  • Layer effects are imported as fully editable drop shadows, glows, etc.
  • Export designs as layered PSD files.
Dimension Labels


  • Create detailed technical designs and floor plans using dimension labels.
  • Choose from a variety of display formats and precision settings.
  • Display the length, width, and area of a path or complex shape.
CMYK Colors

CMYK Colors new

  • Create print-ready documents using CMYK colors and color profiles. Export CMYK-based PDF documents that appear in print exactly as they do on screen.

Handoff new

  • Switch seamlessly between devices using Handoff, transferring in-progress designs from one device to another with ease.

Auto-Export new

  • Instantly export each layer or tagged item in a design as a separate file. Create @2x and @3x copies automatically, and export assets directly to Xcode.

Scripting new

  • Use the built-in code editor to create, test, and run custom scripts. Previously time-consuming tasks can be automated easily with a few lines of code.


  • iDraw features a beautiful interface that looks gorgeous on the Retina display of the MacBook Pro and new Retina iMac.

iCloud Sync

  • Store your iDraw documents in iCloud, and keep them up to date across all of your devices. Easily share designs between the Mac and iPad versions of iDraw.


  • Share your designs with others easily using the new built-in sharing features in Mac OS X. Share designs on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
Smart Guides

Smart Guides

  • Smart guides allow you to quickly and easily align multiple objects. Draggable alignment guides and 'Snap to Point' also help you create pixel-perfect designs.
OS X Yosemite


  • iDraw takes advantage of the latest new features in Mac OS X. It runs great on Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard.
Quick Look

Quick Look

  • The built-in Quick Look plugin allows you to quickly preview your iDraw documents directly in the Finder.


  • Optimizations have been made throughout the application. Faster drawing, faster editing, faster importing... simply work faster.


  • iDraw autosaves documents at regular intervals to keep your work safe.

Grid and Rulers

Grid and Rulers

  • Built-in canvas style templates, with fully customizable grid and margins.
  • Sleek animated rulers with units in pixels, inches, mm, and cm.
  • Precise editing and placement with 'Snap To Grid'.
Group and Align

Group and Align

  • Create intricate objects consisting of multiple shapes using groups.
  • Group objects together to keep complex designs easily manageable.
  • Alignment tools for fast, easy arrangements and layouts.
Gradient Editor

Gradient Editor

  • Multi-color linear and radial gradients.
  • Use transparent colors in gradients to create a variety of effects.
  • Easily edit, save, and re-use gradients using the gradient editor.
Colors and Styles

Colors and Styles

  • Choose colors using the popup RGB, CMYK, HSB sliders or color palette.
  • Save frequently used colors to the color palette and reuse them easily.
  • Save the appearance settings of an object as a 'Style' to reuse later.


  • Easily create large projects using multiple layers.
  • Use layers to annotate and draw over images and designs.
  • Create new layers, change their order, merge, and delete them easily in the Layers list.
Dimensioning and Labels

Dimensioning and Labels

  • Add dimension lines to technical designs.
  • Auto-filled labels for length, width, height, and area.
  • Set text labels to any path object.
Text with Style

Text with Style

  • Text with font style, size, and alignment settings.
  • Add text annotations and multi-line text blocks to designs.
  • Fill text with gradients and images.
  • Convert text to editable paths that can be stretched or modified with the pen tool.
Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

  • Powerful bezier pen tool for editing points, curves, and lines.
  • Create shapes with custom paths, or modify the paths of existing shapes.
  • Multi-point selection: select and edit multiple path points at once.
Shape Tools

Shape Tools

  • Versatile set of customizable shape drawing tools.
  • Create lines, arcs, rounded rects, ellipses, stars, polygons, etc.
  • Geometry settings pane for precise numeric editing.
Path Combinations

Path Combinations

  • Quickly create diverse shapes by combining multiple shapes together to form new ones.
  • Union, Subtract, Intersect, Exclude and Divide paths.
Photos and Images

Photos and Images

  • Import JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and other image files.
  • Set an image as a canvas background to trace, annotate, or draw over the image.
  • Images can be used as fills for shapes or text.
Vector Brushes

Vector Brushes

  • Fluid vector calligraphic brush and pencil tools.
  • Create custom brushes by modifying brush diameter, angle, and shape.
  • Brush strokes remain fully editable even after they're drawn.
Shape Libraries

Shape Libraries

  • Included sample libraries for Floor Plans, iPhone App Mockups, and Symbols.
  • Create your own libraries with custom shapes.
  • Quickly create designs by organizing and reusing sets of related shapes.
Export and Share

Export and Share

  • Export designs as PDF or SVG files, which can be imported and edited in other illustration applications.
  • Import vector PDF and SVG files created by other vector illustration applications.
  • Save designs as PSD, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or GIF images.


iDraw is available on the Mac App Store for only $24.99

Download iDraw from the Mac App Store

We're striving to make iDraw one of the best illustration apps available for the Mac and iPad, and we'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions!